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General Election, Sri Lanka: So close, yet so far What if they got a few more votes…

Nuwan I. Senaratna. Many expected Sunil Handunnetti of the JJB to win a seat in Matara. In fact, he did come tantalizingly close. If the JJB won...

Reconfiguring Sri Lanka’s Tamil politics

Meera Srinivasan / The Hindu.  With a banner sporting a picture of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) founder S.J.V. Chelvanayakam in the background, senior Tamil...

Former Sri Lankan Minister to Stand Trial for 1987 Murder in Chennai

CHENNAI: Former Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda is all set to stand trial before a Chennai court through video conferencing from Colombo in 28-year-old...

Sri Lanka: EPDP backs TNA resolution opposing land acquisition

Protest against land grab in Jaffna ( Tamilnet photo)A resolution demanding an immediate end to the Sri Lankan government’s forcible acquisition of private lands...

Sri Lanka: The ‘hard parts’ of the LLRC report remains disregarded

‘After the heavy rains, some wetness remains’ The wholly reprehensible quotation which this column borrows for the title this week comes verbatim...

Sri Lanka: Govt is unable to rein in its alliance partner EPDP which is using illegal weapons and resorting to intimidation and violence

EPDP leader and RajapakshaA pre-emptive strike by President Mahinda Rajapaksa appears to have saved his Government from one more accusation before the UN Human...

Vote as you wish on 13A JHU resolution says MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today told the coalition partners of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that they can vote as they wish in parliament...

13 A amendment: EPDP, SLMC strike discordant note with Vasu, Rajitha,Tissa, DEW agreeing

UPFA constituents, the EPDP and the SLMC have strongly opposed far reaching proposal to do away with the right of two provinces or more...

I listen to President bec he is the father of the Nation – Douglas Devananda

Douglas with the father of the Nation ‘I am not happy about how the northern land issue is being handled’  .Eelam People’s Democratic Party...

Activists opposed to Devananda attacked in Jaffna

A 12-member squad that came in 4 motorbikes attacked 48-year-old V. Sahadevan, the president of a newly formed group named War Affected Peoples' Movement...

A sand loot worth of Rs 4,000 million by Douglas Devananda’s NGO

 Vadamarachchi: the  sand robbery Geophagia – Maheshwari Trust  by V. SagadevanA sand loot worth of Rs 4,000 million in Vadamarachchi East is now on...

EPDP accuses occupying SL military for inaction on child rape

Will there be any justice? Mothers participating in  the demonstrationIn a strange turn of affairs, SL minister Douglas Devnanda’s Eelam People Democratic Party (EPDP),...
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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....