11.6 C
London
Thursday, May 13, 2021

militarisation

- Advertisement -

Sri Labka: Won the “War” but Lost the Law – Basil Fernando

Calling a civil conflict or a civil war, a war itself, is very misleading. Wars are fought with external enemies. However, civil conflict or...

Myanmar: If independent media dies, democracy dies – Phil Thornton

Image: The Voice of Spring is an underground newspaper of the resistance. Journalists in Myanmar are being hunted and arrested by the country’s military for...

Sri Lanka: Glaring discrepancies in Army-Navy financial accounting discovered by Auditor General

Proponents of militarisation claim the Sri Lanka military is more efficient, competent & uses public resources more prudently than SL public service. Findings of...

Arrest of citizen for encouraging people to sound car horns condemned

Issuing a statement the United National Party (UNP) has expressed its deep concern of the arrest of an individual allegedly involved in the recent...

Sri Lanka arrests top Muslim leader over 2019 Easter attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP). Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a prominent Muslim lawmaker and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suicide...

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 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...

Pakistan’s generals are ever more involved in running the country; And the prime minister seems ever more dependent on their backing

Before he became prime minister, Imran Khan was happy to hold forth about the role of the armed forces in Pakistan. They were so influential...

Sri Lanka government preparing high ranking military officers to take over civilian jobs

Image courtesy of New York Times. The government is making arrangements to appoint 18 high ranking military officers of the tri forces who have retired...

Sri Lanka government must answer for the creeping ‘Myanmar-isation’ of the state – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

If the Government of Sri Lanka wants to congratulate itself which it seems to be desperately seeking to do on the (inevitable) passing of...

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...

Myanmar’s media under the coup – Phil Thornton

Journalists are being targeted, news outlets threatened, bullets fired, curfews imposed and internet blocked by a military junta intent on silencing dissent against stolen...

The Impact of Militarism in Myanmar and Sri Lanka – Basil Fernando

Image: President Mahinda Rajapaksa was  welcomed by Senior General Than Shwe, ruler of the Myanmar in June 2009. The Burma (now Myanmar) was a British...

Sri Lanka: UN Experts dismayed by regressive steps, call for renewed UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability 

GENEVA (5 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to stop rolling back hard fought progress made in...

Myanmar has happened. Are we next? Does it need to? – Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

Image: the Permanent Representative Mohan Peiris quite brazenly equates the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), victims groups and human rights...

Sri Lanka: CPA calls for a strong resolution at HRC 46 that reflects on the findings of the OHCHR report

Issuing a statement on the 73rd Independence Day, Colombo based advocacy Think Tank Centre for Policy Alternatives states that  "If the government is unwilling...

The Defence Secretary and the President – Sanjana Hattotuwa

Sri Lanka is led by a man who has, by his admission, two faces. In a more democratic avatar is Gotabaya Rajapaksa the President....

Sri Lanka Govt to recruit 200 ex-military personal to monitor prison offcials.

Image courtesy of www.gettyimages.ie. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed the formation of a special unit of retired military personnel to check all prison officers who...

Living in Hell: The Plight of Prisoners Held Under the PTA – Ambika Sathkunanathan

Image courtesy of BBC/Getty Images. The findings of the National Study of Prisons undertaken by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka have been discussed...

Leaked UN Rights Commissioners Report on Sri Lanka: Summary, Conclusions & Recommendations

Summary The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 40/1 which requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human...

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...

Securitisation and militarisation in Sri Lanka: A continuum – Ambika Sathkunanthan

Caroon by Avantha Artigala. Militarisation of civilian space began during the first Rajapaksa regime. Yet, it didn’t cause public concern, except amongst certain civil society...

Sri Lanka Prisons dept to recruit 200 ex-servismen for ‘Intelligence and Security Division’

The Prisons Department has called for applications to recruit 200 male Prison Guards from those who have retired from the defence services after completing...

Tamil parties and civil society write to UNHRC: “No scope for a domestic accountability mechanism within Sri Lanka; International mechanism needed”.

In a letter to 47 Member States represented in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva Tamil political parties and civil society groups...

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: Amalgamation of military and civil services only happen under dictatorships! – Karu Jayasuriya

Image: Printing of Sri Lanka  Driving Licences too has been taken over by the Sri Lanka Army. When we look at many things that are...

The Garrison state of future SriLanka: Will it work? – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The project of President Gotabaya seems to be the conversion of Sri Lanka from an uninterrupted, long-standing democracy and open society, into a second...

Muslim Council of Britain challenges forced Covid cremations in Sri Lanka

Image caption: Sri Lanka’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was elected last year on a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock/TG. The country insists all people who...

Gota’s wars against economy and minorities – Dr. Ameer Ali

GR’s strategy of containing the political damage caused by his failure to win the economic war by winning the parallel war fought against minorities...

A Major General appointed as secretary to the Ministry of Public Security, headed by a Rear Admiral

Major General (Retired) Jagath Alwis has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security. The Esquire Chief of the National Intelligence Service...
- Advertisement -

Must Read

Sri Lanka: Rights group questions continuing deaths in police custody

Attorney-at-law Senaka Perera says that the death of persons taken into custody by the police cannot be justified under any circumstances. Activist Perera questioned the...
- Advertisement -

Sri Labka: Won the “War” but Lost the Law – Basil Fernando

Calling a civil conflict or a civil war, a war itself, is very misleading. Wars are fought with external enemies. However, civil conflict or...

Report: Accountability and justice are yet a far-away dream for victims of post-easter mob attacks – People’s Rights Group

People’s Rights Group (PRG), a rights based advocacy and lobbying group based in the UK particularly dealing with human rights violations in Sri Lanka...

Rights groups call for special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: Constitutional amendment a blow to human rights; rights groups call for a special review of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (Bangkok/Geneva, 11...