Tag: press freedom

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...

Gvt dragged its feet to adopt the ILO Convention 190 for better work environment

Violence against women and men in workplace is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal...

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...

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...

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...

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...