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Mangala says Kerry’s visit marks Sri Lanka’s return to center of world stage

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera U.S. Secretary John Kerry who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera today (May 2).... 
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Kerry encourages Americans to invest in Sri Lanka, pledges financial package for economic development

US Secretary of State with Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena with US Secretary of State John Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry... 
Secretary of State John Kerry with his counterpart Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Kerry says America firm partners with Sri Lanka

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who undertook an official visit to Sri Lanka from May 2-3, 2015, addressed a public event in Colombo on Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership for Human Rights... 
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Sri Lanka: Hundred Days and After

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe The Governor of the Central Bank was summoned to the Bribery Commission and grilled for six hours. A three-month travel banwas imposed on him. That one incident demonstrates... 
Ranil Sworn In

A Sri Lankan victory: How a country became a model of democratic courage

“I think I’ll call it morning….” Gil Scott-Heron[i] Neither their dire warnings nor our nightmarish fears materialised. The election ended as it should, in a peaceful change. Former Opposition... 
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Obama calls peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka, symbol of hope for democracy around the world

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE ELECTION IN SRI LANKA On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on the successful and peaceful conclusion of Sri Lanka’s... 
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Joint Services Command admits past mistakes due to political pressure, say committed to upholding law tomorrow

COMMUNIQUE 07th January 2015 1.               The Joint Services Command consisting of patriotic senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force, with the... 
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In My Name – The dawn of a new era

 
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Lasantha, Mahinda and the significance of polling day – Open Letter to President Rajapakse

07 January 2015 His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo 1 Dear Mr President, The Importance of January 8th – Lasantha Wickrematunge’s murder The irony... 
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The Sihalaramaya Syndrome

“…superficial unity, which is the result of the denial or the sacrifice of differences”. Tagore (The One Nationalist Party) The regime reverted to business-as-usual literally on the day Navi Pillay... 
UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says she hopes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will address reports on Sri Lanka. (File photo)

Sri Lankan government heading towards dictatorship says HR chief Navi Pillay after fact finding visit

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Sri Lanka Colombo, 31 August 2013 Good morning, and thank you for coming. As is customary... 
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Asinine sexist response to to UN official by Mervyn Silva: Married Minister willing to commit bigamy and marry Navi Pillay

Daily Mirror, TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST: The country’s maverick Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Courtesey : Tamil Broadcasti​ng Corporation TBC – United Kingdom Mervyn Silva said he was... 
UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says she hopes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will address reports on Sri Lanka. (File photo)

Navi Pillay is a Human Rights Fundamentalist says Dayan

This week will be a crucial week for Sri Lanka, or more precisely for the Government, as the woman seen as the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says she hopes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)... 
Gmini Dissanayake

Ghosts of 1994 hovering over Gamini’s son: Attempt on Mayantha’s ’s life

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft Gamini Dissanayake, one of the patriarchs of Sri Lanka’s modern day politics was a victim of... 
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Planned introduction of religious censorship yet another measure of divide and rule, Rajapaksa-style

“Lies are believed amongst every race; And was any race ever the sole possessor of Truth?” Abdallah al-Mar’arri (973-1057) Religious bigotry When Martin Wickremesinghe’s Bhavatharanaya was first... 



Issues

SRI LANKA: Lawyers appalled at killing peaceful protesters, urges government to control its armed forces

Responding to the brutal attack by the armed forces on Thursday (1st August) at Weliweriya, killing and injuring unarmed civilians demanding uncontaminated water, the Lawyers ...

Issues

Dr. P.Saravanamuttu -  “Progress also made with the rehabilitation of LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist movement] cadres, although there are reports that even after being released they are being questioned and face issues with regard to re-integration in the community,”

Sara sends stern letter to ITN over false news report

Letter to Independent Television Network (ITN)   Mr. Rosmand Senaratne, Chairman, Independent Television Network (ITN), Wickramasinghepura, Battaramulla.   16 July 2013   Dear Mr. Senaratne,   I am writing with reference to the Sinhala language 7 pm ...

Issues

UN High Commissioner for Human rights can now visit Sri Lanka with authority

“The significance of the US draft is the establishment of an international mechanism to monitor an internal process.” — Tamara Kunanayakam, Sri Lanka’s representative at the UN ...

Statements

Ashraf Nagar: The courageous struggle of peasants against the forcible land acquisition in Ampara District

A Statement by Women’s Action Network Ashraf Nagar’s inhabitants can trace back their history to 1952 when it consisted of the following small villages -Aalim Nagar, ...

Issues

Supreme Court complex overrun by defence personnel and surrounded by riot squads, CJ refused free speech

Status Report of the Lawyers Collective ISSUED ON 15th January 2013: 9.00 p.m. On 14th January, around 7.00 pm the Secretary to the President and DIG Anura Senanyaka  required ...

Issues

Government commences hate campaign against lawyers who opposed impeachment

Status Report of Lawyers Collective 14th January 2013 (9.00 p.m) The letter of removal of the Chief Justice was received by her on 13th January 2013. The President ...

Issues

Rajapaksa sends letter removing CJ as lawyers dig in their heels

“We salute the Chief Justice for her courage & She remains the Chief Justice” H.E President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s purported letter of removal has been received by ...

Appreciation

Obituary – Death of twin brother and sister

Death of twin brother and sister J. U’stice and T. Ruth, beloved twin children born to parents Lanka Raj and Lanka Rani, beloved nephew and niece ...

News

Judges require protection: Public urges government to respect court decisions

9th January 2013, 1.00 p.m: 1. On 8th January 2013 the leaders of the Opposition Political Parties wrote to the Speaker and protested against the decision ...

News

UNDP withdraws sponsorship of Judges Conference due to ministerial interference

The UNDP has withdrawn its sponsorship of the annual judges conference due to politically motivated decision by the Social Integration Ministry. Lawyers said the Ministry had ...