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Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good
Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good
Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

If you’re tired of reading terrible things about immigrants — how they never integrate, how they rape and steal, how they deal drugs, how they create “no-go zones” in European cities — here’s a success story to ponder. I’d say there are millions of such stories across Europe. It concerns Ramesh Kumar Balakrishnan, whose first job in Italy was as a…

New York Times - Apr 09 19:51 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture ]

Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf
Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf

Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving. Six recruiters licensed by the Sri Lankan government said they could provide an employer with a “three-month guarantee” that a maid would not become pregnant. …

Guardian - Apr 06 14:19 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, History, World ]

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  • One woman's story of being trafficked from Sri Lanka

    One woman\'s story of being trafficked from Sri Lanka

    An undercover investigation by BBC Wales Investigates has shown the extent and scale of labour exploitation and modern day slavery in the UK. With a 300% rise in recorded slavery victims since 2012, officials acknowledge there is a growing problem. We have seen evidence of traffickers forcing vulnerable people to work for little or no money.

    BBC - Apr 11 13:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, World, UK ]

  • India, China at cross purposes in Sri Lanka, both face Lankan anger

    India, China at cross purposes in Sri Lanka, both face Lankan anger

    Many in Sri Lanka are voicing dissent – questioning the wisdom of handing over “national assets” of the island nation to China and India in the guise of regional economic development 15 15 SHARES Massive infrastructural development projects in South Asia sponsored by China and India – involving billions of dollars – are attracting sharp criticism. …

    Dhaka Tribune - Apr 02 14:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, SriLanka, China ]

  • Sumanthiran-Tamil diaspora engage US on SL

    Sumanthiran-Tamil diaspora engage US on SL

    A joint delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) visited the United States of America at a time when Sri Lanka was under scrutiny at the UN in Geneva, with appointments secured from the highest levels of authority at the UN, US Administration and Government, and the Norwegian Government, the GTF said in a statement. The…

    Daily Mirror - Mar 23 16:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, TNA, WarCrimes ]

  • Tamil Tiger Rebel Fighters Left to Drift After Sri Lanka’s Civil War

    Tamil Tiger Rebel Fighters Left to Drift After Sri Lanka’s Civil War

    The former combatants and experts News Deeply talked to shared the impression that the rehabilitation centers had failed at preparing former fighters to adequately reintegrate into society. “It’s clear that ex-combatants face an enormous number of problems and have done from the beginning, when they surrendered or were captured,” Alan Keenan, International…

    News Deeply - Mar 19 16:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, WarCrimes ]

  • IMF Staff Concludes the 2018 Article IV Mission with Sri Lanka and Discusses Progress of Economic Reform Program

    A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part…

    IMF - Mar 09 15:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, World ]

  • Liberals' budget includes $23M for multiculturalism, anti-racism strategy

    Liberals\' budget includes $23M for multiculturalism, anti-racism strategy

    With one eye on ultranationalist movements appearing around the world, the Liberal government boosted funding in this week's federal budget to address issues of anti-immigrant sentiment and racism bubbling up at home. Funds for multiculturalism programs, initiatives for the Black Canadian community and a new centre to better analyze and collect data on diversity…

    CTV - Mar 01 14:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Tamil Tiger due to be deported says he will face torture in Sri Lanka

    Tamil Tiger due to be deported says he will face torture in Sri Lanka

    A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who claims he once built warships for the Tamil Tigers says he will be tortured and possibly killed in his home country if he is deported by the Australian Government on Thursday. Santharupan Thangalingam, 46, said he was a senior leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant terrorist organisation, which waged a bloody…

    ABC OnLine - Feb 21 14:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, World, Australia ]

  • Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

    Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

    The risk of dying as a newborn in the US is only slightly lower than the risk for babies in Sri Lanka and Ukraine, according to Unicef. A report by the UN children’s agency found that five newborn babies die around the world every minute, or about 2.6 million every year. The figure is described as “alarmingly high”, particularly as 80% of these deaths are…

    Guardian - Feb 20 14:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, World, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka Caught in China’s Debt Trap

    Sri Lanka Caught in China’s Debt Trap

    Sri Lanka celebrated 70 years of independence on February 4, but China’s economic presence is leading some to question the extent of that independence. Between 2005 and 2017, Beijing invested $15 billion in the island nation’s infrastructure projects. Regional rivals like India see these investments as Chinese economic colonialism.

    theTrumpet - Feb 12 20:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Economy, China ]

  • MEPs cross political lines over Tunisia’s inclusion on anti-money laundering blacklist

    MEPs cross political lines over Tunisia’s inclusion on anti-money laundering blacklist

    MEPs on the Economics and Home Affairs committees have been deeply divided by the recent addition of Tunisia on the Commission’s blacklist of “high-risk third countries.” But in a close vote they failed to support -- by 28 votes for, 32 votes against, with 0 abstentions -- a move to reject the inclusion of Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Trinidad…

    EuroParl - Feb 08 14:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

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  • China paying 'high attention' to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka: Xi Jinping

    China paying \'high attention\' to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said he pays "high attention" to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up plans to build a Maritime Silk Road project in India's backyard -- the Indian Ocean. In a message to congratulate Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule, Xi told his counterpart Maithripala Sirisena…

    DNA - Feb 07 14:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Ontario's next election will be defined by what Toronto wants

    Ontario\'s next election will be defined by what Toronto wants

    Within days of Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s shock resignation last week, all of his potential successors representing non-Toronto regions of Ontario quickly bowed out: Lisa MacLeod (eastern Ontario), Monte McNaughton (southwestern) and Vic Fedeli (northern-ish). Three candidates now say they’re in and a fourth is likely.The Progressive…

    Citizen - Feb 02 21:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Whether it will stop with port activities at Hambantota remains a question, says the Defence Minister Hinting at security concerns over Sri Lanka handing over its strategic southern port of Hambantota to China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised doubts whether that country would confine itself only to port activities. “Whether China will confine…

    The Hindu - Jan 31 23:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam told a news conference, that it was meaningless to continue with the ban imposed on LTTE within Sri Lanka. "Eight years has lapsed since the war ended with even former LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons and in such a scenario continuing with the ban on the LTTE is…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 30 20:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Carleton University’s Food Court Achieves Zero Waste

    Carleton University’s Food Court Achieves Zero Waste

    Carleton University’s Food Court has achieved zero waste, a MASS Environmental Services audit has confirmed. The Food Court, located in the University Centre, is part of a continual improvement program to increase waste diversion in its Dining Services division. This has seen the introduction of new recycling stations, additional staff training towards…

    Carleton U - Jan 26 15:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable

     What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable

    Let it be perfectly clear. The point is not what Brown allegedly did. The point is not even Brown, though spare a minute for him, that poor, lonely castoff. No wonder he raced to hold that impromptu press conference Wednesday night; very likely, it will be the first and only opportunity he ever has to defend himself in public.That his senior staff deserted him…

    National Post - Jan 26 15:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • In a city of accents, what's considered 'cute' versus 'foreign' reveals a hierarchy

    In a city of accents, what\'s considered \'cute\' versus \'foreign\' reveals a hierarchy

    Accents can conjure up a variety of assumptions about a speaker, said University of Alberta professor emeritus Tracey Derwing, who has researched accents for more than 20 years. And people who harbour negative prejudices about a certain group may attribute those biases to a person with that accent. It's a tendency that Murray Munro, a linguistics professor at Simon…

    CBC - Jan 22 18:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World, UN ]

  • COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Today, a quarter of a century separates us from the last breath of Sathasivam Krishnakumar aka Colonel Kittu. On January 16, 1993, Col. Kittu was killed in a losing battle with nine other LTTE cards, as they were encircled by Indian warships in the ocean on a return journey. Kittu was born on January 2, 1960 in Valvettithuai, Jaffna. To achieve this, he joined as a…

    Tamil.de - Jan 16 21:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, World ]

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