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Sri Lanka: 35 Departments and Institutions under purview of Defense Minister Rajapaksa

Imag: Presidne r Rajapaksa apponting his elder brother Rajapaksa as Minister of Finance, Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Urban Development and Housing. (PMD...

Gotabaya openly criticises police officers who investigated crimes allegedly ordered by him

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has openly crticised the police officers who investigated and provided necessary information to  the Attorney General department to file cases. He...

Sri Lanka: Top cop overseeing investigation of Rajapaksa era HR violations transferred and demoted

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekara has been granted a transfer by the National Police Commission today (Nov 21). Accordingly, SSP Abeysekara will...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa unveils election manifesto; seek mandate to hold a General Election early.

Image: SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa perusing the manifesto at its launch yesterday - Pic by Lahiru Harshana. Manifesto aimed at...

Sri Lanka: Major breakthrough in probe on the assault on former Editor Upali Tennakoon ; fingerprints match

Image: Upali thennaloon soon after the attack, January 23, 2009. (AP photo) Investigators have made a major breakthrough on the probe into the assault on former...

Death threats against HRC chair person by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara

(1 July, 2018/SO)vFormer Military officers such as retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara who cannot recover from thinking in terms of a military rule are...

Rajapaksa camp indicates their position towards ex- LTTE militants

Image: Rehabilitated ex-LTTE carders. Speaking at press conference organized by  the joint opposition today (2 March) former Parliamentarian, Sarath Weerasekara has said that separatist groups...
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Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

Calling of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to condemn the police action in the strongest possible terms, the attorney representing...

Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions; Arbitrary Arrests & Torture of LGBT People

Police, Judicial Officers Should End Arbitrary Arrests, Torture of LGBT People (Colombo / October 20, 2020) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people...