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Sri Lanka's War Widows and the Road to Reconciliation

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The civil war lasted 26 years. It cost the lives of an estimated 100,000 people and devastated the north and east of the island nation. 55 more words


Impressions from Kilinochchi

For the uninitiated, Kilinochchi is one of the twenty five districts in Sri Lanka, situated south-east of Jaffna, in the North. Oh, and there was a war that was fought in the vicinity. 734 more words

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Illustrated Travel Diary: Northern Province

Only a few months ago, I was lamenting that I hadn’t visited the Northern province of Sri Lanka and now, I’ve been there twice with a possible third trip coming up soon. 3,385 more words


UK’s Contribution to Demining in Sri Lanka Exceeds £5 Million

During the past five years, Britain has provided a total of £5.1 million towards demining activities in Sri Lanka. From 2010 to 2014, Britain has contributed £3.5 million to The HALO Trust for demining work in former war-affected areas of the country. 149 more words

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Jaffna University Faculties of Agriculture and Engineering to be Established in Kilinochchi

The Ministry of Higher Education is implementing a project that focuses on further developing the Jaffna University’s Faculties of Agriculture and Engineering.

“The Faculty of Agriculture, which was functioning at Kilinochchi, had to be shifted to the Jaffna University premises owing to the escalation of war and operated there under difficult conditions particularly due to limited space available,” said Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education Mr. 218 more words

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Achchuveli Industrial Complex Declared Open in Jaffna

The Achchuveli Industrial Complex in the Jaffna Peninsula was declared open last week under the Uthuru Wasanthaya (“Northern Spring”) Programme.

“Achchuveli industrial area was destroyed by the terrorists 25 years ago, but President Rajapaksa’s ‘Mahinda Chinthana – The Way Forward’ and ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ rebuilt it,” said Governor of the Northern Province Maj. 187 more words

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Random Clicks In Kilinochchi

Going up North for work was so interesting in 2010. North was reviving and there was this wonderful joyous exuberance – especialy among the young. 64 more words

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