SRI LANKA: No Calm After the Storm

[ IPS ] The only good thing about tropical storm “Nisha”, that lashed northern Sri Lanka in the last week of November, was that it brought a lull to the fierce fighting between Tamil separatist rebels and the Sri Lankan army. During the week that followed little fighting was reported and Nisha seemed to have […]

Behind the muzzled: voices from a troubed Sri Lanka

[ Telegraph ] I want to return to Sri Lanka today where, while the world focuses on the fallout from Mumbai, SL government forces are reportedly closing in on the key rebel strongholds of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. It now seems that, in the name of ‘national interest’ and ‘war spirit’ Sri Lanka’s government has effectively […]

Flash Floods in Northern parts of Sri Lanka

[ IASC ] Due to heavy rains over the past few days parts of the Northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Trincomalee, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu have been affected by floods. A coordination meeting will take place on Friday 28 November with the GA Jaffna to assess the current situation and decide on next steps. 5,136 families […]