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Monthly Archives: April, 2017

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Two Military suspects of abduction attempt in June 2008 identified by Namal Perera

Image: Press freedom organisations was quick to organise a protest against the assault on Namal Perere. Today (12) Namal Perera identified two military intelligence officers...

Wijeweera and Prabhakaran: Two sides of the same coin

by Vishwamithra. Rohana Wijeweera was a remarkable man. At the height of the cold war in the international arena, when the United States of America...

HR orgs call on Sri Lanka to ensure safety of two HRDs: Nimalka Fernando & Sunanda Deshapriya

In a letter address to the Leaders of the Government of Sri Lanka and copied to UNHRC officals number of international human rights organisations...

New Year dream could only be realized through a new constitution – Sampanthan

Our new Year dream of building a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka that upholds the dignity and equality of all communities could only be...

Sri Lanka: I have a list of people to be hanged – Rajapaksa rep Weerasekara

Rtd Admiral Sarath Weerasekara who attened the UNHRC 34th session representing former president Rajapkasa led Joint Opposition (JO) says that he has a list...

Admiral Sarath Weerasekara on Prageeth and Sandya: Lies and damn lies

Image: Sarath Weeraseka at a side event, HRC 34. Credit Freddy Gamage. Rtd. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara, a former MP under Rajapaksa and who attended...

Sri Lanka Govt wants explanations from a TV station before taking punitive action

Nimal Bopage, Secretary to media ministry has sent a letter to Derana TV station calling  explanations for distorting a speach meda by president Sirisena....

Photo Essay: The pain and sadness in the air; Covering the Colombian landslide

Luis Robayo  Saturday 8 April 2017 MOCOA — It’s really, really hard to watch the survivors and their pain and trauma. There are...

International participation in Sri Lankan Justice Mechanism: Saravanamutthu, Nimalka and Harsha

Image: Sitti, a Sri Lanka mother of a disappered son taking a rest during a demostration in front of UNHRC HQ in Geneva, March...

Muslim women in Sri Lanka still second-class citizens – by law

Image: Muslim woman in Sri Lanka. Credit CNN. By Munza Mushtaq. Despite its broadly progressive approach to female empowerment, Sri Lanka holds a dark secret: women...

Sri Lanka: Over all approval rate of Govt remains at 42%; 30 -35% among Sinhalese

According to a opinion poll conducted by Colombo based think tank, the Centre for Policy Alternatives approval rate of the Sri Lanka government remains...

Sri Lanka: Navy Chief Fails To Produce Key Suspect

Image: Recently President Maithripala Sirisena gave a six month service extension to Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. By Nirmala Kannangara. Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra...

Sri Lanka: Campaing for ensuring equal rights for Muslim women gets broader support

We the undersigned find the recent statements of the Chairperson of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), that reform of the Muslim Marriage and...

Massege behind the award to Sandya: IC will not forget!

Image courtesy of Daily News. One of Sri Lanka’s most prominent advocates on behalf o missing persons, Sandya Ekneligoda, has received international recognition by being...

Amnesty estimates 100,000 cases of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of AI. In its new report on disappearances in Sri Lanka Amnesty International estimates that since the 1980s,  there have been at least...

Sri Lanka: The obsession about foreign judges because of the last ten years – Samaraweera

Pledges contains in the HRC resolution are not made to the UNHRC. They are pledges made to the people of the country at the...

International Judges: Read the UNHRC resolution, says Sumanthiran.

'Internationals are not mentioned in the said Resolution in the capacity of consultants or as those providing technical assistance. If the latter was the...

STANDING TALL: Sandhya, Lanka’s First Lady of courage

STAND BY YOUR MAN, DEAD OR ALIVE: Sandhya Ekneligoda receives international recognition for her relentless search to discover the fate that befell her husband,...

Sri Lanka Govnment confirms “SriLanka Brief” story on enacting a media regulation Act

Deputy Minister for  Mass Media and Parliamentary ReformsKarunarathna Paranavithana has confirmed that the government is working towards  establishing a  Press Commission under the leadership of...

A Year Into Power Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Acknowledges Slow Pace of Reforms

Image: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the Myanmar community living in Singapore, on the island of Sentosa in Singapore September 22,...
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Sri Lanka police want to keep persons suspected of terrorism in their custody for a year, without bail & judicial overview!

The power to issue detention orders for suspects arrested on terrorism-related activities should be given to a Deputy Inspector of Police instead of a...
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Sri Lanka: Rs. 60,000 charged for “coffin and ash” of cremated of Muslim victims of Covid 19

Image: A FaceBook post by Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice which says mandatory cremation of Muslim Covid victims is absurd.  In a series of tweets,...

“Write a letter to India and leave Indo-Lanka agreement, if you dare” – Sumanthiran challenges Sri Lanka FM

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is an experienced parliamentarian and able person and I’m glad to discuss a few matters with regard to Sri...

Sri Lankan police arrest 19 and mark further 55 for posting Prabhakaran birthday messages

Cropped photo from the original by Sindu S Sri Lankan police across Batticaloa have arrested 19 people for allegedly posting birthday wishes online for Liberation...