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President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of newindianexpress/ap. In a joint letter, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka Medical Professional Associations proposed 8 important recommendations to be implemented to control...

Open appeal to Sri Lanka Government : Act Now to Save Our Lives!

Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented rise in the number of cases, with the highly infectious B.1.1.7 strain spreading rapidly across the country. The...

Myanmar: If independent media dies, democracy dies – Phil Thornton

Image: The Voice of Spring is an underground newspaper of the resistance. Journalists in Myanmar are being hunted and arrested by the country’s military for...

Year-long detention of lawyer, poet sparks concern in Sri Lanka – Meera Srinivasan

Original photo courtesy of The Hindu. Spotlight on minority rights, and ‘draconian’ anti-terrorism law modelled on South Africa’s Apartheid-era legislation. Daily-wage agricultural labourer Abdul Ghafoor Muhammadhu...

Pandemic is raging in the country but still there is no Act to manage the situation lawfully – M.A. Sumanthiran, M.P.

Image credit: AP news. This pandemic has been with us for over a year almost one and a half years. Very early in the day in...

“Don’t try to act macho”- Magistrate warns activist; Impartiality of the Magistrate questioned

Colombo Additional Magistrate Mrs. Rajindra Jayasuriya has reprimanded the youth who encouraged fellow citizens to honk vehicle horns in protest of stopping vehicles in...

Sri Lanka: The Muslim community is under attack. But why now?- Ahilan Kadirgamar

Image courtesy of The Guardian. Sri Lanka is on the downward slide of chauvinist oppression. The Cabinet last week decided to ban the burqa and...

European Palm Oil Alliance disappointed over impending Lankan ban

Warns possible increase in food expenses  Says blanket ban could use up more land for alternative oil production Argues sustainably sourced palm oil...

Sri Lanka: Glaring discrepancies in Army-Navy financial accounting discovered by Auditor General

Proponents of militarisation claim the Sri Lanka military is more efficient, competent & uses public resources more prudently than SL public service. Findings of...

Rishad’s wife writes to Gotabaya: Arrest of Rishard arbitrary; Easter attack report names Gnanasara Thero, not my husband!

Writing a letter to President Rajapaksa, detained MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife says that “the PCoI report had found Gnanasara Thero and his activities as one...

‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe

It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile,...

Sri Lanka Brief Fact Sheet – Freedom of Expression Violations in 2021

Sri Lanka Fact Sheet  3 May 2021 – Freedom of Expression Violations 2021 1. Sri Lanka ranked 137 out of 180 countries in the 2021...

‘We will fight this corrupt ring of rogues even if we are killed on the streets’ – AKD, JVP

NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake makes hard hitting speech during last week's debate on the final report of the CoI into Political Victimisation. There is...

OIC panel condemns Sri Lanka ‘reintegration’ plan

Image: In this photo taken on April 25, 2019, Sri Lankan Muslims ride a bike along a road in Kattankudy. (AFP). JEDDAH: The Independent Permanent...

Sri Lanka: ‘Political Victimization’ findings seeks to absolve allies for abuses, prosecute officials pursuing justice

(New York) – Sri Lanka’s parliament should reject a resolution to exonerate officials implicated in human rights abuses and to prosecute police and prosecutors investigating...

Sri Lanka:Depriving the right to peaceful protest is a violation of freedom of expression.-Media Organizations Collective

The media reports this morning (30) stated that a youth from the Battaramulla area who had led a peaceful protest against public traffic being...
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President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of newindianexpress/ap. In a joint letter, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka Medical Professional Associations proposed 8 important recommendations to be implemented to control...
- Advertisement -

Open appeal to Sri Lanka Government : Act Now to Save Our Lives!

Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented rise in the number of cases, with the highly infectious B.1.1.7 strain spreading rapidly across the country. The...

Myanmar: If independent media dies, democracy dies – Phil Thornton

Image: The Voice of Spring is an underground newspaper of the resistance. Journalists in Myanmar are being hunted and arrested by the country’s military for...

Year-long detention of lawyer, poet sparks concern in Sri Lanka – Meera Srinivasan

Original photo courtesy of The Hindu. Spotlight on minority rights, and ‘draconian’ anti-terrorism law modelled on South Africa’s Apartheid-era legislation. Daily-wage agricultural labourer Abdul Ghafoor Muhammadhu...