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Monthly Archives: November, 2011

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Duminda Silva is above the law – AHRC

Duminda Silva is above the law, says the Asian Human Rights Commission.This is not due to any constitutional status that he has, as for...

Assault on FTZ workers: Investigations not yet over: SG

 S.S.SELVANAYAGAM When the rights petitions of the aggrieved workers of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone complaining of police assault came up before the Supreme...

Gender gap increases in Sri Lanka in 2011

 Sri Lanka's gender gap increased over the last year and gender equality ranking declined from a 16 in 2010 to a 31 this year,...

WE REMEMBER after 21 years…

 ''Further, on 9th September, 1990, the army arrested all the members they could find of the four villages in the area of the...

Death threats against newspaper editor – RSF

Reporters Without Borders has written an open letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa urging him to take whatever measures are necessary to protect Frederica Jansz,...

An open letter to ‘Shooty’, who committed suicide in Villawood detention centre

Tom KeneallyDear ‘Shooty’, I‘ve just watched our Prime Minister talking about shared Commonwealth values in Perth. My mind turned at once to you and your...

51 Jaffna students get scholarship from the Army.

Sri Lanka Army, deployed in the northern part of the island has initiated a number of projects for the development of the education in...

Education and its (dis)contents:a critique of state policy on education and a call to action

''Folks, let us not wait until the state tells us what to do. We from the university system and from outside it, civil...

Takeover Bill under fire at Party Leaders meeting

The contentious Takeover Bill on underperforming State enterprises and underutilised assets had come under fire by the Opposition at the Party Leaders meeting yesterday...

TID harassing war crimes victims

Special Correspondent in Colombo (Sri Lanka Guardian) According to news reaching Sri Lanka Guardian, relatives of the LTTE senior activists who were presumed killed...

Shavendra raises immunity defense to escape torture charges

Sri Lanka's Acting Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and ex-Major General in Sri Lankan Army (SLA), Shavendra Silva, has invoked Article-31 of the...

UNP lambastes govt. plan to take over loss incurring private ventures

The UNP yesterday lashed out at the government for a controversial move to rush through a Bill titled ‘Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Underutilized...

Sri Lanka to make post-war report public – foreign minister

 Sri Lanka will make public its report into the end of the civil war with the Tamil Tigers, the foreign minister said on Tuesday,...

SRI LANKA Report 2010: Observatory for the protection of human rights defenders

Political contextRestrictions on freedoms of association and peaceful assembly in the north of the country Serious reprisals against human rights defenders seeking accountability for human...

Chelvanayakam statue decapitated in Trincomalee

The statue of Thanthai Chelva (SJV Chelvanayakam) located near the Sivan Temple at Thirugnaanasampanthar Street in Trincomalee was decapitated on Sunday night. People who...

The Lionel Bopage story: Rebellion, repression and the struggle for justice in Sri Lanka

''Lionel Bopage was for more than 10 years a central leader of Sri Lanka’s Janata Vimukthi Peramuna or People’s Liberation Front (JVP):...
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Sri Lanka Govt takas over chairmanship 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....