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NGO Questions Sirisena Govt.’s Resettlement Record The Hindu — May 31, 2016

T. Ramakrishnan

It finds fault with the way the Sirisena government has been handling the issue of resettlement.

One and a half years after Maithripala Sirisena became Sri Lankan President, thousands continue to live in camps of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) or with relatives, waiting to return home, says a California-based policy think tank.

World Bank Resurrects Program Tied to Evictions, Study Claims ICIJ — March 21, 2016

Sasha Chavkin

A $600 million World Bank loan to Ethiopia’s authoritarian government lacks proper oversight and “reinvents” a previous loan that was used by the Ethiopian regime to finance violent evictions of indigenous people, a new report by the human rights advocacy group The Oakland Institute charges.

Tax Avoidance by Logging Companies Costing PNG More than $100 Million a Year, Report Says ABC Radio Australia — February 18, 2016

Jemima Garrett

Tax avoidance by foreign logging companies is costing Papua New Guinea hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new report by the Californian-based Oakland Institute.

Tax Cheating Rife as Papua New Guinea Becomes Top Timber Exporter, Report Says 100 Reporters — February 16, 2016

Douglas Gillison

Papua New Guinea, now the world’s largest producer of tropical timber, is losing more than $100 million annually to widespread tax evasion in its logging industry, depriving the impoverished country of needed state revenues as its forests are progressively cleared and degraded, according to a report to be released today.


  • Ceylon Today

    Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has advised the Sri Lanka Government on how to implement proposals of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC).

  • IPS - Inter Press Service

    By Thalif Deen

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2016 (IPS)—The Asia Pacific region – home to two of the world’s most populous countries – faces major food security challenges.

    According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), both China and India are not only two of the world’s biggest producers of food but also the world’s...

  • Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

    By Athula Vithanage

    The Obama administration failing to apply pressure on Sri Lanka to honour pledges made at the UN for a fair and international war crimes process has been described by a leading US based policy think tank as shocking.

  • Voice of America

    Salem Solomon

    A prominent Ethiopian political opposition member sits in prison on charges of terrorism. He faces a long sentence and possibly the death penalty if convicted.

    But the tool he is accused of using to commit the crime wasn't a gun or a bomb, and he isn't connected to any kind of religious extremism.

  • The New Indian Express

    By PK Balachandran

    COLOMBO: The US-based Oakland Institute has in its latest report on Sri Lanka, painted a grim picture of the resettlement of Tamils displaced by the war.

    “Seven years after the war, it is hard to remain hopeful. Despite changes in the government, multiple visits from international dignitaries, people still wait...

  • The Tamil Diplomat

    California-based think tank Oakland Institute which has again published a report on Sri Lanka placing serious accusation that, the Sri Lankan Government has not fully fulfilled its promise to return the lands of people, thousands of people are waiting to return to their own lands, military occupation is continuing, uncertainty still remain in...


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