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Victims of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war

Under a resolution co-signed by Sri Lanka the nation initially agreed to a judicial process Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently backed away from that pledge President under pressure to guarantee war crimes court will be domestically-controlled Australia is home to thousands of Sri Lankan refugees who were victims of, or witnessed, potential war crimes in the final stages of the brutal civil war.

 

The 'different yet equal' protest politics of Sri Lanka

The vigil highlighted that the insecurity felt by some Sinhala Buddhists continues to persist, despite the fact that they remain the country's majority community. The planned disruption seems to have worked, in part, as well: media reports about the vigil focused on the conflict with counter-protesters, saying relatively little about the vigil itself. Counter-protesters’ slogans—not the message of the vigil—dominated the news coverage.

Food safety in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka today moves into the third day of the National Food Safety week, from August 22 to 29 and this gives plenty of food for thought not only for the health authorities but for all the people because the history or health science teaches us that more than eating well we need to eat wisely.    

What do Olympics tell about Sri Lanka

Rio Olympics concluded on Sunday and we as usual finished with precious little to show in terms of sporting talent. That is the story of much of South Asia. India won just two medals, a sad indictment for a country of 1.2 billion. What do Olympics tell about us? South Asians are not ‘sporty’ enough? If then, with all respect to China’s medal winning swimmers, of its teaming masses of 1.4 billion, vast majority of them hardly ever venture into water.   

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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