Land Rights

උතුරේ සෑම සිවිල් වැසියන් හය දෙනෙකුටම එක් හමුදා සෙබළෙක්

මේදක්වාත් රට තුළම අවතැන් වී, හමුදා අණසක හා අධිපතිවාදී සිංහල බෞද්ධ බහුතරයේ දරුණු වෙනස්කම් යටතේ දිවිගෙවන  දහස් ගණනක් දෙමළ ජනතාවට එරෙහිව නිහඬ යුද්ධයක් දිගින් දිගටම ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මානව හිමිකම් තත්ත්වය පිළිබද ස්වාධීන විමර්ෂණ වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කරන කීර්තිමත් බුද්ධි මණ්ඩලයක් කියා සිටියි.

"Honderdduizenden Sri Lankanen Wachten Nog Op Gerechtigheid"

Zes jaar na de burgeroorlog kampen veel Tamils in Sri Lanka nog steeds met de onopgehelderde verdwijning van familieleden, opsluiting, ontheemding en extreme armoede. Dat belemmert hen om de draad van hun leven weer op te pikken, schrijft de Amerikaanse denktank Oakland Institute in een nieuw rapport.

The Oakland Think Tank Report on Sri Lanka--The Long Shadow of War

The Oakland Institute-USA, an independent policy think tank has released a report on Sri Lanka stating, that six years after the war, a silent war continues under a different guise. This report, The Long Shadow of War – The Struggle for Justice in Postwar Sri Lanka authored by Anuradha Mittal, is based on research and fieldwork conducted between January 2014 and April 2015 by the Oakland Institute, which states on its website that they are bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues.

The Blight of Militarisation

Maithripala Sirisena’s victory over Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential elections in January 2015 was enabled by massive support from minorities in the country — the Tamils and Muslims. Clearly, the mandate was not just for a more accountable and democratic government that would reverse the creeping authoritarianism and family rule heralded by Mr. Rajapaksa, but also for addressing systemic issues that had gripped, and continues to nettle, Sri Lankan society. Chief among them is the issue of militarisation.

l’Armée Résiste à la Transition !

C’était une première depuis six ans : le 18 mai, à Mullivaikkal, dans le nord du Sri Lanka, des Tamouls ont rendu hommage aux victimes du massacre de 2009, perpétré par l’armée dans les derniers jours de la guerre civile. Maithripala Sirisena, le président élu en janvier, a autorisé la tenue d’un service interreligieux, ce que son prédécesseur, Mahinda Rajapakse, avait toujours refusé.

FIFA Corruption and the Civil War in Sri Lanka

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We discuss the latest on the FIFA corruption scandal with a panel of experts and an Oakland Institute report on the Sri Lankan civil war with Anuradha Mittal.

The Oakland Institute: „Kto Vlastni Podu Na Ukrajine?“

Potvrdzuje to aj nezávislý politický Oaklandský inštitút, ktorý zverejnil informácie o tom, že sa už prakticky celá ukrajinská pôda dostala do cudzích rúk. Oaklandský inštitút je to nezávislý politiky „think tank“, cieľom ktorého je prinášať nové nápady a organizovať odvážne akcie, diskutovať o najpálčivejších sociálnych, hospodárskych a environmentálnych problémoch našej doby.

The ‘Silent War’ in Sri Lanka

Six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Tamil lands, particularly in the north of the island, remain under military occupation. Local populations often live in fear, as military abuse, rapes and disappearances continue.

The 26-year civil war, which claimed the lives of some 200,000 people, concluded in 2009 when the Sri Lankan armed forces launched a bloody offensive to destroy the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which had led the Tamil national liberation movement for several decades.

A Soldier for Every 6 Civilians in North

06 years after the end of the war, the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians, a new independent report says.