Sunday, December 24, 2006
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Friday, October 27, 2006
"We lost our loved ones in all parts of the country earlier. When people disappeared in Jaffna in 1982, we all kept quiet. We did not experience it until disappearance happened in 1989 in the South of Sri Lanka. Now Tamil people are disappeared in Jaffna and Colombo. We should not keep quiet about it. We have to get together and stop the disappearance" says Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director of INFORM. human rights centre in Sri Lanka: More Pictures
Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
People in Sri Lanka celebrated International Peace Day with demonstrations, prayers, and inter religious programmes throughout the country on September 21 st 2006.
People of all walks of life in Sri Lanka want peace. They think peace is a distance dream, but speaking out without fear on Peace day is imporatnt to them; because they think the more silent they are - the worse they have to face in the future - More Pictures
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Uppuveli has a beautiful beach. Aqua sports such as wind surfing, rowing used to take place in the Uppuveli beach earlier. But due to the situation tourists arrivals are less than year before according to the hoteliers in this area.
The beach is empty with some fishermen from Kanniya come here to fish. They neither stay long in the sea nor shore. They try to sell the fish on the shore, and leave home as quickly as possible. They stay almost twenty kilometers away from the sea. More Pictures
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
"We want an assurance from the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for our lives and properties.We are not engaged in fighting.Also we not involved in politics.But why are we targeted? This is not acceptable at all" says Sultan Naazeer (35) of Thakkuanagar in Muthur
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
The basic needs of people such as water,passage and food should be met.Humanitarian support must be extended to the needy.People have started to displace towards Verugal river bank,when the air strikes and naval attacks happened in the LTTE control areas three months ago.We are protesting here to bring the matter to the limelight� says Professor Chitraleka Maunaguru of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka: More Pictures
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
"I type letters for the clients and earn Rupees three hundred per day. It's not enough to meet my needs, but I am managing with the money which my son in Denmark sends. My wife is expired. The situation is tensed.I do not want to go and live with my son in Denmark, because it's very cold there. I was displaced from Jaffna and no living in Vavuniya with my daughter. I want to live peacefully here" says a retired technical officer the irrigation department Krishnar Sivaguru (68) in Vavuniya town, North of Sri Lanka
"My husband, from Pooneryn and a farmer - passed away. I am now living with my sister in Chetty street in Jaffna. I have three children.They are all married and settled abroad. I come daily to the Nallur Kandasamy temple to pray for permanent peace" says Rajasundari Ratnasabapathy (78) in Nallur, North of Sri Lanka
"Both of my eyes are blind. My husband is ill, and I do not have children. I have to earn an income to take care of my husband. His medical expenses are very costly. I hardly earn Rupees two hundred per day now.I am looking forward to the Nallur Kandasamy Annual temple festival, which begins on July 30th" says Gnanamma Sangaraiah (75), who sells peanut on Kizhakku veethi of the Nallur Kandasamy temple in Jaffna
Selliah Ramalingam (65) sells paalaipazham in Murugandi, North of Sri Lanka."I go to an area to pick up paalaipazham, which is fallen from the tree, and clean them,thereafter I bring them to Murugandi Pillaiyar temple area to sell. I am growing older, and it is not an easy job for me to do, but I have to earn a daily income to take care of my family"
Alphine Amma Kasipillai (45) sells paalaipazham in Murugandi, North of Sri Lanka. Paalaipazham season has just begun. She says that she has eight children and her husband is separated. She earns Rupees three hundred per day. She walks daily from her house to Murugandi Pillaiyar temple area to sell paalaipazham.
"Travellers on the A9, main highway (Jaffna-Kandy main highway) are very less now, due to the prevailing tension.Therefore the business is not good.I hope that,there will be more travellers travelling on A9 in the near future, when the annual festival of the Hindu temples begin in "Aadi", the month of July" says a fruit seller in Murugandi, North of Sri Lanka Sivasundaraj Thurai (40)
"Travellers on the A9, main highway (Jaffna-Kandy main highway) are very less now, due to the prevailing tension. Therefore the business is not good.I hope that,there will be more travellers travelling on A9 in the near future,when the annual festival of the Hindu temples begin in "Aadi", the month of July" says a fruit seller in Murugandi, North of Sri Lanka Sivasundaraj Thurai (40)