11.6 C
London
Thursday, May 13, 2021

COVID19

- Advertisement -

President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of newindianexpress/ap. In a joint letter, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka Medical Professional Associations proposed 8 important recommendations to be implemented to control...

Open appeal to Sri Lanka Government : Act Now to Save Our Lives!

Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented rise in the number of cases, with the highly infectious B.1.1.7 strain spreading rapidly across the country. The...

‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe

It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile,...

Sri Lanka: Withdraw the decision to bury the COVID-19 dead in Iranaitheevu Island – People of Iranaitheevu

Image of the protest held today at the island of Iranaitheevu courtesy of NECC Srilanka. The government of Sri-Lanka has decided to bury the dead...

Covid-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

A remote island has been chosen by Sri Lanka's government for the burial of Covid-19 victims from the minority Muslim and Christian communities. The government...

No, PM Rajapkasa didn’t say so; Yes, there are Montessori kids in Parliament – Ruling party spokeswoman 

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa did not state that permission will be granted for the burial of the bodies of those who died of corona...

Cremations & Independence Day: 7 testimonies of loved ones lost

Sri Lanka continues to maintain its policy of mandatory cremations for COVID dead, which has deeply distressed the Muslim community whose faith prohibits cremation....

Sri Lanka: CPA calls for a strong resolution at HRC 46 that reflects on the findings of the OHCHR report

Issuing a statement on the 73rd Independence Day, Colombo based advocacy Think Tank Centre for Policy Alternatives states that  "If the government is unwilling...

SriLanka: Victims, culprits of ‘Dammika Paniya’ and false national pride – Ranga Jayasuriya

Less than two months ago, a self-professed holy man ( Kapuwa) from Kegalle became the embodiment of the Sri Lankan ingenuity. The man who...

Denial of social security benefits of migrant workers in times of the pandemic – Andrew Samuel

Image: Activists protest in Sri Lanka  against the discriminatory treatment of migrant workers. ( FB photo, January 2021) The year 2020 was a horrible year...

Sri Lanka: heartbreaking story of the forced cremation of two month old infant without parents presence & consent

Image: Screenshot of a video of Baby Mohammed being prepared for the forced cremation. This is the story of the of two-month old Baby Mohammed...

Sri Lanka: Amalgamation of military and civil services only happen under dictatorships! – Karu Jayasuriya

Image: Printing of Sri Lanka  Driving Licences too has been taken over by the Sri Lanka Army. When we look at many things that are...

The Garrison state of future SriLanka: Will it work? – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The project of President Gotabaya seems to be the conversion of Sri Lanka from an uninterrupted, long-standing democracy and open society, into a second...

The uncomfortable truth about Sri Lankan migrant workers stranded in the Middle East – Amalini De Sayrah

On April 28th 2020, shaky footage taken on a smartphone showed hundreds of migrant workers in a country in the Middle East, crowded into...

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...

Dead-body politics and racism: a prayer for 2021- Shreen Abdul Saroor

“The dignity of the dead, their cultural and religious traditions, and their families should be respected and protected throughout.” —World Health Organization, Infection prevention...

Muslim Council of Britain challenges forced Covid cremations in Sri Lanka

Image caption: Sri Lanka’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was elected last year on a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock/TG. The country insists all people who...

Sri Lanka: Vistas of Bankruptcy and Misery – Dr. Ameer Ali

Image: The current controversy over Muslim burial issue has become handy to deflect the growing anti-regime anger. Saner minds from all communities are appealing...

Sri Lanka’s mandatory cremation policy is playing politics with the dead, says GTF

While appreciating Sri Lanka’s relative success with the management of COVID-19, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) would like to express its strong condemnation of...

“Is Sri Lanka’s medical establishment too is steeped in racism or is willing to ignore science & ethics due to fear” – FR petition...

The parents of the 20-day-old infant who was cremated against their wishes filed a Fundamental Rights application before the Supreme Court through their Attorney...

The right every Sri Lankan has to a safe and dignified burial in his homeland after death must be respected! – Kary Jayasuriya

Denying the right of a Sri Lankan to a safe and dignified burial, regardless of their ethnic background, and to be subjected to enforced...

#stopforcedcremations campaign is gathering momentum in Sri Lanka.

Yesterday a small group of about 40-50 people belonging to all ethnic and religious backgrounds, gathered (whilst maintaining social distancing and wearing masks of...

Outrage in Sri Lanka over cremation of Muslim COVID victims

Image:Municipal workers carry the coffin of an unclaimed body of a COVID-19 victim to a crematorium in Colombo in this December 10 photo Anger...

Sri Lanka govt cremates a 20 day old infant without the consent of Muslim parents

In a series of tweets, former MP and Muslim rights activist Ali Zahir Maulana has detailed the agony of Muslim parents of 20-day old...

CDC, USA: Avoid all travel to Sri Lanka as the COVID-19 situation is at high risk level 4.

Travelers should avoid all travel to Sri Lanka. Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you must travel: Before you travel, get tested with a viral...

Lanka’s highest court rejects petitions from Muslims against COVID-19 cremations

Colombo, Dec 1 (PTI) Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed petitions filed by members of the Muslim community against the government's regulation that...

Sri Lanka: New category of traitor

Image: Recently the public was shocked to see a man being caught by villagers, swathed in polythene. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for...

Sri Lanka: Rs. 60,000 charged for “coffin and ash” of cremated of Muslim victims of Covid 19

Image: A FaceBook post by Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice which says mandatory cremation of Muslim Covid victims is absurd.  In a series of tweets,...

HRCSL recommendations : Permit burials as well as cremations of bodies of the Covid-19 victims while adhering to health guidelines

Image courtesy of Voice of America. Issuing observations and recommendations on the disposal of dead bodies in the context of COVID-19 Human Rights Commission of Sri...

UNResident Coordinator to Sri Lanka meddling in internal affairs – Buddhist Monk

Image: Hanaa Singer. Ven. Jamburawela Chandraratne Thera, representing the People's Responsibility Centre (PRC), has criticised the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator to Sri Lanka, Hanaa...
- Advertisement -

Must Read

Sri Lanka: Rights group questions continuing deaths in police custody

Attorney-at-law Senaka Perera says that the death of persons taken into custody by the police cannot be justified under any circumstances. Activist Perera questioned the...
- Advertisement -

Sri Labka: Won the “War” but Lost the Law – Basil Fernando

Calling a civil conflict or a civil war, a war itself, is very misleading. Wars are fought with external enemies. However, civil conflict or...

Report: Accountability and justice are yet a far-away dream for victims of post-easter mob attacks – People’s Rights Group

People’s Rights Group (PRG), a rights based advocacy and lobbying group based in the UK particularly dealing with human rights violations in Sri Lanka...

Rights groups call for special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: Constitutional amendment a blow to human rights; rights groups call for a special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (Bangkok/Geneva, 11...