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THREAD ahead of the #BlackJuly commemorations over the following days. An often repeated myth is that the 1983 Black July pogroms, in which thousands of Tamils were killed, were a response to the killing of 13 soldiers by the LTTE on July 23, 1983. This is false. #Tamil #lka
Violence from state actors had been increasing in the months ahead of #BlackJuly. Tamils were being killed at will. Human rights activists, political activists and militants were being detained and tortured. Local newspapers, including the Saturday Review, documented the violence
In April, SA David and Dr Rajasundaram of the Gandhiyam Movement were arrested and held. They were severely tortured throughout. The Gandhiyam Movement was a non-violent movement, which assisted refugees, by setting up farms and distributing food.
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Ein extrem rechter #Soldat der #Bundeswehr soll laut #WeltamSonntag / @investigativ_de im Juni 2017 in #München ein Attentat auf die Bundesverteidigungsministerin Ursula #vonderLeyen vorgehabt haben. Ein #thread dazu.
Es geht um Samstag, 24.06.2017. Von der Leyen besuchte damals die #Bundeswehruniversität in München-Neubiberg & einen "Beförderungsappell" mit 600 Soldat_innen am Schloss Nymphenburg. Die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen waren extrem hoch, Pressefotograf_innen durften nicht nah ran etc.
Die Gefahr durch einen von einem oder mehreren Rechten Soldaten verübten Anschlag wurde also sehr ernst genommen. Es gab eine Hausdurchsuchung und ein Ermittlungsverfahren der Staatsanwaltschaft München.
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Lets talk numbers on Child marriages in #SriLanka

As of 2012, there were a total of 104,176 married citizens (registered & customary) between the ages of 15-19.

Also, 3530 of those married were below 15.

#lka #SriLanka

All figs taken frm National Census of Population 2012.
When looking at gender breakdown, all 3530 married who are below 15 years of age are female.

85,392 of the 104,176 married citizens between ages of 15-19 are female too.

#lka #srilanka
Looking at those married through “Registered Marriage” by Ethnicity.

There were a total of 3204 citizens aged BELOW 15 married this way, out of which 2200 (69%) were of SINHALESE ethnicity. In contrast, only 471 was Sri Lankan Moor.

#lka #srilanka
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මිලේනියම් සිටි සිදුවීම යනු 2002 ජනවාරි මස 2 වැනි දින ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අතුරුගිරිය මිලේනියම් සිටි පරිශ්‍රයේ සිදුවූ සිදුවීමකි. පැතිරීගිය මාධ්‍ය ආවරිත තොරතුරු සහ හමුදා බුද්ධි අධීක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලය හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලීසිය අතර වූ දුර්වල සන්නිවේදනය නිසා ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද්ධ හමුදාවට අයත් එතෙක් රහසිගතව
ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ LRRP හෙවත් දිගු දුර විහිදුම් බලකාය පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු හෙලිදරව් වීම මෙම සිද්ධිය නිසා සිදුවිය. බලකායේ සාමාජිකයින් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු රහසිගත වන අතර, එම තොරතුරු සම්බන්ධව ඉහළ හමුදා නිළදාරීන් සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති දැනුවත් බව පැවසෙයි.
2002 ජනවාරි 2වන දින, මහනුවර නිල සුනඛ අංශයේ සහකාර පොලිස්‌ අධිකාරි කුලසිරි උඩුගම්පල යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ විශේෂ පොලිස් කණ්ඩායමක් විසින්, හමුදා බුද්ධි අධීක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලය යටතේ පවත්වාගෙන යන ලද අතුරුගිරයේ මිලේනියම් සිටි හී අංක 844හී ස්ථානගත කොට තිබූ LRRP බලකායට අයත් ස්ථානය වටලන ලදී.
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1. Highly descriptive information was given by a friendly Nation to a Head of Intelligence on April 4th; it included targets & methods of the attack. Until the 12th of April, this information was passed around. - President @MaithripalaS
#lka #SriLanka #EasterSundayAttacksSL
2. Defense Secretary didn't take it seriously. He did not act on it with seriousness. The IGP then received it and sent it to 5 DIGs; one of them, DIG Dasanayake, acted and sent it to VIP security. But the IGP and other DIGs didn't do their job." - @MaithripalaS #lka #SriLanka
3. "Neither the IGP nor Defence Secretary informed me of the intelligence report. I am not saying this to absolve myself from any responsibility. But this is the fact"
- President @MaithripalaS #lka #SriLanka #EasterSundayAttacksSL
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Here's what I think of as the dear #American journalists thread 2.0. It concerns Facebook and #lka, hate speech detection, and language complexities of the Global South, where @LIRNEasia (the think tank I work at) operates.
It seems a perfectly natural reaction, given the phenomenal amount of hate speech, to urge @facebook and @twitter to get their shit together and take it off the platform. Post March 2018, we - as in Sri Lankan civil society - tried.
In fact, one of the longest running arguments @sanjanah, @NalakaG and myself have had with the @facebook India team is that they consistently fail to live up to their own damn Community Standards, and only seem to pay attention as long as the @nytimes or @WIRED is slamming them.
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Hi, if you're media, and you're covering the #EasterAttackSL, and you know very little about Sri Lanka; its religious, ethnic, or linguistic demographic; its history of war; or its geopolitical relations w India, US, or Canada, I'm happy to provide names of experts to interview.
It's 10 years after the official end of the war, there have been a string of attacks on places of worship in #SriLanka in recent months, it's election year, and a key presidential candidate stands accused of war crimes against Tamils on the island.
If you don't understand why this context is relevant to today's attack on Christian worshuppers, that's fine, you're not all experts. But please stop inviting war-on-terror thinktank talking heads. In the frenzy to be topical, you do so much damage, long-term and deep.
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Dear #American journalists:
For the love of whatever you hold holy, stop twisting this incident to serve your anti-Facebook technovalley politics.
Right now, in a country with tight government controls on trad media, social media is a boon for us. #lka
And make an effort to understand; violence in #lka began before social media, Internet, telephony.
To a large extent much of race hatred is still fuelled by print media in this country.
You want to point fingers, at least do your research into a complex history.
Take a look at statements by local politicians, see how they are reacting. Look up the patterns of violence around elections, race issues, politics.
Leave your biases and baggage at the door.
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#Breaking: At least 160 killed and hundreds more injured in coordinated #Islamic suicide bomb attacks. Six serial explosions rocked Catholic Churches, 5 stars hotels in #SriLanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. #lka #CVE
1/1 Thowheed Jamaath is already a cancer in #TamilNadu. They have strong influence in Vellore, Ambur, Vaniyambadi & Gudiyatham; Keezhakarai, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram areas. Their branches in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, UK, France, USA, and Australia #CVE
1/2 #UPDATE The seventh attack hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels in #SriLanka's capital. #lka #CVE
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BREAKING - Reports from Sri Lanka confirm blasts at churches in Batticaloa, Negombo and Colombo and in hotels in Colombo including the Shangri La and the Kingsbury #lka #Tamil
Breaking: 10 confirmed dead in Batticaloa, 25 in Colombo as Easter Sunday bomb blasts rock #SriLanka #lka #Tamil…
Breaking .- Photographs from St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade show the extent of the damage in the aftermath of the explosions. #SriLanka #lka
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Five #explosions reported in #SriLanka. Two explosions in St. Anthony’s #Church in Kochchikade and #Negombo Katuwapitiya Church. Another explosion in Kingsbury Hotel and 3rd floor Shangri-La in Colombo. Another explosion reported in #Batticaloa. #lka @ShangriLaHotels
National Hospital receives injured. Reportedly another explosion in #CinnamonGrand. #explosion #lka #Colombo #EasterSunday #SriLanka.
24 admitted to National Hospital has died from injuries #EasterSunday #SriLanka #lka #explosion
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AG Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC suggests that President is vested with 'plenary executive power' not restrained by Art 70.
Responding, AG denies that his opinion is meant to favour the President, whilst he admits that he has got instructions from President Sirisena.
Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC, appearing for GL Peiris says
1. The dissolution ex facie within the Presidents power
2.There is no co -relation between Article 33 and Article 70
3.Article 62(2) gives power to the President to dissolve Parliament
4.reasonableness of the dissolution
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FR Petitions on dissolution just being taken up by court. AGs dept saying that notice has not yet been served on all parties. Presidents Counsel K. Kanag-Isvaran asking court to take this matter up today due to grave urgency #lka #SupremeCourt #ConstitutionalCrisisSriLanka
Bench consisting of CJ, Priyantha Jayawardena J and Prasanna Jaywardena J will take the matter up at 2pm. Several senior counsel expected to make submissions. Many seeking to intervene in the application as well. #SupremeCourt #lka #ConstitutionalCrisisLK
Presidents Counsel K. Kanag-Isvaran commences his submissions in SCFR 351/18 for Leader of Opp @R_Sampanthan. States that a proclamation cannot be made under Art. 70(5). It is only a consequential provision. Has to be under 70(1) which President has not done.
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Today mark 100 days of ongoing struggle by residents of #Keppapulavu in #Mullaithivu demanding return of their lands from #military custody
Access road to #Keppapulavu village was opened temporarily today for #Vattrappalai Amman Kovil festival;protesting villagers disappointed
Tense situation in #Keppapulavu as military closed access road opened temporarily today after 8 years;devotees trapped inside HSZ area #lka
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