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Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections will shape its political future—likely for the worse

Image: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa wearing a protective mask gestures at his party candidates as he arrives at a campaign rally ahead...

14 days of Quarantine : A journey brimmed with intrigue, suspense & heart-pounding memories…

Yamini Perera. “Life doesn’t battle you because you’re weak, it battles you because you’re strong. Growth takes place when you are challenged, not when you...

From Aluthgama and Post-Easter Sunday to COVID-19: Muslims Again at the Margins- Shreen Saroor

The entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Sri Lanka has had only seven deaths so far, we too are scrambling to...

Abduction of a Swiss Embassy employee: HRCSL calls for a impartial investigation

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has called for a thorough and impartial investigation in to the reported abduction of a Swiss...

Ali-Bathiudeen alliance and Muslim politics in Sri Lanka- Keerthi Tennkoon

Image: a Muslim protest in Colombo. The Eastern Province based Muslim identitarian politics, brought to the fore by M. H. M. Ashraff, founder/leader of the...

Sri Lanka Briefing Note No 12: Transitional Justice & Reconciliation: Voices of the Affected

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A number of positive measures have been taken by the current Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to further reconciliation and to facilitate transitional...

Over 200 Families Feared Buried by Landslides in Sri Lanka

( Image: Ada Derana) By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in...

With Malaria, Avoid All Indians – Sri Lanka Doctors’ New discovery

(GMOA General Secretary Dr Nalinda Herath addressing news conference on 10th April) GMOA Secretary Dr. Herath’s amazing warning to public. By don Mituna. No one has the...

Coverage of Suicide Jacket and Explosives Continues: Was there a Plan?

Suicide jacket and explosives found in safe house in the Meesalai area, Chavakachcheri few days ago continue to meke headline news in Sri Lanka....

Evolution of the Justice System in Sri Lanka Since Olcott’s Arrival

Reproduced below is the first part of Colonel Henry Steel Olcott Memorial Speech delivered by Attorney General Y J W Wijayatilake, PC at Ananda...

The Tamil National Alliance; 2015 Parliamentary Election Manifesto

The Tamil National Alliance – Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi . Parliamentary Election – 2015 Manifesto. At the time of independence from colonial rule in 1948, Ceylon...

TNA Rejects Nominations for Anandi

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has rejected nominations for TNA Provincial Council member Anandi Saseetharan to contest the August 17 Parliament elections. Saseetharan had requested...
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Comtempt of Court in Sri Lanka and Ranjan Ramanayake case – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

A ‘slip of the tongue’ and a celluloid crusader’s unfortunate downfall Confusion has been worse confounded in the public mind following the conviction this week...
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Sri Lanka Prisons dept to recruit 200 ex-servismen for ‘Intelligence and Security Division’

The Prisons Department has called for applications to recruit 200 male Prison Guards from those who have retired from the defence services after completing...

Human Rights Council Elects Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji to serve as its President for 2021

GENEVA, (15 January 2021) - The Human Rights Council today elected Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office...

Tamil parties and civil society write to UNHRC: “No scope for a domestic accountability mechanism within Sri Lanka; International mechanism needed”.

In a letter to 47 Member States represented in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva Tamil political parties and civil society groups...