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Sri Lanka opposes dissolution of Palestinian state: President

Contributions of Rs10mn from Kathankudi Mosque, Rs2.2mn from Katu Kale Jumma Mosque, Rs3.5mn from employment agencies

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Archaeology Dept to continue excavations in the East: Minister

996 archeological sites had been identified in Ampara and Batticaloa Districts.

March 18, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to establish commission for reconciliation

A key objective of this process is to establish the truth regarding post-conflict grievances of Sri Lankan citizens

December 8, 2023 2 min read

Global Tamil Forum, monks, meet Sri Lanka’s president

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and prominent Buddhist monks met President to advocate for a pluralistic Sri Lanka

December 8, 2023 1 min read
Gandhi: The social logic of Ahimsa

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

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...

Burka ban: No decision yet says Keheliya

Discussions are still underway about the decision to ban the wearing of the Burka and the Niqab in Sri Lanka, said Minis...

March 16, 2021 2 min read

Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

March 15, 2021 3 min read

Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 12, 2021 8 min read

Muslim burials issue: Iranativu islanders don’t want Covid 19 dead buried in their backyards

Residents of the island of Iranativu off the Gulf of Mannar are protesting against the decision announced yesterday by t...

March 3, 2021 3 min read

Yet another committee appointed to study the report of the Easter Sunday attacks PCoI

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed yet another committee to examine the report of the Presidential Commission of...

February 20, 2021 3 min read

International concern that Sri Lanka continues to cremate Muslim Covid dead

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged to “push Sri Lanka to gazette” the step to end the forced cremati...

Arjuna Ranawana
February 18, 2021 5 min read

Imthiaz appeals to President to create a just society

Opposition Member of Parliament Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is urging President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to build a proud and prospe...

February 4, 2021 3 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
February 4, 2021 7 min read

UN experts urge end to forced cremations of Covid dead

Three UN experts said they deplore the implementation of such public health decisions based on discrimination, aggressiv...

January 26, 2021 3 min read

Cardinal laments that Sri Lanka is working to turn lies into truth

At a sermon at the Katuwapitiya church, scene of the most horrific attack on Easter Sunday, the head pf the Colombo chur...

January 21, 2021 2 min read
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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...

January 17, 2021 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
January 14, 2021 8 min read

India will hold Sri Lanka to its commitments on reconciliation

Indian External Affairs Minister tells Virakesari that Sri Lanka has promised to work towards realizing the expectations...

January 12, 2021 4 min read

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

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

Muslim leader accuses Govt. of attempt to radicalise youth by denying burial

A leading Civil Society activist from the Muslim community is calling on members of his community to do their best to pr...

January 8, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka will continue to cremate all Covid dead - Minister

Sri Lanka will continue to cremate the bodies of all its citizens who die of Covid 19 whatever social or religious objec...

January 7, 2021 2 min read

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

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
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