Sri Lanka’s Hill Country Tamils marginalized despite ending statelessness: report

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country Tamils marginalized despite ending statelessness: report
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Taken from - economynext Sri Lanka’s ‘Hill Country Tamils’, who for generations produced its main agricultural export, Ceylon tea, remains marginalised despite gaining formal citizenship requring remedies, a new study said. ” . . . the mere granting of ‘formal...
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Hill Country Tamils of Sri Lanka – Towards Meaningful Citizenship
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Statelessness is a phenomenon that has deprived numerous individuals of their dignity, rights and sustainable development. In Sri Lanka, a large population of Tamils residing in the Hill Country was deprived of their citizenship in 1948. Between the 1960s and...
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Progress of Several High Profile Criminal Cases in Sri Lanka
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Trincomalee Students’ Case It’s been 13 years since the murder of 5 students in Trincomalee. This graphic depicts the timeline of events subsequent to the incident. A preliminary inquiry was initiated in 2013. In July 2019, the inquiry was concluded....
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The Thajudeen saga: Murder cover-up trial set to begin in October
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Taken from - Sunday Observer By Anurangi Singh and Aanya Wipulasena On the night of May 17, 2012, the Sri Lankan rugby captain was found dead in his burning car near Shalika Hall on Park Road, Colombo 05. The death...
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Dead end in Trinco-5 case?
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Photo Courtesy - Sunday Observer The dismissal of 13 security forces personnel by the Trincomalee magistrate, could mark the end of the road in terms of achieving justice for the five young boys brutally slain...
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Broken shield and weapon of choice
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In the 12 years since its enactment, not a single person who has incited violence against a minority group in Sri Lanka has been convicted under the Act; this is despite four major incidents of mob violence against the Muslim...
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Abuse of ICCPR Act has ‘chilling effect’ on fundamental freedoms
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Image Courtesy - Sunday Observer Legal experts point out that the ICCPR Act under which a fiction writer and a Muslim woman wearing a kaftan featuring the helm of a ship were recently arrested, has...
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Reactions to the presidential pardon of Sri Lankan rightwing religious leader
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Taken from - GlobalVoices Image Courtesy - GlobalVoices This post originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content sharing agreement with Global Voices. The photos,...
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How a legal blind spot could have kept Sri Lanka from arresting returning ISIS members
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Taken from - The Washington Post Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Sky News on Thursday that the Sri Lankan government had known that Sri Lankan nationals who had joined the Islamic State had returned to the country —...
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Sri Lanka Terror Brings National Security and Fear of Safety to Fore
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Taken from - sputniknews Image Courtesy - Reuters The Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of at least 290 people and left over 500 people injured. The bombings targeted three churches and four luxury hotels. Security...
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