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Minister Palani Digambaram’s threat to Up-country journalist K. Prasanna condemned.

(August 09th, 2019/Media Release) Freedom Media Movement vehemently condemns the threat to journalist K. Prasanna by Palani Digambaram, Minister of Minister of Hill Country New...

Sandya Ekneligoda writes her concerns re Prageeth Eknaligoda abduction case to AG Dappula De Livera..

07th August 2019 M. S. P. Ekneligoda No. 136/2, Suhada Mawatha, Hiripitiya, Pannipitiya. Mr. Dappula De Livera, PC Hon. Attorney General, Attorney General’s Department, Colombo 12. Request with regard to Prageeth Ekneligoda Case  Honourable Sir, Facts...

Sri Lanka: Catholics Demand Justice For Easter Sunday Victims

(UCAN ) Catholics in Sri Lanka have protested after a stone was allegedly thrown at a statue of St. Sebastian at a church where more...

Sri Lanka army spies charged over journalist attack

Image: Sri Lankan chief editor of the privately-owned Rivira weekly Upali Tennakoon (L) is rushed to the Colombo national hospital after he was attacked...

The Problem With Sri Lanka’s New ‘False News’ Law

By Rehab Mahamoor/August 07, 2019. Sri Lanka is no stranger to arbitrary laws that are prone to misuse. For the past 40 years, it has had the...

Attack on Methodist evangelist in Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka

Image: File photo, not related to this news story. Victim beaten brutally; sustains injuries to spine, stomach. Methodist Bishop says Christians will remain calm in the...

Sri Lanka: Take immediate steps to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) – Civil Society Statement

06th August, 2019. Civil Society Statement in support of Reforming the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act We, the undersigned civil society organisations and individuals urge the Government...

Censorship is the enemy, not Shakthika

After visiting Shakthika Sathkumara in prison, I sat down to write about this writer who should never have spent a single day behind bars,...

Sri Lanka: Controversy mires NPC decision to defer transfers of Kurunegala top cops

(4 August, 2019) The National Police Commission (NPC) decision to prevent the transfer of two senior cops in Kurunegala over their involvement in framing a...

PTA Detainees : ‘Tamil politicians must pressurise government for solution’

Image: Political prisoner Thevathasan Kanagasabai . Early this week, Tamil political prisoner Thevathasan Kanagasabai (62) alias Nadan incarcerated in the high-security Welikada Prison agreed to...

Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka

By Ana Pararajasingham. In view of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is of interest to both Washington and Beijing as they seek to...

The Reform of The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act & The Role of The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama – Shreen Abdul Saroor

In the last few weeks there has been hype about reforming the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). Irrespective of three decades of struggle...

Sri Lanka: No Progress in Prosecuting Aid Worker Massacre

Image: Candles are burned at the memorial for slain humanitarian workers from Action Contre La Faim in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, August 11, 2006.  © 2006 Reuters. (New York/HRW) –...

Minister Rishad decries Sri Lanka Chamber for keeping mum as racist calls of prejudice erupted nationwide

Image courtesy of The National: During the anti-Muslim violence in places like Kurunegala, Hettipola and Minuwangoda where 29 mosques were damaged. (Asiantribue.com) Sri Lankan business chambers have failed...

Exiled Sri Lanka journalist Keith Noyahr agrees to identify suspects via video technology

Image: Keith Noyahr not willing to come to Sri Lanka in person to identify his  abductors. Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appearing on behalf of the...
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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...