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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

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Make Police, AG dept and Judicairy Independent – UNP will support govt. to overcome international pressure .

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said today it was prepared to support the government to overcome any pressure from the international community...

LLRC Report on Sri Lanka’s War: Pride, Prejudice and Paradise

J.JeganaathanThe Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has recently released the much-criticized report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (LLRC). The...

Wimal waiting for PSC decisions to decide continuity with government

National Freedom Front Leader and Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday that he and his party were awaiting the decisions of the Parliamentary Select...

SriLankan nosedives with Rs. 19.5bn loss

Colombo District UNP MP Ravi Karunayayake yesterday (Feb. 01) dared the government to come clean on the whopping Rs. 19.5 billion loss that the...

SLMC wants SE PC if North gets 13-A Plus

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) yesterday renewed its call for a South-Eastern Provincial Council (PC) in the event of the Tamil National Alliance...

President terminates justice Warawewa’s services

 President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to terminate the services of Colombo High Court judge W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa.  He had been on one-year extension until yesterday...

USA will suppport a resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

''After an extensive deliberations and in the light of our on going request for more detailed information about implementation we have decided to support...

Human Rights Commission member resigns

A member of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has resigned following an internal problem.Former government analyst Dr. Ananda Mendis, who was appointed to...

TNA and PSC:”Intelligent realism” Must prevail in Tamil politics

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Even if everything the TNA says is true, it is still making a mistake, or perhaps two or three, and is on...

Laws’ delays – a major concern – Justice Ministry Secretary

"Although Sri Lanka's judicial system is of a high standard compared to other countries in the region, law reforms need to be introduced to...

Sri Lanka: Conviction Under The Torture Act

On January 26, 2012, the former OIC of Polpithigama Police was convicted under the torture Act by the High Court of Kurunegala. Wijeratne, the...

Rajapaksa does a U-turn on 13th Amendment

Denies that he ever told India he would go beyond the 13th Amendment  After promising to go beyond the 13th Amendment to the Sri...

Destructive trend of Sinhalicisation harmful for future harmony in East: Thurairatnam

Archaeological traces of heritage, preserved in 25 acres of land in Chuvaami-malai and Kevu'liya-madu villages in Paddippazhai DS division of Batticaloa district, are being...

Colombo steps up Sinhalicisation of Batticaloa, Ampaa’rai border village

Depriving the livelihood of resettled Tamils at 35th Colony, the Sri Lankan government authorities in Colombo have taken charge of the Tamil area, which...

A Silenced Media

Frederica JanszLast week a story on the front page of a daily English newspaper caught my eye.  Not for its content but for the...

Gov’s two flod approch of commsions and suppression

Jehan Perera The government’s approach to problem solving after the end of the war has been two fold. One is to set up mechanisms that would...

Colombo second worst stock exchange in the world

The Colombo Stock Exchange has seen a dramatic reversal from being the world’s best performing stock exchange to the second worst ahead of the...
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SLB Update: Covid 19 Pandemic and Silent & Unequal Education Crisis in Sri Lanka

Free education has been the only upward mobility opportunity for non-privilege children in Sri Lanka. Covid pandemic and government’s inability provide affordable alternative...
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Eastern Musling were “beaten and humiliated” by Sri Lanka Military

Image: Out of the blue: Muslim residents kneeling on the streets as a ‘punishment’ for flouting lockdown rules. Sri Lanka to probe ‘army attack and...

Aung San Suu Kyi turns 76: How did ‘Burma’s Gandhi’ fall from grace in the eyes of the world?

(File) In this file photo taken on June 16, 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her Nobel speech during the Nobel ceremony at Oslo's...

Kandaketiya judgement and continuing custodial deaths in Sri Lanka

Image: Protest against killing of Sandun Malinga. On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were...