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Experts committee delivers a death blow to “Covid cremation only” lobby in Sri Lanka

Image: Covid dead are being buried in NewYork' (Photo courtesy of AP tweeter) The expert committee appointed by the Health Ministry to study the issue...

COVID 19: Opposition political parties including the TNA call for the postponement of the General Elections in Sri Lanka.

 "The Tamil National Alliance is concerned about the threat posed to the people by the possible spread of the COVID19 virus in the country....

9 charts that explain the coronavirus pandemic

Image:A medical worker performs acupuncture on the neck of a coronavirus patient in Wuhan, China, on March 11, 2020. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images. What...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

As of 7th March 2020, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100 000. As we mark this sombre moment, the...

Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi missing in Wuhan after critical reports on coronavirus outbreak

PHOTO: Mr Chen has been publicly critical of the Chinese Government over human rights abuses and media suppression. (Supplied) A citizen journalist who has been critically reporting...

Death of whistleblower ignites calls for political reform in China

(AFP•February 9, 2020) The death of a whistleblowing doctor who was reprimanded for warning about the new coronavirus has sparked rare calls for political...

China: Key Chinese whistleblower doctor dies from coronavirus

Dr Li Wenliang, who was silenced by the Chinese authorities for warning people about the coronavirus, died from the illness on February 7 at...

Corona virus epidemic damages Sri Lankan economy

Image: Sri Lankan Airlines staff wear masks at Bandaranaike International Airport after Sri Lanka confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, in...

Q&A on coronaviruses & safe practices for general public – WHO

What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe...
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Comtempt of Court in Sri Lanka and Ranjan Ramanayake case – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

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Sri Lanka Prisons dept to recruit 200 ex-servismen for ‘Intelligence and Security Division’

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Human Rights Council Elects Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji to serve as its President for 2021

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Tamil parties and civil society write to UNHRC: “No scope for a domestic accountability mechanism within Sri Lanka; International mechanism needed”.

In a letter to 47 Member States represented in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva Tamil political parties and civil society groups...