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Monthly Archives: November, 2011

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Treaties provide absolute immunity against civil suits, Silva asserts ( war crime case against Shavendra Silva)

Shavendra Silva, currently Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations charged with torture and execution of Sri Lanka's Tamils by two...

Unemployed graduates complain of death threats

Dasun EdirisingheUnemployed graduates, who recently renewed their fight for jobs, were threatened with death last week by unidentified groups, according to the Combined Association...

The Real Lessons of Sri Lanka’s War: A Global Power Shift and the End of Human Rights

''First, Sri Lanka's experience reveals the true price of ending conflict through a purely military solution: accountability and political compromise. Thanks to...

EXCLUSIVE Highlights of LLRC findings and recommendations – The Island

''Implement LLRC report, no need for intl. probe, govt. told, Disappearances should be probed, Need for trilingual nation stressed, Urgent Bills frowned on, Douglas...

Restriction of Content on the Internet in Sri Lanka

a. Arbitrary blocking or filtering of contentDuring the latter part of the war, websites that purported to provide alternative coverage on the war were...

Mervyn warns journalists to book coffins

Katunayake (Srilankamirror) - Minister Mervyn Silva has warned journalists, whom he claimed were insulting the president and other important persons, to book coffins for...

Army organizes seminars for Jaffna O/L candidates

Jaffna (Srilankamirror) - The Army on November 19 held Jaffna’s largest education seminar of the year at three centres to prepare the GCE O/L...

Hirunika Premachandra addresses crucial issues affecting Sri Lanka in ‘Sirasa’ TV interview

Sumanasiri Liayanage While young people all over the world are experimenting with new forms of social resistance, the young, energetic and brave 24 year-old daughter...

Judge Warawewa harassed for judgment: Ranil .

High Court Judge W. T. M. P. B. Warawewa who acquitted former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka of all charges in the white flag case...

The Tamil people have not been treated as equal citizens for a very long time-Sampanthan

Maryam AzwerLeader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, says the Tamils in the country are still not treated as equal citizens and...

TNA wants political solution decided by year end

Srilankamirror - The TNA says the party’s aim is to conclude discussions with the government on finding a political solution to the ethnic issue...

GOSL before CAT: Tissa Denies Mohan’s Claims

Raisa Wickrematunge- Senior Tamil journalist J. S Tissainayagam denied allegations that he “admitted his complicity” to an offence in order to gain a Presidential...

GOSL before CAT: Sugar coating bitter realities with laughable theatrics

 Kishali Pinto Jayawardene  It was to be expected that the performance of the Sri Lankan government before the members of the Committee Against Torture...

Multi-million extravaganza by Lanka in the Caribbean-How public money was wasted in a spirit of ‘win or lose we booze’

Barely an hour after a Sri Lankan Airlines A-340 airbus dropped its wheels on the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in the Carribean island...

General Fonseka’s dock statement after the conviction

''Before Frederica Jansz published these lies which she claims I said, many in the country had heard about it. I believe even the...

The White Flag case: The reasons behind the two verdicts

Manopriya Gunasekara Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to three years in prison and fined Rs.5000 by the Colombo High Court on Friday...

LLRC: Probe possible war-related incidents

(ST)Information points to prima facie evidence but no names named ; Channel 4 video rejected as fabrication, but Darusman report taken note of The...

Bharatha’s family receives death threats

(Srilankamirror) - The widow of slain presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra has complained to police that her family was receiving continuous death threats.   In...

IUSF convener rubbishes J’pura campus bombs claim

(Srilankamirror) - IUSF convener Sanjeewa Bandara has rubbished the claim by the government that bombs and weapons had been found from universities. He told ‘Srilankamirror’...

DESPERATE PLEA OF A PATRIOT FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION – V. Anandasangaree

(Srilankamirror) - TULF leader is advising president Mahinda Rajapaksa in good faith that no satisfactory permanent solution can ever be found to the national...

Administration of 7 Tamil villages to be brought under Muslim dominated Ea’raavoor UC

 Colombo government has recently given instructions to Ea'raavoor Urban Council chairman Ali Zahir Mowlana to bring 7 Tamil villages under his administration using the...

Sri Lanka ex-army chief jailed for three years

Amal Jayasinghe, AFPA Sri Lankan court Friday jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka for three years for alleging that the president's brother had ordered...

Lankans should stand up against lawlessness – Anoma

All Sri Lankans should stand up against the lawlessness in the land, Anoma Fonseka stated following the three year sentence given to her husband...

Web ban: Minister Keheliya’s statement irrelevant to Sri Lanka Mirror

Sri Lanka Mirror emphasizes that Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella’s statement that the government banned several websites which do not comply with ‘the right...

Fonskea sentenced to three years RI in White Flag case .

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to three years RI and fined Rs. 5,000 in the White flag case.  The judgment was divided...

Opinion of the Supreme Court Regarding the Expropriation Bill was a disappointment

''On the day the Expropriation Bill was passed, Parliament was informed that the Government had pumped over Rs 10,000 Million between 2007 and...

Government took the decision to ban webistes without a court order

Sri Lankan government has confirmed that it has taken down several websites without a court order. Speaking to journalists in Colombo on Tuesday, Media...

AG to look into cases handed by the LLRC

Srilankamirror - The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has handed several cases brought before the Commission by persons who have appeared before it...

Sri Lanka’s Fear Psychosis

Frederica Janz  ■Sri Lankans across the board, renowned for their friendly smiles and easy ways are too afraid to speakA Norwegian journalist Correspondent for...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

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Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes

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Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

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