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PEARL’s News Update 13 April 2016

  Tamil protestors voice their discontent about environmental issues, including the planned power plant in Sampur ; Jaffna 09 April 2016 (Photo: Tamil Guardian) PEARL’s News Update 13 April 2016     NEWS     Tamils denied access to land “released” by the government Although one month has passed since Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena […]

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PEARL’s News Update 05 April 2016

  Families of the disappeared at a meeting with government ministers in Akkaraipattu, Amparai, 30 March 2016 (Photo: JDS) PEARL’s News Update 05 April 2016     NEWS     Several Tamil students admitted into hospital following assault by Sinhala mob A group of Tamil students have been hospitalised following an attack by a mob […]

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PEARL’s News Update 29 March 2016

  Sinhala soldiers march with Buddhist flags at opening of another yet shrine in Kilinochchi (Photo: Sri Lanka Army) PEARL’s News Update 29 March 2016     NEWS   ‘Amazing evening of sweet music’ at US navy concert with war crimes-accused Sri Lankan military The USS Blue Ridge docked in Colombo over the weekend amidst […]

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PEARL’s News Update 21 March 2016

  Mallakam Koanappulam camp IDPs hold a hunger strike protest demanding resettlement (Photo: @uthayashalin) PEARL’s News Update 21 March 2016   NEWS   President Sirisena again rules out foreign judges in Sri Lanka war crimes probe Addressing the National Law Conference in the sea side southern resort of Wadduwa yesterday, Sirisena said: “I will not […]

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PEARL’s News Update 14 March 2016

  Sri Lankan police and members of the navy photograph Tamil protesters who blocked their attempts at surveying land for appropiation (Photo: @uthayashalin) PEARL’s News Update 14 March 2016     NEWS     Sinhala students attack Tamils Nine Tamil students were attacked by Sinhala students at the Eastern University’s campus in Trincomalee. One of […]

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PEARL’s News Update 07 March 2016

  Tamil IDPs in Jaffna protest, demanding to be returned to their homes (Photo: Tamil Guardian) PEARL’s News Update 07 March 2016   NEWS   Protesters demand release of Tamil detainees Families of Tamil political prisoners detained by the Sri Lankan security services held a hunger strike by the Muniyappar temple in Jaffna, calling for […]

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PEARL’s News Update 29 February 2016

P Ajinthan was identified by his parents in this picture, which shows him and several other members of the LTTE alive in military custody (Photo: Shalin) PEARL’s News Update 29 February 2016   NEWS   Suspected war criminal Fonseka made minister Sri Lanka has appointed suspected war criminal Sarath Fonseka as its Minister for Regional […]

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Sri Lanka News Update 22 February 2016

  Statue of goddess at the Sri Meenakshi Amman temple in Jaffna is adorned with doves and the outline of Tamil Eelam, during a festival last Thursday (Photo: Tamil Guardian) PEARL’s News Update 22 February 2016 NEWS Tamils call for federalism, self-determination and right to remember at constitutional reform consultation Tamils in the North-East have […]

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Sri Lanka News Update 15 February 2016

  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussain meets with family members of the disappeared during his visit to the North-East (Photo: Tamil Guardian) PEARL’s News Update 15 February 2016   NEWS   UN Human Rights Chief visits Sri Lanka Speaking at the conclusion of his visit to Sri Lanka, the High […]

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PEARL’s News Update 05 January 2015

PEARL wishes all its subscribers a Happy New Year. For a look back on key events in 2015 please click here.   NEWS   Villagers protest against army occupation   Residents of Keppapilavu, a village in Mullaithivu, protested against the continued occupation of their lands and homes, as members of Sri Lanka’s security forces photographed […]

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