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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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Sri Lankan Brigadier threatens medical staff of in Sampathnuwara, Mullaitivu : “Bloody Tamil, I will kill you all”

Brigadier K. K. S. Parakum of Mechanized Infantry Regiment has entered the Sampathnuwara District Hospital a few days ago and threatened the medical staff...
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Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021; Sri Lanka among the high risk countries: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability...

UNESCO writes to Sri Lanka Govt on the “LankaGama road” being built across World Heritage property “Sinharaja Forest Reserve”

Image: Sinharaja Forest Reserve © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent / Ko Hon Chiu Vincen. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party...

Amnesty International writes to Pompeo: Raise Human Rights issues with Rajapaksas

Dear Secretary Pompeo: I am writing on behalf of Amnesty International and our 10 million members, supporters and activists worldwide. Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is...