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Sri Lanka withdraws controversial press code

Add caption  COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's president has scrapped a contentious code of conduct for journalists after editors and rights...

The height of hypocrisy – the Code of Media Ethics

S.L.Gunasekara  I had the doubtful ‘pleasure’ of reading the document entitled “The Code of Media Ethics” circulated among various media institutions by the Ministry...

Germany protests arrest of its NGO chief here

Germany has strongly protested over the arrest of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Sri Lanka branch chief, Nora Langanbacher.  The German-Government-funded NGO has been functioning...

Lanka, Canada in diplomatic dispute over ambassadors

Sri Lanka and Canada, which is calling upon member nations to boycott the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, are locked in a diplomatic wrangle over...

Human Rights Defender Nimalka Fernando harassed, heckled and threatened by Sri Lankan Embassy officials in Japan

THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM (IMADR) Japan has condemned roundly the harassment of a Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender...

Govt Partner TMVP Front “Dravida Senai” Suspected of Burning Muslim Establishment at Urukaamam in Batticaloa District

D.B.S.JeyarajA Muslim owned business establishment at Urukaamam in the Eastern Batticaloa district was subjected to an arson attack on Thursday June 20th 2013. A...

Attacks on Muslims in the East continue unabated

The Muslims in Ki’n’niyaa have questioned the credibility of the ruling UPFA’s action in awarding chief minister portfolio to a Muslim politician in Ki’n’niyaa,...

Leftist parties to boycott PSC on 13 A

The leftist parties of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to boycott the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on removing land...

No need for PSC to scrap 13-A – JVP

The JVP yesterday claimed that the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to change the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was not necessary and therefore...

Fulfil commitment to Sri Lankan Tamils, CPI(M) urges PM Manmohan Singh

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has urged India to play a proactive diplomatic role in discharging its commitment for a future for the...

TMVP Front “Dravida Senai” Suspected of Burning Muslim Establishment at Urukaamam in Batticaloa District

D.B.S.JeyarajA Muslim owned business establishment at Urukaamam in the Eastern Batticaloa district was subjected to an arson attack on Thursday June 20th 2013. A...

Speaker names PSC on propose changes to the constitution: No opposition members

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today named a 19 member Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to propose changes to the constitution.The PSC will be led by Minister...

President appoint a Commission on Matale grave

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced the appointment of a special commission to investigate the Matale mass grave. President’s secretary Lalith Weeratunga said that the...

Sri Lanka not meeting minimum standards for elimination of human trafficking – US report

June 20, Washington, DC: Although the Government of Sri Lanka is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking it does not fully comply with...

“Boycotting Sri Lankan goods, Sri Lankan Airlines & Sri Lankan cricket” – TGTE

Inspired by: Mahathma Gandhi led Indian Freedom struggle’s Boycott of British Goods; South African anti- Apartheid boycott campaign & Martin Luther King’s Bus boycott...

No amendments to 13 A before the Northern PC election; Amendments only through PSC

Media Minister explains about constitutional amendments. The 13th Amendment to the constitution and the Indo Lanka Agreement were imposed on the country without the...

Eleven indictments against BBS head Gnanasara Thera

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera today rejected 11 indictments filed by the Attorney General, for carrying out an...

13 A amendment: India to dispatch Menon

Shivshankar Menon India is to send National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon to Sri Lanka next month for talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other...

13 A: No sign of Urgent Bill and New Delhi steps in

No sign of Urgent BillBut Tuesday swung around and the ‘Urgent Bill’ to revise the 13th Amendment was not presented in Parliament. No discussion...

Muslim Photographer Attacked by Marching Sinhala Ravaya Protesters at Gandara in Matara District

D.B.S.JeyarajAnother incident of anti-Muslim violence has occurred in the Southern province of Sri Lanka during the course of the protest march being conducted by...

PCs won’t have police powers; Govt. has told India – Gota

Defence Secretary gives a new interpretation to 13 + India had been informed of Sri Lanka’s decision not to devolve police powers to provinces...

TMVP/ Pillayan is against changes to the 13th Amendment

The Leader of the T,.M.T.P party and the Member of the Eastern Provincial Council Sivanathurai Chandrakanthan has had a central committee meeting to discuss...

British Tamil Forum rejects any political solution based on the 13th amendment

Tamils reject any political solution based on the 13th amendment – it neither addresses the root cause of the conflict nor safeguards the Tamil...

Jehova’s Witnesses Christians “Arrested” and Threatened by Ravana Balaya Activists in Colombo Suburb

D.B.S.JeyarajA group of Christians belonging to the denomination known as Jehova’s Witnesses became the target of the ethno religious fascist organization “Ravana Balaya” (Ravana...

Meeting with TNA: Manmohan concerned at reports on Colombo’s move to dilute 13th Amendment

For the first time since the end of the military annihilation of the LTTE in May 2009, and a raging debate within Sri Lanka...

JHU presents 21st Amendment to the Constitution to abolish 13 A

The JHU yesterday presented a Private Member’s Bill to Parliament to abolish the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.It was presented by JHU Parliamentarian...

Ekneligoda abducted by an ‘organized group’ – MoD

UNP Kalutara District MP, Ajith P. Perera, yesterday told Parliament he was informed by the Ministry of Defence there was evidence to prove Prageeth...

From devolution to the deep blue sea

FUTURE IRONY: The simmering agitation in Tamil Nadu against President Rajapaksa may well be the gift he needs for re-election for a third term....

Buddhist extremist kangaroo court Ravana Balaya excerts hatred on evangelical Christian group .

Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist Ravana Balaya organization which is raising its head as a kangaroo court style terror squad today rounded up a group...

New Delhi “Advises” Colombo to Refrain From “Hasty”Changes to 13th Constitutional Amendment.

 D.B.S.JeyarajThe Sri Lankan Government headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been “advised” by the Government of India led by Prime minister Manmohan Singh to...
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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...