Tag: unofficial magistrate

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...

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...

We cannot survive in isolation- HRCSL Chairman, Jagath Balasuriya

Having previously served as a Cabinet Minister as well as a Governor, Dr. Jagath Balasuriya has been appointed as the Chairman of the Human...

The sour story of sugarcane farmers 

(By Akitha Wijayasinghe) Everybody knows that sugarcane is the major sucrose extracting crop used in the sugar industry in Sri Lanka. Four sugarcane plantations have...

Mayor of Moratuwa used amended British law to mislead people- Senior lawyers claim

Moratuwa Municipal Council Mayor Saman Lal Fernando who obstructed Covid-19 anti-epidemic duties of health workers proclaiming himself as an unofficial magistrate emphasizes the issue...

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...