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Pressure to Demilitarize Continues

On March 23, 2015, Global Times reports,
‘Sirisena visited the Northern Jaffna town on Monday and distributed title deeds of lands in the former High Security Zones being returned to the original owners. 1,105 more words

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Freedom of Information Act, laudable and timely

As published in Asian Tribune, Jan 25, 2015
By Philip Fernando

The decision to enact a Freedom of Information Act is a laudable and constructive step. 852 more words

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A Defiant "No!" from MS to MR

As published in Asian Tribune, May 29, 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the representatives of the UPFA that he could not agree to offer nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next election under its betel symbol as the prime ministerial candidate, informed sources said yesterday. 417 more words

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Gota's Law

As published in The Island, May 27, 2015
By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya

Gota won the war, or so he proclaimed. After winning the war, he held several symposia to teach the other nations how to crush terrorists. 872 more words

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Sri Lankan land seized from Tamils turned into luxury beach resorts

Six years after Sri Lanka’s army crushed the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and ended a 26-year civil war that killed tens of thousands of people, a silent war continues under the guise of a land grab, says a new report. 521 more words