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