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Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to react to the Myanmar military’s latest attempts to impose complete control over news and...

President criticised on Facebook; Inquiry launched against two Govt. officers

The National Transport Medical Institute (NTMC) has launched an investigation into the alleged conduct of two female officers stationed at the Gampaha and Ratnapura...

Sri Lanka: Port City Bill in short

Suren Fernando/@SurenFernando. The GOSL Tabled the PortCityBill in Parliament on 8th April 2021. 1. The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission consisting 5-7 persons appointed...

No protection in sea or land: Kilinochchi fishers were tortured by Sri Lanka Navy

File photo of Sri Lanka Navy. Fishers of Valaipadu fisher village of Pooneryn Division of Kilinochchi District have been tortured, punished and humiliated by the...

Sri Lanka parliament to vote on the motion to withdraw on going court cases and to take action against the investigating officers

First to the full text of the motion: “The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs and Minister...

Sri Lanka: Rule by Gazettes leads to impoverishment and insecurity – Basil Fernando

It is not for fun that the Government established processes for taking decisions and implementing them. It is the age old wisdom gained through...

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Sri Lanka: Port City Bill in short

Suren Fernando/@SurenFernando. The GOSL Tabled the PortCityBill in Parliament on 8th April 2021. 1. The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission consisting 5-7 persons appointed...

Sri Lanka: Rule by Gazettes leads to impoverishment and insecurity – Basil Fernando

It is not for fun that the Government established processes for taking decisions and implementing them. It is the age old wisdom gained through...

Government trying to pass a bill to make the port city a ‘Chinese province’ – Anura Kumara Dissanayake, JVP

At the last election, the people of our country gave this government nearly 2 / 3rd majority in Parliament. At that time, the government...

Photo Essay: Struggle f the female victims of Micro Finance scams in Sri Lanka

Group of female victims of Micro Credit in Sri Lanka started a fast calling for the "Abolition of Micro Credit" as promised by successive...

Microcredit and impact on human rights in Sri Lanka – Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Special Rapporteur

A. Microfinance in Sri Lanka 71. Microcredit has a long history in Sri Lanka that dates back decades, though its use began to expand particularly...

The language of the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church re President Sirisena is entirely inappropriate – Kishaly Pinto Jayawardena

Image: True friends of the Cardinal Ranjith. When the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks in entirely inappropriate language as to whether Maithripala Sirisena,...

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

A crackdown on dissenting voices — those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government — has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out. By Tasnim Nazeer. Since Sri...

Sri Lanka has plunged into the abyss because of the distortion created by the 20th Amendment- Karu Jayasuriya

At present, our country is facing a number of serious issues. No person who loves the country can ignore it. That is why the...

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International Affairs

Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to react to the Myanmar military’s latest attempts to impose complete control over news and...

Officially, India Has the World’s Second-Worst COVID-19 Outbreak. Unofficially, It’s Almost Certainly the Worst

Image: People carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, before burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, on April...

Pakistan’s generals are ever more involved in running the country; And the prime minister seems ever more dependent on their backing

Before he became prime minister, Imran Khan was happy to hold forth about the role of the armed forces in Pakistan. They were so influential...

The Loss of Fear: Russian Dissidents From Dostoevsky to Navalny

Image: Aleksei Navalny. Many of us have asked why the Russian political dissenter, Aleksei Navalny, decided to return to Russia from Germany on January 17th,...

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