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GTF Expresses Dismay over Lack of Accountability Measures in Sri Lanka

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is dismayed that more than eight years after the end of war, Sri Lanka has yet to demonstrate that it is genuinely committed to addressing the accountability issues occurred during the brutal armed conflict. Despite twice co-sponsoring UNHRC resolutions calling for comprehensive transitional justice measures, the present coalition government has not lived up to its commitments and yet to take any meaningful steps in this respect.

GTF Expresses Dismay over Lack of Accountability Measures in Sri Lanka
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Nuclear Stand-off between the US and North Korea: dangerous, but everyone involved loves life

The nuclear stand-off between the US and North Korea has taken the centre stage of the uneven platform of evolving geo-politics, amidst the worrying form of sabre-rattling between the two nations in question. Some have already started drawing a parallel between the present crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 60’s.

Nuclear Stand-off between the US and North Korea: dangerous, but everyone involved loves life
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Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka’s best hope

In September of last year, I had the privilege of attending an event in Galle with the then, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to meet over 100 young Sri Lankans actively engaged in peace-building work.

 Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka’s best hope
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The call for’ Alternate Leadership, resonates countrywide

The matter very widely discussed today among the Tamil people and among the Tamils living in various countries, is that the Tamils in Sri Lanka need an alternate leadership. This gives me a great surprise, said Mr. S.V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General TULF at the Annual Convention of the Party held in Jaffna on 7th August.

The call for’ Alternate Leadership, resonates countrywide
The call for’ Alternate Leadership, resonates countrywide
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Why is India worried about China consolidating in Sri Lanka?

On Saturday, Sri Lanka finally signed a $ 1.1 billion deal selling China 70 percent stake in its strategic Hambantota port. The fact that the Chinese signatory, the state-run China Merchant Port Holdings, is a Hong Kong based firm reminds not just of a similar 99 year lease that Chinese had signed in 1841 following their Opium War with Great Britain. Much closer example would be China's recent 43 year lease for managing Pakistan Gwadar port and adjoining 2,282 acre special economic zone that was signed in November 2015.

Why is India worried about China consolidating in Sri Lanka?
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The 37th death anniversary of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi

It has been 37 years since Mohammed Rafi passed away on July 31,1980, several years too early for a man who was only 55.

The 37th death anniversary of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi
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An match without umpires!

One might think that this is about the ongoing Test Match between Sri Lanka and India, but not at all! This is all about the match played between two political factions in our country.

An match without umpires!
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CRICKETISM: Indo-Lanka joint cricket exercises!

Sri Lankan bowlers enjoy too much by offering big scores to Indians for return favors in Test.

Cheteshwar Pujara fell for 153 in the first innings
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Introduction of talented female representation in Politics and Political Parties

Lack of talented female persons in Politics and in Political Parties is a great set back in Sri Lankan Politics that had compelled the government authorities to find a remedy for this short coming. In this connection the Election Commission has requested the various Political Parties to provide 25% of the vacancies in the Central Committee and to reserve another 20% for female officers in the Party.

Introduction of talented female representation in Politics and Political Parties
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Justice M. Ilanchezhiyan’s judgments are always guided by his conscience

The Tamil United Liberation Front, very strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the High Court Judge, Justice. M. Ilanchezhiyan and also expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Police Sub Inspector Ranawattege Herath Premachandra, in deep sorrow and prays for the early recovery of the Police officer who got injured in the shooting incident.

An emotional Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan was seen bowing to the wife of the killed Police Sergeant  (Sub Inspector of Police) following the postmortem in Jaffna
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