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Former Sri Lanka Army Commander Fonseka ready to testify before UNHRC war crime probe

Geneva resolution justified by H’tota attack: Sarath FonsekaThe attack on United National Party (UNP) MPs at the Mahagampura Port is a blatant violation of...

Sri Lanka: Colombo forced Tamil doctors to lie – Dr. Varatharajah

Dr VaratharajahFormer Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) for Mullaiththeevu, Dr. Thurairajah Varatharajah, currently in exile in the U.S, says in video documentary aired...

Toronto torture victim takes Sri Lanka to UN rights body

Roy Samathanam ( Star Photo)A Toronto Tamil man who was detained and tortured in Sri Lankan jails for three years is taking his case...

Death threat to teacher forced to kneel down from the same ruling party politician

A complaint has been lodged at Nawagaththegama Police that former North Western Provincial Councilor Ananda Sarath Kumara had made statements in public threatening the...

CJ’s lawyers complain to Speaker about conduct of some PSC members : CJ was called Baby, ah cheating baby and It is only...

CJ was called  Baby, ah cheating baby and It is only baby show, but act not like a baby'Lawyers for Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke...

UN welcomes closing IDP camp but has concerns; IDPS unable to return to their homes

Menik Farm: One of the largest IDP camps in the worldWhile welcoming the closure of the ‘Menik Farm’ IDP camp the United Nations has...

‘Academics trying Indonesia-style plot’ according to Intelligence reports – State media

Gotabhaya Rajapaksha controls state intelligence agencies The strike of university academics is an indirect plot to engineer a regime change. It is similar to...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: Progress limited; Impunity sustained; Rule of Law chellenge- SL NGOsd

Police with unconventional wepones!!'' During the period under review Sri Lanka has been through dramatic changes, most notably the end of the twenty-year...

Moving from ‘Tamil Eelam’ to ‘Eelam Tamil’

by Col R HariharanDravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) leader M Karunanidhi seems to have quietly acquiesced to New Delhi’s pressure to shift the focus of...

Where Democracy is a Fiction Truth and Myth in Sri Lanka

by NILANTHA ILANGAMUWAYet another prisoner died whilst in custody at Vavuniya prison in Sri Lanka this week. Sadly the death happened in the same...

Threats and intimidation have already started: Sumanthiran

Tamil National Alliance National list Member of Parliament M.A Sumanthiran spoke to the Daily Mirror on the TNA preparations for the Eastern Provincial Council...

Question of Land is Intimately Linked to the National Question in Sri Lanka

 Prof. N. Shanmugaratnam Opening Remarks by Professor N. Shanmugaratnam at the workshop on ‘Land Policy and Practices and the Political Process in Post-war Sri Lanka’,...

Naval Commodore (retd) Nadarajah Kuruparan Case in Canada: Text of Judgement

NADARAJAH KURUPARAN'' Based on the totality of the evidence before it, the Board concluded that there were serious reasons for considering that the...

Address academics’ concerns about future of education, universities

We as a group of Emeritus Professors and former members of the academic     staff of Sri Lankan State universities wish to record our...

Vinayagamoorthy refuses to hoist National Flag

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy was reluctant to hoist the National Flag when he was invited to do so by Minister...

We wont accuse Pillay; Govt.

The External Affairs Ministry has no intention of levelling accusations at UN Human Rights Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay based on an internal communication circulated within...

GMOA to sue fake heart patient over strike ban

The Additional District Judge of Colombo yesterday (25) vacated the Enjoining Order issued on Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) preventing their strike demanding transport...

Sarath Fonseka out today

Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka is expected to be released today after the finalization of all legal matters concerning the Presidential Pardon.  President Mahinda...

“India abetted terror in Sri Lanka in the mid-1980s”

The Indian intelligence agencies had a big hand in planning and executing terrorist strikes in Colombo in the mid-eighties, the President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga...

CP’s stance on implementation of LLRC proposals

Scrapping of the Concurrent List to the 13th Amendment, a proposal on distributing land in the Provinces and putting on hold the vesting of...

LTTE Flag: Clips came from Defence Ministry- ITN

ITN Chairman Rosmand Senaratne has informed UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake that the video clips telecast on his TV channel showing a group of...

Opposition would support solving ethnic issue says Ranil

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the opposition parties would extend support in finding a settlement to the ethnic question if the government genuinely...

Mosque issue: TNA slams government

 ''The incident in Dambulla is the most recent of a pattern of attacks on places of minority religious worship. We have consistently drawn...

Mervyn Silva terrorising area

Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha members today charged that Minister Mervyn Silva was terrorising the area after being appointed as the organiser for Kelaniya. Silva has...

Another death in police custody

Norman PalihawadanaThe police are investigating the death of a suspect taken in for questioning in connection with his alleged involvement in a series of...

Withdrawal of the emergency – confusion and new regulations

''The sequence of events showed that the announcement of the withdrawal of the emergency had been done hurriedly with little time for ...

The struggle for Rs. 10,000 salary increase would be made a broad people’s struggle

The struggle to get an increase of  Rs.10,000 for the salary of state employees has begun  and the National Trade Union Center (NTUC) would...

Bring to justice those behind Lanka war crimes: DMK

DMK, a key ally of UPA on Sunday said India and other "human rights respecting nations," should make efforts to bring to justice those...
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