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Sri Lanka: Ethical Tourism Campaign

SL military prepare for a war parade ( Photo:AP)This week, the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice (of which I am a co-director)...

Rajapaksa-controlled ministries consume 45 % of budget

Sri Lanka’s five main ministries controlled by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother Basil are to consume nearly 45 per cent of the total...

Sri Lanka’s garment industry feels GSP+ loss

 Dilshani Samaraweera Sri Lanka's apparel exports are suffering from the loss of the EU's GSP+ schemeTwo years after it was formally removed from the...

The First ( Rajapaksha) Family (FF) stands to receive in commission of US$1.2 to US$ 1.8 billion during 2005-15

Rajeev SharmaThe Dragon’s shadow is lengthening over Sri Lanka with every passing day. China has committed since 2005 contracts and investments worth US$ 6.4...

Centralising Power and Money – Devolving Poverty and Misery

Kusal Perera Short note on above with emphasis on how gradual “centralisation” of power in the hands of the Colombo governments, left poverty alleviation...

Executive Presidency the root of all evil; Are they preparing to lynch the CJ?

Kumar DavidA fortnight ago several senior ministers were told to hold a press conference and con the public that the government was not after...

Govt. needs to shift economic policy, says citizen group

* Too much attention on infrastructure development, urbanisation, tourism* Much more can be done for rural economy, poorA network of citizen groups has...

Key political risks to watch in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is under fire from the UN Human Rights Council, which adopted a...

UNDP report: Govt.’s heavy reliance on indirect taxation eroding governance; State urged to act with concerns on education and healthcare mounting

Poor governance is holding back post-conflict Sri Lanka from healing wounds and realising equitable growth, says the Sri Lanka Human Development Reports 2012, compiled...
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Amnesty International urges UNHRC to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka

Image:© sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. In a paper presented the member states of the UNHTC, Geneva Amnesty International has urged the United Nations (UN) Human...
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THE HILL WE CLIMB- Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly...

Sri Lanka President appoints a CoI on human rights violations weeks before the HRC 46

Image~ Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva © sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission to identify the findings...

Rajapaksas marching Sri Lanka towards military rule

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is filling government with ex-top brass in the name of 'professionalizing' island-nation's politics. by Salman Rafi Sheikh Even at the height of the Sri...