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Sri Lanka: Parliament must reject proposed ‘Burqa Ban’ – ICJ

Image courtesy of www.nbcnews.com. The ICJ today condemned the Sri Lankan cabinet’s approval of the proposed ban on face coverings, which, if adopted by Parliament...

Sri Lanka: Ali Sabry in hot water after controversial remark: “Muslims will receive a giant thrashing if they do not vote for Rajapaksa,”

Image: Ali Sabry and Gotabaya. A video clip doing the rounds on social media, purportedly of President’s Counsel Mohamad Ali Sabry making a controversial remark...

Deception, distortion, demonisation: Integral parts of SL democracy today – Nishthar Idoos

Cartoon by @tmdsbekanayaka “Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance” – Oscar Wilde. Elections are here, time for pacts, pledges and promises – the...

Sri Lanka: Need to act against ghettoization of minds to stem terrorism – P.K. Balachandran

  People who have been relocated to a school building due to an overnight gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants (Reuters). An eminent Sri...

It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi)

Image: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi). I have written two articles heavily criticising the parties supposedly spearheaded the attacks against Muslims at Kandy recently to...

Sri Lanka: Spate of violence against Muslim community – Watchdog update

by Watch Dog. MAR 7, 2018 — On March 6th, 2018, despite a State of Emergency and curfew being declared, there were several reports of...

The Beast Rides Again – By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Image:  Digana after mob attacks. Associated Press/Pradeep Pathiran . Even as I write these words, Kandy is burning. Muslims, their homes and their properties are being targeted...

Inter religious violence can threaten consensual reforms

Image: BBS head Galabodaatthe Gnanasara threatening a Muslim clergy (file photo). By Jehan Perera. The passage of the second reading of the budget by a 2/3...
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President Rajapaksa ignores recommendations by medical professionals to control the raging pandemic in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of newindianexpress/ap. In a joint letter, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka Medical Professional Associations proposed 8 important recommendations to be implemented to control...
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Open appeal to Sri Lanka Government : Act Now to Save Our Lives!

Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented rise in the number of cases, with the highly infectious B.1.1.7 strain spreading rapidly across the country. The...

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...

Year-long detention of lawyer, poet sparks concern in Sri Lanka – Meera Srinivasan

Original photo courtesy of The Hindu. Spotlight on minority rights, and ‘draconian’ anti-terrorism law modelled on South Africa’s Apartheid-era legislation. Daily-wage agricultural labourer Abdul Ghafoor Muhammadhu...