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Truth, Accountability and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka

by Rohini Hensman PEDRO UGARTE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO via The Star In the aftermath of the media circus surrounding the resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council, it is worth asking: how much does this kind of reporting contribute to (a)… Continue Reading →

Channel 4 News blocked by mob in Sri Lanka #FOE #WTFnews

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013 Hundreds of protesters have blocked a train taking a Channel 4 News television crew, in Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth heads of government meeting, from travelling to the north of the island.   A team of six… Continue Reading →

Private health providers are NOT more efficient, accountable or medically effective #healthcare

POSTED BY ANNA MARRIOTT ON MAR 28TH, 2013 globalhealthcheck.com     In 2009 Oxfam published “Blind Optimism: Challenging the Myths about Private Health Care in Poor Countries,” to help redress what we saw as an international health discourse increasingly dominated by unchallenged private sector… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka – Restricting sterilization: To what purpose? #Vaw #rightoabortion #reproductiverights

  March 15, 2013,http://www.island.lk/ I was appalled to read a recent newspaper article that reported a government ban on irreversible methods of contraception. Later I learned that the ban prohibits non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the provision of sterilization services. According… Continue Reading →

Sunita Bhuyan performs at #1billionrising -Mumbai #Vaw

Submitted by AT News on Sat, 16/02/2013 – 12:20 Violinist Sunita Bhuyan , the cultural Ambassador to the South Asia Women’s Fund, Sri Lanka performs at Bandstand amphitheatre, Mumbai during the celebration ofOne Billion Rising – Mumbai on February 14, 2013. Categories:… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka- #Gangrape – Peoples’ sovereignty and the absence of protest #Vaw

A 45 year-old woman was gang raped in the early hours of January 23 in Wijerama, Nugegoda (some reports give her age as 47). This gruesome incident only received a few lines in some of the newspapers and in the… Continue Reading →

Political Prisoner Judgment Calcutta High Court

8th august, 2012 CRR 463 of 2012 With CRR 1312 of 2012 With CRR 4000 of 2011 Mr. Subhasish Roy. … for the petitioners. Ms. Anusuya Sinha. … for the State. What are political offences? Who are political prisoners? What… Continue Reading →

At Home with Violence: Ethnic LIfe in Colombo by Sharika Thiranagama

  Colombo, where every anti-Tamil riot in Sri Lanka has begun, is, at the same time, a city of many Tamil-speaking (and other) minorities. This paper takes Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and the urban heart of Sri Lanka… Continue Reading →

DNA investigations: Kudankulam’s lurking dangers

Feb 28, 2012, 10:30 IST By Gangadhar S Patil | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA While the prime minister (PM) accuses NGOs funded from abroad of trying to sabotage the ‘state-of-the-art’ Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP), various studies carried out… Continue Reading →

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