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HRC of Sri Lanka on Detention Under PTA

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Directives issued by His Excellenry President Maithripala Sirisena on the arrest and detention of persons under the Prevention...

Sri Lanka: AHS undergraduate activists assaulted in custody and hospitalised; Academics condemn.

A student leader assaulted  in custody Of the 17 student activists arrested on Friday, four were admitted to the Accident Ward in the National...

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: CPA Dr. P. Saravanamuttu has applied for the position of the Asia-Pacific member

Dr. SaravanamuttuSLB Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Asia-Pacific StatesExecutive Director of the Centre of Policy Alternatives of Sri Lanka Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu...

13 A: India’s decisive response to oppose any dilution of the 13 A is morally necessary and politically imperative

N.SumanthiranThe Government of Sri Lanka recently revealed its agenda to further restrict minority freedoms and autonomy in the country. It seeks to: (1) repeal...

13 A:Tthe media communiqué by inida was pretty much plain talking

A bit of arm twisting by India may be good for Colombo  Two weeks back, during a Cabinet meeting, as some of his Cabinet...

Leftist parties to boycott PSC on 13 A

The leftist parties of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to boycott the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on removing land...

TMVP/ Pillayan is against changes to the 13th Amendment

The Leader of the T,.M.T.P party and the Member of the Eastern Provincial Council Sivanathurai Chandrakanthan has had a central committee meeting to discuss...

Minister urged to publish reports on prison riots soon – Friday Forum

Chandrasiri G 410pxPrison Reforms Minister Chandrasiri Gajhadeera has been urged by the Friday Forum- the Group of Concerned Citizens to publish soon the reports...

LLRC Recommendations Not Met by 13A – Offcial website of the GoSL

The recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) have come to be...

Les Misérables in Colombo Court

 A Colombo Court yesterday (29) released a suspect from a case that was dragging on for ten years over the theft of Rs. 50.It...

What is the position of the TNA with regard to its President Mr Premachandran’s statement of interim adminstration?

Meeting in Jaffna Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka It was doubtless in the spirit of the Sinhala-Tamil New Year that the Tamil (ultra?) nationalists presented the Sinhala...

New arrest wave hits East: Long retired Tigers also detained

The exercise of sending ex-militants to rehabilitation again was begun by the Defense Ministry in Batticaloa at the beginning of this month (February 13th...
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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...
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Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...

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....