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  • 18 Aug 2015 - 18 Aug 2016: A Glance The Rights Situation by INFORM

    18 Aug 2015 - 18 Aug 2016: A Glance The Rights Situation by INFORM

    Executive Summary: The parliamentary elections of August 2015 brought into power a coalition government between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP), the two major political parties that had ruled Sri Lanka since independence from the British in 1948. This elections reaffirmed the leader of the UNP as the Prime […]

  • Sri Lanka OMP Bill: Concerns and Recommendations by WAN

    Sri Lanka OMP Bill: Concerns and Recommendations by WAN

    (Image by Amantha Perera/IRIN) WAN Statement on the Proposed Office of Missing Persons (OMP). On May 27th, 2016, the Government gazetted a new bill on the “Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions)”. Throughout June, the Women's Action Network (WAN) conducted trainings, interviews, and focus group discussions in the north and east […]

  • Report on Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

    Report on Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. 2015 Report on International Religious Freedom. Executive Summary     The constitution states every person is “entitled to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, including the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.” It gives citizens the right to manifest their religion or […]

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  • Rajapaksa's Ex-CSO in Bribery Net

    Rajapaksa's Ex-CSO in Bribery Net

    BC files five corruption cases against Wanniarachchi; Alleged failure to declare assets and liabilities for five years. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday filed five corruption cases in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Major Nevil Wanniarachchi, the ex-Chief Security Officer (CSO) of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over non-declaration of assets […]

  • Four EX-officials Under Probe

    Four EX-officials Under Probe

    Revealing another aspect of investigations into the alleged misappropriation of million of rupees granted by Indian Real Estate Company Krrish Lanka Pvt. Ltd, the FCID yesterday informed Court that former Sri Lanka Tourism Board Chairman Nalaka Godahewa and three others are being investigated over a land deal involving Rs. 40 million in Puttalam with the […]

  • SLT Ads Galore Towards Media Factory

    SLT Ads Galore Towards Media Factory

    Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) The media reports that the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is going to give their advertising campaigns to ‘Media Factory’ have raised concern among anti-corruption groups. The reports say that the SLT is planning to hand over its entire advertising campaign over to Media Factory. It has now become an issue as […]

  • Minister Kiriella’s Deception Exposed

    Minister Kiriella’s Deception Exposed

    Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella denied in Parliament yesterday (21st) the information forwarded by JVP Parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayathissa that three members of Minister’s Media Secretary’s family had been given three posts of consultants in the Ministry of Highways. The Minister also denied that a Buddhist priest had been appointed as a […]

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