connections / June 11, 2012
Youth Unemployment Matters in post war Sri Lanka
Exploring matters of youth unemployment in Sri Lanka and the paradoxical situation of labour shortages on one hand and high unemployment on the other.
Promising Answers for Political Prisoners
A report on the protest held in front of Welikada prison and the hunger strike in Vavuniya, to draw attention to the plight of political detainees, who have been detained for months and even years without charge. The Government has now promised to begin looking into their cases within a month.
Lakshan Dias on: “Addressing issues of Political Prisoners”
Shifan talks to Human Rights Lawyer Lakshan Dias to learn about some of the practical issues and how feasible it will be for the government to deal with the cases of the political prisoners in the way they propose.
Police Department takes over Colombo checkpoints
A short report on the withdrawal of the Army from checkpoints in Colombo and it’s handing over to the police.