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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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -

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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

  • newFrance are World football champs

    France are World football champs

    The French national team became the world champions after defeating an underdog Croatian team 4-2 in the World Cup final played in Moscow on Sunday. This is France’s second World Cup title and it’s the first since it hosted the 1998 tournament 2…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 9:18pm -
  • National seminar for a ‘people’s rule’ held at Maharagama

    National seminar for a ‘people’s rule’ held at Maharagama

    The National Seminar under the theme “A People’s Administration to protect & Develop Country” organized by the National Intellectuals Organization was held at National Youth Services Center at Maharagama yesterday (14th). At the seminar, commit…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jul 18, 3:45am -
  • ‘20’ receives blessings of Maha Sangha

    ‘20’ receives blessings of Maha Sangha

    A special Sangha Convention to express the views of the Sangha regarding the 20th amendment presented to Parliament by the JVP was held at Sammubhuddathwa Jayanthi Temple at Thummulla on the 13th. The General Secretary of National Bhikkhu Front (NBF)…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jul 18, 12:34am -
  • “Bring down prices of fuel” – People in Devinuwara take to the streets
    An agitation and protest march to protest against the increase in fuel prices were held at Devinuwara organized by All Ceylon Fishermen’s Federation and the fisherfolk from Devinuwara yesterday (13th). The President of All Ceylon Fishermen’s Fede…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 11:38pm -
  • Prepare national programme to find employment for youths including graduates –Handunneththi
    A national programme should be compiled to find employment to all youths in the country says the Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi. He said this at a press conference held at the head office of the JVP at P…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 7:40am -
  • Deputy GM interdicted for objecting commission taking
    A Deputy General Manager of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has been interdicted as he had protested the Board buying electricity from a diesel power station using an illegal agreement states Lanka CEB Employees Union Ranjan Jayalal. Mr Jayalal says t…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 5:34am -
  • Farmers’ Federation presents proposals to minimize elephant-human conflict
    A set of proposals to manage the elephant-human conflict that escalates day by day has been presented by the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation to the Minister of Wildlife Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and officials of his ministry at a discussion. The…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 5:18am -
  • Fuel prices in world market drop though prices are up in SL
    Fuel prices have dropped to its lowest in nearly two years as Libya has announced its renewed production. It is also stated that fuel prices would further come down as Russia is raising its oil production. Russia is set to raise supplies by 1 million…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:44am -
  • England out of World Cup

    England out of World Cup

    France and Croatia will play the final of the World Cup 2018 on Sunday. The third and fourth places will be determined on Saturday when England faces Belgium. England were defeated in a 109th-minute goal by Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic. At 90 minutes…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 10:51pm -
  • If fuel prices were increased according to formula, introduce formula to increase people’s incomes – JVP tells Govt.

    If fuel prices were increased according to formula, introduce formula to increase people’s incomes – JVP tells Govt.

    People who are already burdened with the COL are unable to cope up with the increase in fuel prices and the government should reveal to the country the price formula they used to increase the fuel prices states the JVP. If the government increases fu…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:23am -

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