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...

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...