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Sri Lanka: TID director calls for corrective action re officers being unfairly reprimanded by politicians and clergy.

CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera. Picture by Gayan Pushpika, DN. Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekera, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department told the Parliament...

Gnanasara, Rathana and Asgiriya Chapter Seeds of a national crisis in the making

Vishwamithra. “A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.’’ ~...

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu ED, CPA files a FR petition challenging the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero

Image: Sirisena invited Gnanasara and his mother to his office after pardoning him. 20th of June 2019: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director,...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation to Sri Lanka govt: Take swift, stern judicial action against the perpetrators of communal violence

OIC press release/03.06/2019. Communal violence targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka has regional and global security implications. The developing situation over the past few days has...

All terror suspects should be investigated irrespective of their position: Ceylon Chamber

Image: Ceylon Chamber of Commerce deeply concerned about the possibility that events that threaten the law and order situation in the country, will unfold and...

Sri Lanka: Prez shouldn’t exercise executive powers arbitrarily when pardoning Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera: BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) said yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena should not have exercised his executive powers arbitrarily when pardoning Galagodaaththe Gnanasara...

Pardoning Gnanasara Thero raises a number of very serious concerns – CPA

CPA Statement on the Presidential Pardon of Gnanasara Thero. 24th May 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expresses its deep shock and...

Pardoning Gnanasara is an act of extreme leniency to a Buddhist monk & it sends a wrong message to the country.- TNA

The Tamil National Alliance unequivocally condemns the President’s act of pardoning Ven. Gnanasara Thero by abusing the Constitutional powers vested in the Head of...

It is president Sirisena who is behind Gnanasara antics says the editor of Gota’s War

C.A. Chandraprema, a columnist in The Island has written a hard hitting commentary on  Monk Ganansara and his alleged backers. Chandraprema  is the editor...

Sri Lanka seeks militant monk’s arrest over hate crime

Image:Police said the warrant for the arrest of Galagodaatte Gnanasara relates to an accusation of insulting the Koran that dates back to April 2014, months...

Sri Lanka: over 20 attacks on Christians this year

A Buddhist shrine in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka, July 2016. (Photo: Open Doors International) There have been over 20 violent incidents against Christians so far...

Sri Lanka arrest five over anti-religious violence

Image: A food out let in Ampara, Eastern province was attacked on 22nd May 2017. Sri Lanka police have arrested five people including a member...

In the holy month of Ramadan attacks against Muslims in Sri Lanaka has increased- Shreen Saroor at CESCR 61

Image: Chairperson, Secretary of the CESCR and Sri Lanka ambassador  at the podium of UN CESCR 61 held at Palais Wilson on 9th June...

The re-emergence of the BBS

Image: BBS leader Gnanasara with his body guards Who is a Buddhist? That’s a simple question but one that can yield innumerable answers. The innumerability of...

Galabod Aththe Gnanasara: Out of the Shadows – Dharisha Bastians

He’s back. After a year in the shadows, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the controversial monk who leads the radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena, is front...

The Gnanasara Thera factor

Busy as it is dealing with various political conundrums that crop up from time to time, the government this week encountered yet another unexpected...

Mayhem As Monks Go On The Rampage

Pandemonium reigned at the Homagama Magistrate's Court premises with three Buddhist monks threatening to self-immolate in protest against the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena...

Why Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Failed to Make a Comeback

After being toppled as president, Mahinda Rajapaksa wanted to become PM. But the Sri Lankan leader's comeback bid has ended in defeat as early...

Sri Lanka: For a Lid on Hate Speech

The Government's move to come down hard against purveyors of hate speech is most opportune given the increasingly strident forms the speeches made by...

SLMC Wants Fresh Investigation On Aluthgama Riots

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) today called upon the newly elected president to re-investigate religious killings which had occurred in the country under...

Hard Line BBS Ensures Total Muslim Support to Opposition Candidate

By publicly alining with Rajapaksa regime the anti- Muslim hard line Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has delivered  that total Muslim vote bank to Opposition...

BBS’ Activities Can Trigger an Islamic Extremism in Sri Lanka – Prof. Tudor Silva

By Jenny Gao This Thursday, Tudor Silva, Senior Professor of Sociology from the University of Peradeniya, gave a talk about Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), an...

Extremist Bodu Bala Sena to Support Rajapaksa as Common Candidate

As the government represents people from all social and ethical backgrounds, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the ‘genuine’ common candidate of the nation, General Secretary...

Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka Strike Anti-Islamist Pact

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday they...

Sri Lanka Nationalists To Host Controversial Myanmar Monk Wirathu

Controversial Myanmar monk Wirathu attends a meeting of Buddhist monks at a monastery near Yangon in June 2013. Sri Lanka's main nationalist group will...

Buddhist extremists warn Sl Muslim groups of dire consequences if Boro Budur destroyed

“If any Muslim extremist group attack the world heritage of Boro Budur Buddhist temple Complex in Indonesia which consists of 504 Buddha statues the...

Sri Lanka: Ban Ki-moon alarmed by the rising attacks against religious minorities

“In both Myanmar and Sri Lanka, I am concerned that Buddhist communities are being swept up by a rising tide of extremist sentiment against...

Hindus need not join Bodu Bala Sena to protect Hinduism – ACHC

The All Ceylon Hindu Congress has sent the following letter with reference to news item that appeared in the newspapers and websites: We have...

Report: Hate incidents against Muslims: January – May 2014

By Secretariat for Muslims-- It is now two months after the anti- Muslim violence of Aluthgama and adjacent areas, and as is the case with...

Bishop rejects allegations of monks led mob against Fr. Sathivel

Bishop  of Colombo Rev. R. Canagasabey today rejected  false allegations against HRD, Fr. Sathivel by the monks led mob who invaded the Center for...
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