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Sri Lanka President’s speech is a death threat aimed at me, says law maker Harin Fernando

Image: Harin Fernando. Opposition law Harin Fernando  In a letter to IGP C.D. Wickremeratne has requested immediate protection after president Rajapaksa made a remark that...

Sri Lanka: The two-thirds mania and Rajapaksa irrationality – Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Have you learned nothing from history?” – Freud (The Future of an Illusion) This day, 27 years ago, Sri Lanka was burning. During Black July, Sinhala...

Sri Lanka: The prospects for democracy and reconciliation in the immediate future are bleak, concludes CPA.

Image: Pro-Democracy protestors took to street daily against the constitutional coup staged by president Sirisena in October 2018. A short paper published by the Centre for...

On the President, Judges and encounters of a curious kind – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image: On 19th at a public meeting in Galaha, President Rakapaksa has said that " Do not consider the independence given to judiciary as...

Udayanga Weerathunga case: What has happened to the Sri Lanka Police? Asks Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

Image:A Sri Lankan policeman keeps watch at a demonstration in the capital, Colombo, on August 14, 2014.   © 2014 Getty Images  C/O HRW. Reprimanding several...

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Gains in Grave Peril – HRW

(New York) – Respect for fundamental human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election as president in November 2019, Human Rights...
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SLB Update: Covid 19 Pandemic and Silent & Unequal Education Crisis in Sri Lanka

Free education has been the only upward mobility opportunity for non-privilege children in Sri Lanka. Covid pandemic and government’s inability provide affordable alternative...
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Eastern Musling were “beaten and humiliated” by Sri Lanka Military

Image: Out of the blue: Muslim residents kneeling on the streets as a ‘punishment’ for flouting lockdown rules. Sri Lanka to probe ‘army attack and...

Aung San Suu Kyi turns 76: How did ‘Burma’s Gandhi’ fall from grace in the eyes of the world?

(File) In this file photo taken on June 16, 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her Nobel speech during the Nobel ceremony at Oslo's...

Kandaketiya judgement and continuing custodial deaths in Sri Lanka

Image: Protest against killing of Sandun Malinga. On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were...