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Mannar mass grave

Mannar mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, …

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

Aid convoy with LTTE pictures arrives in Kerala

A caravan of trucks bearing flags similar to that of the LTTE and a banner with the picture of the slain LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had arrived in Kottayam, Kerala with flood relief material, Indian media reported today. According to the Manorama online, the police …

China wants to build in North

China wants to build in North

China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lanka’s north, much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after the end of civil war, Chinese and Sri Lankan officials said, in a bid to expand it influence beyond the island’s …

Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock

Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock

Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka became man and wife at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo near here on Thursday, symbolizing the people-to people relationships that China’s Belt …

China leveraging its military, economic and diplomatic clout to establish regional dominance

China leveraging its military, economic and diplomatic clout to establish regional dominance

The United States Annual Report on Military and Security Developments mandated by Congress has made references to Hambantota Port. The report has, in relation to Chinese military developments, said that …

UN Rights chief urged to ensure accountability

UN Rights chief urged to ensure accountability

In a statement released on 18 August 2018, on the appointment of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the new UN human rights chief, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) called on the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to ensure there is accountability …

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

An archaeological team from Shanghai Museum have set off for Sri Lanka on a 40-day excavation mission to learn more about the ancient Maritime Silk Road. Led by archaeologist Chen Jie, the five-member team also features pottery and porcelain experts. Chen and his colleagues have …

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

Nearly 600 families resettled on newly released land in the North and East of Sri Lanka will benefit from £1 million from the UK Government to support the provision of basic infrastructure and services. Helping families return to their villages is a crucial element of …

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned states against directly dealing with policing agencies of “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security. In a communication to states, the MHA said that any such communication must be routed through …

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as “probably” being carcinogenic. After a US court on Friday ordered Monsanto …