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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

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Supreme Court to Rule Whether Governor Chandrasiri Can Represent Northern Provincial Council Opinion on Issues like Divineguma Bill

Chief Justice S.S. SelvanayagamThe Court of Appeal yesterday ( Oct 4) submitted to the Supreme Court a reference for its interpretation/determination on the question...

Rise of Buddist Extremism in Sri Lanka and Response of Sri Lankan Muslims

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks stage a protest rally outside the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo (AFP)Raashid Riza The last few months have seen a...

SL military stops renovation of Hindu temple, appropriates Islamic burial ground in Ampaa’rai

Interfering in the religious freedom of Hindus and Muslims in Ampaa'rai, the occupying Sinhala military has appropriated an Islamic burial ground at Koddukkal in...

Stalin, Baalu to hand over TESO resolutions to UN

The Centre has granted permission to DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin and the its parliamentary party leader T.R. Baalu to visit New York and Geneva...

Terrible fiscal numbers show only hardship to grow; less money for education more for urban development

Construction on the newly repaired A9 road by JAMES MORGANDr. Harsha De SilvaThe very recent fiscal and government borrowing numbers released by the Central...

How the Envisaged GDP 6% Allocation for Education Could be Utilized Concretely

Jayadeva UyangodaThe demand made by the FUTA for increased allocation of annual government expenditure on education has now emerged as a national policy slogan,...

“Nothing to call our own…” – The plight of the recently returned, resettled and landless IDPs in Sri Lanka’s North

Photo by authorMarisa de Silva  Recently returned to Puthumathalan“As you drive past pile upon pile of corroding vehicles stacked one above the other, past pots,...

Take a lead in Sri Lankan Tamils welfare: DMK tells the Centre

No other way of showing anger: TKS Elangovan on Tamil sentiment on Sri Lanka "At the same time, we believe that India, by proposing...

Second phase of India’s largest aid project launched

R. K. Radhakrishnan  1This is part of India’s commitment to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka When...

Menik Farm: The tragic end of a bitter saga, from detention to forced relocation

Ruki“Why can’t the Army go to the jungles instead of taking our lands and sending us to jungles?”“When will we be allowed to re-start...

Intruders storm Yukthiya.com editor’s boarding room

KishanThree persons claiming to be from police had stormed the boarding room of editor of yukthiya.com (http://yukthiya.com/) Krishantha Rajapakse and forced him to answer...

Mass graves surface along bunkers in Mu’l’livaaykkaal

Mu'l'livaaykkaal bunker area.An official who recently visited the outskirts of Mu'l'livaaykkaal with the soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army told TamilNet this week that...

Independence of the Judiciary is Under Threat

 Laksiri Fernando“They see governments come like water and go with the wind. They owe no loyalty to ministers, not even the temporary loyalty which...

OPA calls on the executive not to undermine judiciary

No country can survive for too long without respect for the rule of law, the Organization of Professional Associations Sri Lanka says.In a press...

Sri Lanka: The National Security State and Vanni IDPs

forced relocation (photo GV)Ranga JayasuriyaThe National Security State reigns supreme even three and a half years after the end of the war. A military...

Wages in the Central Bank and universities – Academics deserve a fair deal

''We have learnt from Professor Amal Kumarage of Moratuwa that from October 2012, a Senior Professor, the highest level of employment...

SRI LANKA: Too many jobless youth in former war zone

A young man looks to the camera in Jaffna, .Finding paid work - especially for youths - is still difficult in Sri Lanka’s former...

Scrap death Penalty – SL-HRC in UPR report

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), in its report, which is to be taken into consideration during Sri Lanka's Universal Periodic Review...

Sri Lanka Navy had intercepted nearly 2400 Sri Lankans bound to Australia this year

Reaching australiaSri Lanka Navy had intercepted nearly 2400 Sri Lankans bound to Australia from 1 January 2012 to date, Navy Media Spokesperson Commander Kosala...
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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...