FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Our National Anthem – A Statement by the Rt. Rev. Duleep de Chickera, the Bishop of Colombo

I am deeply perturbed with the regrettable Cabinet decision to deprive our Tamil speaking citizens of the right to sing the National Anthem in their mother tongue.

December 28, 2010

Singing National Anthem in Tamil is a joke – Wimal

Minister of Housing and Construction, Wimal Weerawansa voiced his support towards the Cabinet decision to do away with the Tamil version of the National Anthem, branding this practice a joke.

December 13, 2010

National Anthem only in Sinhala; Tamil version out

Sri Lanka’s national anthem will remain only in Sinhala, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday. The move will mean that the current Tamil version will no longer be played at any official or state functions.

December 12, 2010

Defend Human Rights Defenders Who Act to End Discrimination – Navi Pillay

Since the United Nations was established over 60 years ago, there have been dramatic advances in crafting and implementing a system of universal human rights rights which are, under international law, applicable to each and every one of us: old and young, male and female, rich and poor, whoever we are and wherever we are from

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