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Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military

Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military

The SL Police in Mullaith-theevu was acting on a false accusation filed by a Sinhala navy sailor who was blaming Tamil journalist Shanmugam Thavaseelan in Mullaiththeevu as having assaulted him and insulted him on 07th April at Vadduvaakal. “It was the intervention by journalists like me that prevented the situation getting into worse when the people protesting at Vadduvaakal caught him for suspiciously photographing them,” the 33-year-old journalist told media on Saturday after being released on bail. The hearing of…

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Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal

Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal

he education of the students living in the rural and remote villages in the North-East would be severely affected if the SL Government goes ahead with the proposed move of closing down schools with less than fifty students in the island, said former Education Minister of Eastern Province S. Thandayuthapani on Friday. The resettlement has not been fully completed even though ten years have elapsed since the end of the war. It also takes time for the people to resettle…

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