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SLMC alarmed by religious intolerance, attempt to abolish PCs

Anti - Muslim protests, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 4, 2012.The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has, in a resolution unanimously adopted on Saturday, noted ‘with...

Gota offers to train Indian forces .; India ready to learn

Lessons: Photographs obtained by Al Jazeera appear to show massacre of Tamils during final stages  war. Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has offered...

Three reasons to oppose the Impeachment: The barbarians are at your door step!!!

Photo credit: Igor Tishin: Barbarian Art Gallery J.C. WeliamunaThere was much publicity given in state media, run by a group of well-known hate campaigners, that...

Student leader brutally attacked by political thugs

Suranjith Bandara Former chairperson of student union of University of Kalania, Mr. Suranjith Bandara has been brutally attacked by politicl thugs in earlier today...

Colombo posters wage war against all shades of Tamil nationalism

(TamilNet) Citing the posters that appeared in Colombo and in southern parts of the island last week, a notice in Sinhala addressing ‘intelligent students’...

SLMC resolves to safeguard PCs and requests LLRC recomendations to be implemented immediately

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), while urging the government to implement in full the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations immediately, has...

‘Former military officer Jayakody threw acid’ Thuwarakeswaran, Maheswaran’s brother complain

Thiyagaraja Thuwarakeswaran after acid attackFormer Hindu Cultural Minister Thiyagaraja Maheswaran's brother and leading businessman Thiyagaraja Thuwarakeswaran aged 41, faced an acid attack on Saturday...

Army harasses Tamil students : Reconciliation or repression in Jaffna University?

Kumar DavidLet there be no doubt about it; the military entering Jaffna University, framing allegations and incarcerating Tamil students is intended to send a...

Impeachment:Rather than so-called foreign interests, it is the Government itself which is destabilising the country.

Sunday Times Cartoon Acting contrary to the greater good of Sri Lanka  - Kishaly Pinto JayawardenaThis week, newspaper reports quoted Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary...

UNHRC March session: The Tamil National Alliance’s Duty

Can TNA live uo to the expectations? Prof S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole Eating Commander Hathurusinghe’s Palahaaram (Viands) while parents broke-down and worshipped the CommanderTamils wonder...

Jaffna Arrests: Replaying The 1970s

Military rules Jaffna lifeM. A. Sumanthiran MPNovember 27th this year marked an important milestone in the different phases of ethnic relations in this country....

‘CJ impeachment to be used to move anti-Lanka resolution’

 A top Sri Lankan minister on Saturday claimed the dispute over the impeachment of the nation's first woman chief justice is likely to be...

Businessman allegedly abducted in white van

A businessman living on Malaba street in Gampola was allegedly abducted by a group of people who arrived in a white van according to...

Impeachment: Ensure principle of Natural justice adhered to – Prof Carlo Fonseka/SLMC

The Sri Lanka Medical Council says the government should ensure that citizens are entitled to be judged in accordance with the principles of...

Disenchantment against the Govt. growing, reveals BT-RCB Poll

With the impeachment of the chief justice wheeling out of state control, a Business Times (BT)-Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) poll conducted on the eve...

Sri Lanka: State propaganda Vs reality

Cartoon by Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was abduted and made to  disapper 3 years agoHana Ibrahim The Department of Police is the country's chief law...

India and Sri Lanka’s Civil War

By PratyushEBG6NYSM4VCJLast month the United Nations published a highly critical internal report in which it admitted it didn’t do enough to protect Tamil civilians...

We yet remain in deep meditation even as the country nose dives on bad governance, denigrating the rule of law, judicial independence being taken...

Acts of unreserved surrender by our leaders?“Our leaders, by acts of unreserved surrender, have abdicated their accountability to us and totally sacrificed our rights...

LLRC and 2013: The lobby that is opposed to the LLRC recommendations (on reconciliation and the rule of law) seems now to enjoy the...

Rememberence of the Dead  - LLRC recomendation discarded ''The government has committed itself to implementing the LLRC recommendations; though its achievements in this...

MaRa regime readying for a bloody solution :underworld criminal, a suspect od 14 murders released

(Lanka-e-News-) The brutal and Barbaric despots MaRa and his brothers have freed yet another murderer from the prison. On the 16th of December, Dolpin...

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields Tourism:” Come dance at place where thousands of war heroes, terrorists and others died”

Come dance at "place where thousands of war heroes, terrorists and others died"HuffingtonPost, Frances Harrison, The Sri Lankan military is advertising a newly...

The 3 prisoners abducted by Rajapakse regime exposed.! Prison Commissioner General himself destroyed all the registers

Commissioner P W KodipillyLanka e news inside information service had been able to identify the three prisoners who were covered with cloths and taken...

Sri Lanka’s TID summons Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has sent summons to Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) President, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, asking him to be present at...

Fears for Sri Lanka’s outspoken Leader

Critics say the Sunday Leader has lost Lasantha Wickrematunge's ethos  Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo  Almost four years after its...

Post-Mullivaaikkaal governance in Sri Lanka: Towards a totalitarian state

Image courtesy Lanka StandardThe present crisis engulfing the Jaffna University may be a turning point for the Tamil politics and Sri Lankan politics...

New battle in Sri Lanka; Editorial, The Hindu

What is it with South Asia’s strongmen and top judges? Only five years ago General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan found he had bitten off...

Sri Lanka: Does gvernment expect Muslims to carry weapons? – Azath Saali, Muslim Tamil National Alliance

Bodu Bala Sena" the Sinhala movement and other Sinhalese racists are carrying out unscrupulous activities against the Muslim and why government is silently watching.Suppression...

Sri Lanka top judge laments state media’s “slander campaign”

Lawyers of Sri Lanka's top judge Shirani Bandaranayake today accused the government of running "an organized series of programmes" in state electronic media targeting...
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Sri Lanka: Despite police intimidation prayer weak for the release of Tamil political prisoners held successfully

Families of Tamil political prisoners, civil society organizations and civilians of North East Sri-Lanka launched a weeklong prayer campaign from 7th to 14th January...

Joint Statement against the Sri Lankan Government: Memorials can be destroyed, not memories

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Sri Lanka: acquittal emblematic of the State’s failure to ensure accountability   

The ICJ today deplored the comprehensive failure of the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure accountability for conflict-era crimes, marked by the dropping of charges...