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'No Fire Zone - The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka'
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A trailer for a new documentary entitled "No Fire Zone - The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka" has been released earlier this week.

Plans for the documentary were revealed in October 2012 by director of "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" Callum Macrae.

Speaking at Frances Harrison's launch of "Still Counting The Dead", Macrae stated that "this film will be different to the others, we want this to be a call to action".

See the trailer below.

No Fire Zone - Trailer from Zoe Sale on Vimeo.

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Tamil Guardian 07 October 2015
Sri Lankan soldiers sentenced for gang rape of Tamil woman

A group of four Sri Lankan soldiers have been sentenced to 25 years in jail for the gang rape of a Tamil woman that took place in 2010. The Jaffna High Court found the men from Sri Lanka’s 572 Brigade guilty of raping the 27-year old Tamil mother of two, [more]

Tamil Guardian 07 October 2015
Janatha Sevaka Pakshaya calls for rejection of UN resolution on Sri Lanka

The general secretary of the Janatha Sevaka Pakshaya said that the Sri Lankan government should reject a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for accountability for mass atrocities committed on the island. [more]

Tamil Guardian 07 October 2015
Sri Lankan military engaged in fishing in North-East
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Tamil Guardian 07 October 2015
Sri Lankan parliament debates implementation of death penalty
Sri Lankan lawmakers called for the reinstatement of capital punishment today, in a debate ahead of interviews for a new hangman next week. The debate was started by Colombo District UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra’s motion to reinstate the death penalty in the face of “increasing anti-social and violent activities”. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha meanwhile noted the Foreign Minister told the UN Human Rights Council last month that Sri Lanka would not implement capital punishment. Mr Rajapaksha, [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Sri Lanka PM calls for Japanese assistance to develop country
 Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe called on Japan to convene a donor conference for the social and economic development of the conflict affected areas in the island, reports Colombo Page. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
US Senator urges 'most robust international role' in accountability process

A senior US senator has called on his government to push for the "most robust international role" in the accountability process, mandated by a UN resolution last week at the Human Rights Council. [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Sri Lanka parliament disrupted by opposition to UNHRC accountability resolution
Photograph: Ceylon Today Parliament sitting were temporarily suspended in Sri Lanka after MPs clashed on discussion on the implementation of a resolution on promoting reconciliation, [more]

Tamil Guardian 06 October 2015
Sri Lanka to interview for a new hangman next week

Sri Lanka announced that 20 applicants will be interviewed later this month, for the post of hangman at the Department of Prisons. Prisons Commissioner Rohana Pushpakumara said that the interviews will be held next week and they would be assessing “psychological and physical fitness”. Ahead of the interviews the gallows at the Welikada Prison were being refurbished reported Daily Mirror. The site, [more]

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