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Facebook adds new limits to address hate speech

Facebook adds new limits to address hate speech

As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. In a blog post on Thursday evening, …

Hiding the truth?

Hiding the truth?

The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a …

ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and …

Government has  abandoned a new Constitution.

Government has abandoned a new Constitution.

Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate(CTED) Ms Michele Coninsx met with the leader of the Tamil National Alliance Mr Sampanthan in Colombo Yesterday (8th June 2019). Highlighting the importance of the implementation of the United Nations …

US Representatives discuss radical Sinhala nationalism

US Representatives discuss radical Sinhala nationalism

United States Representatives from both main parties discussed the threat of radical Sinhala nationalism in Sri Lanka and the country’s lack of progress on transitional justice during a briefing of the ‘Congressional …

Significance of Modi’s visits

Significance of Modi’s visits

Thanks to former President Abdulla Yameen’s pro-China policies as also his crackdown on the opposition on the eve of Prime minister Narendra Modi’s March 2015 state visit to the Maldives, …

UK will continue to press for further progress

UK will continue to press for further progress

The British Foreign Office released the 2018 Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights report on 05 June 2019. The report said that the human rights situation in Sri Lanka was mixed in 2018. Key concerns included increased inter-communal tensions, the slow delivery of key reconciliation …

Future Posture in the Indo-Pacific

Future Posture in the Indo-Pacific

Releasing the US Department of Defense Indo – Pacific Strategy Report Preparedness, Partnerships, and Promoting a Networked Region on 01 June 2019, the US Department of Defence said that to …

National Investigation Agency cleared to join probe into IS links

National Investigation Agency cleared to join probe into IS links

More than a month after suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Union home ministry has given a go-ahead to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to join the probe into the attacks. This follows Colombo’s assent to share the …

Defeated in Middle East, ISIS Creates Presence in South Asia

Defeated in Middle East, ISIS Creates Presence in South Asia

Islamic State is creating a presence in South Asia after recent defeats in Iraq and Syria, where it ruled thousands of square miles of territory. Considered a terrorist group by the western world, ISIS announced the formation of bases in nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, two …