Posts Tagged ‘ Jaffna ’

Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

COLOMBO, 7 February 2014 (IRIN) – Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region. Most of the dropouts are

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CHOGM 2013: A lie well told

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

Deborah Philip I imagine that beneath the cordial smiles and exchange of pleasantries there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth taking place at Temple Trees these days. The façade that was CHOGM 2013 seems to have crumbled, at least in the eyes of the world, although certainly not in most parts of Sri Lanka’s

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CHOGM 2013 / Sri Lanka: Commonwealth & human rights principles in Sri Lanka, in the weeks before CHOGM

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

RUKI The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is due to start tomorrow. The last few weeks has seen series of violations of Human Rights and Commonwealth principles in Sri Lanka, which is the host country and expected to lead the Commonwealth in the next two years. Victims of human rights violations, their families, activists,

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Channel-4 journalists sent back to Colombo; Not allowed to proceed to Jaffna

Nov 14th, 2013 | By

Channel -4 journalists including Callum Macrae, who were heading to the North were sent back to Colombo in a special vehicle by the police saying it was being done for security reasons after their train was blocked at Anuradhapura Railway Station by a group of protesters. Meanwhile Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the safety of

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Turning to sex work in Sri Lanka’s north; a consevative estimate: 7000 sex workers

Oct 13th, 2013 | By

 Photo: Dilrukshi Handunnetti/IRIN –Soliciting clients for commercial sex in northern Sri Lanka COLOMBO/KILINOCHCHI, 10 October 2013 (IRIN) – With more women taking up as family breadwinners in Sri Lanka’s former war zone – the island’s north – the region is recording an increase in women turning to survival sex. According to estimates by local groups working with women

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Above the Law: Violations of Women’s Reproductive Rights in Northern Sri Lanka

Oct 13th, 2013 | By

Image courtesy The Social Architects The Social Architects This report, TSA’s fourth, outlines the findings of the organization’s September 2013 field mission on coercive contraception clinics in Kilinochchi District. In early September of this year, activists in Kilinochchi discovered that public health workers had administered the sub-dermal contraceptive implant, Jadelle, to women from Veravil, Keranchi, and Valaipaddu

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Not By Ourselves Alone: A Critique of (Tamil) Self-Determination

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES via The Star By Qadri Ismail Twenty eight years, four months and some days ago, the LTTE killed more than one hundred and thirty Sinhala civilians in what has become known as the Anuradhapura massacre. I phrase it thus because I wonder whether, a year and a half or so from now, anybody

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