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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

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Sinhala education has led to downfall of Sinhalese and country – Tudor Wijenayake

When Sri Lanka received independence, its administration and education were of an extremely high standard. Our graduates from the Arts and Medical faculties were...

Sri Lanka: Mannar mass grave excavation Media and NGOs banned

Police have obtained a written Order from the Mannar Magistrate not to permit the Media and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), that are working closely on...

Contempt of court established: Gnanasara Thera sentenced to six years’ RI

The Court of Appeal yesterday found Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera guilty on all four charges and sentenced...

Sri Lanka Doctors’ Association (GMOA) head threatens journalists with “traitors” list

President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association, Dr Anuruddha Padeniya, incensed by the fact that he was forced to admit that only about half...

More pay for Sri Lanka political class

Image: Sri Lanka MPs like to fight among themselves as well. The political class in Sri Lanka, as in many other countries in the world,...

Military & Politics: A Scene worth watching- Jayadeva Uyangoda

The relationship between Sri Lanka’s military politics is a topic that gets occasional media attention. However, there is hardly any serious scholarly work on...

Office of Missing Persons to fund skeletal excavations in Mannar

The Office of Missing Persons has decided to step in to fund the excavations of a suspected mass grave site in Mannar ‘as long...

Germany arrests Tamil suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

Image: LTTE trained civilians including children as civil defense forces. BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in...

The Government must take a firm stand & adopt a new constitution – Sampanthan

(TNA Press Release/03 August 2018.) The visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland met with the Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance...

Sri Lanka: What is the Judicature Act?

This brief guide is prepared by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to raise awareness on salient points in relation to the Judicature (Amendment)...
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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...