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Reconciliation is a Difficult Task Involving a Feelings and Attitudes Towards one an Another- Bradmon Weerakoon

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

By Rights Now News Desk Senior civil servant Bradmon Weerakoon says that reconciliation is a difficult task involving a feelings and attitudes towards one another. He made these remarks in an event held in Colombo on yesterday (27th March) under the theme ‘Preface to Reconciliation. “What are we trying to reconcile? What are we trying

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‘Is this a govt. of laws or a govt. of men?’

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

By Namini Wijedasa Lawyers, academics and activists hit out at the growing militarisation of every aspect of society at a forum organised by the BASL to analyse the implications of a gazette vesting police powers in the armed forces Speakers at a crammed public forum this week denounced increasing military encroachment into various aspects of

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National Delegates Conference of Samabima readers circle – Kandy with Photos

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

By Rights Now National Conference of ‘Samabima’ readers’ circles was held on 14th and 15th of February at the Nation Builders’ Association Auditorium, Kundasale, and Kandy. Over 80 civil activists and opinion makers from readers’ circles in different districts attended to this conference. The conference titled “against development myth and the international conspiracy myth” was

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National Delegates Conference of Samabima- Update 2

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

Update 2 Inaugural session of the Samanima readers National Delegates Conference concluded shortly. On this session Prof. Milton Rajaratna  addressed the session on ‘Myth of Development’. Panelists Harsha Gunasena, Kasthuri Anuradhanayaka also addressed the session. Next session is titled the ‘Myth of International Conspiracy’. Main speaker Attorney Lal Wijenayake. More than 80 delegates from all over

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Journalist’s death a sign of Sri Lanka’s brutalisation?

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo One of Sri Lanka’s most prominent journalists, Mel Gunasekera, was stabbed to death in her home, on Sunday. Although this death does not appear to have been politically motivated, Sri Lankans have reacted by lamenting what they say is the “brutalised” nature of their country. To wake up to

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Sri Lanka: The history behind anti-Indian hysteria and rhetoric

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

By Prof V Suryanarayan The hatred towards India, following New Delhi’s support to the US sponsored resolution in the Human Rights Council, is expressing itself in several ways. In Batticaloa, in the Eastern Province, miscreants decapitated the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Robert Baden Powell (the founder of international scouts movement). Elsewhere in the town,

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Senior Business Journalist Mel Gunasekara Found Murdered at her Battaramulla Residence While Family was at Church.

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

Ms. Mel Gunasekera the Assistant Vice President at Fitch Ratings Lanka and senior business Journalist was found murdered at her house in Battaramulla on Sunday February 2nd morning, Police said Police said that Ms. Gunasekara was found dead with injuries caused by a sharp weapon. Initial investigations revealed that she was alone at home and

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Austrian rape victim arrested for having sex outside of marriage in UAE

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

By Luke Garratt An Austrian woman who was raped in Dubai has been arrested for having extra martial sex and was told by police she could only avoid jail if she married her attacker. The 29-year-old student from Vienna was facing a jail sentence having been accused of having sex outside of marriage and drinking

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GM mosquitoes created in British laboratories to be released in jungles of Panama to fight Dengue Fever

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

By Sean Poulter Millions of GM mosquitoes created in British laboratories are about to be released into the jungles of Panama to tackle the spread of Dengue Fever to humans. The idea is that the male insects are on a suicide mission which involves mating with wild females before they and their offspring die. This,

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Sri Lanka – Implementing LLRC proposals: UNP ready to support Govt. .

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

Opposition and UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal that his party was ready for cooperation with the government in the implementation of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations if the ruling party took any positive step in this regard

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