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Solidarity Callout to All Canadians to Join:
Uyirthezhuvom (Uprising After Rebirth) Rally





Place: Queens Park
Date: Saturday July 4, 2009
Time: 4:00PM - 8:00PM

 

Canadians are rallying to urge the Canadian Government to:

  • Pressure the Sri Lankan Government to resettle civilians in concentration camps back to their lands
  • Bring the Sri Lankan Government to international courts for committing war crimes
  • Recognize the Tamil people's right to self-determination

thirusuj

Government in Exile the Gateway to a Global Community
http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=563&id=5769

 

Ploy of Buddhism in nullifying Tamil nationalism
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=29683

 

Tougher screening for Tamils over fears of an influx of ex-Tigers fleeing Sri Lanka
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,25710557-2702,00.html?from=public_rss

 

Chile on ICC and "Nationalist" Guerrillas in Sri Lanka, UN Mum on Camps It Funds But Claims To Not Control
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip5may9srilanka062909.html

 

'Lanka not doing enough to rehabilitate displaced Tamils'

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/jun/29/sl-not-doing-enough-for-displaced-tamils-india.htm

SRI LANKA: Journalists Laying Aside Pens Once Again
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47419

 

Hostages

http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=2350

Around the World, Young Tamil Voices Not Quieted By War's End
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090630/wl_time/08599190784900

Around the World, Young Tamil Voices Not Quieted By War's End
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1907849,00.html?xid=rss-fullworld-yahoo

 

Sri Lanka's ethnic conundrum
http://www.thestar.com/article/658543

thirusuj

Sri Lanka - camps, media...genocide?
http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/sri-lanka-camps-media-genocide

 

US travel advice upsets Sri Lanka

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8126749.stm

Death threats to Sri Lanka paper

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8128499.stm

Elie Wiesel: Sri Lanka's victimization of Tamil people must stop

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29690

 

Axe to fall on APRC
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29691

Sri Lanka's Judiciary: Politicised Courts, Compromised Rights
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=6186&l=1

SRI LANKA: HEALTH OF DISPLACED PERSONS MAJOR CONCERN
http://www.adra.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=10237&news_iv_ctrl=1141

Repugnant fillip (Sri Lanka)
http://www.himalmag.com/Repugnant-fillip-(Sri-Lanka)_nw3093.html

SRI LANKA: Rains raise fears of malaria setback
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=85068

thirusuj

"Separate country unrealistic" - Karunanidhi
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090701_karunanidhi.shtml

 

Sri Lanka grants economic zone to China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090701_china.shtml

 

Lawyers put Sri Lanka in the dock

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8124633.stm

 

Tamil refugees forced into sex rackets
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25721366-25837,00.html

 

Sri Lanka Urged to Probe the Murder of Tamil MPs
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-01-voa47.cfm?rss=asia

Sri Lanka revives draconian law to gag media
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/sril-j01.shtml

In Sri Lanka, UN Hires Lawyer for Arrested Staff, But Will It Protect Anyone?
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may1srilanka070109.html

 

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka foreign reserves rise 23 pct to $1.6 bln
http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7403273&subject=economic&action=article

IMF loan delay drives Sri Lanka shares down; rupee flat
http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7403904&subject=markets&action=article

Churchill statue converted to extermination camp
http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1697

 

Man faces acid burns charges after attack on Sri Lankan students
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25720924-5006784,00.html

 

Foreign minister-in-waiting
http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/02/foreign-minister-in-waiting/#idc-container

thirusuj

Tigers 'may cause incidents'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090706_mahinda_hindu.shtml

 

Lanka 'getting closer' to China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090705_china_lanka.shtml

 

Sri Lanka's need for IMF wanes: Central Bank
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g2yEd5gkNEh1e8TRcQ2s_4RjYtrw

 

Sri Lanka: Presidential Secretary calls for spy units throughout public sector
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/sris-j06.shtml

 

Sri Lanka: Tens of thousands of people homeless and landless
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15693&size=A

 

Tamils' transit to Australia, 'land of freedom'
http://www.smh.com.au/world/tamils-transit-to-australia-land-of-freedom-20090703-d7ry.html?page=-1

To Catch a Tiger
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200907u/tamil-tigers-counterinsurgency

Sri Lankan ministers accuse US of delaying IMF loan

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/slim-j04.shtml

 

Tamil refugees may end up in permanent camps, say aid workers
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6626563.ece

 

Rajapaksa's actions speak louder than words for sceptical Tamils

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6626658.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

 

Victims of Tamil Tiger war hit by Sri Lanka tax on aid workers

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6644536.ece

No welfare for Sri Lanka's Tamils
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/06/200961962329963252.html

War refugees kept in Sri Lanka "welfare camps"
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/07/20097644539364658.html

 

Sri Lanka rejects refugee camp allegations
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/07/20097654235467302.html

thirusuj

Security in the east relaxed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090707_batticaloa_road_blocks.shtml

 

Sri Lanka editor is commemorated

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8139957.stm

Sri Lanka dengue eradication push

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8138917.stm

Lanka government revenue hit by global downturn
http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7409417&subject=economic&action=article

 

As UK's Malloch Brown Again Seeks Cash, Sri Lanka and IMF Loan Questions, UN Scandals
http://www.innercitypress.com/ukmmb1srilanka070809.html

Sri Lankan all-party forum joins hands with Rajapakse regime
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/slap-j08.shtml

 

Put Sri Lanka on the agenda
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1644108

Sri Lanka won't let Ottawa see detained Canadian
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/sri-lanka-wont-let-ottawa-see-detained-canadian/article1210181/

thirusuj

Sri Lankan doctors say they exaggerated war deaths
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/1132758.html

 

Sri Lanka doctors who gave civilian death figures recant
http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-40904020090708

thanks

"The island allows 100 percent ownership to foreign investors in all businesses and places no restriction on repatriation of earnings"- from the Bloomberg article at #15.

aftermath of a massacre

massaged with platitudes

the soft slick approach

from afar

coming to your doorstep

 

thanks

-thanks for the reply in #42- what was the other resource speculated to be?

-on #57, the recanting reminds me of all the people in other places and times put in impossible situations, and what is it they do in US and other bases now - confessions under torture...

thirusuj

Red Cross scales back in S Lanka
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8141810.stm

Sri Lanka orders Red Cross to 'scale down' operations
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i6ES6wUAR8NTrBSaOY1s9sN4ZNRw

 

S Lanka medics recant on deaths

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8141007.stm

Scepticism as Sri Lankan doctors backtrack over mass deaths by army shelling

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6672728.ece

 

Sri Lanka new CJ 'ready for reform'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090708_cj_reforms.shtml

 

SRI LANKA Free detained Tamils for Marian feast, bishop urges
http://www.ucanews.com/2009/07/08/free-detained-tamils-for-marian-feast-bishop-urges/

 

Sri Lankan Tamil parties participate in sham local elections
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/sljf-j09.shtml

 

Sri Lanka - Canada offers to partner Sri Lanka in Post Conflict Development
http://www.isria.com/pages/8_July_2009_199.htm

 

Concern for older people in Sri Lanka camps
http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/Va2D

 

Canadian Tamils still demanding humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka
http://www.parrysound.com/press/1247073011/

 

NEWS FLASH: Sri Lanka Navy detains MV CAP COLORADO
http://vannimission.org/2009/07/08/news-flash-sri-lanka-navy-detains-mv-cap-colorado/

 

Prabhakaran will start the fifth war of independence'
http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=260338

 

Emerging Powers turning into blood sucking leeches
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2009/07/08/emerging_powers_turning_into_blood_sucking_leeches_

thirusuj

As Sri Lanka Taxes and Cuts NGOs, Parades the Detained Doctors, UN Has Nothing to Say
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may2srilanka070909.html

 

Signs, Symbols And Arguments
http://www.countercurrents.org/sinnathurai090709.htm

 

Ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka
http://www.irr.org.uk/2009/july/ha000021.html

Sri Lanka: Statements by detained doctors underline need for independent inquiry
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=18314

Sri Lankan government wants to hide what it's done
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1649930

'Thousands dying' in Sri Lanka camp for Tamil refugees
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25760123-2703,00.html

World Agenda: ‘Confessions' by Sri Lankan doctors raise doubts over lasting peace
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/world_agenda/article6675150.ece

 

Doctors' orders
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article6676993.ece

 

Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week' at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6676792.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

NDPP

These internment camps are further implementing the genocide upon the Tamils that Sri Lanka left unfinished. Monstrous that this should be going on with the full knowledge of the international community. Thanks for documenting this. The Tamil people are brave, strong and love each other very much. Even this dark time will be overcome. Freedom for the Tamil people and their homeland!

"about 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees...the death toll will add to concerns that the Sri Lankan Government, which has termed the internment sites "welfare villages" has actually constructed concentration camps to house 300,000 people...

"There are allegations that the Government is attempting to change the ethnic balance of the area. Influential people close to the Government have argued for such a solution.."

that would be genocide of course, just as all those people marching daily in Toronto said it was and would be

thanks

meanwhile,

"Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada...observed that the IDP facilities are fulfilling the needs.."    -(from the ISRIA item at #60)

needs of whom is the question, as the article also states Canada will be doing bilateral deals with Sri Lanka (on par if not worse than doing a bilateral deal with Colombia) and do 'infrastructure' and 'de-mining', which reminds us of Afghanistan, and other places where our corporations ransack and steal, building highways for pipelines and mining corporations, stairways to hell.

 

thirusuj
thirusuj

Website blocking condemned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090713_lankanewsweb_barred.shtml

 

Access to independent news website blocked
http://www.rsf.org/Access-to-independent-news-website.html

 

Power before peace in Sri Lanka
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KG15Df01.html

 

Sri Lanka rights probe hampered, commission's head says
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSCOL198708

Sri Lankan export zone workers hit by job and pay cuts
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/slft-j14.shtml

Anger brews among Tamil civilians held 'like animals' in Sri Lanka
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/665664

 

Fear of influence
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/84a13062-6f0c-11de-9109-00144feabdc0.html

 

Sri Lanka: The Attack On Lawyers
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0907/S00241.htm

thirusuj

SRI LANKA: Aid Organisations Struggle to Operate in Post-war Sri Lanka
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47657

 

Sri Lanka: War-Wounded and Displaced Patients Flood MSF Hospitals
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=3711&cat=field-news

 

SRI LANKA Caritas aids wounded soldiers after the war
http://www.ucanews.com/2009/07/14/caritas-aids-wounded-soldiers-after-the-war/

 

SRI LANKA Government to rebuild worship venues
http://www.ucanews.com/2009/07/13/government-to-rebuild-worship-venues/

After influx of wounded, Sri Lanka's hospitals are overflowing with patients
http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=7D21AF2F-15C5-F00A-2589C3585C067502&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html

 

Sri Lanka cancels $200 mln China, Pakistan weapons buy
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/COL487424.htm

UN's Staff Union Slams Sri Lanka Detentions, Cites Immunity as UN Claims in Sudan
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may3srilanka071409.html

EDITORIAL Tamil Camps
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/opinion/16iht-edtamil.html

 

Transcript: U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon On Nukes, Reform, His Image
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124751326339234335.html

thirusuj

US Congress places Rights barriers on Sri Lanka IMF loan
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29798

 

International call to end impunity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090716_pressfreedom.shtml

 

UK aid for Lanka IDPs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090715_uk_srilanka.shtml

 

IBA 'alarmed' by MoD article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090715_mod_ibahri.shtml

 

Update: ADRA Commences Water Operations in Sri Lanka
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/219487/124766414749.htm

A debate on the rule of law and the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka
http://www.ibanet.org/Human_Rights_Institute/About_the_HRI/HRI_Activities/HRI_Media/SriLanka_debate.aspx

Sri Lanka - Serbia appreciates Sri Lankan support on Kosovo issue

http://www.isria.com/pages/16_July_2009_88.php

UN Speaks on Pakistan IDPs Return, Silent on Sri Lanka Internment and ACF Whitewash

http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may4srilanka071509.html

Retraining Tiger cubs
http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14052240&fsrc=rss

Elections arouse little enthusiasm in northern Sri Lanka
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090717/FOREIGN/707169837/1002

‘No plan to send refugees to Lanka'
http://newstodaynet.com/newsindex.php?id=18241%20&%20section=6

Sri Lanka Poised to Raise Incomes as War Ends, World Bank Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=atIYgRkhVJ5w

SRI LANKA: Island Faces Key Test in Upcoming Elections
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47695

What really happened in Sri Lanka?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jul/16/sri-lanka-conflict-inquiry

thirusuj

Hospital refuses to admit IDP child
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090720_idp_child.shtml

ACF calls for international probe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090719_acf_probe.shtml

Charity seeks wide probe of S.Lanka staff massacre
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE56H2C020090718?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Sri Lankan top diplomat 'sacked'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090719_dayan_sacked.shtml

 

Tamils look for leadership after Tigers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8149535.stm

 

Liberals call for conditions on any IMF loan to Sri Lanka
http://www.liberal.ca/en/newsroom/media-releases/16035_liberals-call-for-conditions-on-any-imf-loan-to-sri-lanka

 

US lobbyists making a killing of killings in Sri Lanka
http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/index.php?action=full_news&id=10455

 

Sri Lankan president postpones "political solution" with Tamil elite
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/slmr-j18.shtml

Justifying a Costly War in Sri Lanka
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/world/asia/19lanka.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

 

UPDATE 1-S.Lanka says accepts IMF loan in LOI-minister
http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/markets/100139000-1-update-1-s.lanka-says-accepts-imf.html

UN workers in Sri Lanka examined for signs of torture
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac/stories/200907/s2631348.htm

War refugees interned in camps built by donors
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/18/AR2009071801047.html

Sri Lanka's dangerous silence
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jul/20/sri-lanka-tamil-rights

SRI LANKA: Defeated, friendless Tamils face annihilation
http://www.newsweekly.com.au/articles/2009jul11_s.html

thirusuj
thirusuj

Sri Lanka doctors further detained
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090722_doctors_detained.shtml

 

ICRC cuts back S.Lanka operations after govt order
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090720/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaunresticrc_20090720141615

 

In 2012, Europe Gives Up IMF to Take Ban's UN Place, China Gets World Bank?
http://www.innercitypress.com/unimf1traded072109.html

 

SRI LANKA: Clinching a Crucial IMF Lifeline
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47741

Sri Lanka welcomes IMF bailout
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090721/wl_sthasia_afp/financeeconomyimfsrilanka_20090721132741

 

With UN Silent on Sri Lanka, IMF Staff Urge $2.5 Billion Loan, Will Views Be Heard?
http://www.innercitypress.com/imf6srilanka072109.html

Sri Lankan war criminals should be charged locally and Internationally
http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=211&id=5779

 

Colombo denies visa extension to AP's Sri Lanka bureau chief
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29829

thirusuj

At UN, R to P Confusion on Somalia and Sri Lanka, Even on Funding of Early Warning Office
http://www.innercitypress.com/pga4r2picg072209.html

Sri Lanka: IMF Should Not Condone Abuses
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/07/22/sri-lanka-imf-should-not-condone-abuses

At UN, Chomsky Calls Sri Lanka A Rwanda-like "Atrocity," IMF and Oil Explanations
http://www.innercitypress.com/imfsri1chomsky072309.html

 

Wary peace as war-torn island recovers from 26-year conflict
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0724/1224251233020.html

Sri Lanka Needs More Time to Resettle Tamils, Minister Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=aZC.zGfyu_4k

Selvarasa Pathmanathan named new leader by Tamil Tigers survivors
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6723884.ece

Tamil Tiger supporters to bring war crimes case against Sri Lanka
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/5894682/Tamil-Tiger-supporters-to-bring-war-crimes-case-against-Sri-Lanka.html

Sweden to close one embassy and four consulates-general
http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/12068/a/129948

Eelam war IV: The Real Defeat is for Indian Diplomacy !
http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=5&id=5780

A Lankan Lament
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main42.asp?filename=Ne010809a_lankan.asp

 

IMF to agree £1.5bn loan to Sri Lanka despite alleged mistreatment of Tamils
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/24/sri-lanka-international-monetary-fund

 

IMF lends $2.5bn to Sri Lanka despite concerns for Tamil refugees

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6725476.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

The aftermath of war

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article6725477.ece

thirusuj
NDPP

The above are excellent. Thanks for this continuing chronology thirusuj,  and may the beautiful flag of a beautiful people fly over your beautiful land again soon..."in the end it seemed that very few did anything to halt the huge numbers of civilian casualties and the world seemed to stand aside as the refugee camps of barbed wire, no food, no water and no medical aid, went up...one of the worst genocides of the 21st century.." (from the blog)

FREE FREE TAMIL Eelam!

 

thirusuj

Thanks.

Here is the latest blow.

 

IMF grants Sri Lanka $2.6bn loan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8168475.stm

thirusuj

A9 highway open or not?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/07/090726_a9_medawachchiya.shtml

 

Sri Lanka 'pressure' over murders
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8169267.stm

 

Why do we need a political and diplomatic path?
http://ltteir.org/?p=119

 

Sri Lanka: Letter of Intent (IMF)

http://www.cbsl.gov.lk/pics_n_docs/latest_news/loi_25072009.pdf

After IMF Vote, Sri Lanka Releases Letter, Drops IDP Release from 80 to 60%
http://www.innercitypress.com/imf8srilanka072509.html

EDITORIAL: Boat people: Labor's policy backfires

http://www.newsweekly.com.au/articles/2009jul11_edit.html

 

The IMF asks Sri Lanka for economic reforms and national reconciliation
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15887&geo=2&size=A

Sri Lankan prime minister denounces newspaper lawyers as "traitors"
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/sril-j25.shtml

NDPP
thirusuj

Thanks for the article from the dissidentvoice.

 

So Gaza was disproportionate - The Jewish Chronicle
http://www.thejc.com/articles/so-gaza-was-disproportionate

 

Sri Lanka: Free Civilians From Detention Camps
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/07/28/sri-lanka-free-civilians-detention-camps

 

IMF defends Sri Lanka loan amid human rights worries
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20090727/tbs-imf-srilanka-7318940.html

India: A billion aspirations
http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/28/india-encircled-by-chinas-string-of-pearls/

 

Sri Lanka: End of conflict brings no respite to children from human rights abuses
http://www.child-soldiers.org/Sri_Lanka_1612_press_statement_28_July_2009.pdf

 

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa's "Final Resolution" of the Tamil Problem and India's Options
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article1531.html

Remembering Black July
http://www.yournepean.com/NepeanThisWeek/article/15025

thirusuj

External probe sought for massacre
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090804_hrw_muttur.shtml

 

Sri Lanka 'facing aid shortfall'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8180817.stm

 

The scars of a 30-year civil war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8180000/8180966.stm

 

SC 'cannot overrule' previous rulings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090803_cj_waters_edge.shtml

 

Sri Lanka: The urgency of bearing witness
http://www.torturecare.org.uk/news/features/2589

 

David Begg on Sri Lanka (Irish Congress of Trade Unions): Support Amnesty International's call for an independent inquiry into war crimes
http://www.ictu.ie/globalsolidarity/newsevents/news/2009/07/31/david-begg-on-sri-lanka-support-amnesty-internationals-call-for-an-independent-inquiry-into-war-crimes/

 

Sri Lankan government stalls on release of Tamil detainees
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/slcm-a04.shtml

 

Sri Lanka: Adopt International Inquiry for Aid Worker Killings
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/08/03/sri-lanka-adopt-international-inquiry-aid-worker-killings

 

S.Lanka to raise $150 mln from dollar bonds-cenbank
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20090803/tbs-srilanka-economy-bonds-7318940.html

 

As the danger of epidemics rises in refugee camps, a vaccination campaign gets underway
http://new.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15949

Caritas boosts food aid in former war zone

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/12903-1-10-Caritas-boosts-food-aid-in-former-war-zone

S.Lanka shares down on earnings, IMF conditions woes
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSCOL54397620090803

Sri Lanka's Ethnic Cleansing Bonds Touted by StanChart and HSBC, IMF Silence on Vote Is "Policy"

http://www.innercitypress.com/imf1secretsri080209.html

Tale of Two Chinas, Protest by Tamils, Artist Feted at UN for Big Paintings and Parents
http://www.innercitypress.com/un1shanghai080309.html

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IDP Site Locations and Capacity as of 17 July 2009 DISTRICT : Vavuniya
http://ochaonline.un.org/OchaLinkClick.aspx?link=ocha&docId=1112334

Aid and access in Sri Lanka
http://www.odihpn.org/report.asp?id=3003

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Report comparison between a Tamil media and two internatioanal Medias on the so called release of IDPs in a ceremony.

 

Tamilnet: 3112 Vanni IDPs in Jaffna camps released
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29941

 

AFP: Sri Lanka begins resettling war displaced
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090805/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaunrestrefugees;_ylt=AnaHXlUfnzf8y0hFbj5lT9SQOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTJrYjg0a3I1BGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDA5MDgwNS9zcmlsYW5rYXVucmVzdHJlZnVnZWVzBHBvcwMyMwRzZWMDeW5fc3ViY2F0X2xpc3QEc2xrA3NyaWxhbmthYmVnaQ--

 

BBC: Tamil refugees are allowed home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8185973.stm

 

 

Just a day before the Tamil media and the AP reported widely of the lack of access and the control the government has enforced in a much stricter manner because of the election.

 

Sri Lanka bars media from covering northern elections, 1st since Tamil rebels? defeat
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gsUCZVOFEpV_h9THX1bXsn78Ebqw

 

Reporters barred from Jaffna, Vavuniyaa during elections
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29928

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Details emerge on Tamil media workers killed in Vanni
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29942

 

Picking up the pieces in Sri Lanka
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8183000/8183400.stm

 

TNA outlines political formula
http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29933

 

As Fighting Stops, Sri Lanka Hopes to Woo Back Tourists
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47983

 

Sri Lanka slammed over polls media blackout
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h-N5A_Txb2YL0pcvAVncammKId8A

SLanka arrests 32 migrants heading for New Zealand
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i70-IVZd15MKVHlrZClph9Yl_oKw

Canada can do more to protect Tamil survivors
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1687422

INTERVIEW - Update Geneva Conventions, Red Cross says
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-41578620090806

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[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8188900.stm]New Tamil Tiger leader "arrested"[/url]

Quote:

The Tamil Tiger rebels' new leader, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, has been arrested, Sri Lankan officials say.

Sri Lanka's defence minister told the BBC that Mr Pathmanathan, better known as KP, was detained in Thailand, where he had been residing for many years.

He took over the leadership of the remnants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after their defeat in May by Sri Lankan security forces.

Mr Pathmanathan was wanted on two Interpol warrants. [...]

As the new rebel leader, Mr Pathmanathan said the LTTE had decided to silence their guns and would try non-violent methods to achieve their goal of a separate state for the Tamil minority.

If Mr Pathmanathan's arrest is independently confirmed, it would be another significant blow for the LTTE.

He is also wanted in India in connection with the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, by a suspected Tamil female suicide bomber, in 1991.

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New Tamil Tiger head is arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8188900.stm

 

New Tamil Tiger leader Selvaras Pathmanathan arrested
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6742392.ece

Sri Lankans question new Tamil Tigers leader after arrest
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/07/tamil-tigers-leader-arrested

Selvarasa Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, by SL Military Intelligence (Video interview to the channel 4)
http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXT4a33J5Aye4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d35TmA3e0dA0Mm4ce02cYdJ0cc3vlYAde

The Govt. death squad kill the arrested Tamil Tiger leaders in the prisons - Sri lanka Guardian
http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J5AUe4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d35TmA3e0dA0Mmece02cYdJ0cc2vlYAde

 

Emergency extended to deal with underworld-PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090806_pmlanka.shtml

 

Northern cities vote in first polls since Tigers' fall

http://www.france24.com/en/20090806-sri-lanka-north-jaffna-vavuniya-local-elections-tamil-tigers-ltte

Behind the Rajapaksa brothers' smiles
http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14174477&fsrc=rss

Sri Lanka: MSF Ready to Help Fill Huge Gaps in Medical Services
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=3842&cat=field-news

‘We Will Become A Power Centre'
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main42.asp?filename=Ne080809we_will.asp

 

GUEST BLOG - Behind the Barbed Wire: Civilian Suffering in Sri Lanka's IDP Camps
http://civicfieldreports.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/guest-blog-behind-the-barbed-wire-civilian-suffering-in-sri-lankas-idp-camps/

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Tamil Tigers seek arrest inquiry

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8192213.stm

 

'Unlock' IDP camps, urges AI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090810_idps_ai.shtml

 

Upset in Sri Lanka post-war polls
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8191031.stm

 

Govt. denies 'election malpractices'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090809_elections_opposition.shtml

 

Sri Lanka: Amnesty calls for detention camps to be unlocked
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=18368

 

Sri Lanka under pressure to clarify circumstances of Tamil Tiger leader capture
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/6004639/Sri-Lanka-under-pressure-to-clarify-circumstances-of-Tamil-Tiger-leader-capture.html

 

At UN, No Answers on Sri Lanka Killings or Burma Bombs, Honduras and Niger Elections
http://www.innercitypress.com/ossg4cutback081009.html

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Assistant Secretary Blake and Chargé d'Affaires Moore Discuss the Humanitarian Situation and Prospects for Political Reconciliation in Sri Lanka with Tamil Diaspora Groups
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/aug/127195.htm

 

AAAS Satellite Image Analysis Points to New Graves, Shelling, and Human Displacement in Sri Lanka
http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2009/0812sri_lanka.shtml

Amnesty: Satellite images show Sri Lanka graves
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gVoaDFmbCYS-Usz9ACDRIengj21QD9A1TQ480

MEDIAWATCH: Is Sri Lanka "careering back to where it was" after election?

http://www.alertnet.org/db/blogs/55867/2009/07/13-175345-1.htm

 

MSF: The war in Sri Lanka has ended but the suffering continues
http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=12EEE5AE-15C5-F00A-259ECDF0EB7BAAFF&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html

MSF: ‘Sri Lankan government has an obligation to release civilians and provide adequate assistance'
http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=12F4CB63-15C5-F00A-251A3CC7CEF524B0&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html

Sri Lanka, China sign $350 mln oil, highway deals
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSCOL441833

Tamils confined against their will - US
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29981

 

Voting in the empty Tigers' lair
http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14214922

Buddha's Savage Peace
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200909/sri-lanka

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UK dealers 'sold ex-Soviet arms'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8208345.stm

India likely to demand LTTE chief's extradition
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/20399/india-likely-demand-ltte-chiefs.html

Interview With Anbarasan Ethirajan of BBC World Service South Asia
http://www.state.gov/p/sca/rls/remarks/128005.htm

 

With UN Silent on Flooding of Sri Lankan Camps, Aid Groups Plead for Release of IDPs
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may7srilanka081809.html

SRI LANKA: New roles for NGOs in conflict-hit north?
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=85767

UK arms used against civilians in Sri Lanka and Gaza
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6049670/UK-arms-used-against-civilians-in-Sri-Lanka-and-Gaza.html

Arms review urged over fears British weapons were used against Tamils
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6801207.ece

Canada missed opportunity to right Sri Lanka's wrongs
http://www.thestar.com/article/682687

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Uproar over planned restrictions on naming of Sri Lankan political parties
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090820/FOREIGN/708199826/1103/rss

 

Czechs to send CZK 3.4m worth of aid to Taiwan, Sri Lanka
http://praguemonitor.com/2009/08/20/czechs-send-czk-34m-worth-aid-taiwan-sri-lanka

 

Czech Republic sold arms to Sri Lanka in 2007
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/czech-republic-sold-arms-sri-lanka-2007

 

Sri Lankan army in refugee call

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8211506.stm

 

LTTE trying to regroup-President
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090819_ltteraja.shtml

Many flock to Kallady grave in search of 'dissapeared'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090819_battigrave.shtml

 

UK agency adds to calls for Tamil resettlement

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/13098-1-10-UK-agency-adds-to-calls-for-Tamil-resettlement

 

Oblate center helps ease war widows' plight

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/13100-1-6-Oblate-center-helps-ease-war-widows-'-plight

 

SLanka to keep defence budget despite rebel defeat
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jufY3v8OSbbRYuI0AwabhjOgoGJA

 

Refugee Issues: Eric P. Schwartz

http://www.state.gov/g/prm/rls/remarks/128046.htm

 

'UN, the fence that ate the crop'
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=30041

 

India plans naval base on Maldives to contain Chinese influence
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/6061193/India-plans-naval-base-on-Maldives-to-contain-Chinese-influence.html

 

Top Sri Lanka academic threatened
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8212450.stm

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A trip to Sri Lanka's Tamil country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8212770.stm

 

Tamil doctors released on bail
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090824_doctors_bail.shtml

 

Cashing in on the IDPs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090823_vavuniya_businesses.shtml

 

No charges against 'Sinhala Tigers'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090823_sinhala_koti.shtml

 

Sri Lanka ranks South Asia's No.1 human rights violator - Asian Center for Human Rights
http://jdsrilanka.blogspot.com/2009/08/sri-lanka-worst-human-rights-violator.html

 

Monsoon misery for Sri Lanka's weary war refugees
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090823/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaunrestweathercivilians_20090823071516

Sri Lanka eyes peace dividend after crushing Tigers
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090823/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaeconomyconflictinvestment_20090823072254

A New Battle for Ceylon
http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/21/sri-lanka-ceylon-civil-war-forbes-india.html

In Sri Lanka, Death Threats Over Speaking on EU's GSP Plus Tariff Treatment, Silence at UN
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may8srilanka082309.html

 

U.S. Government funds Sinhala and Tamil language training for eastern government officials
http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/pr-24august09.html

 

Sri Lanka remembers Fr. Brown and aid workers disappeared into thin air during the war
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=16121&size=A

Rebellion or mass suicide only outcome if this continues'
http://tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=2460

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SRI LANKA: Warning over Sphere standards in IDP camps as monsoon looms
http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=85829

'Exhume' estate workers bodies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090825_girls_exhume.shtml

 

Media 'responsible' for police abuses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/highlights/story/2009/08/090823_media_police.shtml

 

Boyle: India a moral failure, Colombo's monstrosity matched only by Nazis
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=30032

 

UN Says Lankan President's Nephew was Murdered in Tanzania, Genocide Theory Offered
http://www.innercitypress.com/unictr1rajapaksa082409.html

 

Sri Lankan human rights leader receives death threat
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/25/death-threat-for-sri-lankan-human-rights-leader

 

SF Court Upholds Law Allowing President to Designate Groups as Terrorist Organizations
http://www.kron4.com/News/ArticleView/tabid/298/smid/1126/ArticleID/2771/reftab/64/t/SF%20Court%20Upholds%20Law%20Allowing%20President%20to%20Designate%20Groups%20as%20Terrorist%20Organizations/Default.aspx

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IDP clergy 'to be released'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090825_idp_priests.shtml

Sri Lanka frees priests from war camps

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090826/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankaunrestciviliansreligion_20090826110909

 

Call for action on Tamils
http://www.catholicleader.com.au/news.php/top-stories/call-for-action-on-tamils_52625

 

Sri Lanka: India's latest security nightmare
http://truthdive.com/2009/08/25/sri-lanka-india%E2%80%99s-latest-security-nightmare/

Growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka
http://www.idsa.in/publications/stratcomments/GunjanSingh080609.htm

 

Confined Sri Lankan Doctors Acted in Accordance with Medical Ethics
http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/news-2009-08-25.html

 

At UN, A Call for An Envoy for Sri Lanka, Murder as Diagnosis, Footage Emerges
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip6may9srilanka082509.html

Video shows style of extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=30080

 

Sri Lanka rejects accuracy of footage showing 'execution' of Tamils by troops
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/26/sri-lanka-tamil-video-footage

 

Naked, bound and shot: how ‘Tamil rebel' was killed by Sri Lankan soldier
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6809968.ece

Sri Lanka accused of war crimes after 'Tamil execution' videos emerge
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/6089565/Sri-Lanka-accused-of-war-crimes-after-Tamil-execution-videos-emerge.html

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S Lanka video prompts probe calls

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8223437.stm

Sri Lanka denies execution claim
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8223411.stm

As UN Mulls Sri Lankan Murder Video, Report on Camps Withheld, UK Passes Buck
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip7may1srilanka082609.html

Video that reveals truth of Sri Lankan 'war crimes'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/video-that-reveals-truth-of-sri-lankan-war-crimes-1777746.html

 

James Ross: Abuses on both sides must be investigated
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/james-ross-abuses-on-both-sides-must-be-investigated-1777747.html

Death threat against activist sign of ongoing post-war repression
http://www.ifex.org/sri_lanka/2009/08/26/saravanamuttu_threatened/

 

Sri Lanka: Execution Video Shows Need for International Inquiry
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/08/26/sri-lanka-execution-video-shows-need-international-inquiry

New allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka
http://www.undispatch.com/node/8816

Video Sparks Calls for Sri Lankan War-Crimes Inquiry
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/video-may-show-war-crimes-in-sri-lanka/

Execution video sparks Tamil outrage
http://www.thestar.com/article/687092

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Video evidence of Sri Lankan government war crimes
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/slkl-a29.shtml

 

"We Don't Want Development, We Want Our Rights!"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nimmi-gowrinathan/we-dont-want-development_b_270473.html

 

J.S. Tissainayagam, journalist lauded by Obama, is jailed in Sri Lanka

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6815885.ece

The unacceptable face of Tamil nationalism
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/01/tamils-sri-lanka

European Racists Close In
http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/srilank/articles/20090830.aspx

U.N. Chief's 'Quiet' Outreach To Autocrats Causing Discord

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/31/AR2009083103911.html

 

SRI LANKA: RELIABLE ACCOUNTS

http://www.transcend.org/tms/article_detail.php?article_id=1688

 

Award for jailed S Lankan editor

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8230965.stm

 

Executions by Sri Lankan Army To Be Raised to UN's Ban in Norway, a Post Mona Juul Memo "Moral Authority" Test
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip7may2srilanka083009.html

 

At UN, Tortured Concern about Sri Lanka Killing Video But Not Reporter's Term of 20 Years
http://www.innercitypress.com/untrip7may3srilanka083109.html

UN Official calls for Sri Lanka investigation
http://www.undispatch.com/node/8835

 

US raps Sri Lanka over journalist's jail sentence

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090831/usa/srilanka_unrest_media_press_freedom_us_1

 

Pulmodai IDPs 'ignored'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2009/08/090831_pulmodai_mother.shtml

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