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Breaking News: Sri Lanka


Gov.uk: Sri Lanka

HRW: Sri Lanka

  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka

    State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka

    Expand Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, March 6, 2018.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Engaging in “Whataboutery” Instead of Protecting Rights

    Engaging in “Whataboutery” Instead of Protecting Rights

    Expand Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border from Burma into Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017.  ©…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Locked Up Without Evidence
    SummaryIn August 2008, Sri Lankan police were searching for Malathi’s son, Kanna, whom they accused of aiding and abetting the insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Malathi, who asked that her real name not be used, believes Kanna es…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka: Repeal Draconian Security Law

    Sri Lanka: Repeal Draconian Security Law

    The Sri Lankan government has failed to fulfill its pledges to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without cha…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Video: Sri Lanka Should Repeal Draconian Security Law
    The Sri Lankan government has failed to fulfill its pledges to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitating t…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Sri Lanka

Lanka Daily News

  • 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

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    Shashi given diplomatic passport on Wimal’s insistence Despite knowing that former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife had forwarded false information when she applied for a diplomatic passport, she was provided with such a passport on the request o…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:53am -
  • Agitation demanding employment for 57,000 graduates

    Agitation demanding employment for 57,000 graduates

    The National Centre for Graduates and Unemployed Graduates Union have decided to stage a protest campaign opposite Fort Railway Station tomorrow (25th) asking to stop the slashing of graduates being carried out when recruiting them to state service a…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:25am -
  • “Hands off Syria!” – protest by SYU

    “Hands off Syria!” – protest by SYU

    An agitation was held opposite the American Embassy in Colombo yesterday (23rd) protesting against the imperialist attacks on Syria by the governments in the USA, the UK and France. JVP Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa, the National Organizer for SY…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:52pm -
  • ‘Unity’ government to continue with new agreement
    “Before President Maithripala Sirisena went abroad to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) five of us including Minister Sarath Amunugama were asked to prepare a programme to continue the ‘unity’ government until its term…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 2:30am -
  • Executive presidency should be abolished – Prasanna Ranatunga
    He too accepts that the executive presidential system should be abolished and he would he would present it as a proposal to the Joint Opposition says Gampaha district Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunga. When a journalist asked the Parliamentarian yes…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 12:48am -
  • Wimal issues view against Mahinda
    Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa issuing a press release states his Party would oppose any decision by the Joint Opposition headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to support any move to abolish executive presidency. Responding to questions rais…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 12:24pm -
  • North Korea to discontinue its nuclear & missile tests
    The top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has announced that his country will discontinue nuclear and missile tests to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula. This was announced by Kim at the Third Plenary Meeting…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 3:58am -
  • Executive presidency should be abolished – Mahinda Rajapaksa
    He too agrees that the executive presidency should be abolished said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking to journalists in Kandy today (20th). He said there could be various views but his view is against the executive presidency and added tha…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:38pm -
  • University Teachers to take to the streets again
    Stern action would be taken if the proposal to establish a separate service for university teachers if further postponed states Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA). The proposal put forward by FUTA in 2011 has been approved by th…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:24pm -
  • Interpol Red Notice on Mahendran issued
    An Interpol Red Notice has been issued on former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran in relation to the investigations being carried out by the CID on the Central Bank scam states policed spokesman’s office. The alleged scam took place when Mahe…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 5:59am -

The Economist: Sri Lanka

The Guardian: Sri Lanka News

  • How have attitudes to the Commonwealth changed where you live?
    If you live in a Commonwealth nation, we’d like you to tell us how your country’s relationship with the UK has changedAhead of a summit in London there are calls for Theresa May to apologise to Commonwealth nations for the “historic wrongs” o…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 8:15am -
  • Sri Lanka opens door for return of divisive former president
    Voters who turfed Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office in 2015 give his party local election winA familiar face is back on walls across Sri Lanka. The country’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been grinning from thousands of posters and billboard…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 12:00am -
  • Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf
    Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate to support families devastated by conflict will not fall pregnantSri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • Underwater with Sri Lanka's sperm whales – in pictures
    The sperm whale may be one of the most successful animals in the ocean, boasting a global distribution that survived the toll of the 20th century, when whaling factory fleets took three million great whales from the seas. Now a newly identified popul…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • China and Russia accused of waging 'war on human rights' at UN
    The two countries lobbied to cut funding for human rights monitors and for a senior post dedicated to human rights workChina and Russia are leading a stealthy and increasingly successful effort at the United Nations to weaken UN efforts to protect hu…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 1:31pm -
  • ‘The biggest game changer in 100 years’: Chinese money gushes into Sri Lanka
    Beijing is spreading its influence across the region with huge investments – much to the worry of India and the westLittle disturbs the serenity of Guan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, as her statue sits in contemplation at the centre of Mattal…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Mar 18, 8:48pm -
  • The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits | Editorial
    The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open and subject to impartial judiciaries – not left to advertisersThe revelations we publish about how Facebook’s data was used by Cambridge Analytica to subvert the openness of democr…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 2:15pm -
  • Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots
    Social network blamed for contributing to anti-Muslim riots that left three people deadThe Sri Lankan government has accused Facebook of failing to control rampant hate speech that it says contributed to anti-Muslim riots last week that left three pe…
    - 42 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 9:15am -
  • Tamil asylum seeker family remains in Australia after last-minute reprieve
    Family taken into detention in dawn raid a week ago reprieved just before take-off to Sri LankaA family of Tamil asylum seekers remains in Australia after a legal intervention saw them pulled off a plane bound for Sri Lanka just minutes before take-o…
    - 42 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 3:36am -
  • Tamil asylum seekers taken in dawn raid receive support from tens of thousands
    Petition started by Biloela social worker asks Department of Home Affairs to reassess the family’s claim for protectionMore than 40,000 people have joined a petition asking that a family of Tamil asylum seekers, summarily detained by the Australian…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 11:20pm -

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