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Kashmir under Modi slipping into chaos

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:44

Over 101 civilians have died from police and military shooting and around 15,000 people injured with 12,344 admitted to hospitals in the area says People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) based on a 10 day field visit to the Kashmir Valley.

Great Barrier Reef alive, but crisis remains

Monday, 17 October 2016 13:07

Scientists have confirmed that media reports claiming that the Great Barrier Reef is dead, are false.

A closer look at the long-awaited microfinance Act

Monday, 17 October 2016 12:39

The UN Day for Eradication of Poverty is Observed Today, 17th October 2016, under the theme “Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to Participation: Ending Poverty in all its Forms”. Microfinance has been widely recognized as an important tool for addressing poverty. Hence, this article to mark this Day reviews the Microfinance Act of Sri Lanka that came into effect in July 2016 and discusses its benefits and concerns.

Prince who became a pauper in Delhi : Tales from India's first war of independence

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:11

Eyewitness accounts of survivors of the Mughal family who fled from Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) after the Revolt of 1857.

Sri Lanka's mismanaged, cash-Hemorrhaging airline is for sale (And there are actually takers)

Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:18

SriLankan Airlines used to make money. The national carrier was a profitable airline for the ten years that it was operated as a joint venture with the Dubai-based Emirates Airline. Then Emirates sold its share in 2008, and one year later the financial downward spiral for SriLankan began.

Tension in Kashmir: Dialogue Sans Content

Sunday, 02 October 2016 13:30

In 1966 Sant Fateh Singh started fast unto death demanding annexation of Chandigarh with Punjab. He threatened self-immolation, on the 10th day of his fast, in case his demand was not accepted.

"Sexual Violence & Impunity" in (Sinhala Buddhist) Sri Lanka

Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:33

Some Thoughts on "The Search for Justice: The Sri Lanka Papers" (2015, published by Zubaan, New Delhi; Editors –Kumari Jayawardena & Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena) - by Kusal Perera

Small businesses offer Sri Lanka’s war-weary a second chance at life

Friday, 23 September 2016 20:46

In 2009, 20 years after fleeing the conflict between Sri Lanka and the separatist Tamil Tigers, 59-year-old Subramaniam Yogadas and his family returned to his coastal village in the Eastern district of Trincomalee. They had been refugees in India and the end of the conflict allowed them to rejoin their few surviving relatives.

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