An Uncertain Future

Children Of Sri Lankan Refugees In India By Annie Gowen - The Washington Post   Keezhpudhupattu, India – The election of a new president in Sri Lanka in January ushered in renewed hopes for the return of thousands of ethnic Tamils displaced by war  and uncertainty for their children born abroad during decades of bloody conflict. [...]

Refugees Return Home

About 40 refugees from various camps in Tamil Nadu voluntarily returned to Sri Lanka last week with the assistance of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Hindu newspaper reported. It was in December 1996, S. Karuppiah came to India in an illegal boat. After a wait of over 19 years, the 65-year-old is [...]

What Lies Beneath The Wells?

Deputy Women’s Affairs Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran has raised the issue of bodies being buried in several wells in the Northern Province which suffered severe loss of life during the 30 years of war. Almost six years since the end of the war, thousands of people are still reported missing and no one seems to have [...]

Muslims Want Their Land Back

By Camelia Nathaniel Nearly six years after the end of the war, there still are many who are still displaced from their original homelands and are unable to return to their homelands. Land is a key issue requiring attention through a variety of measures which should pay due attention to individual’s land rights and claims, [...]

Daily Life In India’s Barsana

Indian children play in Barsana near Mathura city of Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Feb. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)   ———————————————   UN, EU Join Chorus Of Oncern On Arrest Of Former Maldives President   COLOMBO, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The United Nations and European Union have joined a growing international chorus of concern over former [...]

Amali: A Victim Of Ragging

By Ashanthi Waranakulasuirya “If my body is to be cremated, please do it in Borella. I prefer to be near Devi Balika which I love so much. Set fire to every book of mine together with my body. Spend for my funeral from the money in my bank account. Please don’t allow anyone from the [...]

Jaffna High Court Allows MTD Walkers’ Revision Application

Jaffna High Court has allowed the Northern Power Co (Pvt) Ltd’s parent company M. T. D. Walkers PLC’ Revision Application to restore status quo with regards to illegal eviction of employees from the Chunnakkam Power Plant, last friday. As such, the High Court ordered status quo ante to be restored except generation. MTD Walkers PLC [...]

Chinese Celebrate New Year

A lantern installation is covered with snow in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2015. People in Hohhot witnessed a snowfall on Thursday, the first day of Chinese lunar new year. (Xinhua/Ding Genhou)   ——————————————   Eu Offers To Help Lebanon Maintain Security And Stability       BEIRUT, (Xinhua) — [...]

America’s Imperial Mental Illness

By Eve Tushnet I finally got around to Ethan Watters’s 2010 Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, an exposé of the exporting of American concepts of mental illness. Watters writes with justified outrage about the corporations, humanitarian organizations, and mass media which have acted as pushers of both drugs and therapies. He [...]

Home For The New Year

Children have a sleep on the ground of train 3663, which runs from east China’s Shanghai to Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year which starts from Feb. 19 this year, is known as the world’s biggest migration, with millions of people traveling vast distances for family reunions. [...]

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