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The story “CCD pressured me to frame Shani Abeysekara – arrested fmr CID officer tells Magistrate” deleted by Daily Mirror within hours

A news story that said that "CCD pressured me to frame Shani Abeysekara – arrested fmr CID officer tells Magistrate"  appeared on Daily Mirror...

Civil society orgs welcome former Amnesty chair Irene Khan as new UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of Expression

The undersigned civil society organisations congratulate and welcome Irene Khan to her new role as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the...

In Sri Lanka’s rice hub, a tale of rural neglect and mounting debt – Meera Srinivasan

Image: Agrarian distress: Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Polonnaruwa district are trying to make their voices heard.   | Photo Credit: Meera Srinivasan Disillusioned farmers in Polonnaruwa...

Covid-19 and Sri Lanka : Issues and challenges – Sunil Bastian

Image Courtesy fo  IANS. When globalisation was the dominant concept for looking at the world, pandemics were discussed as a global security issue. The objective...

Mangala Samaraweera proposes a Manifesto for Change to build a Radical Center in Sri Lanka  

Sri Lanka today is facing an unprecedented political, economic and social crisis; as a nation we are gazing into the abyss at the edge...
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Sri Lanka: New category of traitor

Image: Recently the public was shocked to see a man being caught by villagers, swathed in polythene. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for...
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Bleak economy, market mafia and militarised rule – Dr. Ameer Ali

There is no gainsaying that the economy is in dire straits. Although the Budget submitted to the Parliament glossed over the gravity of confronting...

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...

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,...