This project intends to share personal stories and anecdotes of people who would otherwise be categorised into a generic migrant community; a glimpse into the lives of these people which could break down stereotypes and facilitate co-existence with not only the host community but also with other migrant communities. The project also hopes to enable a deeper understanding within the ...

a grain of sand: Granito The scorched earth campaign to exterminate the Mayans during Guatemala’s 36 year civil war, spearheaded by General Rios Montt, dictator and military leader, responsible for massacres, rape and torture, was found by a UN backed Truth Commission to be an act of deliberate genocide. Pamela Yates’ documentary film ‘When the Mountains Tremble’ and its outtakes ...

Tanuja Thurairajah The calm waters ripple; the clear blue skies are ripped apart by distant gunfire. The opening frames of 'A mango tree in the front yard' sets a premonitive mood to the film about to unravel. Simple, stark and uncomplicated in its delivery, Pradeepan Raveendran's short film captures the essence of the key actors behind the war and the ...

Essay from Issue N° 1 of DISSENTING DIALOGUES*NOVEMBER 2010Rohini Hensmanis a writer and researcher who was born and brought up in Sri Lanka, which is the setting for her second novel, Playing Lions and Tigers. She lives in Bombay and has been active in the trade union and women's liberation movements, as well as anti-war campaigns and struggles against the ...

Sri Lanka Democracy Forum (SLDF) and the Sri Lanka Islamic Forum-UK (SLIF-UK)invite you to a public discussion onSaturday 30 October from 2- 5 pm Tamil - Muslim Relations: After 20 years of Expulsion of Northern MuslimsThe venue: Conference Room3rd Floor, Berkeley Business Centre44 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 1XH(nearest tube station: Stratford ) Panel discussion will be chaired by Najah Mohamed ...

by Tanuja Thurairajah''There were 43.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2009, the highest number since the mid-1990s. Of these, 15.2 million were refugees; 10.4 million who fell under UNHCR’s responsibility and 4.8 million Palestinian refugees under UNRWA’s mandate. The figure also includes 983,000 asylum seekers and 27.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)1.''

என்ன நடக்குது இங்க?என்ன நடக்குது இங்க?எங்களுக்கு ஒண்டும் விளங்கயில்ல...யாருக்கேனும் தெரிஞ்சா சொல்லுங்கோ...மே 18 இக்கு பிறகு எல்லாம் தலைகீழா தெரியுது எங்களுக்கு...ஒண்டு நாங்கள் தலைகிழா நிக்கிறோமா?-இல்லைஎல்லாம் தலைகீழா நடக்குதோ?என்ன நடக்குது இங்க?எங்களுக்கு ஒண்டும் விளங்கயில்ல...யாருக்கேனும் தெரிஞ்சா சொல்லுங்கோ...புலம்பெயர் தேசத்தில எல்லாமே புதிரா இருக்குதுபுரிஞ்சு கொள்ள புத்தி மட்டாக்கிடக்குதுபுதுசு புதுசா கனக்க முளைக்குதுஎது விதை?எது களை எண்டு எவருக்கேனும் தெரியுமோ?என்ன நடக்குது இங்க?எங்களுக

by Dr. Daya SomasundaramAbstractThis paper looks at what happened to the people of the Vanni in 2009 as the Sri Lankan armed forces destroyed the Liberation Tigers, a designated terrorist organization. A population of 300,000 underwent multiple displacements, deaths, injuries, deprivation of water, food, medical care and other basic needs caught between the shelling and bombings of the state forces ...

Tanuja Thurairajah‘Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign.But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize.’[1]Chimamanda Adichie I was inspired by the above words of Chimamanda Adichie talking about the ¨Danger of a single story’ and I reflected on how true this has been and will be in the case of Sri Lanka and its instrasigient ...

Asia Report N°191 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) repeatedly violated international humanitarian law during the last five months of their 30-year civil war. Although both sides committed atrocities throughout the many years of conflict, the scale and nature of violations particularly worsened from January 2009 to the government’s ...

சதா.ஜீ.புலன் பெயர்ந்த இலங்கை தமிழர்களின் ‘நாடு கடந்த தமிழீழ அரசி’ன் நோக்கத்தை இரண்டு வகையாகப் பிரிக்கலாம். ஒன்று புலன் பெயர்ந்துள்ள இலங்கைத் தமிழர்களின் பணத்தை கொள்ளையடிப்பது. இரண்டு புலன் பெயர்ந்துள்ள இலங்கைத் தமிழர்களின் பணத்தை கொள்ளையடிப்பதுதான் அந்த இரண்டும். நாடுகடந்த அரசுக்கான தேர்தலுக்கே லொத்தர் குலுக்கியவர்கள், நாடு கடந்த அரசாங்கத்தை ‘ரன்’ பண்ணுவதற்கு எதைப்போட்டுக் குலுக்குவார்கள்? என்பதை அடுத்தடுத்த நாட்களில் தெரியவரும். தேர்தலன்று பல சுவையான சம்பவங்கள் அந்தந்த நாடுகளில் நடந்திருக்கின்றன. கு

by Samanmalee Unanthenna I apologise. Clearly I was wrong in my predictions regarding the new Rajapaksa cabinet in my earlier article. What I did not realise was that quite apart from an acute sense of survival and strong sense of family loyalty, our President has a dark sense of humour. How else would you explain appointing a former tuition master, ...

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traitor By ShobasakthiTranslated By Anushiya Ramaswamy 'As I live my days locked up in a wretched prison in this frozen country, I start to write the story of my beloved child, Nirami. The story begins with the birth of God.’ Nirami, Nesakumaran’s fourteen

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