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Sri Lanka: Pandemic-related Domestic Violence; Victims don’t often get the desired help

Image courtesy of Inter Press Service. Puyumi Fornseka. During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking...

Sri Lanka collective appeal : Protect Freedom of Expression and Vulnerable groups in dealing with the Pandemic

Issuing a statement a collective of 54 groups and 72 individuals say that "A rights-based approach to deal with the pandemic is essential and...

Sri Lanka: Instead of repealing the PTA the scope of the Act was broadened – Helena Dalli, EU Equality Commissioner

The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...

Myanmar’s Coming Revolution- What Will Emerge From Collapse?

Image: Anti-coup demonstrators in Yangon, Myanmar, April 2021. By Thant Myint-U July/August 2021. Myanmar is at a point of no return. The army’s February coup, meant to...

European Parliament wants to initiate a procedure for the  withdrawal of Sri Lanka’s GSP+ status as a last resort

European Parliament today (10 June 2021) passed a resolution on the situation of Sri Lanka which calls on the European Commission and the EEAS...

Sri Lanka : Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover “fake news”

Image courtesy of www.coe.int. Broadly and poorly worded provisions in Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and Computer Crimes Act can be construed in...

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Sri Lanka collective appeal : Protect Freedom of Expression and Vulnerable groups in dealing with the Pandemic

Issuing a statement a collective of 54 groups and 72 individuals say that "A rights-based approach to deal with the pandemic is essential and...

Sri Lanka : Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover “fake news”

Image courtesy of www.coe.int. Broadly and poorly worded provisions in Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and Computer Crimes Act can be construed in...

Sri Lanka’s Office on Missing Persons and the zero policy on justice – Basil Fernando

Image courtesy of The Tamil Guardian. One of the issues that demonstrated the approach of the Sri Lankan authorities to the problem of enforced disappearances...

Sri Lanka Briefing Note: The Environment- Sri Lanka’s Newest Human Rights Front

That the country has suffered much over the years owing to irresponsible management of the environment is a fact. Moreover, it is clear that...

Saluting Sri Lanka’s courageous public officials amidst political antics – Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

It is said that, whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. Well, Sri Lanka exemplifies the madness of a State, perpetuated...

Sri Lanka: Dragon dancing in vaccination jungle – Lucian Rajakarunanayake

Amidst the Vaccination Chaos that has emerged in the country we see one move by the Police, somewhat belated no doubt, to break some...

Colombo Port City Economic Commission -An authority without any real authority By Basil Fernando

The Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill has been passed. However, the Bill that was passed was not what the Government wanted. The decision...

What Sri Lanka needs is not banning chemical fertilisers but a second green revolution – W.A. Wijewardena

Image: Farmer Ranjith Kondadeniya, Monaragala. Banning chemical fertilisers and pesticidesW/a/vice of his economic advisors, has ordered that Sri Lanka should stop the importation of chemical...

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Myanmar’s Coming Revolution- What Will Emerge From Collapse?

Image: Anti-coup demonstrators in Yangon, Myanmar, April 2021. By Thant Myint-U July/August 2021. Myanmar is at a point of no return. The army’s February coup, meant to...

(OFFICIAL) UAE, Bahrain make Pfizer/BioNTech shot available to those who got Sinopharm vaccine

Reuters. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have made the Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), coronavirus vaccine available as a booster shot to those initially immunised with a...

The Real Kingmakers of Myanmar

Image: Soldiers from the Ta’aung National Liberation Association, one of the armed ethnic groups that may determine Myanmar’s future.Credit...Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse — Getty...

United States to share 80 million doses of vaccine with the world, Including South Asia – Joe Buden

Making a statement today, President Joe Biden announced that USA is "providing more detail on how we will allocate the first 25 million of...

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