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MMC – Sri Lanka grant history goes back to 2006 and Cabraal was part of it, according to a Wikileaks cable

A Wikileaks cable shows that the discussion  between Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Sri Lanka begun as early as 2006. Although the...

Economy is Gota’s enemy no. 1. If he fails to defeat it, he would become people’s enemy no. 1. – Dr. Ameer Alli

Image: Gota checking rice price. All good things must come to an end. Gota’s victory over LTTE and limited victory over COVID-19 are fast turning...

Investigate and Prosecute Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan a.k.a Karuna Amman for war crimes and other Human Rights Abuses – PRG

People’s Rights Group (PRG) Calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to Investigate and Prosecute Mr.Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan a.k.a Karuna Amman for war crimes and other...

Sri Lanka: PM Rajapaksa calls for a strong mandate to defeat international conspiracy & to overturn the Office for Missing Persons, related laws

Image: On the memorial wall,  International day for the disappeared 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka. In a televised statement issued on 28 June 2020 Prime Minister...

Sri Lanka’s state of exception in constitutional governance – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image: To combat this, a critical mass of civil society must mount an apolitical challenge to the political establishment . Governance in Sri Lanka today...

Covid-19 and Sri Lanka – Key challenges ahead – Sunil Bastian

When globalisation was the dominant concept for looking at the world, pandemics were discussed as a global security issue. The objective was to see...

Extraordinary Gazette notice is truly extraordinary for giving authority to the military as a significant agent of civil governance – Prof. Savitri Goonesekere

During the last few weeks, the media has paid a great deal of attention to fundamental rights cases filed in our Supreme Court. The...

“Karuna should be charged for war crimes” former ICC’s trial attorney, senior counsel Anura Meddegoda

They are not only crimes punishable under Penal Code of this country but also universal crimes against humanity. Murders of monks and surrendered policemen are...

UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China 

GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN independent experts have repeatedly communicated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China their alarm regarding the...

Sri Lanka: CID attempted to show photograph of Hejaaz to children before ID parade- Fort Magistrate; Parade cancelled.

Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka said in open court that officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had attempted to show photographs of Hejaaz Hizbullah...

Report: Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka, May 2020

Executive Summary. (INFORM) There were 72 incidents reported during this month of May, reporting more than two incidents per a day. This was a significant increase...

Court issues interim injunction on 11 youth abduction case notwithstanding AGs arguments

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim injunction order preventing the Permanent High Court Trial- at- Bar from hearing the case against Former...

An open letter to HRCSL: Uphold Ramzy Razeek’s fundamental rights to freedom of speech, expression and publication

In an open letter the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, the Liberation Movement calls on Government authorities to uphold detained social media activist...

Sri Lanka: End persecution of journalist Dharisha Bastians – joint statement by International organisations

Sri Lanka: End Persecution of Journalist: Dharisha Bastians Targeted for Reports, Defense of Human Rights (New York) – The Sri Lankan authorities should stop targeting,...

Black July and Black Lives Matter: Lessons for Sri Lanka -Dr Lionel Bopage with Michael Colin Cooke

The morning of July the 25th 1983 is etched in my brain. I saw a group of people running or walking very fast away...

Concerns grow over ‘lapses’ in Sri Lanka’s Easter attack probe

Image: Under repair: The St. Anthony’s church, one of the churches attacked last year on Easter.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS Meera Srinivasan. Lawyers and activists have...

If President sets up institutions running parallel to constitutional bodies what is the need for a Constitution for Sri Lanka? – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

The increasing irrelevance of a constitution for Sri Lanka. If President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can be so bold as to set up institutions running parallel to...

A 24 year old Tamil youth shot dead by Sri Lankan army soldiers at Muhamalai

Image: Relatives and friends of Ramalingham protested against his killing, staging a sit-in protest blocking the Kandy-Jaffna A9 Highway. A 24-year-old man has died after being...

UN SP on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association submits Sri Lanka report to HRC 44

A. Conclusions 90. While Sri Lanka has made valuable democratic strides in the last five years, a prevailing apprehension exists among civil society, who fear...

Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism-Shyam Tekwani

The voyage from Serendib to Sri Lanka through Ceylon continues to be an uninterrupted tale of opportunities lost, scorned and spurned. The brutal end to the...

Sri Lanka: Archaeological Task Force to shrink space for Muslims – Dr. Ameer Ali

Image: A Presidential Task Force appointed for Archaeological Heritage Management in the Eastern Province, and focusing on Pottuvil in Ampara District, has more to...

Sri Lankan authorities should immediately return journalist Dharisha Bastians’ computer and allow her to report without fear – CPJ

Sri Lankan authorities seize reporter Dharisha Bastians’ laptop in home raid/ June 18, 2020 . New York, June 18, 2020 – Sri Lankan authorities should immediately...

Sri Lanka: Remove murder suspect SSP A.R. Prasanna J. Alwis from CID- Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of late journalist and Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, has appealed to the Police Commission to block the appointment of SSP A.R.P.J....

Sri Lanka: What is the value of the life of Sunil Jayawardene? – Basil Fernando

Sunil Jayawardene was a representative for three-wheele drivers. He who went to make a representation to a finance company on behalf of one of...

The Aim of pan Sinhala Task Force is to convert the Eastern Province & as much as possible of the Northern Province into majority...

Image@ At the second meeting of the Buddhist Advisory Council, Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed the Task Force led by Secretary Defense . In a letter to...

Sri Lanka: Police searches the entire house of of journalist Dharisha Bastians & takes her laptop in to custody

The Criminal Investigations Department seized the laptop computer belonging to former Sunday Observer Editor Dharisha Bastians last week, a statement from the journalist said. Bastians...

Joint statement on the Presidential Task Forces: The crisis is not an excuse for militarization.

"In the context of the pandemic, Sri Lanka is at the crossroads with its economy shattered and it is vital that we build confidence...

Only a Few Bad Apples?: Addressing Police Violence in Sri Lanka – Ambika Satkunanathan

 Image Courtesy :torturemag.org ‘So it seems to me that despite so many decisions, torture at police stations continues unabated, in utter contempt of fundamental rights...

Politicising Archaeology, Militarising Virtue, Gaslighting the Electorate – Thisaranee Gunasekara

“From now until the elections, we will not know when, and where, and how the fireball will fall on us, and what the nature...

Sri Lanka: Ominous tectonic shifts in the Republic

To those who scoffed that the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Presidency would not come in with a sweepingly heavy hand after the first few months of...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

The Ministry of Justice issued an invitation to the public to submit proposals for consideration by an expert committee established to draft a new...
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Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving. Despite early efforts that...

Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

Calling of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to condemn the police action in the strongest possible terms, the attorney representing...

Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...