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A Brief History of Meethotamulla

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A Brief History Of The Meethotamulla Garbage Dump

Every day the Meethotamulla statistics are being laboriously revised, a backhoe scoop at a time, but now the horror and nausea of the news…

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In Pictures: Meethotamulla, On The Fourth Day

Text contributions by Himal Kotelawala Four days into the Meethotamulla disaster, rescue and cleanup operations are still underway. Police and tri-forces personnel can still…

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Crushed Beneath A Garbage Mountain: Colombo’s New Year Tragedy

On Saturday, the day after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Dayani sat huddled at the threshold of a temple, in Vihara Mawatha, Meethotamulla….

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H1N1 Is Doing The Rounds ‒ What You Need To Know

The H1N1 influenza virus has reared its head again, with 400 patients reported from the North alone earlier this month. In January, two deaths…

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How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared

Parliament last year approved the establishment of a Permanent Office for Missing Persons (OMP), in an attempt to address the country’s ugly legacy of…

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Police Net Dolphin Killers

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In Post-war Sri Lanka, Returning IDPs Face Fresh Challenges

Reporting from Keppapulavu, Mullaitivu Displaced since the last stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, returnees from the northeastern village of Pilakudiyiruppu in Mullaitivu are…

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SLAF’s Costly Procurement Plans Hit More Turbulence

President Maithripala Sirisena was among the many visitors who thronged the Ratmalana Air Force Base for a special exhibition to mark the 66th anniversary…

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Military Returns Lands

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What Mangala Said (And Didn’t Say) At The UNHRC

Last week, during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and a full 17 months since Sri Lanka’s co-signing of…

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Diabolical Bonds