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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: Adopt Timeline for Action

    Sri Lanka: Adopt Timeline for Action

    Expand Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights, speaks at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, September 11, 2017.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning Sri Lanka
    Related Content Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning Sri Lanka This submission relates to Articles 28 and 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and focuses on the protection o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • India Is an Overwhelming Presence in South Asia, and Must Do More to Build Trust

    India Is an Overwhelming Presence in South Asia, and Must Do More to Build Trust

    Expand India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the opening session of 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu, November 26, 2014.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka’s Difficulty With Truth

    Sri Lanka’s Difficulty With Truth

    Expand Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 27, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka: Minister Threatens Defender of Minority Rights

    Sri Lanka: Minister Threatens Defender of Minority Rights

    Expand A Muslim boy prays on the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka June 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Dinuka Liyana…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lanka: Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

    Sri Lanka: Anti-Terror Bill Revives Concerns of Abuse

    Expand Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 21, 2016. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sri Lankans United in Lack of Faith in Justice
    The refrain I heard over and over again, travelling through Sri Lanka’s southern Sinhala belt, was this: “Politicians rise on the bodies of our dead children.” Parent after parent, across political divides, repeated this phrase. Politicians,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Tejshree Thapa

    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka’s last hearing before the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was in November 2012, during which the government largely focused on its plan to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commiss…
    - 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

  • newBimal to Bangladesh & Vietnam
    The National Organizer of the JVP Bimal Rathnayaka has left to Bangladesh, on an invitation received by the JVP, to participate in a ‘Centenary celebration of October Revolution’ organized by Socialist Party of Bangladesh. After participating in…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:02am -
  • newCommittee from Maithri to have discussions with Mahinda
    A committee of three has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss with Mahinda faction in a bid to jointly contest the forthcoming local government elections. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, State Minister Dilan Perera and Minist…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 2:44am -
  • CPC TUs oppose report by cabinet sub-committee on fuel crisis
    The Collective of CPC Trade Unions states it totally rejects the report presented by the ministerial sub-committee to investigate the fuel crisis that tormented the country recently. This was stated by the convener of the Collective D.J. Rajakaruna a…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 2:53am -
  • SLMC opposes 2 points in AGs report on minimum standard
    Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has stated that it cannot agree on two matters in the report of the Attorney General compiled on the minimum standard of medical education in Sri Lanka. A spokesman for SLMC said they could agree with all other matter…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 2:38am -
  • Political parties should take action against their members of COPE who had relations with the accused
    Members of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) having telephone conversations with those who have been accused of certain crimes while the Committee is conducting an investigation is unethical and the political parties the relevant members bel…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:27am -
  • Court rejects Gota’s request
    The request made by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to acquit him and other 7 defendants from the charges in the Avant Garde case was rejected by Colombo Chief Magistrates Court today (17th). Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:55am -
  • Warrant issued to arrest Jaliya Wickramasuriya
    An arrest warrant has been issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. Jaliya Wickramasuriya had been arrested earlier for allegedly misappropriating funds allocated f…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:11am -
  • Ravi’s whole family had powwow with Aloysius
    It was revealed at the Presidential Commission to inquire into the Central Bank bond scam yesterday (16th) that Mr. Ravi Karunanayaka, who was the Minister of Finance when the bond scam was committed, had had 87 telephone conversations with Arjun Alo…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:46am -
  • Ranil to appear before Bond Commission
    The Presidential Bond Commission has decided to summon Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before the Commission on 20th November. Accordingly, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will appear before the Bond Commission following the mention…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:56am -
  • SLFP hatched conspiracy to put off LG elections

    SLFP hatched conspiracy to put off LG elections

    Six persons filed a petition yesterday (15th) with the Court of Appeal seeking to invalidate the Gazette notification issued on the demarcation of wards of Local government councils and it was revealed in Parliament that it was a move engineered by t…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:45am -

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