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The unnerving madness of Sri Lanka’s political establishment – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Sri Lanka’s political landscape is distinguished by an oddity not evidenced to that unnerving extent elsewhere in this region, even with all its considerable...

Cases Against Former State TV Head Prof. Athugala and Two Others Fixed for Trial

Four cases filed against former Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Chairman Ariyaratne Athugala, its former Additional Director General Devapriya Abeysinghe and G.D. Sugathapala for...

State Owned Radio station Promotes Ruling Party Supporters

State owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLRC) has promoted 15 supporters of the ruling coalition Sri Lanka Freedom Party reports Sri Lanka Mirror. The SLM...

If the Premier Cares About Media Freedom, Here is Something He Can Do

Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe has criticized the media over its conduct during the Rajapaksa regime. In other words, is blaming the victim for the...

Sri Lanka: The Editorial That was Not Published

LankaNewsWeb has published the editorial written by Mr. Dinesh Weerawansa, editor of the state controlled weekend The Observer to be published in case former...

Sri Lanka: Changing Heads Of Media Not Enough – FMM

Free Media Movement (FMM) said that a substantial change in state media institutions will not take place merely by changing the Head of Media The...

An Observation Of State Media Behaviour During Presidential Election (No 2)

Given below is an analysis of the spaces, provided for candidates of the presidential election in the front page, and in the news continued...

State Newspapaer Editor Apologise To All Pigs After Calling A Muslim Minister A Pig

{Rajpal abeynayake] The editor of the state controlled Daily News, Rajpal Abeynayake, has apologised to all pigs after  calling a  Muslim MP  “a pig”. In a...

Sri Lanka: Writing on the wall for errant INGOs, NGOs – State media

Editorial, The Sunday ObserverSome Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and their funding agents in International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) have acted in the most unbecoming manner in...

State controlled Silumina newspaper bans ‘Bertolt Brecht’ for damaging Government propaganda

Bertolt BrechtThe state run weekend newspaper, 'Silumina'. has withheld its supplement 'Shasthreeya Athirekeya' this week, over an article on strong political undercurrents of Bertolt...

Sri Lanka govt. flagship English daily CDN denys Right to Reply to cover up its unprofessionalism

Media Release/National Peace councilPUBLIC INTEREST OR PERSONAL VENDETTA? LET THE READERS DECIDEWhat can be said about someone naked who steals the clothes of his...

Sri Lanka: Daily News Editor doesnt know the difference between War of Independence (1775- 83) and Civil War (1861-64) in America

Editor puts his leg in the mouth  '' The Editor of the Daily News seems to be all mixed up about the American War...

TNA has rallied to promote terrorism in the Council. This is proof TNA are terrorists,” – Minister

Rallied to promote terrorism,Trying to destabilize country's reconciliation process - Daily News In passing numerous resolutions and adopting them in the Northern Provincial Council...

SL Minstry of Defence (MOD) site has deleted libelous statement re Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen, posted this morning

Here  is the post on the MOD site this morning now taken out. See Srilanka brief note posted this morning with the heading :Arresst...

Sri Lanka HRDs Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen were linked to known terrorist – State mouth peice CDN

DEFENDING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF TERRORISTSEditorial / State Daily News, 19 March 2014All sanctimonious humbugs in the non governmental 'humanitarian' organizations are furiously tapping...

Sri Lanka: Smear campaign and threats against Ms. Nimalka Fernando

Dr. Nimalka FernandoThe Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International...

Sri Lanka: Threats against Nimalka Fernando’s life and other human rights defenders through state media

Nimalka FernandoComplaint made to the HRC-SL and IGP by Dr. Nimalka FernandoThe radio programme titled Rata Yana Atha (The way country is forging ahead)...

SRI LANKA: A short report on the features of the increasing authoritarianism

Sr Lanka: lawyers protest against undermining independence of judiciary A Statement by the Asian Human Rights CommissiondemIn her media statement from Colombo on...

Navi Pillay: CLEARLY SHE IS ON THE TERRORISTS’ SIDE – Editorial, State media

Navinathem Pillai the UN High Commissioner’s prejudices have long been clear, but they have never been clearer than after her recent visit to this...

Red Alert: Is a Black July being threatened through the state media?

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka   A spectre is haunting Sri Lanka: the spectre of Cyril Mathew. Are the Tamils of the Western Province regarded as potential...

CPA complaint Human Rights Commissions of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the Independent Television Network of Sri Lanka (ITN)

12 August 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director filed a complaint (Complaint No:...

The height of hypocrisy – the Code of Media Ethics

S.L.Gunasekara  I had the doubtful ‘pleasure’ of reading the document entitled “The Code of Media Ethics” circulated among various media institutions by the Ministry...

Freedom of Expression: What are ‘anti-national’ criticisms exactly?

In what precise manner can a fantastically unethical Government prescribe a Code of Ethics for the media? This is a highly relevant question given...

“Ravi Karunanayake raises an issue if privilege in Parliament on state controlled ITN news”

Hon. Speaker,I wish to raise an issue of breach of privilege, where my reputation as an honorable member of this august assembly is at...

Sri Lanka: State propaganda Vs reality

Cartoon by Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was abduted and made to  disapper 3 years agoHana Ibrahim The Department of Police is the country's chief law...

Sri Lanka top judge laments state media’s “slander campaign”

Lawyers of Sri Lanka's top judge Shirani Bandaranayake today accused the government of running "an organized series of programmes" in state electronic media targeting...

Impeachment: Lawyers deplore false propaganda: Urge Ministers to Conduct with dignity

 It is with shock and dismay that we have observed an organized series of programmes in State electronic media targeting the Chief Justice, the...

SRI LANKA: State media Editor Rajpal Abeynakaye calls Chief Justice John Marshall a “cunning” and “devious” person and Justice Vigneshwaran a schizophrenic

John Marshall became one of the most influential leaders of the era of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. Basil...
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