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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

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Power-drunk politicos are not the best candidates , Editorial, Daily Mirror

Currently, hardly a day passes without any story about a crime or a fraud involving a politician,  particularly a local government member,  being carried...

Sri Lankan chief justice expresses contempt for democratic rights

Mohan Peiris defended GoSL at UN By Sanjaya Jayasekera and Sujeewa Amaranath Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, Mohan Peiris, recently made remarks that openly attack...

Four Hindu temples ransacked in one night by unruly persons in Batticaloa.

Four Hindu temples in one night was ransacked and damaged by unidentified persons in the Batticaloa district. The source sculpture and other idols were...

Govt. attacked students struggling to protect education for future generations – NMPFE

The National Movement for Protecting Free Education (NMPFE) has issued an announcement asking as to who takes the responsibility of the brutal attack carried...

Accountability: A grand failure of the Sri Lankan state

8 years gone: No investigation, only promises Kishali Pinto-JayawardenaVerily, one is not sure whether to be outraged or amused by assurances made by Sri...

Interference by the Military Governor: Eastern Provincial Council in crisis

The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) has run into a crisis with 20 members of the ruling party (UPFA), including the four Ministers, boycotting sessions...

Failed attempt to kidnap ‘Janarala’ news editor

The attempt made to kidnap the news editor of ‘Janarala’ newspaper G.D.L Priyadarshana on...

China’s blank cheques: No checks and balances – Editorial, Sunday Times

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has just concluded his seventh state visit to China in as many years as the country’s Head of State and Head...

Sri Lanka monk self-immolation highlights anti-Muslim sentiment

J. S. TissainayagamThe suicide by a Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in Sri Lanka to protest the slaughter of cattle has been...

Sri Lanka emphasizes need for regulation, transparency and accountability in funding to NGOs and NPOs

Sri Lanka has emphasized that regulation, transparency and accountability of funding to NGOs and...

China, Sri Lanka agree loans, defence; seek to allay Indian worries

(Reuters) - China has offered Sri Lanka about $2.2 billion in loans for infrastructure projects and a free trade pact, the island nation said...

SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

Amelia Shepherd-Smith/IRINThere are more than 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees in IndiaTAMIL NADU, 4 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than three years after the end...

Sri Lanka, Thailand agree to cooperate on Defense and Maritime Security

SL promised to support  Thailand at UNHRCLeaders of Sri Lanka and Thailand today agreed to enhance cooperation on defense and maritime security when the...
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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Sri Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...