Lawyer flags a move to sell prisoners’ labor to Avantgarde?

(By Shalika Wimalasena | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Senaka Perera, Attorney-at-Law, Chairman of the Prisoners' Rights Protection Committee, stated that under the Prisons Ordinance, prisoners'...

Truth behind the construction of a road through Flood Plains National...

(By Sara Attanayake | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Environmentalists are strongly opposing the decision to build a wide road in the middle of the Flood...

Truth behind Lankagama Road exposed following cabinet decision

(By Shalika Wimalasena | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Although the government has repeatedly stated that the widening of the Neluwa-Deniyaya road through Lankagama, which affects...

Was Dilith given special clearance to import rapid antigen kits?

(Tharindu Jayawardhana | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated on a number of occasions since March that the infected need...

Prageeth Ekneligoda- 4000 days without justice!

(By Shalika Wimalasena | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda went missing two days before the 2010 presidential election. That was on the afternoon of January...

Law and its structure: Duminda Silva’s freedom

(By Tharindu Jayawardhana | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) The Sunday Times reported that a group of parliamentarians signed a letter demanding a presidential pardon for...

Makadure Madush ; killed at the place that made him a...

(By Tharindu Jayawardhana | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush, who was being questioned by the CID on a detention...

20A and attempts to limit Auditor General’s powers ; A look...

(By Shalika Wimalasena - Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution has proposed a number of critical changes that affect the fiscal control,...

Corporal No: 01009 Cause of death – Disappearance over a year

Corporal Veena Sittambi Velnayagam, service no 01009, is still missing since 2nd May 2006. Hailing from Anandagama, behind the Salawa Army Camp in Avissawella,...

Kandy building collapse: residents warn of possible cover-up

Residents of the area say that there is an attempt to cover up or alter facts regarding the incident where a five-storey building collapsed...

East Coast to an English company : Should have been prior to my appointment...

The government has given permission to a British company to start a massive mining project from Akkaraipattu to Pottuvil on the rapidly eroding east...

Seven-judge ruling defied ; Duminda Silva set free on presidential pardon

Duminda Silva, who was convicted of murder and semtenced to death by seven judges of two courts was set free today(24) after receicving a...

Uma Oya project: A silent disaster raging under the radar

(Akitha Wijayasinghe) Bandarawela is famed for its climate and the spectacular scenery. It's quite hard to find someone who wouldn't love to be there. But...

Suspects in police custody are killed : Orders to remain ‘Wele Suda’ within the...

Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda' is not to be taken out of the Boossa Prison by, the Court of Appeal ordered the...

We cannot survive in isolation- HRCSL Chairman, Jagath Balasuriya

Having previously served as a Cabinet Minister as well as a Governor, Dr. Jagath Balasuriya has been appointed as the Chairman of the Human...

Questioning of Father Cyril Gamini by the CID continues over 5 long hours

(Nethmi Rajawasam) Reverend Cyril Gamini Fernando who has been accused of defaming the Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Major-General Suresh Salley, arrived at...

Prison Protest Ends : Demands Remain Unanswered

(Nethmi Rajawasam) The protesting inmates serving long-term prison sentences in the Welikada prison on 28th ended their month-long rooftop protest demanding the due reductions and...

Repeal Prevention of Terrorism Act to Meet International Commitments – Human Rights Watch

The Sri Lankan government’s pardon of 16 prisoners convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), however welcome, does not address the urgent need...

President must be wise in exercising power – Colombo Law Society

The Colombo Law Society has issued a statement stating that the powers vested in the President by the Constitution should not be exercised in...

Cabinet approval to provide relief to police officers victimized by ‘political retaliation’

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to provide relief to police officers who were allegedly subjected to political retaliation, said the Minister...