Disappearances and the struggle for truth and justice Photo courtesy Human Rights Solidarity 30th August is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Tens of thousands have disappeared in Sri Lanka in last few decades[1]. On this day, families of disappearances in Sri Lanka will gather in Vavuniya in the North, to once again publicly appeal to find their loved ones, at least know the ...

FAQ on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka Image courtesy Rights Now A UN investigation into allegations of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka is about to commence. As an aid to public discussion, Friday Forum sets out below information to help the general public understand the legal basis, origin, nature and scope of this inquiry. 1. What is the Human Rights Council? The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the main inter-governmental body within ...

Internet & Facebook users, 2014 I was always intrigued by the differences between South and South East Asian countries when we did the Teleuse@BOP surveys. But playing around with some numbers for Facebook users in four South and four SE Asian countries, I was struck by an astounding fact. In all the SE Asian countries, there are more Facebook users ...

Unlike prolapsing, hyperlapsing is awesome. Above is an hours tour through Colombo compressed into a few minutes (and edited in iMovie). We shot it on an iPhone running the app Hyperlapse, from Instagram. The tech itself is amazing. I really think that personal video is on the cusp of becoming as ubiquitous and high quality as personal photography has ...

Lester: A figure of the nation's destiny Pic courtesy ft.lkI haven’t watched many films with my father. Although he is an ardent consumer of all art forms, he rarely had the time to take us to the cinema, the theatre or for musical recitals. And yet, I distinctly remember how he made it a point to take us to see Sinhabahu and Maname, patiently guiding us along ...

Sri Lanka’s pretty popular with the NOA, the European trade association that awards the outsourcing industry. Sri Lanka, which grabbed the Outsourcing Destination of the Year Award in 2013, has been shortlisted this time. “Sri Lanka has consistently offered a unique value proposition for UK and EU companies,” stated SLASSCOM Chairman Jayantha De Silva. “Especially for software product engineering and accounting outsourcing. ...

Bored Pile Design : End Bearing Vs Skin Friction Question : Many engineers in SL simply neglect the skin friction ( not negative SF) of the end bearing piles. Obviously it leads to lager diameter and greater cost but safe design..Generally, here, the cast in situ piles are considered as end bearing piles and are normally socketed in to bed rock.However recently I saw a pile design which I ...

Zzzzzzz Woke up to see this. Walked outside to worship the sun. Spoke to the flowers. Enjoyed a blissful moment. Made love to rice and curry. Time to slap some white sandalwood on my face, courtesy of Sita.

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