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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

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Govt. deploys security sections to plunder treasure – Bimal Ratnayake

The Member of the Central Committee of the JVP Bimal Ratnayake spoke of deploying the Army, the police and STF that come under the...

Rajapaksa’s bad gamble

''Southasian countries should no longer believe that their foreign policy goals can be achieved solely through arrangements with Indian leaders in New...

Row in Sri Lanka over appearance of Tamil ‘rebel’ flag

A row has broken out in Sri Lanka over the appearance of a flag associated with defeated Tamil Tiger militants at a May Day...

Opposition would support solving ethnic issue says Ranil

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the opposition parties would extend support in finding a settlement to the ethnic question if the government genuinely...

Monk abducted by pro govt Tamil Group

A group of TMVP cadres including the Chairman of the Wellawali Pradeshiya Sabha in Batticaloa had allegedly been abducted and later released Chief Incumbent...

Catholic Bishops Conference wants govt to implement LLRC recommendations

  ''CBCSL acknowledges that every document formulated within given historical circumstances necessarily contains limitations. Hence, no document can meet all the...

Muslim community is strongly opposed to demolition or relocation of Dambulla Mosque

''For thousands of years, Muslims have co-existed peacefully will the Sinhalese and did not have to compromise on their religious beliefs. On ...

Sampanthan slams President for silence over arrests in East

TNA leader R. Sampanthan yesterday urged the government to explain the circumstances leading to a series of arrests in the Eastern Province, particularly in...

CEB union decides to protest from May 9

The Ceylon Electricity Board Trade Union Front yesterday decided to commence their countrywide protest campaign on May 09. However, the Power and Energy Ministry had...

The Indian delegation makes people sit up and take note of its sincere attempts to gauge the Sri Lankan situation.

MEMBERS of Parliament from across the developed world love Sri Lanka. In just under two months, individual members or delegations from Canada, England and...

Wanted Radaliyagoda in UPFA May day procession

Sudharman Radaliyagoda , the suspect whom the SL police had not been able to take into custody , was a participant in the May...

Moves on to remove Tamara Kunanayakam as UN envoy in Geneva

''While a Colombo caucus consisting of ministers, officials and hangers on invaded Geneva during the sessions and practically throttled Ms.kunanayakam from discharging...

Sri Lanka And Its Broken Promises: Time For India To Re-Examine The Issue

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-RajahIt is hard for a man to keep a straight face and tell a lie but President Rajapakse manages to do...

Norwegians, US, EU and Japan should be investigated for the LTTE build-up – Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that the majority of complaints, received from Tamil speaking parents, during a post-war inquiry, related to children forcibly...

13 A not in Mahida chinthanaya, Tamils don’t have right to self goven, PSC is not final – Basil Rajapaksha

Interviewe by Namini WijedasaEconomic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who is once again playing a central role in directing India-Sri Lanka relations last week refused...

Religious Extremism: The Post- War Reality in Sri Lanka

by Rameez AboobackerThere is a lot of debate and controversy in the public discourses over the last few days following the malicious attack on...

Fight Rajapaksha family dictatorship – JVP

May Day message of the JVP The masses have reached a state that they no longer could bear the rapidly increasing cost of living....

Fight against injustice as children of a single mother – Ranil

May day message from UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Late Hon.D S Senanayake launched the UNP party with the objective of creating  unity among all...

Congress MPS seek implementtion of 13th A

Indian Congress MPs, who were part of the delegation that visited Sri Lanka recently, have demanded India’s intervention in ensuring political empowerment of minority...

KP carries on regardless ignoring court order

KP was running two children’s homes in  Jaffna and Peduruthuduwa which were closed down , and the children who were there were transferred to...

Tamil Eelam must, but through peaceful means: Karunanidhi

Reiterating that a Tamil Eelam alone will offer a permanent solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils, who have been subjected to the “biggest ethnic...

India’s frustration with Sri Lanka over Tamils

By Bharat Bhushan Indian disappointment with Sri Lanka's refusal to undertake genuine reconciliation with its Tamil population ought to have been apparent to Colombo...
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Sri Lanka’s Fake News Circular: The laws mentioned could be misused by police to stifle the freedom of expression rights – BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed deep concern regarding the government's decision to regulate fake news on social media. Issuing a statement...
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Sri Lanka: Pandemic-related Domestic Violence; Victims don’t often get the desired help

Image courtesy of Inter Press Service. Puyumi Fornseka. During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking...

Sri Lanka collective appeal : Protect Freedom of Expression and Vulnerable groups in dealing with the Pandemic

Issuing a statement a collective of 54 groups and 72 individuals say that "A rights-based approach to deal with the pandemic is essential and...

Sri Lanka: Instead of repealing the PTA the scope of the Act was broadened – Helena Dalli, EU Equality Commissioner

The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...