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A land left behind:In war-torn Mullaitivu, people are looking for new leaders
A land left behind:In war-torn Mullaitivu, people are looking for new leaders

Drive around Mullaitivu and you hear rumblings of discontent, not just with the government but with the Tamil National Alliance, the party that people here have traditionally supported overwhelmingly. They’re angry that promises like the release of lands from the military and answers about disappeared people remain unfulfilled, and they blame the politicians who…

CDN - Apr 24 16:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Mullaitivu, History, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka’s unsettled land question
Sri Lanka’s unsettled land question

One year is a long time to sustain a street protest. Taking turns, a group of people from Keppapilavu in Sri Lanka’s northern Mullaitivu district has stayed put under a roadside tent, asking the government to return their land which is under military occupation. “We are determined to continue our struggle until there is justice,” said S. Chandraleela, one of…

Hindu - Mar 05 11:38 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Mullaitivu, History, SriLanka ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • TNA requests for debate on forced Sinhalese settlements in Mullaitivu

    TNA requests for debate on forced Sinhalese settlements in Mullaitivu

    Tamil National Alliance (TNA) provincial councilmen of Northern Province have requested the Chairman of the provincial council, C. V. K. Sivagnanam to hold a debate over the government’s alleged forceful establishment of Sinhalese settlements in the Mullaitivu District. They request that, at the next council meeting scheduled on the 26th April, the council should…

    Ada Derana - Apr 25 14:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Mullaitivu, TNA ]

  • Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

    Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

    The number of those affected by the drought has risen to 1.66 million. The Disaster Management Centre has said the District of Kurunegala remains the worst affected, with over 163,000 people suffering the consequences of the drought. Close to 139,000 have been affected by the drought in the district of Puttalam. Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya,…

    News First - Aug 04 15:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu ]

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  • Tamil protests to reclaim land persist in Sri Lanka

    Tamil protests to reclaim land persist in Sri Lanka

    “When I lie down here at night, I imagine being under the roof of my home,” says Singarathinam Sellamma, 83, seated among a small group of people outside the divisional secretariat in Puthukkudiyiruppu here. For about 25 days now, representatives of 49 families have been taking turns and fasting at the entrance of the government’s administrative unit in the…

    The Hindu - Mar 02 12:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Mullaitivu, Vanni ]

  • On Keppapulavu

    On Keppapulavu

    February 9 marks the tenth day of protests in Keppapulavu, a village in Mullaitivu, where residents are demanding the return of their land. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is meeting with representatives of the Keppapulavu protests – but the struggle for the return of their land has been ongoing for years. Groundviews compiled the reportage on the issue, in…

    Groundviews - Feb 10 15:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Mullaitivu ]

  • Illegal fishing, land grabbing by outsiders add to Tamil fishermen's woes

    Illegal fishing, land grabbing by outsiders add to Tamil fishermen\'s woes

    Seven years after the end of the war the fishermen of Kokkilai in the Tamil-majority Mullaitivu district of North-East Sri Lanka are yet to enjoy the fruits of peace. If fighting on land and sea disrupted their livelihood during the 30 year war, illegal fishing by Sinhalese and Muslims from outside the area; forcible occupation of lands by outsiders with…

    NIE - Jun 25 10:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Mullaitivu, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Preparing younger generations for future disasters in Sri Lanka

    Preparing younger generations for future disasters in Sri Lanka

    In coordination with the District Disaster Management Centre of Mullaitivu and several other organizations, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Mullaitivu Branch, organized a Schools Disaster Simulation Programme at the GTM School of East Mulliwaikkal to educate students and parents about natural disasters including tsunamis. Under its Post Conflict Recovery Programme,…

    ICRC - Sep 28 13:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tsunami, Mullaitivu, ICRC ]

  • Launch of Reconciliation through Sports Cricket Tournament

    Launch of Reconciliation through Sports Cricket Tournament

    The Sports for Reconciliation cricket tournament, implemented by ZOA Sri Lanka, brings together 18 village-level youth teams from the Northern and Eastern Provinces representing all communities. The tournament will be played in a knock-out format with the grand final held at Mullaitivu in March 2015. The tournament aims to bring the excitement and spirit of the ICC…

    SLC - Feb 11 14:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Mullaitivu, Sports ]

  • U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women

    U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women

    Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Michael Delaney speaks with Neela Marikkar, Chairperson from The Grant Group, to discuss the launch of the “War Widows Project” in partnership with the Ministry for Industry & Commerce. The project is supported through nearly 15 million Sri Lankan Rupees from the United States to open handloom training centers and…

    US Embassy, Colombo - Oct 17 14:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Mannar, Mullaitivu, USA ]

  • Confidence building important for Lanka reconciliation: UK

    Increasing trust between the Tamils and the civil administration in the war-scarred north is vital for Sri Lanka achieving "long-term reconciliation", the British envoy John Rankin here said today."I was pleased to speak to both the police personnel and the local communities involved in this programme. They spoke about the changes the community policing programme has…

    PTI - Sep 04 12:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Mullaitivu, SriLanka, UK ]

  • In search of justice: The story of the people of Kepapilavu

    In search of justice: The story of the people of Kepapilavu

    The story of the people of Kepapilavu reminds all of us that the ethnic conflict is far from over. Their reality contradicts the regime’s claims of rapid post-war development and the rhetoric of peace. So much for rights “Any citizen of Sri Lanka has the inalienable right to acquire land in any part of the country, in accordance with its laws and regulations,…

    Sunday Times - Jan 09 11:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Mullaitivu, Refugees, IDPs ]

  • SRI LANKA: Scraping by with scrap

    SRI LANKA: Scraping by with scrap

    Every evening when the setting sun creates long shadows against walls and pillars of bombed-out buildings, half a dozen flatbed trucks line up in the northern Sri Lankan town of Mullaittivu. They have become a permanent early evening fixture in this shell of a town, where some of the worst battles during the final phase of the island’s civil war were fought in early…

    IRIN - Nov 22 18:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Mullaitivu, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka: MSF hands over last project in the country

    Sri Lanka: MSF hands over last project in the country

    International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has handed over its last remaining activities in Mullaitivu district, Sri Lanka, having first worked in the country in 1986. From 2006 to 2011, MSF provided support at Point Pedro Hospital’s emergency unit as well as assisting in maternal health care, surgery and infection control.…

    MSF - Oct 04 12:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Mullaitivu, NGOs ]

  • Sinhala-Buddhist temple opened to ‘celebrate’ genocide at Mu’l’livaaykkaal

    Sinhala-Buddhist temple opened to ‘celebrate’ genocide at Mu’l’livaaykkaal

    Coinciding the third anniversary of Mu’l’livaaykkaal genocide, a secretly built Sinhala-Buddhist stupa was inaugurated at Vaddu-vaakal, the entrance to the Mu’l’livaaykkaal genocidal strip of land in Mullaiththeevu. As the Tamil public is yet to be allowed into the stretch of land, the building of the stupa at the genocidal site went unnoticed until its…

    TamilNet - May 22 11:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Mullaitivu, WarCrimes ]

  • Thousands of voters 'missing' in north

    The main opposition in Sri Lanka says that over two thousands registered voters in two electoral bodies in the north are unaccounted for. United National Party (UNP) quoting the elections commissioner (EC) said nearly 10-15% of people out of 21,000 registered voters in Pudukudiiruppu (PDK) and Maritimepattu in Mullaitivu district are either dead or missing.

    BBC Sinhala - Mar 07 16:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Mullaitivu, Elections ]

  • Road Signs Indicate Better Times

    Road Signs Indicate Better Times

    Chinese engineers are now overseeing the repair of this 50 km stretch of gravel connecting Nedunkerni village with the A9 highway, the lifeline for Sri Lanka's former northern war zone, popularly known as the Vanni. Culverts and small bridges are being restored and sharp turns realigned. Restoration of the Nedunkerni - Puliyankulam road is a sign that basic public…

    IPS - Nov 28 14:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vanni ]

  • Seine-net beaches in Mullaiththeevu distributed to Sinhala fishermen

    Traditional seine-net beaches (Karaivalai-paadu) of Eezham Tamils in the coastal tracts of Mullaiththeevu district are grabbed and distributed among Sinhala fishermen from the south by a team of SL fisheries officials from the south. The excuse is that the local Tamil fishermen in the LTTE controlled areas did not register their seine-net stretches with the SL…

    TamilNet - Apr 11 09:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, SLMilitary, Mullaitivu ]

  • Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay

    Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay

    Within the last three weeks, 240 Sinhala families were hastily settled at Kokku’laay, a narrow strip of land, which is the only link of contiguity between the northern and eastern flanks of the country of Eezham Tamils in the island. This pivotal conspiracy of Colombo to demographically de-link the contiguity of the two Tamil provinces is being implemented by SL…

    TamilNet - Feb 01 12:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Mullaitivu, History ]

  • Returnees brace for monsoon rains

    Returnees brace for monsoon rains

    Next month's upcoming monsoon rains could spell trouble for thousands of returnees to conflict-affected northern Sri Lanka. The annual northeast monsoon rains run from November through February, and are usually accompanied by strong winds and extensive flooding. Inter-monsoonal rains have already begun in some areas. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of…

    IRIN - Oct 01 11:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu ]

  • School reopenings an essential part of conflict recovery

    School reopenings an essential part of conflict recovery

    When the conflict in Sri Lanka restarted in 2007, the effects were felt at Mulliyavalai Kalaimahal Vithiyalayam school in Mulliativu District – the heartland of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) territory. “We are very happy to have reopened the school now that MAG has completed their survey and SLA have cleared the mines and UXO,” says the Principal,…

    MAG - Jun 03 09:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Children, Mullaitivu ]

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