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Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against...

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

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 Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...

Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system

At least 41 Sri Lankan women, the majority of whom are migrant domestic workers, have spent months on end arbitrarily detained at a deportation...

Government trying to pass a bill to make the port city a ‘Chinese province’ – Anura Kumara Dissanayake, JVP

At the last election, the people of our country gave this government nearly 2 / 3rd majority in Parliament. At that time, the government...

SLB Update: Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Brief Update. April 2021. Micro Credit and the Rights of the Female Victims in Sri Lanka 1. Victims of microcredit schemes in Sri...

Photo Essay: Struggle f the female victims of Micro Finance scams in Sri Lanka

Group of female victims of Micro Credit in Sri Lanka started a fast calling for the "Abolition of Micro Credit" as promised by successive...

Sri Lanka: Gazette banning 11 Islamic organisations issued under PTA; Regulation enables 20 years of imprisonment.

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued banning 11 Muslim organisations in Sri Lanka, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda. The text of...

Sri Lanka: Civil activist Asela Sampath arrested

Asela Sampath, the Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights has been arrested by the Police. He is  National organiser of the...

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...

Microcredit and impact on human rights in Sri Lanka – Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Special Rapporteur

A. Microfinance in Sri Lanka 71. Microcredit has a long history in Sri Lanka that dates back decades, though its use began to expand particularly...

The language of the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church re President Sirisena is entirely inappropriate – Kishaly Pinto Jayawardena

Image: True friends of the Cardinal Ranjith. When the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asks in entirely inappropriate language as to whether Maithripala Sirisena,...

FR filed before SC challenging deradicalisation regulations

Ambika Satkunanathan, former commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court yesterday...

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

A crackdown on dissenting voices — those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government — has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out. By Tasnim Nazeer. Since Sri...

Is President Rajapaksa running the courts and police in Sri Lanka? – Former CM C.V. Vigneswaran calls for a clarification

“ It is necessary that the President and the Hon’ Minister Devananda do issue a statement in this regard.   If ordinary citizens are...

FMM calls for the release of journalist Malika Abeykoon & a formal inquiry on assaulting him

Image: Activist and journalist Malika Abeykoon. The Free Media Movement strongly condemns the arrest and assault of Malika Abeykoon, a freelance journalist and photographer, considering it...

Update: Jaffna Mayor arrested & handed over to TID for investigations for “providing uniforms similar to LTTE police”

The Mayor of Jaffna, Viswalingam Manivannan was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at around 2.30am on Friday morning. Manivannan, who is also...

Why do Sri Lankan Police officers torture suspects? 

Image: SriLankan policeman jumping on a lorry driver after assaulting him in broad daylight. “Police officer” refers mostly to persons working for the Sri Lanka...

FoE in Sri Lanka: Doctor sacked, journalist abducted, assaulted & remanded, protesting monk arrested

Image: Protest in front of Maradana police station calling for the release of journalist Malika Abeykoon ( LankaViews) On 2 April 2021 Sri Lanka  Health...

Sri Lanka has plunged into the abyss because of the distortion created by the 20th Amendment- Karu Jayasuriya

At present, our country is facing a number of serious issues. No person who loves the country can ignore it. That is why the...

Rajapaksa regime step up crackdown on Tamil social media and journalists – JDS

Image: Journalists; protest in Batticaloa (JDS) Sri Lanka has increased its crackdown and intimidation of the Tamil media soon after the UN Human Rights Council...

Sri Lanka President executes his threat : Gov. advertising to Sirasa/MTV net work slashed.

Under a directive from the Presidential Secretariat, the government has decided to suspend all state advertisements on 'Sirasa' media network with immediate effect. President Rajapaksa...

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...

JVP and the Cost of Lost Revolution – Indrawansa de Silva

Fifty years ago, thousands of us took to arms in what we thought was the Marxist-Leninist revolution to capture power of the state overnight....

Sri Lanka Election Commission’s move to remove ethnicity from political party names is illegal – Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne

The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to register political parties whose names have a reference to ethnicity or religion as, accoding to it,...

Bishop Rayappu Joseph : The True Disciple of Jesus Christ – Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe

A Tribute from an Ecumenical Colleague This tribute is written on Good Friday of 2021, a day that is significant for all Christians and especially...

Cost of not complying can be high in Sri Lanka – Jehan Perera

So far it appears that the implications of the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at the UN Human Rights Council last week against the...

Censorship by Colombo University: Criticising the university in Social Media banned

The University of Colombo (UoC) has issued guidelines for students to follow when using social media platforms, including forbidding students from criticising the university. These...

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary: No one cares more about human rights than us

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 12 years ago, but its sectarian tensions remain, while new divisions are exploited by politicians and worsened by the...
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Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against...
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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

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 Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...