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Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to react to the Myanmar military’s latest attempts to impose complete control over news and...

President criticised on Facebook; Inquiry launched against two Govt. officers

The National Transport Medical Institute (NTMC) has launched an investigation into the alleged conduct of two female officers stationed at the Gampaha and Ratnapura...

Sri Lanka: Port City Bill in short

Suren Fernando/@SurenFernando. The GOSL Tabled the PortCityBill in Parliament on 8th April 2021. 1. The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission consisting 5-7 persons appointed...

No protection in sea or land: Kilinochchi fishers were tortured by Sri Lanka Navy

File photo of Sri Lanka Navy. Fishers of Valaipadu fisher village of Pooneryn Division of Kilinochchi District have been tortured, punished and humiliated by the...

Sri Lanka parliament to vote on the motion to withdraw on going court cases and to take action against the investigating officers

First to the full text of the motion: “The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs and Minister...

Sri Lanka: Rule by Gazettes leads to impoverishment and insecurity – Basil Fernando

It is not for fun that the Government established processes for taking decisions and implementing them. It is the age old wisdom gained through...

Misleading news report claims UNESCO dismissed allegations of Sri Lanka deforestation – AFP

A media organisation in Sri Lanka has shared a claim that UNESCO denied any damage to the country's Sinharaja forest, following reports of deforestation. But...

Former LTTE cadre among 5 Tamils arrested by Sri Lanka terrorism division

Five Tamils, including one former LTTE cadre, were arrested by Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Saturday morning. Four people in Jaffna were arrested...

Bar Association of Sri Lanka to resist any attempt to use Parliamentary Motion to withdraw any criminal action pending before a Court of Law.

Image: Political Victimization was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 08th December afternoon. Issuing a statement BASl says that it will firmly resist any...

Port City Bill Requires Referendum – Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne,PC

Image: LNW. The Colombo Port Economic Commission Bill was presented in Parliament on 08 April 2021, while the country was getting ready to celebrate the...

Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against...

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Sri Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...

Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system

At least 41 Sri Lankan women, the majority of whom are migrant domestic workers, have spent months on end arbitrarily detained at a deportation...

Government trying to pass a bill to make the port city a ‘Chinese province’ – Anura Kumara Dissanayake, JVP

At the last election, the people of our country gave this government nearly 2 / 3rd majority in Parliament. At that time, the government...

Officially, India Has the World’s Second-Worst COVID-19 Outbreak. Unofficially, It’s Almost Certainly the Worst

Image: People carry the body of a man, who died due to COVID-19, before burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, on April...

SLB Update: Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Brief Update. April 2021. Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka 1. Victims of microcredit schemes in Sri...

Photo Essay: Struggle f the female victims of Micro Finance scams in Sri Lanka

Group of female victims of Micro Credit in Sri Lanka started a fast calling for the "Abolition of Micro Credit" as promised by successive...

Sri Lanka: Gazette banning 11 Islamic organisations issued under PTA; Regulation enables 20 years of imprisonment.

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued banning 11 Muslim organisations in Sri Lanka, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda. The text of...

Sri Lanka: Civil activist Asela Sampath arrested

Asela Sampath, the Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights has been arrested by the Police. He is  National organiser of the...

Sri Lankan Minister says President should become ‘Hitler’ (Video)

(12 April 2021)- State Minister Dilum Amunugama said today that the people voted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to power expecting him to play the part...

Microcredit and impact on human rights in Sri Lanka – Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Special Rapporteur

A. Microfinance in Sri Lanka 71. Microcredit has a long history in Sri Lanka that dates back decades, though its use began to expand particularly...

Pakistan’s generals are ever more involved in running the country; And the prime minister seems ever more dependent on their backing

Before he became prime minister, Imran Khan was happy to hold forth about the role of the armed forces in Pakistan. They were so influential...

The language of the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church re President Sirisena is entirely inappropriate – Kishaly Pinto Jayawardena

Image: True friends of the Cardinal Ranjith. When the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks in entirely inappropriate language as to whether Maithripala Sirisena,...

FR filed before SC challenging deradicalisation regulations

Ambika Satkunanathan, former commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court yesterday...

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

A crackdown on dissenting voices — those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government — has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out. By Tasnim Nazeer. Since Sri...

Is President Rajapaksa running the courts and police in Sri Lanka? – Former CM C.V. Vigneswaran calls for a clarification

“ It is necessary that the President and the Hon’ Minister Devananda do issue a statement in this regard.   If ordinary citizens are...

The Loss of Fear: Russian Dissidents From Dostoevsky to Navalny

Image: Aleksei Navalny. Many of us have asked why the Russian political dissenter, Aleksei Navalny, decided to return to Russia from Germany on January 17th,...

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations...
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Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to react to the Myanmar military’s latest attempts to impose complete control over news and...
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President criticised on Facebook; Inquiry launched against two Govt. officers

The National Transport Medical Institute (NTMC) has launched an investigation into the alleged conduct of two female officers stationed at the Gampaha and Ratnapura...

Sri Lanka: Port City Bill in short

Suren Fernando/@SurenFernando. The GOSL Tabled the PortCityBill in Parliament on 8th April 2021. 1. The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission consisting 5-7 persons appointed...

No protection in sea or land: Kilinochchi fishers were tortured by Sri Lanka Navy

File photo of Sri Lanka Navy. Fishers of Valaipadu fisher village of Pooneryn Division of Kilinochchi District have been tortured, punished and humiliated by the...