Need to end the crackdown on freedom of expression

Arresting Chamila Jayasinghe, a Public Administration Officer, by the CID and the issuance of a letter restricting the Secretary to the Ministry of Health...

Public officials told to stay mum: former SLASA President explains how

The government is trying to intimidate independent public officials and that this is a serious threat, Former Ministerial Secretary and former President of the...

An attempt to block the right to freedom of expression and...

Officials responsible for informing the public through factual information are intimidated and that they are directly involved in restricting the expression of opinions, the...

Release Nawarasam author Ahnaf : Or file fair charges – 13...

Thirteen international and local organizations have issued a joint statement calling for immediate release of Ahnaf Jazeem, the author of the poetry Navarasam, who...

Sudden spike in Covid-19 cases: who is responsible?

Cause for the sudden rise of covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka is the government’s mismanagement in controlling the pandemic and the unscientific decision made...

To what end is the president hobbling with Gazette No. 2218/68?

"Where the Attorney-General is of the opinion that according to the nature of the offence committed a surrendee or detainee shall be rehabilitated at...

Right of the viewers and listeners paramount- Supreme Court decides

The verdict on two fundamental rights petitions against the abrupt censorship of live discussion programme, 'Ira Anduru Pata' aired on Rupavahini Channel on 4th...

Reveal the MP names list who has declared assets : A...

The Right to Information Commission (RITC) has ordered to release the list of Members of Parliament in the Sri Lankan Parliament, who submitted declarations...

Children gets carried away with military mentality because of silent adults...

Educational psychologists emphasize that strategies such as the deployment of military personnel as school teachers and the implementation of various military tribute programs in...

SLPA chairman defends move to transfer union leaders

(Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is taking action against trade union leaders who are protesting against the attempt to sell the...

Alleged ‘Qatar Charity’ is a registered institution in Sri Lanka; Also certified by Ambassador...

Qatar Charity was registered as an organization at the NGO Secretariat and also gazetted by the State Ministry of Internal Security, Home affairs and...

Electricity power sector caught in a whirlwind of impromptu decisions as the fate of PUCSL...

(By Abdul Rahuman) It is quite catastrophic that a decision was made to shut down the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), which is...

Monarakale Estate: A little known village where illicit liquor taverns prosper

(Akitha Wijayasinghe) Monarakale Estate in Monaragala District is highly unlikely to be known by many of the islanders. You can get there by taking a...

Cardinal claims the Muslims failed to raise their voices against Easter Sunday bombings; ...

"When justice is delayed for the Easter Sunday attack victims, you have not yet come forward to prioritize it, considering it a national issue...

Are there connections between MV X-Press Pearl fire to what happened in the Great...

By Anton Jayakody  Although the oceans as well as the land can be divided into millions of different ecosystems, the interconnections between them have ensured...

Increasingly fenced in Rambaken Oya Milk Farmers hope for indigenous land

(Nethmi Rajawasam and MediaLK Team) Increasingly fenced in Rambaken Oya Milk Farmers hope for indigenous land The milk farmer settlers of Galwala Yaya in Rambaken Oya,...

Petrol prices: LP 92 43.9% increase from Jan 2019 price

(Nethmi Rajawasam) The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has increased the price of petrol (LP 92 Octane) by Rs. 20, from Rs. 157 to Rs. 177...

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...