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The President in the Pandemic – Thisaranee Gunasekara

(Image courtesy of PMD) “…by tomorrow, everything will already look different; by tomorrow, everything will already feel different.” – Viktor Klemperer (The Language of the...

Freeing a soldier convicted for massacre dashes hopes for accountability in Sri Lanka – Editorial, The Hindu.

The grant of presidential pardon, on Thursday, to a Sri Lankan soldier on death row for murdering eight Tamil villagers has sparked justified outrage...

Joint statement, Sri Lanka: Mirusuvil Massacre – Accused Pardoned; No Reparations for Victims’ Families

Image courtesy of Amnesty International. On March 26, 2020, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa granted a presidential pardon and released convicted death row prisoner and mass murderer,...
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BASL wants answers from Gota: “What is the basis of selecting convicted murderer Duminda Silva was for presidential pardon?”

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Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to live on in blockchain, free of censors

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Sri Lanka’s belated #MeToo movement starts from its newsrooms

Government orders probe into sexual harassment in media after a string of allegations from female newsroom staff. Sri Lanka’s government has ordered an investigation into...

Sri Lanka govt proposes to build a fee-levying, treasury funded parrall University system under Ministry of Defence

The proposed fee-levying, treasury funded parrall University system under Ministry of Defence should be withdrawn says Member of parliament Dr. Harini Wickramasuriya in a...