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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

FMM calls for the release of journalist Malika Abeykoon & a formal inquiry on assaulting him

Image: Activist and journalist Malika Abeykoon. The Free Media Movement strongly condemns the arrest and assault of Malika Abeykoon, a freelance journalist and photographer, considering it...

Update: Jaffna Mayor arrested & handed over to TID for investigations for “providing uniforms similar to LTTE police”

The Mayor of Jaffna, Viswalingam Manivannan was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at around 2.30am on Friday morning. Manivannan, who is also...

Why do Sri Lankan Police officers torture suspects? 

Image: SriLankan policeman jumping on a lorry driver after assaulting him in broad daylight. “Police officer” refers mostly to persons working for the Sri Lanka...

FoE in Sri Lanka: Doctor sacked, journalist abducted, assaulted & remanded, protesting monk arrested

Image: Protest in front of Maradana police station calling for the release of journalist Malika Abeykoon ( LankaViews) On 2 April 2021 Sri Lanka  Health...

Rajapaksa regime step up crackdown on Tamil social media and journalists – JDS

Image: Journalists; protest in Batticaloa (JDS) Sri Lanka has increased its crackdown and intimidation of the Tamil media soon after the UN Human Rights Council...

Sri Lanka President executes his threat : Gov. advertising to Sirasa/MTV net work slashed.

Under a directive from the Presidential Secretariat, the government has decided to suspend all state advertisements on 'Sirasa' media network with immediate effect. President Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka government preparing high ranking military officers to take over civilian jobs

Image courtesy of New York Times. The government is making arrangements to appoint 18 high ranking military officers of the tri forces who have retired...

Censorship by Colombo University: Criticising the university in Social Media banned

The University of Colombo (UoC) has issued guidelines for students to follow when using social media platforms, including forbidding students from criticising the university. These...

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary: No one cares more about human rights than us

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 12 years ago, but its sectarian tensions remain, while new divisions are exploited by politicians and worsened by the...

UN Resolution: Sri Lanka can’t act like N. Korea or Eritrea – Mangala Samaraweera

Image: Managala Samaraweera at UNHRC .2016. Sri Lanka has voluntarily become a signatory to all human rights conventions passed at the UN over the years...

Sri Lanka: A Lunatic Police Attack

A brutal attack by Police Officers caught on a video tape has gone viral on social media. It has caused expressions of public dismay...

In 3 Northern districts Gotabaya’s 100,000 job programme is filled with handpicked loyalists

Member of parliament of Northern province Mannar district, Rishad Bathiudeen has complained to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa that his 100,000 job programme is being politicised....

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka expresses deep concern over the arrest of Azath Salley

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police, the Muslim Congress of Sri Lanka says that ZIt shocks the Muslim community that Azath...

Sri Lanka: 323 ‘environmental officers’ to monitor environment destruction posts on social media

Both false and accurate information posted on social media on incidents of environment destruction will be kept under watch by a new unit to...

Sri Lanka adds 6 Tamil diaspora orgs and 100s of diaspora Tamils to the proscribed list

File photo: A protest by diaspora Tamils. The government of Sri Lanka has amended the list of designated persons published in the Gazette Extraordinary No.1992/25...

Sri Lanka: Media bodies propose single monitoring authority

The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), its constituents and affiliated organisations met Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on Monday to submit a proposal for a...

The sacred vs. the profane: Censoring texts in the name of Buddhism – Sumudu Chamara

Image courtesy of www.indialegallive.com. Sri Lankans take religious freedom extremely seriously, and any act they deem to be an insult to their religion or religious...

Sri Lanka: Journalist charged with ‘false claim’ of abduction – IFJ

Sri Lankan journalist Sujeewa Gamage, who was arrested by police for allegedly making 'false claims’ about his own abduction, was granted bail on March...

Human Rights Council strengthens rights office probe into Sri Lanka’s long civil war – United Nations

Image: N Photo / Violaine Martin 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. The United Nations Human Rights Council has been given a mandate to collect...

U.N. to Gather Evidence of Atrocities in Sri Lanka Civil War

Image: Filed up memorial stones for the war dead in Mullaitivu, North of Sri Lanka as the Military banned a proper memorial.  (file photo...

The adoption of UNHRC resolution with minimal opposition is an encouraging sign to promote human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka – GTF

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption of resolution 46/1 at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Government of Sri...

President Rajapaksa’s statement is a serious warning to media! – Media Organizations collective

The statement made by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa regarding the media, while participating in a “Discussion with the village” programme held on March 20 in...

Sri Lanka resolution in full as adopted by the HRC 46 with 22 votes

The UNHRC resolution "Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" was adopted today with 22 votes. 11 Member states opposed the resolution...

SAFMA Sri Lanka, including leading Muslim journalists takes on India for Geneva resolution

Image: Lakshman Gunasekara In a strange tune of events, Sri Lanka chapter of  Pakistan based the South Asian Free Media Association which includes well-known Sri...
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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

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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...