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More pay for Sri Lanka political class

Image: Sri Lanka MPs like to fight among themselves as well. The political class in Sri Lanka, as in many other countries in the world,...

Sri Lanka: Kantale sugar factory bribery scam: Top official’s deals exposed

By Namini Wijedasa. President's Chief of Staff tried to block machinery transfer, allegedly angling for a massive bribe. A Presidential Secretariat official at the centre of...

There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka – A conversation with hotelier Paloma Scott

Mirissa made headlines for an unpleasant incident earlier this month and the authorities immediately reacted to it by taking actions like suspending the activities...

Sri Lanka: Barbarians on beaches

Northern terrorism is, thankfully, a thing of the past, but, sadly, southern terrorism is on the rise. Underworld figures, with political connections, remain above...

Sri Lanka’s unity regime faces renewed strife

The difference, Cartoon by Namal Amarasingh. ECONOMYNEXT - Intellectuals who propelled President Maithripala Sirisena to power has stepped up a campaign against his "unity government"...

Clique Club Denies VIP’s Son Involved In Assault On Saturday (VIDEO)

The Clique Club in Colombo denied that a VIP's son was involved in the attack on the club in the early hours on Saturday. Venue...

Sri Lanka MPs creating their own NGOs as charity foundations

( Assaulting opposition members in the parliament under Rajapaksa rule) Several sitting MPs and some former MPs have had bills presented to the legislature to...

Rs.42.6 Million ‘Moderate’ Vehicle For The ‘Patriot’ Weerawansa

A super luxury Toyota Land Cruiser that costs Rs. 42,671,337.50 has been imported on concessionary terms to UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa. The luxury SUV has...

Govt to Spend Rs. 1,175 mn for Luxury Vehicles for Ministers

(PM Wickremasinghe:  Oh cars! OH we never wanted them!! ) The government yesterday presented a supplementary estimate seeking parliamentary approval for purchasing 32 brand new...

Sri Lanka MP’s Pampered With Free Body Massage

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's law makers are entitled to duty free cars and heavily subsidised five-star meals in addition to a retinue of personal...
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UNHRC report Report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka on LTTE atrocities 

Many reports of the United Nations and International Human Rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch have documented human rights violations by LTTE for...
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The End of an Era of Extremism in Sri Lanka –  Victor Ivan

Image: Every leader commencing from Anagarika Dharmapala up to Gotabhaya who had led the country along this path have disrupted the country and carried...

In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Madam President, This is a key juncture for the Council’s engagement with Sri Lanka. As my...

Approach of the UNHRC resolution zero draft on Sri Lanka is not dissimilar to that of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith – Jehan Perera

"The zero draft document also has a section in which it calls on the UN system to ensure that evidence of violations of human...