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Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa pocket boroughs are in bad shape too | Mint

Live Mint 06 Jun 2022
The road to Hambantota may be paved with Chinese money, but its value is up for debate ... A statue of D.A ... It now lies on the ground, covered in tattered tarpaulin ... In Colombo, doctors and lawyers have joined together in an unprecedented push to convince the government to undertake real reform ... Popular anger remains palpable ... So it should ... .
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Sri Lanka’s crisis forces garment workers to prostitution

Tamil Guardian 30 May 2022
According to the Stand Up Movement Lanka (SUML), there has been a 30 per cent increase in women joining the sex industry in Colombo since January alone ... The rise in sex work has particularly been seen in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, where workers reports a wide range of clientele ... I’ve had doctors, lawyers and even reverends,” said one woman.
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13 years today - A massacre in Mullivaikkal

Tamil Guardian 18 May 2022
“When the Chef de Cabinet arrived back in Colombo on 16 May he indicated to the Government that he was willing to travel to the Wanni and be present at the surrender ... Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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As Sri Lanka’s Tamils Remember War Dead, Justice Remains Elusive

Human Rights Watch 17 May 2022
Amid a devastating economic crisis, thousands of protesters on the streets of Colombo, the capital, are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ... The president brought the army onto Colombo’s streets, a state of emergency is in force, and there are daily curfews.
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13 years today - 3,000 dead and 25,000 critically injured

Tamil Guardian 17 May 2022
“When the Chef de Cabinet arrived back in Colombo on 16 May he indicated to the Government that he was willing to travel to the Wanni and be present at the surrender ... Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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13 years today - Soldiers throw grenades into bunkers with surrendering families

Tamil Guardian 16 May 2022
“When the Chef de Cabinet arrived back in Colombo on 16 May he indicated to the Government that he was willing to travel to the Wanni and be present at the surrender ... Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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13 years today - No Fire Zone up in smoke

Tamil Guardian 15 May 2022
Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Embassy Colombo also reported that heavy shelling occurred in the NFZ, killing at least 300 civilians.” ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo. Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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Lawyer moves court for arrest of ex-Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for attack on protesters

The Economic Times 14 May 2022
According to Daily Mirror, a personal complaint has been lodged before the Colombo Magistrate's Court by a lawyer requesting to direct the CID for the arrests ... .
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13 years today - Last hospital stops functioning

Tamil Guardian 14 May 2022
Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Embassy Colombo also reported that heavy shelling occurred in the NFZ, killing at least 300 civilians.” ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo. Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign despite new PM

Arab News 13 May 2022
“The appointment of Wickremesinghe raises questions as to whether there will be any changes at all, because he is perceived as being close to the Rajapaksa family,” Bhavani Fonseka, a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist attached to the Center for Policy Alternatives in Colombo, told Arab News.
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13 years today - Same hospital bombed again, Obama calls for an end to shelling

Tamil Guardian 13 May 2022
Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Embassy Colombo also reported that heavy shelling occurred in the NFZ, killing at least 300 civilians.” ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo. Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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Ranil Wickremesinghe: Here is the political journey of the politician known for far-sighted policies

One India 12 May 2022
Colombo, May 12. Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a lawyer-turned politician who has been in Parliament for 45 years, has made a remarkable come back nearly two years after his United National Party (UNP) was routed and failed to ... .
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Can new PM Wickremesinghe bring stability to crisis-hit Sri Lanka?

Business Day 12 May 2022
Wickremesinghe went to pay his respects at Colombo’s Gangaramaya Buddhist temple soon after taking oath of office. A lawyer by training, Wickremesinghe was first elected as a legislator in 1977 ... Fonseka, a Colombo-based senior researcher for the Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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13 years today - Another hospital bombed as chemical warfare continues

Tamil Guardian 12 May 2022
Colombo uses chemical weapons ... Embassy Colombo also reported that heavy shelling occurred in the NFZ, killing at least 300 civilians.” ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo. Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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13 years today - More than 3,200 killed overnight

Tamil Guardian 11 May 2022
Embassy Colombo also reported that heavy shelling occurred in the NFZ, killing at least 300 civilians.” ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo. Stephen Sunthararaj was abducted by five men whilst travelling in his lawyer’s car in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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