Tag: sand mining

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...

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...

‘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...

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...