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Sri Lanka's 'online truth' law can be revised, President tells Facebook

A planned 'Online Safety' Law can be further amended or challenged in the Supreme Court Wickremesinghe told Meta

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ‘online truth’ law draconian overreach: Harsha

Likely to drive away tech investments.

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Lohia: General aims, Immediacy and Heretical Gandhism

Long-time Gandhi Acolyte Finds Gandhian Socialism the Only ’True’ Socialism.

August 18, 2023 18 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
Indian Marxists school on Gandhi

Disillusioned With Communism, Asoka Mehta and Narendra Deva Converge on Gandhian Socialism

Sri Lanka govt, opp. disagree over licence renewal under new broadcast commission

“Media regulation is necessary. But this draft provides for an annual licence issuance."

Proposed Sri Lanka broadcast authority: opposition mulling legal action

“If we allow this bill to be enacted, it will be the death of media freedom,” he said.

Himal Kotelawala
June 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka standup comedian arrest stifles free speech: CPA

In August 2022, the Human Rights Watch called for amendments to the ICCPR Act.

June 1, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition slams purported licence-cancelling broadcast authority

“What we can see is that this violates several fundamental rights, so we strongly oppose this bill," he said.

Himal Kotelawala
May 31, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka hits back Canadian PM Trudeau for "Tamil Genocide" comment

Sri Lankan Army is accused of war crimes in the final phase of 26-year war

May 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna wants president to reconsider anti-terror bill

The MP claimed that not even Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe appeared to have confidence in the bill.

Himal Kotelawala
April 11, 2023 2 min read

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

Sri Lanka YouTuber arrested over "blasphemous" remark after MPs demand action

An activist and popular YouTuber, Amarasinghe is known for being a freethinker and non-believer.

January 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka MPs set aside differences to break out pitchforks over YouTube comment

“Our feelings as Buddhists and those of our venerable monks have been hurt by this insult,” said Rajapakshe.

January 5, 2023 6 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka vacate over 16,000 army personnel ahead of IMF deal

Sri Lanka is in the process of reducing government expenditure ahead of the IMF deal

December 16, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka business chambers call to cancel Nov. 2 protest amid growing public anger

Chambers say protests may adversely impact economy, tourism

November 1, 2022 2 min read

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's protestors told to obtain police permission six hours ahead

"No protest should cause obstruction to everyday life or to the economy," he said.

September 26, 2022 3 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

Sri Lanka to establish broadcast authority to foster "better, more sophisticated" media culture

Cabinet approval was given to appoint a cabinet subcommittee to hold discussions with all stakeholders

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's arrested uni student protestors will not be detained under PTA: PM

The opposition leader said the govt was calling for an all-party government, all the while engaging in "state terrorism"

August 31, 2022 3 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

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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