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Cultural and psychological attack on Tamils in Jaffna

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on August 26, 2010

No 49– 26 Thursday Aug 2010
Former Battle Zone In Search of A Business Boom

It is an odd location to open a new restaurant, right in front of a row of buildings whose roofs have been blown off by artillery fire and whose walls are pockmarked by gunfire. But the new Rusi Restaurant in Paranthan town in Kilinochchi district here in the north of Sri Lanka, is all set to make big business in what was not so long ago a war zone.

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52600

Post war economy / News feature
Editor warned

Following his apology in court, the Supreme Court today warned and discharged the Editor of the Lanka Irida newspaper from the purported contempt of court charges and directed him to publish a correction against a news item which appeared in the paper in June.

http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/6076-court-warns-editor.html

Media freedom /News
Cultural and psychological attack on Tamils in Jaffna

But the signboards presently displayed in the archaeological site give a Sinhala name Kadurugoda for the site. The description boards in the site are entirely in Sinhala. Besides, the Archaeology Department has also translated the name Chu’n’naakam of the nearby town, from Tamil into Sinhala Hu’nugama, even though the latter was never in usage.

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=32479

Militarization-sinhalaization / News feature
Indian FM coming

Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said he would visit Sri Lanka by the end of this month to study the situation facing the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other issues. A senior ministry official would also go to Colombo before him.According to a report on PTI the minister told the Lok Sabha today that a settlement acceptable under the ambit of 13th Amendment and beyond should be implemented in Sri Lanka so that peace and tranquility can prevail in the country. http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/6080-indian-fm-coming.html

Indian pressure / News analysis
Vaiko denies former LTTE leader’s charge

MDMK general secretary Vaiko has denied that he stood in the way of a ceasefire between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan forces, as claimed by former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article592289.ece

K.P / News
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