Monthly Archives: April 2019

Literary Policing raises its head

Literary Policing raises its head

Exasperation with the current UNP regime and its much hyped ‘good governance’ promise with which it won the votes of the people in 2015 January, is now reaching an abysmal level of despair with its continued spinelessness to curb the murdering of free expression in …

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Thomson Reuters Foundation responded to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon statement published on Friday 5 April that claimed that Thomson Reuters Foundation’s expose on labour abuses on tea estates were false.  Following is the response from Kieran Guilbart, the Thomson Reuters Foundation commissioning editor, along …

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Labannawu nawa wasarakiriyen peniyen pirisamaya sathuta raja karanaleda dukin thorawedi wediyen lebenaSuba Aluth awruddak wewa

German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two …

We have received good cooperation during the visit

We have received good cooperation during the visit

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has completed its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April where it examined the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment. “We …

DMK-Cong combine did nothing to protect Sri Lankan Tamils

DMK-Cong combine did nothing to protect Sri Lankan Tamils

Ruling AIADMK top leader O Paneerselvam Thursday accused the DMK and Congress of being responsible for the “genocide” of Tamils in Sri Lanka during the last phase of civil war in the island nation in May 2009. The two parties were in power in the …

Executions will not end drug-related crime in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, calling on the Sri Lankan government to halt plans to resume executions after more than four decades. The briefing, Sri Lanka: Halt Preparations to Resume Executions, highlights how …