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21 October 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea estate workers who sustain the country's economy mobilise to fight for fair basic wages

Author: Meena Srinavasan, The Hindu

"A bitter brew: For Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers, fair wage is still elusive" 5 October 2019...

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28 August 2015

Condom manufacturer, Ansell, faces protests in Australia over its sacking of striking workers in Sri Lanka

The article below includes comments from the company.

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29 March 2012

Sri Lanka's former LTTE women combatants stage fashion show

Author: ColomboPage [Sri Lanka]

[...]384 former combatants of the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka got the opportunity today to rejoin their families as useful citizens.The ex-cadres have completed the government's rehabilitation program and...

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19 September 2011

Sri Lanka private sector can lead recovery from war - UNDP

Author: Nita Bhalla, AlertNet

Sri Lanka has a unique opportunity to quickly build livelihoods for the more than 300,000 people affected by its civil war, thanks to the robust private sector in the south of the country which was spared the worst of the violence, the head of the U.N...

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11 December 2009

Dateline Sri Lanka: Tourism and Peacebuilding

Author: Elizabeth Becker, The Globalist

…[T]housands of tourists are returning to Sri Lanka… If done properly, tourism could help unify Sri Lanka, whose war was driven by ethnic divisions between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Tamil Hindus. Not surprisingly, members of the...

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28 November 2009

Big GAP in ethics, US shoppers told

Author: Tamilnet.com

Several dozen protesters carried placards in front of the Gap and Banana Republic ...urging ethical U.S. shoppers to boycott garments produced in Sri Lanka, while another group of Tamil activists assembled in front of Victoria's Secret Stores...to...

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24 August 2009

MNCs flock in to get the ‘fruits’ of war [Sri Lanka]

Author: Tamilnet.com

A ‘political solution’ not to meet Tamil aspirations but to 'facilitate' the interests of the multinational corporations (MNC) is what in the agenda, Tamil circles said...Chandra Lal de Alwis, president of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka...

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16 June 2009

Peace Apparel [Sri Lanka]

Author: Riyad Riffai, Lanka Business Online

Brandix, a top Sri Lankan apparel maker, is planning to boost production at a factory built in Batticaloa, a former war-torn area in the east of the island where ex-female Tiger combatants are also working...Theodore Gunasekara, general manager...said...

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1 March 2009

[PDF] Rethinking the nexus between youth, unemployment and conflict – Perspectives from Sri Lanka

Author: Harini Amarasuriya, Canan Gündüz and Markus Mayer, International Alert

This paper...critically discuss the nexus between youth unemployment and conflict...The report builds on the work...

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30 January 2009

Sri Lanka and Nepal exchange business leaders in search for inclusive economy of peace

Author: International Alert

International Alert and partners recently organised a regional exchange programme in...Nepal, between key Nepali and Sri Lankan business leaders...Participants... highlighted that the private sector...can take the lead in facilitating multi...

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