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Friday June 25th, 2021

New online laws will threaten Media freedom says FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling on the Media Community to take concerted action to prevent the enactment of laws to regulate online posts war...

5 minutes

Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet Ahnaf Jazeem w...

2 min read

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has left many of our ci...

5 min read

Dinesh claims Global South sent important message over Sri Lanka resolution

The member countries of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from the Global South sent a message by voting against or abstaining from voting against a...

2 min read

Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

A Resolution against Sri Lanka has passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister is calling the vote a win for...

Sarah Kabir
Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka lost the vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council with 21 members voting for the Resolution calling for stiff measures against the co...

Invitation for Myanmar: All BIMSTEC members have to be invited says Colambage

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has become the newest villain for Myanmarese fighting for democracy in...

2 min read

The often futile quest for Justice in Sri Lanka affects all

Justice is central to the Christian faith and I hope that at least now, Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics can support each o...

Ruki Fernando

9 min read


UN condemns use of force by Myanmar on democracy activists

The United Nations and world leaders have strongly criticised the Military junta ruling Myanmar for using “lethal forc...

3 min read

Pressure grows on Sri Lanka in Geneva over Human Rights issues

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena rejected the assertions of the High Commissioner warning member states that this int...

3 min read

Dinesh asks the Human Rights Council to hold the scales even

At the Human Rights Council in Geneva Sri Lanka is faced with a hostile resolution to ensure the prompt, thorough and im...

4 min read

Truth, In The Face Of Cremation

Muslims and even Christians wait with bated breath to see if Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit would result in...

By Hilmy Ahamed – Vice President Muslim Council of Sri Lanka

11 min read


A new Constitution created by a weakened legislature will not be acceptable

A new constitution cannot be created through an ineffectual legislature as the legitimacy of such a Constitution will no...

3 min read

Leading Buddhist Monks demand action against Justice Minister

Eleven leading Buddhist Monks have written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asking him to take action regarding a stateme...

3 min read


Sri Lanka’s Human Rights situation will come under the microscope at UNHRC

This week the UN Human Rights Commission will examine the “deteriorating Human Rights situation in Sri Lanka,” but m...

3 min read


If we Sri Lankans resolve minority issues ourselves the world will support us

If the government and opposition leaderships are united in their resolve to address the grievances of the ethnic and rel...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

6 min read

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Burial of Muslim victims of Covid: “PM was expressing his personal opinion” - Gammanpila

The Co-Cabinet spokesman Minister Udaya Gammanpila says Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was only indicating his private...

3 min read

Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

Organizers of the P2P march claim resounding success as Muslims join Tamils

Batticaloa Member of Parliament from the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Rasamanickam Shanakyan, one of the leaders of the ma...

3 min read


FMM calls Myanmar coup a deathblow to democracy

Sri Lanka’s Free Media Movement (FMM) is strongly condemning the military coup in Myanmar calling it an “outrageous ...

2 min read

Its Independence Day and what have we got

Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict is not a shooting war anymore but long-standing issues remain unresolved

Arjuna Ranawana

7 min read


Human Rights Watch calls new Commission of inquiry “disingenuous”

“Foreign governments should not be swayed by this disingenuous attempt to avert urgently needed international action,â...

3 min read

Keheliya says mandatory military training “only a proposal”

Cabinet spokesman says even the so-called “five-star” democracies follow the practice and those who oppose it are pu...

2 min read

Sri Lanka Tamil parties want UN action against the government for HR violations

Political parties, civil society bodies and victims organisations demand that the Human Rights Council act against the g...

4 min read

Opinion: Building a common Sri Lankan identity a challenge

Are Sri Lankans of all ethnicities equal citizens and can this country build a nation that treats all groups equally?

Kshama Ranawana

8 min read


We will stand by Ranjan and fight for his rights - Sajith

The Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya holds a rally in Colombo to protect the right to freedom of speech

2 min read

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