Land Rights

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.

Targeting Tamils

Did the targeting of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan military stop when the 26-year-long civil war ended in 2009? A report authored by Anuradha Mittal reveals that traditional Tamil homelands are still under heavy military occupation, thousands of forcibly displaced Tamils remain in limbo, and official policies continue to marginalize and torment the Tamil population.

Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights of Minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.  

The report 'The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka', by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians.  

Sri Lanka Violates Human Rights of Minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report. 

The report "The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka," by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians. 

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