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...

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

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

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...

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...

Minimum age for employment of children raised to 16 years: This is also important...

Two bills were passed in Parliament yesterday (05) to raise the minimum age for employment of children from 14 to 16 years. Accordingly, the Amendment...

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...

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...