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Long delay, high fuel price turned Sri Lanka protesters violent: eyewitnesses

Protesters and police trade charges of instigating violence first

April 21, 2022 4 min read

US, EU, Amnesty International raise concerns over violence in Sri Lanka; call for impartial probe

US Ambassador to Colombo Julie Chung has discussed with the Human Rights Council of Sri Lankan for an investigation

April 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka protesters occupy near president's office to continue agitation

Demonstrations continued into Sunday night as they occupied Galle Face Green

April 11, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka President blocks deputy speaker's resignation amid losing support

Tuesday's mass defection from SLPP came amid a worsening economic crisis precipitated a political crisis

April 7, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lankan protestors in Wikipidia edit war on pages of leaders, ex-CB chief to express displeasure

Technical savvy youth have edited some of the Wikipedia pages of Rajapaksa family members

Sri Lanka President appoints his former lawyer as finance minister in temporary cabinet

Sri Lanka Parliament meets on Tuesday, April 5.

Sri Lanka under international scrutiny after emergency rule to scuttle protests

Protest are triggered by shortages and steep fall of the currency

April 3, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka parliament passes data protection act amid privacy concerns

Justice Minister ensures to accommodate amendments, if necessary and privacy will be protected.

March 10, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka confident of no immediate withdrawal of EU's GSP+: Foreign Secretary

"We are confident that we will have the GSP plus for a while. But it does not mean that we should take it lightly."

February 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Opposition cries foul as cops in civvies arrest Sri Lanka student union leader

This week saw 53 protestors arrested, 44 of whom have been released on bail so far.

August 6, 2021 3 min read

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 law...

April 22, 2021 2 min read

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...

March 31, 2021 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 (...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 25, 2021 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 ab...

March 24, 2021 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...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 23, 2021 4 min read
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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...

March 23, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka lobbying Muslim countries ahead of crucial Geneva vote

Sri Lanka has ramped up contacts with Islamic countries as the vote on the Resolution against the island nation at the U...

March 22, 2021 2 min read

Azath Salley arrested and detained under PTA and ICCPR – AG’s Dept.

Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley has been arrested on the orders of the Attorney General, the AG’s...

March 16, 2021 2 min read

Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms

Ten women, academics, professionals, activists and sportswomen were invited to speak for ten minutes at a March 8 event ...

Kshama Ranawana
March 15, 2021 10 min read

FMM calls the Press Council flawed and wants it abolished not restructured

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling for the abolishing of the Press Council and has vehemently opposed the governme...

March 15, 2021 3 min read

“Your ‘Sri Lankanness’ will not be reduced to one aspect of your identity.”

On March 8, International Women’s Day the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Freedom invited ten selected women to say w...

Sarah Kabir
March 12, 2021 7 min read

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...

March 11, 2021 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
March 3, 2021 9 min read
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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...

March 1, 2021 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...

February 25, 2021 3 min read
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