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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...

Why not arrest Ali Sabry for spreading false information?

In Sri Lanka, where there are owners for everything, the current owner for the law of the country is Minister Ali Sabry. What President...

Gotabaya’s Parliamentary Council ends in ‘inaction’

(By Shalika Wimalasena | Translated by Akitha Wijayasinghe) Parliament Council established under the 20th Amendment to the Constitution convened for the first time on 04th...

Jaffna’s Cultural Hall steers new controversy

Secretary to the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion, S.T. Kodikara has recommended the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and...

Corporal No: 01009 Cause of death – Disappearance over a year

Corporal Veena Sittambi Velnayagam, service no 01009, is still missing since 2nd May 2006. Hailing from Anandagama, behind the Salawa Army Camp in Avissawella,...

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...