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Sri Lankan Brigadier threatens medical staff in Sampathnuwara, Mullaitivu : “Bloody Tamil, I will kill you all”

Brigadier K. K. S. Parakum of Mechanized Infantry Regiment has entered the Sampathnuwara District Hospital a few days ago and threatened the medical staff...

Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021; Sri Lanka among the high risk countries: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability...

UNESCO writes to Sri Lanka Govt on the “LankaGama road” being built across World Heritage property “Sinharaja Forest Reserve”

Image: Sinharaja Forest Reserve © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent / Ko Hon Chiu Vincen. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party...

Sri Lanka: Urgent Appeal on the Situation of Manpower workers in mandatory self-quarantine

“I am a Manpower worker. I now think that if I had contracted Corona I might have been better off. At least then, I...

Police Torture in Sri Lanka: One dead; One ransom demand

Abduction and demands for ransom by some officers of Kuda oya Police Station. Two young men named Wicramage Shanaka Chathuranga and Wicramage Eishan Chintaka Lakamal...

Sri Lanka Govt takes over chairmanships of 3 parliamentary committees, previously held by the opposition

The Government moved yesterday to take control of the Chair of the crucial Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance, passing a motion in the House...

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of Peoplesworld.org/Earanga Jayawardena/AP Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving....

Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

Calling of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to condemn the police action in the strongest possible terms, the attorney representing...

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions; Arbitrary Arrests & Torture of LGBT People

Police, Judicial Officers Should End Arbitrary Arrests, Torture of LGBT People (Colombo / October 20, 2020) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people...

FTZ Workers Rights and Militarised Approach to Covid-19 Prevention in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Brief update

1. On 4 October Sri Lanka’s newest Covid-19 cluster spreading within the Brandix-owned factory in Minuwangoda, Gampaha came to be known by an accident....

Sri Lanka: Inaction on regularizing quarantine regulations is illegal and arbitrary; Court case files for writ of mandamus ( Full text)

Image courtesy of Al jazeera/ Filing an application for mandates in the nature of Writ of Certiorari and/or Prohibition and/or Mandamus Under and in terms...

Ensure FTZ workers rights are not violated by the COVID 19 prevention programs – Civil Society Collective

In a letter addressed to Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, the recently formed Civil Society Collective for the Rights of FTZ Workers has requested...

Garment Workers on the front line of the pandemic :Outbreak in Sri Lanka

Image: ILO/M. Crozet CC 3.0 16 October/WarOnWant) Sri Lanka’s worst Covid-19 outbreak has originated from a Brandix garment factory: 1,036 employees and 361 of...

‘Dragged away like criminals’ – FTZ workers

Weeping garment workers abruptly shoved into quarantine Unions call for an immediate inquiry into factory COVID ops Twenty-eight-year-old Kasuni is among hundreds of garment...

Sri Lanka: A complaint logged against General Shavendra Silva for cruel, inhumane & degrading treatment in quarantining FTZ workers

A Complaint has been made against Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of...

Sri Lanka: Journalists exposing timber smuggling attacked

Journalists Shanmugam Thavaseelan and Kanapathipillai Kumanan, correspondents for the Tamil Guardian, were attacked by timber smugglers on October 12 when the journalists duo were...

Sri Lanka gazettes jail terms and fines for breaking Covid19 prevention guidelines

According to the gazette notification issued by the Minister of Health today any person violators of the gazetted health guidelines will be subject to...

Why Sri Lanka jailed a Muslim lawyer, Hejaaz Hizbullah without charge for 6 months

Rights groups and members of civil society have raised concerns over the continued incarceration of a Muslim lawyer in Sri Lanka, adding that his...

The deplorable situation of military coordinated quarantine centre for 400-500 FTZ workers in Sri Lanka : 2 toilets, 2 sinks!

(Image courtesy of https://www.hiclipart.com) The situation of Garment Factory Workers in Katunayaka – COVID-19 Update By Marisa de Silva. “The biggest mistake done by this Government and...

Brandix, Sri Lanka: “Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Image: A Brandix apparel factory in Sri Lanka; Courtesy: Brandix. Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from the Brandix factory in Minuwangoda...

Sri Lanka: 53 Free Trade Zone workers were forcefully taken away at midnight for “military quarantine”

Image: Abducted female workers say that food given to them is not properly cooked and cannot be eaten. (screenshot from the below video) Fifty-three FTZ...

Need is a new constitution; drop the 20th Amendment in its entirety, requests Catholic Bishops Conference

[email protected] lawyers campaign against he 20 A. Arguing that what the country need is a new constitution, the Catholic Bishops Conference has called on the...

“20th Amendment will deal a death blow to democracy” – Amarapura and Ramanna Monks

ECONOMYNEXT – A section of Sri Lanka’s powerful Buddhist clergy is opposing a Constitutional Amendment proposed by the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa which...

Two Tamil journalists attacked in Mullaitivu

Tamil Guardian reports that two of their correspondents were assaulted this morning by four persons in Murippu, Mullaitivu, while reporting on illegal logging and...

Sri Lanka Govt to introduce new laws to punish Covid-19 health regulations violators!

Health Minister Pavitra Wanniarachchi has warned that all those violating health safety regulations would be arrested and remanded for a period of six months,...

SC rules four 20A clauses require referendum; rest can be passed by 2/3rd majority

In handing down its determination on the 20th Amendment Bill, the Supreme Court has ruled that four clauses need a referendum of the People...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Approves 20th Amendment ( Judgment in Full)

According to a  document in circulation in the public domain titled Supreme Court determine on 20th amendment, Sri Lanka SC has approved the said...

Sri Lanka police to confiscate property of those who fail to obey their orders to quarantine

Colombo (News 1st);  Sri Lanka Police said 1402 workers were attached to the Minuwangoda Brandix Factory and all those were not moved into quarantine...

Sri Lanka: The Government’s Hollow Words Fly in the Face of Facts- Minoli de Soysa

Image: Dayani Mendis, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva speaking at HRC 45. The government is being criticised...

Sri Lanka- Is it 13-minus, and not 13-Plus or 13-A? – N. Sathiya Moorthy

Image: The Signing of the Indo Lanka Accord The Signing of the Indo Lanka Accord by President J.R. Jayewardene and Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi...
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