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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

April 6, 2022 2 min read

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

Sri Lanka Parliament meets on Tuesday, April 5.

April 4, 2022 2 min read

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
Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

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

Discrimination against minorities what is the endgame?

Obstinacy on the Muslim burial issue and the destruction of a memorial for the Jaffna war dead shows the government want...

Arjuna Ranawana
January 11, 2021 8 min read
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SJB calls on Police chief to protect Harin Fernando

SJB Parliamentarian asks for protection after he says President Rajapaksa said he could be “killed like a dog.”

January 10, 2021 5 min read

More protests in Jaffna over removal of war memorial

University Grants Commission Chairman Snr Prof Sampath Amarathunge says the monument was not suitable for the Sri Lanka ...

January 10, 2021 3 min read

Jaffna tense as war memorial is destroyed

Authorities destroy memorial for war dead in University under cover of darkness, police ask protestors to disperse

January 9, 2021 2 min read
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India’s economic recovery will benefit Sri Lanka – Dr Jaishankar

India’s Covid numbers have come down sharply and with vaccination in sight, India’s economic recovery will be “ful...

January 6, 2021 3 min read

Opinion: Moving Towards Necessary Balance

With multiple challenges ahead such as resolving the issue of burial of Muslims who die of Covid 19 and the contentious ...

Dr. Jehan Perera
January 6, 2021 7 min read

Police rule out extremism in the attack on Mawanella Buddha statue

Police are ruling out any extremism or terrorism associated with the minor attack on a Buddha statue in Hingula, Mawanel...

January 5, 2021 2 min read

PC polls postponement partly due to Right-Wing pressure

Sri Lanka’s decision to indefinitely postpone Provincial Council (PC) elections controversially was made due to sustai...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 30, 2020 4 min read

NPC proposes “enhanced” devolution in new Constitution

Sri Lanka’s system of devolved power provided by the Provincial Councils should be enhanced and activated to create a ...

December 29, 2020 3 min read

Opinion: Government needs to look at issues rationally

Sri Lanka needs to look at issues in a rational manner if it is to build a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation and e...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
December 24, 2020 7 min read
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Showing no compassion towards Muslim sentiments is shameful and dangerous

Sri Lanka’s continuing anti-Muslim policies are shameful as we as heirs to a civilization that goes back millennia are...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 18, 2020 8 min read
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Catholic Church has no position on cremation or burial of Covid dead – Archbishops spokesman

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church does not oppose the cremation of the remains of the dead of any of its faithful who ...

December 17, 2020 2 min read
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Anglican Bishops call for justice for Hijaaz and Shani on Human Rights day

The Anglican Church in Sri Lanka is drawing the attention of the authorities to the plight of two individuals who are in...

December 10, 2020 4 min read
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“Muslims are protesting by not consenting to cremations” – Shreen Saroor

Sri Lanka’s Muslims are not abandoning the remains of their relatives who died of Covid 19 but are not cooperating wit...

December 10, 2020 3 min read
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Ex-CID Chief Shani Abeysekara being transferred to IDH - Officials

The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara is being transferred to the Infectious...

November 27, 2020 2 min read

HRCSL wants burial to be permitted for Covid 19 victims

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is asking the government to amend the regulations governing the disposa...

November 26, 2020 3 min read
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Bakeer Markar alleges police are to arrest 200 critical journalists

Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya Member of Parliament Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is accusing the government of targeting med...

November 20, 2020 2 min read
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Opinion: Government Alone Cannot Win War Against Covid-19

A fatal trend of non-transparent decision making was set early on in the Covid crisis. At the root of the problem was th...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
November 17, 2020 6 min read

CID questions MP Eran over statements made about Easter attacks

Opposition Member of Parliament, former Minister Eran Wickremeratne is claiming that he was summoned to the Criminal Inv...

November 16, 2020 1 min read

National Movement for a Just Society calls for wide consultations on new Constitution

Prof Rohan Samarajiva is saying that process of making a new constitution to the country is not something that is owned ...

November 13, 2020 2 min read
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