» 09/28/2009, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
International Book Fair, a success for the Catholic Church
More than a million visitors browse through 400 stands set up in the capital. The end of the civil war leads to a boom, as people feel free to travel the country. Bertram Fernando, who was in charge of the Catholic Church’s stand, says many Buddhists bought CDs of sacred music.
Biggest Bible on display at the Chennai Book Fair
Taiwan’s changing landscape, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall renamed
Taiwan’s government approves renaming the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Kuomintang cries foul.
21/07/2009 SRI LANKA
IMF to provide a US$ 2.5 billion loan, but government forgets the poor
The loan is set to finance post-war reconstruction and cushion the impact of the global economic crisis. However, government policies are negatively impacting broad segments of the population through higher taxes and disincentives to production. Women and small scale economic operators like fishermen are the hardest hit.
29/12/2004 sri lanka
Bishop of Sri Lanka: Local Ngos better equipped to assist the survivors
In some areas international aid has not yet arrived. Peoples are sheltered in schools, churches, temples and rely on local humanitarian organizations for water, food, clothes.
01/05/2010 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankans celebrate May Day amid unemployment and exploitation
Meetings, rallies, conferences and religious services are held on International Workers’ Day. Fr Reid Shelton Fernando, coordinator of Young Christian Workers, discusses the situation workers have to face, with their rights denied, at the mercy of politicians. He also looks at what the Church can do to solve the problem.
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