Jonathan Miller of Channel 4 reporting from Sri Lanka, 27 November 20 — with title “Tamils hold provocative remembrance services for fallen Tiger fighters”
Amid continuing political turmoil in Sri Lanka, the Tamils in the north of the country have tonight held ceremonies commemorating fallen fighters of the Tamil Tiger insurgent army which was summarily defeated nine years ago. The remembrance events are highly controversial, particularly among ethnic Sinhalese nationalists.
Despite international outrage over alleged atrocities committed by Sri Lankan armed forces, there has been little progress towards accountability. We report from the former Tamil Tiger capital, Killinochi. A warning: the report contains images that some viewers might find distressing.
This snap is from 27 November 2015
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Nupur J. Sharma, in Independent, 15 November 2018 where the title is “The BBC research on ‘fake news’ is shoddy, unethical, dishonest, and actually an example of fake news”
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has published a report [pdf] that talks about the fake news industry in India. In their report titled “Beyond Fake News”, BBC has reached certain outlandish conclusions like ‘Nationalism is driving the spread of fake news” based on dubious data, incorrect interpretations, bias sample selection and selective information. It was almost as if BBC decided the conclusion of their research and then reverse worked their data to suit their conclusion.
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Palitha Kohona** … in IDN-InDepthNew , 06 November 2018, where the title is “The ‘Crisis in Lanka’ –Invented by the Western Media”
The change of Government in Sri Lanka, following the unceremonious sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingha by President Maithripala Sirisena, has given rise to a crescendo of alarmist commentary in the Western media, which is slowly seeping in to the non-Western media as well. One after the other, the Western media outlets have taken a critical approach to the change and have begun to characterize the replacement of the Prime Minister as a “Crisis”.
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Both lawyers and political scientists have essayed interpretations of the present constitution: a BATTLE rages in front of a yawning GOALMOUTH. I present some samples here
A = Rajan Philips … vs the President’s treacherous coup so to speak
B = Dayan Jayatilleka — for the political legality of the act
C = Sanjana Hattotuwa — versus the goals spurring the act and despondent about the populist anti-democratic weight of popular opinion within the social media in Sinhala favouring the Presidential coup
ALL adding to the plethora of views on the political struggle for power ….. and thereby expanding the numbers in the MELEE in front of the wide-open GOAL ……….
….. while the principals are no doubt visiting the kattadiyas and other facilitators of shrines of Mahason, Kannagi, et cetera in notorious/beloved spots in various parts of the island
Pic by Juliet Coombe
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Tamara Kunanayakam, in Island, 3 November 2018, where the title is Tamara: Why was West silent on wrongdoings of former regime” ………..Note: the highlighting is the work of The Editor, Thuppahi
Tamara Kunanayakam, Economist, Expert on international affairs, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN at Geneva, Former Cha”irperson/Rapporteur of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development yesterday asked why West had been silent on some grave wrongdoings of the ousted Premier Wickremesinghe. Kunanayakam, speaking at a briefing organized by Eliya Organization said: “What is the explanation for the West’s silence on the postponement of local government elections for some three years and delays in holding Provincial Council elections, all under the Premiership of Ranil Wickremesinghe?
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