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Sri Lanka Tamil population drop from second to the last.....

[b]Sri Lanka Tamil population drop from second to the last in the latest census -- World Factbook [/b]

Based on the latest census figures the World Factbook states that the Sri Lankan Tamils who were the second largest community (12%) has come down to 3.9 % in the census figures of 2001. The Sri Lankan Moors have shot up from the third position to No: 2 -- i.e .7.2%.

It is not raving but a factual dissection

“Remember how your minority lower caste oppressed Tamils were forbidden to enter or live near Kovils (Hindu temples); draw water from wells in the grounds of high caste Vellalah families, sit on bus seats, forbidden to wear shoes, to enter cafes, barber shops, and the women not allowed to cover the upper parts of their bodies or even to wear gold- earrings, or use umbrellas under the scorching sun. Remember all that? All these were happening even in the 50s. A Tamil apartheid of sort!” Writes Asoka Weerasinghe from Canada.Post your comments

FORUM-ASIA condemns the attack on the National Human Rights Commission Office in Sri Lanka

“It is not sufficient to create a National Human Rights Commission. State authorities should ensure a conducive and safe environment to enable the Commission to carry on their legitimate responsibilities,” pointed out Anselmo Lee, the Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA.Post your comments

Science minister uses street dramas to popularize science and technology

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Sri Lanka’s Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Witharana decided to transfer Science and Technological innovations to rural areas through VIDATHA centers [Centre, which transfer technology for rural masses] and hope to use traditional street dramas to educate the masses about science and technology.

New Delhi to hold dialogues with States affected by Naga integration demand: Oscar

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Union Minister for Statistics and Program Implementation Oscar Fernandez said latest round of political talks with the NSCN (IM) leaderships in Bangkok was fruitful but refused to elaborate details of the talks.

Is this man a dreamer or a schemer?

A Toronto businessman's gala to promote his vision for educating impoverished Africans, featuring Bill Clinton as keynote speaker, went up in smoke this week amid allegations that the key component of his plan — his own vocational college — delivered substandard education, reneged on promises to a foreign government, and owes back taxes and rent, plus more than $200,000 (U.S.) in refunds to overseas applicants.Post your comments

UDI EELAM IF RANIL IS DEFEATED.

:)

federal united states of Sri Lanka huh?

it might work, if given a chance

but anandan that would mean having elections and stuff, wont it?

its costly to stuff votes and rig an election, so I guess Prabhakaran wont go for the idea of federal united states of Sri Lanka

thats why he has been telling everyone he come across, give me full control or else I will fight you , with Tamil c

Worst corruption offenders named

BBC - Corruption is on the rise in some rich countries as well as poorer ones, research by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International suggests.

The group's Corruption Perceptions Index labels Bangladesh and Chad as the most corrupt places on the planet.

[size=150][b]The situation worsened in countries such as Costa Rica, Russia and Sri Lanka - as well as Canada and Ireland.[/b][/siz

FORUM-ASIA condemns the attack on the National Human Rights

[b]FORUM-ASIA condemns the attack on the National Human Rights Commission Office in Sri Lanka[/b]

[b]Bangkok, 20 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] “It is not sufficient to create a National Human Rights Commission.

Is this man a dreamer or a schemer?

[b]Is this man a dreamer or a schemer?[/b]

[b]Clinton's sudden pullout ends Ottawa dinner
Questions swirl around business college founder[/b]

By Prithi Yelaja - Staff Reporter : Toronto Star

A Toronto businessman's gala to promote his vision for educating impoverished Africans, featuring Bill Clinton as keynote speaker, went up in smoke this week amid allegations that the key component

It is not raving but a factual dissection

[b]It is not raving but a factual dissection[/b]

“Remember how your minority lower caste oppressed Tamils were forbidden to enter or live near Kovils (Hindu temples); draw water from wells in the grounds of high caste Vellalah families, sit on bus seats, forbidden to wear shoes, to enter cafes, barber shops, and the women not allowed to cover the upper parts of their bodies or even to wear go

Sri Lanka Tamil population drop from second to the last in the latest census -- World Factbook

Based on the latest census figures the World Factbook states that the Sri Lankan Tamils who were the second largest community (12%) has come down to 3.9 % in the census figures of 2001. The Sri Lankan Moors have shot up from the third position to No: 2 -- i.e .7.2%. The Indian Tamils is at 4.6%. The Sinhalese as expected topped the list with 73.8%. These figures indicate that the Sri Lankan Tamils have dropped to the bottom of the ladder with all other communities climbing over it.Post your comments


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