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Here’s sensational Gold news not advertised ! – about ‘golden son

’17 ton Treasury illicit gold sale and his Rs. 250 million commission–8.June.20117 tons of gold in the custody of the Public Treasury had been...

‘Important, students are taught how war was won’ – minister SB

uni lecturers get more than high govt. officers’In an interview with LAKBIMAnEWS, Minister of Higher Education S. B. Dissanayaka said that leadership training is...

Sri Lanka tea workers get 25 pct pay increase

Sri Lanka, one of the world's largest exporters of tea, on Monday raised wages for hundreds of thousands of workers by nearly 25 percent...

KP: Role and Status

Why, the New LTTE Leader Kumaran Padmanathan (KP) represent the Sri Lankan Government as the Spokesperson?by Gunadeera RajakarunaSo through lack of awareness, lack of...

On Sri Lanka, Ban Hasn’t Moved to Review Actions of UN & Nambiar, Get Rajapaksa Support for 2d Term

By Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, June 6, updated -- In the past forty days, Ban Ki-moon has apparently done no review of Sri Lanka...

Controversial video shown at UN Human Rights Council

Interested parties are awaiting UN reactionBy Wilson GnanadassIt was not a shock, for the Sri Lankan delegation currently participating at the 17th session of...

Remove military from FTZ – trade unions

A worker was killed and hundreds more sustained injuries after police attacked the protestPowerful trade unions in Sri Lanka are calling for the immediate...

Post-war, Sri Lanka- galloping militarization leading towards a national security state

The overriding experience of Tamils has been a discriminatory system and injustice. Those responsible for what may be called war crimes and the...

‘Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ at the UNHRC in Geneva

2011-06-06Remarks after the screening of the Channel 4 documentary were – one human rights worker said ‘How did we let this happen to these...

LLRC transcripts are a frustrating record of missed opportunities

But the LLRC’s interim report (forming the basis of all Government action on LLRC recommendations to date) made no reference to those...

SLMC CALLS FOR MUSLIM REPRESENTATION IN TALKS

By Mandana Ismail AbeywickremaThe major Muslim party in the country, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that any political solution to the ethnic issue...

Sri Lanka deploys troops at free-trade zone

SRI Lanka deployed heavily-armed troops around the country's main free-trade zone on Friday as tension mounted ahead of the weekend funeral of a factory...

Sri Lanka under renewed pressure over violations

by Hui Min Neo GENEVA (AFP) – Sri Lanka came under renewed pressure this week at the UN Human Rights Council over video footages...

Sri Lanka war atrocities video credible: U.N. envoy

GENEVA | Mon May 30, 2011/ By Barbara LewisVideo footage of summary executions apparently committed during the Sri Lankan civil war appears to be...

S.Lanka offers to probe ‘specific’ war crime claims

AFPSri Lanka's top military commander offered on Thursday to probe "specific allegations" of war crimes during the country's fight against Tamil Tiger separatists that...

Defend Sri Lankan free trade zone workers

1 June 2011/By the Socialist Equality PartyThe Socialist Equality Party (SEP) condemns the brutal police crackdown unleashed by the government on protesting workers in...

U.S. case: Rajapakse ducks service, Court order sought for alternate service

02 June 2011Attorney for the three Tamil plaintiffs who filed civil action against Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse for monetary damages under US's Torture...

Chaos at FTZ: Hundreds of workers stuck

02 June 2011 / By Nabeela HussainHundreds of Katunayake Free Trade Zone employees are stuck within the Zone unable to leave the area due...

Apparel industry took big hit due to FTZ closure: ICWU

 02 June 2011 /By Yohan PereraUnrest at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone had resulted in losses at many factories running into millions of rupees,...

Promises to uni dons should be honoured – Mahanayake thera

 02 June 2011 / By L.B. SenaratneThe Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Venerable Tibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala thera yesterday said, in reference...

* Sri Lanka trade unions stage massive protest in capital against pension reforms and police attack

Jun 1, 2011 Colombo: Members of the Joint Trade Union Alliance comprising 26 trade unions staged a massive protest today in Colombo against the pension...

US Defence Attache’s observations on the end of war in Sri Lanka

This is a tad confusing, since the US Ambassador at the time, going by this cable, did not seem to share the defence...

Police charge 18,000 workers, Catholics condemn the crackdown

by Melani Manel PereraClashes occurred on Monday when workers were protesting against a draft law that would not guarantee a lifetime retirement pension. Three...

War-crimes film, Heyns report, drown Colombo theatrics on terror

 01 June 2011Channel-4's announcement of screening of an hour-long film on Sri Lanka's killing fields at UN on 3rd June, and the presentation of...

Garment worker dead after police crackdown

Roshain Shanaka who received gun shot wounds during the protest against the proposed pension bill had died in Ragama hospital.The worker was in Intensive...

Police chief resigns ocer Katunayaka shooting

01 June 2011 Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya has decided to step down from his post this month, police sources said. An urgent meeting was...

UNP blames govt. for Katunayake violence

May 31, 2011/ by Zacki JabbarWhile one Katunayake Export Processing Zone worker remained critical and around 25 were being treated for injuries at the...

K’yake battle: Unruly workers provoked police – Sudarshini

‘Workers spurned President’s offer to discuss PSP issue’May 31, 2011,/By Shamindra FerdinandoUPFA MP Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle says a section of unruly workers had caused...

Katunayake EPZ turned into battlefield – Pension act

Police, workers trade accusations - Katunayake EPZ closed todayMay 30, 2011By Lal Gunasekera and Norman PalihawadanaOver a dozen police personnel, including DIG Ravi Wijegoonewardene...
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Kandaketiya judgement and continuing custodial deaths in Sri Lanka

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[email protected] A teaches' protest in Sri Lanka. With the onset of Corona epidemic school closures started on March 12, 2020. Although more than a year...

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Rule by Gazettes in Sri Lanka: More government services declared essential by Presidential Rajapaksa

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