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Sri Lanka: Call To Prosecute Security Agents Involved In Torture

Eurasia ReviewSri Lanka is not credibly investigating torture, Amnesty International said on the eve of a review by the UN Committee Against Torture into...

Web Censorship Targeting Critical Voices in Sri Lanka – IFJ

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the new registration rules introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) for websites hosting any manner...

EU Heads of Mission concerns the blocking of news websites in Sri Lanka

PRESS RELEASE/STATEMENT BY EU HEADS OF MISSION IN COLOMBOEU Heads of Mission in Colombo view with concern the recent blocking of various news websites...

Sri Lanka blocks 5 news websites over ‘insults’

BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI(AP)Sri Lanka has blocked five news websites because they committed character assassination and insulted people including key political leaders, officials said Monday. Media...

Colombo bourse needs a full revamp: Daysasiri .

UNP Kurunegala District parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara speaking to the Daily Mirror online today said that the stock market is run by a mafia with...

Families search for thousands of missing victims from brutal war

Andrew Buncombe His name was Abi, he was six, and the last his family glimpsed of him was in the frenzied moments after deadly...

Three of Baratha murders have been already killed , President Rajapaksha told Hirunika

President holds out veiled threat to late Bharatha’s daughter –flees country in fear Lanka-e-News  The Regime chief Mahinda Rajapakse has held out illicit veiled...

TNA travel to the USA viewed with hostility by the Mahinda Administration

 Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne This government is going along the path of destruction; that is looking from the side of the poor and the proletariat. Prices...

Thou shallt not oppose the ruling family: New First commandment for Sri Lanka

Tisaranee Gunasekara“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it”. John Hay (Castilian Days II) ‘Either you are with us or...

Court criticised for backing Tamil deportations

Refugee agencies have blasted a ruling by a Swiss federal court backing the repatriation of rejected asylum seekers to post-civil-war Sri Lanka. The Federal...

Nationalization ‘Blow’ to Post-War Sri Lanka Hopes

Amal Jayasinghe Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s president has vowed to turn his war-battered nation into the “miracle of Asia,” but a controversial new...

Website blocking ‘a brutal crackdown’

A survey revealed that certain websites violate the country's laws, says media ministry Media watchdogs in Sri Lanka have raised serious concerns over the...

Govt. blocks more websites, all must register

 Leon Berenger More news websites were blocked yesterday as the Government said those carrying news relating to Sri Lanka should register with it –...

Sri Lanka’s continued militarisation

Gibson Bateman, New YorkFor the Tamil people of Sri Lanka’s north and east, the end to conflict has not engendered the positive changes...

Sri Lanka urges news websites to register after ban

REUTERSSri Lanka ordered news websites on Saturday to register with the Media Ministry, in what critics called a further step toward restricting media after...

Army to establish construction company

(Srilankamirror)  The Army is to establish a development and construction company that will come under defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, says Army chief Lt. Gen....

Parliament to receive LLRC report from MR

Shamindra Ferdinando Those countries wanting to haul Sri Lanka before an international war crimes tribunal, over accountability issues, are preparing to attack the Lessons Learnt...

Sri Lanka targets dissident websites

(AFP)  Sri Lanka on Saturday warned websites to register with the authorities after the United States expressed deep concern over Colombo’s blocking of a...

Gamage stresses sour part of ‘Sevanagala Sugar’ story .

Industrialist turned Ampara district UNP organizer Daya Gamage who owns the Sevanagala Sugar Industries Ltd. yesterday said direct and indirect livelihoods of around 50,000...

Pro-LTTE retirees to lose pensions

(Srilankamirror) The government is considering halting the payment of pensions of retired pro-LTTE public servants who act against Sri Lanka from overseas, ‘Divaina’ reports. It...

Srilankamirror.com blocked by SLT

Srilankamirror- www.srilankamirror.com website has been blocked by the internet service provider Sri Lanka Telecom. As a result, updating the website has become difficult. Our attempts to...

Offer Rajapaksa Bros Inc. Hambantota as their very own country to reduce political pollution in Colombo

Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeFacades of Development: Of Commonwealth Games and Drag Racing @ Green PathWe woke up in the middle of the night to the sound...

Bar Association wants govt to withdraw new “fast tracked” enterprises and assets take over bill

Shibly Aziz PCA draft (Bill) of a law proposed to be passed by Parliament titled The Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilised Assets Act...

Court upholds Tamil repatriation decision

The Federal Administrative Court has ruled that rejected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka can be sent back to their country.  The Swiss Federal Office...

Jagath Pushpakumara’s thugs takeover Sevanagala Sugar Factory

 (Srilankamirror) - The Sevanagala Sugar factory, owned by Daya Group of Companies, has been illegally taken over and occupied by thugs employed by Coconut...

Peace, Military & People: A discussion on the validity of the non-military engagement of the military

''For a population of a little over 20 million in Sri Lanka, we have a total military strength of approximately 200,000 and...

Sri Lankan military takes over three stadiums

ESPNcricinfo staffThree of Sri Lanka's international venues, including the newly built stadiums in Pallekele and Hambantota, have been handed over to the military indefinitely...

Sri Lanka state entities making losses; ruined by political meddling: report

(LBO) - Sri Lanka's state entities have been badly hit by the appointment of unqualified persons to top positions and while annual accounts were...

Sri Lanka army to run cricket stadiums

Charles Haviland The armed forces in Sri Lanka are to take over maintenance of the country's most prestigious cricket stadiums.The country's heavily indebted cricket board...

Test Criket grounds under Military admin

As part of the Rajapakse regime’s plan to give over the administration to army control, with sudden and immediate effect from today, all the...
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Sri Lanka Govt takes over chairmanships of 3 parliamentary committees, previously held by the opposition

The Government moved yesterday to take control of the Chair of the crucial Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance, passing a motion in the House...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

The Ministry of Justice issued an invitation to the public to submit proposals for consideration by an expert committee established to draft a new...

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes

Amendments give Gotabaya Rajapaksa powers to sack ministers and limit oversight. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers a policy speech in the Colombo parliament on 20 August...

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

Image courtesy of Peoplesworld.org/Earanga Jayawardena/AP Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving....