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Sri Lanka: 20A means ‘the only remedy will be to take arms against the State’ says BASL report

Image: From a PLFP poster. The following are the observations of the BASL Committee appointed to study and submit views on the proposed 20th. Amendment to...

20 lawyers file a FR petition against the 20A: Giving unlimited powers to the President could lead to a dictatorship in Sri Lanka

Twenty Attorneys at Law, this morning filed a Fundamental Rights petition against the proposed 20th Amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka. In their petition,...

Constitutional amendment proposed to make Sri Lanka Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa all powerful again

Sri Lanka ex-justice minister moots bill to sweep aside constitutional council. ECONOMYNEXT – An ex-just minister has put forward a 22nd amendment to Sri Lanka’s...

Sudan: With al-Bashir Ouster, End Authoritarianism; Respect Rights, Ensure Justice

Image: Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in...

Regaining Paradise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa -Tisaranee Gunasekara

“If they harm me, it is the country they harm.” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Hard Talk – Daily Mirror – October 2011) The beautification of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is...

Gotabaya’s alternative vision challenges Sri Lanka’s democracy

Prof.S.W.R.D. Samarasinghe. Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently announced at a meeting of Viyath Maga, of which he is president that he was ready to contest the next...
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BASL wants answers from Gota: “What is the basis of selecting convicted murderer Duminda Silva was for presidential pardon?”

Image: Silva and Rajapaksa are buddies. In a letter addressed to president Rajapaksa the Bar Association of Sri Lanka has requested him to  make public...
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Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to live on in blockchain, free of censors

Image: Copies of the final edition of Apple Daily, published by Next Digital, are seen at a newsstand in Hong Kong, China June 24,...

Sri Lanka’s belated #MeToo movement starts from its newsrooms

Government orders probe into sexual harassment in media after a string of allegations from female newsroom staff. Sri Lanka’s government has ordered an investigation into...

Sri Lanka govt proposes to build a fee-levying, treasury funded parrall University system under Ministry of Defence

The proposed fee-levying, treasury funded parrall University system under Ministry of Defence should be withdrawn says Member of parliament Dr. Harini Wickramasuriya in a...