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Political Crisis Threatens Justice Efforts

Political Crisis Threatens Justice Efforts

Human Rights Watch released the ‘World Report 2019’, reviewing human rights practices in more than 100 countries. HRW states that Sri Lanka’s political upheaval undermined stalled processes aimed at providing …

The making of a new Constitution

The making of a new Constitution

The Constitutional Expert Committee’s report, which was tabled in the Sri Lankan parliament on Friday abolishes the powerful Executive Presidency and replaces it by a Westminster style parliamentary system with …

Sri Lankan schoolgirl produces environment-friendly disposable lunch boxes

Sri Lankan schoolgirl produces environment-friendly disposable lunch boxes

Sri Lanka, like most countries around the world, has a problem with producing huge amounts of plastic waste. On a daily basis, many Sri Lankans use polythene ‘lunch sheets’ to wrap and transport their meals – and then throw the plastic away. But now a …

Our support was on principle

Our support was on principle

Member of the European Parliament and the Friends of the European Parliament in the European Parliament Hon. Geoffrey Van Orden met with the Leader of the National National Alliance Mr. Sampanthan on 02 January 2019 in Colombo. Apprising the Honorable Member of recent political developments …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Another year starts and with it, new hopes and aspirations, a faint desire that sprouts in every human heart that speaks of happiness, prosperity and goodness to come. Begin this …

UK supports Sri Lanka’s commitments to UNHRC

UK supports Sri Lanka’s commitments to UNHRC

The UK Foreign Office responding to the petition “Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court, if it continues to fail to implement its commitment made to the UNHRC Res. [A/HRC/RES/30/1] by March 2019”. signed by over 10,000 British citizens said that the UK is committed …

TNA tells Speaker not to recognise MP Mahinda Rajapaksa as Leader of the Opposition.

TNA tells Speaker not to recognise MP Mahinda Rajapaksa as Leader of the Opposition.

The Tamil National Alliance has written to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya not to recognize MP Mahinda Rajapaksa as Leader of the Opposition. The TNA has outlined several reasons for taking up …

India Relived?

India Relived?

Relieved at the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Sri Lankan PM, India on Sunday welcomed resolution of the political situation and called it a reflection of the maturity of democratic forces in the island nation. Despite nursing serious reservations over the manner in which Sri …

President doubts he can work with PM

President doubts he can work with PM

Sri Lanka’s president accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech Sunday in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together and …

The Court’s Slap

The Court’s Slap

Not for the first time in recent weeks, Sri Lankans held a collective breath on the afternoon of December 13th, as citizens gathered outside the Supreme Court in Colombo, the …