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  • Zama Neff
    Zama Neff is the executive director of the children's rights division of Human Rights Watch. She also co-chairs the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Neff has conducted fact-finding investigations and is the author of report…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka Should Take Up the Challenge on LGBT Rights
    Editor's Note: On September 6, in a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court decriminalised same-sex relations, through the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Chief justice Misra described Section 377 as “irrational, indefensible and man…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Families Beg for Answers on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

    Families Beg for Answers on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

    Expand Relatives hold portraits of disappeared family members at an event calling for the end of enforced disappearances, killings, and abductions, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Why Canada Should Take in Snowden-Linked Asylum-Seeker

    Why Canada Should Take in Snowden-Linked Asylum-Seeker

    Expand Asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden for a period in 2013 stand outside of Hong Kong's immigration department during a press conference in Hong Kong, China, May 15,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Testimony of John Sifton on Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka to House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Mr. Chairman,Thank you for providing Human Rights Watch with the opportunity to testify today.More than nine years after the end of the country’s brutal civil war and the defeat of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the peopl…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka, Nine Years After the War

    Sri Lanka, Nine Years After the War

    Expand A woman holds up an image of her family member who disappeared during the civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at a silent protest to commemorate thethe…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Spinning in Sri Lanka

    Spinning in Sri Lanka

    Expand Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 19, 2017. © 201…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka: continued Human Rights Council scrutiny needed until justice commitments met in full
    In this Council, we often talk about the importance of implementation.We can pass all the resolutions we like, but none of it matters if it doesn’t translate into actual progress for people on the ground.Sri Lanka’s co-sponsorship of resolution…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka: Little Action on Promised Justice, Reforms

    Sri Lanka: Little Action on Promised Justice, Reforms

    Expand Sri Lankan Tamil women hold up photographs of their missing family members as they wait to hand over a petition to the UN head office in Colombo on March 13, 2013.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka Bans Cluster Munitions

    Sri Lanka Bans Cluster Munitions

    Expand Sri Lanka’s accession to the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions could spur increased financial and technical assistance to help ensure implementation, part…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States
    The first part of the trip, from Montreal to New York, is known to be one of the world’s prettiest train routes. When we had just passed the sign ‘Welcome to the State of New York,’ the train pulled over for a border check. I put the brown enve…
    - 16 Oct 13, 7:49pm -
  • Drafting of the new legislation for granting dual citizenship to expatriate Sri Lankans completed
    Authorities in Sri Lanka have completed the drafting of new legislation to grant dual citizenship to Sri Lankans residing overseas. The spokesperson said the draft legislation has already been submitted to the Attorney General’s Department for revi…
    - 13 Aug 13, 11:39pm -
  • Yala National Park closed in September for maintenance
    According to the wildlife department, the Yala National Park will be closed for visitors in September. The spokesperson said bookings of bungalows would not be allowed for local or foreign visitors from September 1 to 30 and during this period mainte…
    - 6 Aug 13, 10:30pm -
  • Government to pay Compensation for victims of Weliveriya
    The Sri Lankan government expressing condolences to the families of the dead and wounded residents of the Weliweriya area in Gampaha district during a protest last week said the government will compensate the families for their losses. Compensation i…
    - 6 Aug 13, 10:25pm -
  • Indian Govt says ‘terror’ attack after blasts at Mahabodhi Temple
    REUTERS – A series of explosions in and around Buddhism’s holiest shrine in Bihar injured two persons early on Sunday, in what the government described as a “terror” attack. The Mahabodhi Temple complex is located in Bodh Gaya, the place wher…
    - 8 Jul 13, 8:02pm -
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen enter Sri Lankan waters
    Jaffna forum – The claim of Tamil Nadu fishermen that they do not go beyond Kachchativu to fish and that they are attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy in Indian waters is completely fictitious, say Jaffna fishermen. “It is a blatant lie,” said an an…
    - 10 May 13, 7:05am -
  • 5 year old girl fights for life after ‘rape’
    After the kidnapping and rape of a 5 year old girl in New Delhi, demonstrators protest at police headquarters over reported malfeasance by officers handling the case. Young girl was in serious condition Saturday after being raped and tortured by a ma…
    - 21 Apr 13, 4:49am -
  • British woman in India, fearing a sexual assault ‘shouted for help for hour’
    A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault said on Sunday she shouted for help for more than an hour before she fled. Jessica Davies, 31, from London, said she had barricaded the door of her hotel room in Agra w…
    - 24 Mar 13, 8:05pm -
  • No official record of Indian fishermen killed in Sri Lankan waters!
    Indian Minister of Defence, Shri A.K. Antony in a statement to the Indian Parliament has said that there is no official record of Indian fishermen killed in Sri Lankan territorial waters. A total of 23 boats and 131 Indian fishermen were apprehended…
    - 13 Mar 13, 8:06pm -
  • Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Solomons Islands
    A major magnitude 8 earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered a tsunami. A wave measuring 3 feet reached the Solomon Islands after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. for more i…
    - 5 Feb 13, 11:20pm -
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Lanka Truth

  • newPresident’s ‘cashew nut’ talk tarnished SriLankan’s reputation
    The reputation of SriLankan Airline has been completely tarnished due to the ‘cashew nut’ talk of the President says JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Rathnayaka. Mr Rathnayaka said this speaking during the debate on the Second Reading of the Carriage by…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:22am -
  • newDormancy by the educated & the intelligent indirectly serves to maintain existing destructive, fraudulent & corrupt political system
    “The decisions of a country are taken by politics. However, the politics that take decisions regarding the country has brought the country to a very pathetic position. The situation is so acute that the society that calls itself educated and intell…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:57am -
  • Public assistance sought to find assets of ETI directors
    The Non-Bank Finance and Leasing Sector in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has requested the public to inform them of any information in connection with assets, money or other means possessed by Jeewaka Hemal Edirisinghe, Nalaka Premal Edirisinghe, Anj…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 18, 2:01am -
  • Singapore agreement will erode the whole economy
    Singapore agreement that has been treacherously signed by the Ranil – Maithri administration completely erodes the economy of the country says the Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi addressing a seminar he…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 18, 4:43am -
  • Case filed against Ravi for giving false evidence
    The CID today (14th) filed a case against Ravi Karunanayaka before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court in connection with giving false evidence before the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate the Central Bank bond scam committed on 27t…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 12:46pm -
  • Singapore agreement is a dangerous trap

    Singapore agreement is a dangerous trap

    The agreement signed between Singapore and Sri Lanka is a very dangerous agreement as it would not be limited to Singapore but is a trap in which all the concessions given to Singapore would have to be given to all the countries that are members of W…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 3:08am -
  • A petition signed with blood demanding land ownership for people in Wellassa

    A petition signed with blood demanding land ownership for people in Wellassa


    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 11:00pm -
  • Asian Regional summit of World Federation of Teachers Unions in Colombo today
    The Asian regional summit of the World Federation of Teachers Unions, affiliated to World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), will be held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo today (14th) states the President of Lanka Teacher Services Union (…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 10:35pm -
  • No more talk about common candidates –
    Hereafter there won’t be any ‘common’ candidates. The JVP will work as an alternative centre with a programme that is people friendly and particular to the JVP says the Member of the Central Committee of the JVP K.D. Lal Kantha. Speaking at Mon…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 8:16am -
  • Mahinda’s Indian tour heats up SLPP politics
    Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statements during his visit to India, especially his views about the candidate for the presidential election, have created numerous stories in the media including the social media. Speaking to ‘The Hindu’ about contesting th…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 7:51am -

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