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Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against...

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system

At least 41 Sri Lankan women, the majority of whom are migrant domestic workers, have spent months on end arbitrarily detained at a deportation...

SLB Update: Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Brief Update. April 2021. Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka 1. Victims of microcredit schemes in Sri...

Photo Essay: Struggle f the female victims of Micro Finance scams in Sri Lanka

Group of female victims of Micro Credit in Sri Lanka started a fast calling for the "Abolition of Micro Credit" as promised by successive...

Sri Lanka: Civil activist Asela Sampath arrested

Asela Sampath, the Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights has been arrested by the Police. He is  National organiser of the...

Sri Lankan Minister says President should become ‘Hitler’ (Video)

(12 April 2021)- State Minister Dilum Amunugama said today that the people voted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to power expecting him to play the part...

Microcredit and impact on human rights in Sri Lanka – Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Special Rapporteur

A. Microfinance in Sri Lanka 71. Microcredit has a long history in Sri Lanka that dates back decades, though its use began to expand particularly...

The language of the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church re President Sirisena is entirely inappropriate – Kishaly Pinto Jayawardena

Image: True friends of the Cardinal Ranjith. When the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks in entirely inappropriate language as to whether Maithripala Sirisena,...

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

A crackdown on dissenting voices — those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government — has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out. By Tasnim Nazeer. Since Sri...

The Loss of Fear: Russian Dissidents From Dostoevsky to Navalny

Image: Aleksei Navalny. Many of us have asked why the Russian political dissenter, Aleksei Navalny, decided to return to Russia from Germany on January 17th,...

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations...

FMM calls for the release of journalist Malika Abeykoon & a formal inquiry on assaulting him

Image: Activist and journalist Malika Abeykoon. The Free Media Movement strongly condemns the arrest and assault of Malika Abeykoon, a freelance journalist and photographer, considering it...

Why do Sri Lankan Police officers torture suspects? 

Image: SriLankan policeman jumping on a lorry driver after assaulting him in broad daylight. “Police officer” refers mostly to persons working for the Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka has plunged into the abyss because of the distortion created by the 20th Amendment- Karu Jayasuriya

At present, our country is facing a number of serious issues. No person who loves the country can ignore it. That is why the...

Sri Lanka President executes his threat : Gov. advertising to Sirasa/MTV net work slashed.

Under a directive from the Presidential Secretariat, the government has decided to suspend all state advertisements on 'Sirasa' media network with immediate effect. President Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka Election Commission’s move to remove ethnicity from political party names is illegal – Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne

The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to register political parties whose names have a reference to ethnicity or religion as, accoding to it,...

Bishop Rayappu Joseph : The True Disciple of Jesus Christ – Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe

A Tribute from an Ecumenical Colleague This tribute is written on Good Friday of 2021, a day that is significant for all Christians and especially...

Cost of not complying can be high in Sri Lanka – Jehan Perera

So far it appears that the implications of the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at the UN Human Rights Council last week against the...

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary: No one cares more about human rights than us

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 12 years ago, but its sectarian tensions remain, while new divisions are exploited by politicians and worsened by the...

UN Resolution: Sri Lanka can’t act like N. Korea or Eritrea – Mangala Samaraweera

Image: Managala Samaraweera at UNHRC .2016. Sri Lanka has voluntarily become a signatory to all human rights conventions passed at the UN over the years...

Sri Lanka: A Lunatic Police Attack

A brutal attack by Police Officers caught on a video tape has gone viral on social media. It has caused expressions of public dismay...

Political Buddhism and political liberalism in Sri Lanka – Dr. Ameer Ali

The recent verbal encounter between a Government minister, who asked those who want to live under sharia laws to go to Saudi Arabia,  and...

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka expresses deep concern over the arrest of Azath Salley

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police, the Muslim Congress of Sri Lanka says that ZIt shocks the Muslim community that Azath...

Sri Lanka adds 6 Tamil diaspora orgs and 100s of diaspora Tamils to the proscribed list

File photo: A protest by diaspora Tamils. The government of Sri Lanka has amended the list of designated persons published in the Gazette Extraordinary No.1992/25...

CPJ Safety Advisory: Journalist targets of Pegasus spyware

Image courtesy of  CPJ. Pegasus is a spyware created for mobile devices which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station. Researchers have documented it...

Bank of England unveils new banknote celebrating WW2 code-breaker Turing, who was punished for homo-sexuality in 1954

New 50 pound note, featuring late mathematician Alan Turing in this 2020 illustration Bank  of England/Handout via REUTERS/Illustration. LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England...

U.N. to Gather Evidence of Atrocities in Sri Lanka Civil War

Image: Filed up memorial stones for the war dead in Mullaitivu, North of Sri Lanka as the Military banned a proper memorial.  (file photo...

After the smoke clears, what will be left of media in Myanmar?

Image: Courtesy of Civil Disobedience Movement. Journalists in Myanmar face worsening conditions as military crackdowns and violence is compelling many to flee, writes Phil Thornton. Freelance...
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Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Sri Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...