Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tough obstacles remain

Tough obstacles remain

The twinning of the Royal Borough of Kingston in the United Kingdom with Jaffna in the Northern Province has opened up new avenues for the regeneration of the war torn North-East, as the region struggles to prosper following decades of armed conflict. “This is the …

Post-War Politics in Nepal and Sri Lanka

Post-War Politics in Nepal and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Nepal may have turned their backs on protracted and bloody conflicts but the fault lines that fuelled these wars have not gone away. One key challenge now facing political elites is that of constitutional reform. But long-standing central-peripheral tensions threaten to resurface …

Implementation of Right to Information

Implementation of Right to Information

The United States is sharing its experience with Sri Lanka in implementing the recently passed Right to Information Act which gives access to all citizens of Sri Lanka to obtain information on Government and State institutions. Melanie Ann Pustay, the Director of the Office of …

UN Committee Against Torture to review Sri Lanka on 15 – 16 Nov

UN Committee Against Torture to review Sri Lanka on 15 – 16 Nov

The UN committee against torture is meeting in Geneva from 7 November to 7 December to review Sri Lanka and several other countries. The UN committee with review Sri Lanka on 15 and 16 November 2016. The committee, which is composed of 10 independent experts, …

Northern fishermen meet in Delhi to work out solution

Northern fishermen meet in Delhi to work out solution

More than two years after the second round of talks held in Colombo on May 12, 2014 ended in deadlock, fishermen from Tamil Nadu and northern Sri Lankan fishermen are meeting in Delhi on Wednesday to work out a sustainable solution for trouble-free fishing in …

Students bar entry to Vice Chancellor

Students bar entry to Vice Chancellor

In the continuing agitation over the killing of two of their colleagues by policemen manning a checkpoint on October 20, Jaffna University students on Monday barred Vice Chancellor Dr.Vasanthy Arasaratnam from entering the campus. Relenting after some time, they allowed the VC in and had …