Democracy

Suspects in police custody are killed : Orders to remain ‘Wele...

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

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...

Sri Lanka: Landmark UN Resolution Promotes Justice – Human Rights Watch

The United Nations Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka is a victory for victims of abuses to help them obtain information, accountability, and...

Persecuted by language: Estate workers denied hard earned EPF

Poonagala is an Estate in haldummulla divisional secretariat of Badulla district. Despite the blinding sceneries in the area, people living in Poonagala are also...

Covid 19 victim burials ; Controversy shifts from Mannar to Iranathivu

The Ministry of Health issued the circular containing the guidelines on the burial of victims to the Covid 19 yesterday (3). It is mentioned in...

CPJ & CJA urge UNHRC to take immediate action against Shani’s...

Issuing a joint report yesterday, the Centre for Justice & Accountability (CJA) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged the United Nations Human...

Arresting Myanmar Election Commission officials : A threat to democracy –...

The Election Commission Council of Sri Lanka expresses their concern over the abolition of democratic governance in Myanmar, following the election. In a press release...

UN concerns over militarization of civilian government functions in SL!

In the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sri Lanka, militarization of government functions in the country...

Mandatory cremation of COVID-19 bodies shouldn’t be continued in Sri Lanka-...

UN human rights experts pressed the Sri Lankan Government to put an end to the forced cremation of the Covid-19 deceased, emphasizing that it...

Lakmal Ranabahu who fought for Sinharaja attacked: Complaints received from both...

(Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Lakmal Ranabahu, an active environmentalist who fought against the destruction of the eco-sensitive zone of Sinharaja rainforest and plans to hand...

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...