Tag: human rights

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...

Six policemen to guard retired DIG

The Mount Lavinia Police have deployed six police personnel to guard retired DIG Ashoka Wijetilleke, a member of the Police Commission, according to police...

Hejaaz Hizbullah Case: Fort Magistrate makes historic order

Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage made a historic order today (27) holding that the Prevention of Terrorism Act does not suspend the application of the...

Human rights must be further developed – Minister of State Tharaka Balasuriya

(Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Minister of State for Regional Cooperation, Tharaka Balasuriya stated that he believes that human rights should be further advanced and methods...

‘Nearest School is the Best School’ : projects in 700 schools halted – Teachers’...

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) says that the project office of the 'Nearest School is the Best School' project, which was implemented as 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...