‘Monk-Led Unofficial Police’ Menace’ Is Raising Its Ugly Head Again!

In ‘Sri Lanka: Impunity, Criminal Justice and Human Rights’, Basil Fernando describes the current situation in Sri Lanka as one of “abysmal lawlessness”. ‘Lawlessness of this sort differs from simple illegality or disregard for law, which to differing degrees can happen anywhere. Lawlessness is abysmal when …

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Sri Lankan PM backs Indian repression in Kashmir

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other political leaders, including former President Mahinda Rajapakse, have voiced their support for the Indian government’s brutal lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government abrogated articles 370 and …

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Getting together for building peace

A lively discussion on bringing communities together for peace building was held on Sunday 25 August at the Academy of Adult Education for women’s premises at Kalubowila. Held under the theme “Peace-Building-socially engaged pluralism understanding-“The other” the meeting was attended by members from all three communities-Sinhalese, …

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Sri Lanka police uncover criminal conspiracy over sterilization claims

Investigations into the sterilization scare at Kurunegala have taken a new turn with the discovery that medical administrators colluded with law enforcement officials and even the magistrate to fabricate evidence and alter judicial records. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) reported to court that the director of …

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