May 20, 2019
Salem-News.com (May-10-2014 17:31)
External Pressure on Sri Lanka May Hurt Progress: President Mahinda RajapakseSalem-News.com
"At present Sri Lanka's annual average growth rate is 7 per cent. In the north it is around 22 per cent. Sri Lanka is among the few countries in Asia with a high growth rate after China," - Majinda Rajapakse
President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday told a top UN official that undue external pressures on Sri Lanka were having adverse effects that could hurt the country's progress.
Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 08:12)
Jaffna University Students are not Allowed to Conduct Any Mullivaaykkal MemorialIntro by Visvanathan Sivam for Salem-News.com
A notice conveying the ‘instruction’ with the signature of the Registrar has been put up at several places inside the University premises on Tuesday.
Even ten UNHRC resolutions in Geneva will not bring freedom of expression and movement to the Eelam Tamils. Now that the Tamil students are free from their academic studies, they will not be allowed to conduct any Mullivaaykkal function anywhere else in the Tamil Homeland.
Salem-News.com (May-04-2014 13:24)
Human Rights Ambassador Calls To End Rohingya GenocideJack Dorsey for Salem-News.com
Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador joins global community calling to end Rohingya Genocide.
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Recently William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, joined 33 organizations and 32 global citizens calling for an end to the Rohingya Genocide.
Salem-News.com (Apr-26-2014 15:31)
Sri Lanka: Who is Producing Statistics on Rape?Salem-News.com
Major General Shavindra replies to allegations
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Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanant Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva replied to allegations raised against the Army over sexual assaults in the North through UN Reports.
Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2014 13:02)
Tamil Eelam Is Not LTTEDr. Parasaran Rangarajan for Salem-News.com
The founding father of India, Mahatma Gandhi, encouraged Hindus to read the teachings of Jesus Christ to form unity and when Tamil nationalism rose in the late 1970’s
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For nearly 30 years, the phrase “Tamil Eelam” has been associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who fought a bloody civil war against the government of Sri Lanka for a separate homeland in the Northeast of the island.
Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:07)
Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and AbroadJ. S. Tissainayagam
The Tamil diaspora, said to now total over 1 million, is concentrated in India, Europe, North America, and Australia.
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Days after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country's Tamil minority and its powerful diaspora.
Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 11:28)
Government Hostages and the Right of Movement in Democratic Sri LankaIntro by Visvanathan Sivam for Salem-News.com
More than 65 people were ‘arrested’ in abduction style by the Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives who claim their identity as ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ (TID) officers from the SL Police Department, news sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet.
In democratic Sri Lanka the Tamils are denied not only the right of free movement, but also the right to have visitors around. Hostage taking and keeping them in unhealthy conditions has become routine.
Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 16:22)
The Slung Stone called the Truth, and its Consequences: Living in a post-Goliath WorldRev. Kevin D. Annett, M.A., M.Div. Salem-News.com
Kevin D. Annett is the Field Secretary of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)
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“At least 50,000 aboriginal children died in the residential schools between 1896 and 1973, according to the government's own documented mortality rates …”
Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 12:04)
Sri Lanka: Terrorism Label on Peaceful Advocacy for Independent State is a Denial of Freedom of Speech TGTESalem-News.com
Giving meaning to the measures the TGTE is taking forward at this critical hour will be a sacred and appropriate tribute to the Tamils who perished in Mullivaikaal.
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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)’s Parliament & Cabinet have taken decisions to respond to Sri Lanka's listing of Tamil groups as terrorists.
Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 13:31)
Post UNHRC Resolution and the Banning of Diaspora OrganisationsVisvanathan Sivam for Salem-News.com
“The LTTE no longer exists,” said Fred Carver, campaign director at the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. “The Government of Sri Lanka's attempts to pretend otherwise are part of their attempts to stifle domestic dissent and isolate activists.”
US Ambassador Sison J. Michele remarked to the Foreign Correspondents Association on April 3, 2014, that although the recently passed resolution on Sri Lanka at the Geneva session wanted to investigate incidents between 2002 and 2009...