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Indian envoy calls for Sri Lanka power sharing

By Sat, Apr 05, 2014 10:51AM UTC Comments Off

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An Indian diplomat says early talks between the Sri Lankan government and minority Tamils are imperative and the government must expedite a sharing of power with the ethnic minority. The Tamil National Alliance is seeking wider regional autonomy in areas ravaged by the civil war that ended in 2009 with...

Survival sex in Sri Lanka’s crippled north

By Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:41AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

War and death make it a necessity, reports Asia Sentinel Their husbands dead or missing, more women are being forced to turn to survival sex as family breadwinners in Sri Lanka’ northern former war zone. According to estimates by local groups working with women to boost their incomes, the number of women engaged in sex...

Analysis: Can Burma negotiate with ethnic rebels for genuine peace?

By Fri, Mar 22, 2013 6:06PM UTC Comments Off Peace marchers wearing blue T-shirt in downtown Yangon on 21 September 2012, International Peace Day, calling to end civil war in Kachin state. (Photo Credit: Zin Wai’s Facebook)

The government of Burma has released a number of statements indicating its willingness to reach an agreement with ethnic armed groups and political opponents, both domestic and exiled. Unfortunately, those offers have been considered contradictory. Ethnic minorities have been suffering through five decades of brutal military maneuvers in the name of national unity. Attacks on...

Burma rejects US criticism over ethnic conflict

By Sun, Jan 27, 2013 9:43AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma/Myanmar has rejected the latest U.S. criticism of its conflict with ethnic Kachin rebels, and deplores that Washington still calls the country by its old name, Burma, according to a statement published Saturday. A Myanmar Foreign Ministry statement published in the state-run Myanma Ahlin newspaper “rejected” a news release issued Thursday...

The unstoppable Kachin war, a major problem in Burma

By Wed, Aug 22, 2012 3:56PM UTC 4 Comments Kachin Independence Army recruits in training. Pic: AP.

As a result of ongoing civil war that has been waged for more than sixty years, Burma has become a largely dilapidated country in the region. Civil war in Burma has taken place since the country achieved its independence from British colonial rulers in 1948. Regrettably, the country lost its liberty in 1962 since the...

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