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Sri Lanka government stubbornly push for controversial online safety bill despite concerns

At least 18 petitions have been filed against the bill in the Supreme Court.

October 16, 2023 3 min read

Nehru: The Advaita of Nonviolent Revolution

Gandhi’s secular collaborator sees transformational energy in age-old hindu metaphysics

July 11, 2023 26 min read

Sri Lanka's bill to decriminalize homosexuality faces dissent from religious, civil rights groups

Petitioners against the bill have claimed that homosexuality is against the nature

June 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's police, health workers mostly violate rights of LGBTQ community - report

police have been the perpetrators in 96 rights violation cases, while 64 cases are involved with health workers

June 8, 2023 3 min read
USAID and IREX host 'Mojo Lanka' mobile journalism festival

The two-day festival intends to educate content creators on the latest trends

Sri Lanka's TRC draft has nothing to solve Tamils' concerns - Sumanthiran

"There is nothing about accountability or amnesty"

Gandhi: The social logic of Ahimsa

From his axiom of ahimsa (non-violence), Gandhi derives two promising themes...

Mark Hager
May 18, 2023 28 min read
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EU raises concern over new anti-terrorism draft ahead of trade pact renewal 

Sri Lanka has fulfill some key international conventions to be eligible for GSP+ renewal

Nethmi Rajawasam
April 3, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's rising political risks amid uncertain polls, IMF deal drag 

Sri Lanka sees new political risks since its sovereign debt default

Shihar Aneez
February 7, 2023 6 min read
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Sri Lanka CPC officials pressured at Human Rights Commission meeting, claims minister

CEB agreed for uninterrupted power supply until February 17.

January 27, 2023 1 min read
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Canada imposes sanctions against Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas  over rights violations

Several Western nations have warned of targeted sanctions on Rajapaksas for past HR abuses

January 10, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Cabinet Spokesman backs rehabilitation law to protect fundamental rights

Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill strongly criticized by rights groups

Melkishiya Andrew
October 18, 2022 3 min read

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

October 7, 2022 35 min read

Sri Lanka Bar Association raises concerns over president's war-time high security zone declaration 

The new declaration comes as people are frustrated with high cost of living amid unaffordable food prices

September 24, 2022 1 min read

What should modern independent India be and how can it get there?

In India, religion and socialism collide and commingle

Mark Hager
August 23, 2022 37 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest key protest leader amid fears of August 9 agitation 

Protesters have called for another massive protest to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 9

Neshella Perera
August 2, 2022 2 min read
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EU stresses need of individual rights after Sri Lanka military attack on peaceful protesters

EU is Sri Lanka largest exporter and is in the review of extending GSP+.

July 23, 2022 3 min read
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Fun protests to toppling Rajapaksa; covering Sri Lanka's unprecedented Presidential Palace storming

An eye witness piece by Economy Next reporters who share what they saw in July 9 Sri Lankan revolution.

Chanka Jayasinghe and Dulya de Silva
July 13, 2022 10 min read

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite police curfew ahead of protest to oust president

Protesters, however, vowed to agitate as planned and oust Gotabaya Rajapaksa

July 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka court rejects police request to prevent protest amid massive agitation plan

Anti-government protesters have planned a massive agitation on Saturday to oust President Rajapaksa

Mahadiya Hamza
July 7, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka BASL urges police, army chiefs to ensure freedom of expression after arrest, disruptions

Six protesters arrested by police while army personnel have tried to disrupt a protest demanding Rajapaksa step down

Neshella Perera
June 30, 2022 3 min read

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

Protesters and police trade charges of instigating violence first

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
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

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 6, 2022 2 min read
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