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What Sri Lanka needs is not banning chemical fertilisers but a second green revolution – W.A. Wijewardena

Image: Farmer Ranjith Kondadeniya, Monaragala. Banning chemical fertilisers and pesticidesW/a/vice of his economic advisors, has ordered that Sri Lanka should stop the importation of chemical...

Coordinated Global Action Is the Best Way to Control the Fall Armyworm Pest

Fall Armyworm larva feeding and damaging maize plant. Credit: FAO. By Rémi Nono.  A new USD 500 million initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

Govt. needs to shift economic policy, says citizen group

* Too much attention on infrastructure development, urbanisation, tourism* Much more can be done for rural economy, poorA network of citizen groups has...
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Sri Lanka’s Fake News Circular: The laws mentioned could be misused by police to stifle the freedom of expression rights – BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed deep concern regarding the government's decision to regulate fake news on social media. Issuing a statement...
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Sri Lanka: Pandemic-related Domestic Violence; Victims don’t often get the desired help

Image courtesy of Inter Press Service. Puyumi Fornseka. During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking...

Sri Lanka collective appeal : Protect Freedom of Expression and Vulnerable groups in dealing with the Pandemic

Issuing a statement a collective of 54 groups and 72 individuals say that "A rights-based approach to deal with the pandemic is essential and...

Sri Lanka: Instead of repealing the PTA the scope of the Act was broadened – Helena Dalli, EU Equality Commissioner

The European Union enjoys and values the broad and multifaceted relationship it has developed with Sri Lanka over the past decades. The European Union’s...