Tag: horn protest

Electricity to meet the same fate as rice and sugar?

(By Niluka Sandun Padmasiri | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Consumers are concerned that electricity costs will increase when the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka...

Environment destroyed under the guise of development ; Secure the right to breathe and...

Following the government's recent arbitrary environmental measures, an awareness program to raise the public awareness was held at Pettah yesterday (22). Organized by the Sri...

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...

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...

Japan continues silence ; The drama behind the WCT

(Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) The proposal made by Ports and Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena to hand over the Colombo Port Western Container Terminal (WCT) to...

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...