For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Pichchei Jesudasan, the primary suspect in the murder of veteran journalist editor of the Sunday Leader News Paper, Lasantha Wickramatunga, … Continue reading
Monday, 22 August 2011 Former convener of Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Udul Premaratne and another arrested in 2009 for pasting posters against educational reforms and had been charged were … Continue reading
IN REGARD TO THE INVESTIGATION BEING CARRIED OUT ON IT Last week, the Executive Director of the National Peace Council was called to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department … Continue reading
No! I am not referring to Mubarak but to the expatriates who are functioning as the heads of agencies in the various INGOs in Sri Lanka. Donít get me wrong … Continue reading
He is waiting impatiently to fire his legal pistol says the Minister of Public Coordination and Public Affairs Dr. Mervin Silva. ďIím waiting for that climax, the most auspicious time … Continue reading
The government in post war Sri Lanka is fast militarising the administrative and diplomatic services. The appointment of military heads to key Sri Lankan missions overseas and state institutions has become a talking point among the general public.
Sri Lanka’s opposition Wednesday demanded an end to emergency law ahead of local elections in March, saying there was no reason for restrictions two years after the end of the island’s conflict.
We have witnessed thirty years of armed conflict and the erosion of democratic values entrenched in the first post-independence Constitution. The end of the armed conflict brought with it high expectations of a just peace, strengthened democracy and development.
NfR, the Exile Network for Media and Human Rights in Sri Lanka joins democratic forces in Sri Lanka in opposing the proposed 18th amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka. Condemning this amendment as the final step in establishing a constitutional dictatorship in Sri Lanka NfR urge international democratic forces to voice their opposition in strongest terms in solidarity with democratic aspirations of the Sri Lankan people.
At the recent meeting of the security Council it was decided that all International and local non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) shall be registered again, it is reported.The Govt. had been watchful and had been paying careful attention to the activities of the NGOs during the war. Some Ministers have indeed criticized the action s of these NGOs.
Sri Lanka will temporarily lose its preferential access to the EU market starting from August 15th 2010. The decision to withdraw the preferential tariff system GSP+ from the country had been taken by the Council of Ministers in February 2010.
Civic Rights and Social Justice leaders yesterday urged the government to reassure the people of the independent status of the Attorney General and that the AGís Department be brought back under the Ministry of Justice.
Here are the 15 conditions spelt out by the European Commission for renewal of GSP+ and followed by response from the Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka:
The Delegation of the European Union to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka & the Maldives would like to clarify information which has appeared in several press articles related to the ongoing dialogue on GSP plus between the European Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka.
It was recently reported (May 24th) that another man, age 33, a father of two young children, had died in Kottawa police custody. Relatives and friends claim he died as a result of a brutal police assault.
Legitimate fears arise this week as to whether the post elections policies of this government will lead to the further undermining of Rule of Law institutions in the months ahead.
No citizen has a special privilege where committing crimes is concerned. Whether the crime is that of murder or rape, income tax fraud or the non-disclosure of information relating to income, it makes no difference.
The US has blamed the government for being involved in human rights violations last year and has stated that Sri Lanka is yet to make progress into the killings of several high profile people who were murdered as the war came to its bloody end.
Senior counsel and former President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Romesh de Silva PC, addressing a foundation laying ceremony of an Lawyersí office complex at Hulftsdorf† had … Continue reading
Monday, 05 October 2009 13:03 The UNP candidate for the Southern PC election Manushe Nanayakkara has asked the Commissioner of Elections and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to stop the illegal radio … Continue reading