Monthly Archives: May 2018

TNA May Launch Non-Violent Protest Campaign?

TNA May Launch Non-Violent Protest Campaign?

The Coalition Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe may soon be facing a political challenge from an unexpected quarter namely the Tamil National Alliance(TNA). The TNA regarded as the premier political configuration of the Sri Lankan Tamil people is becoming increasingly frustrated …

Can the Application of Universal Jurisdiction Foster Accountability

Can the Application of Universal Jurisdiction Foster Accountability

At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, which met in Geneva in February and March 2018, the High Commissioner for United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein urged member states to explore other avenues to foster accountability in Sri Lanka including …

Port City sees up to $4 billion investment interest

Port City sees up to $4 billion investment interest

A Chinese-backed real estate project near Sri Lanka’s main port is in discussion with investors for up to $4 billion in investments in its first phase, the developer said on Wednesday. Work on the $1.4 billion Port City project by China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) …

Congressional Caucus on Ethnic & Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

Congressional Caucus on Ethnic & Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

A panel event by the Congressional Caucus on Religious and Ethnic Freedom in Sri Lanka saw a lively discussion on the link between Sinhala Buddhism and extremist violence in Washington DC last week. The panel, moderated by the co-chair of the caucus Representative Bill Johnson, …