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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