Sri Lanka: The military expansion into education

Militarisation in Sri Lanka is not restricted to the formal military structure; its orientation is far more pervasive, as can be evidenced in the recent developments in the education sphere. Already existing imbalances and practices in the...

Sri Lankan Islamophobia: Encroaching the mainstream?

In this 'Daily News' article penned by one Shenali Waduge on Muslims in Sri Lanka and why Buddhists should be scared of their ‘encroachment’, she displays a high level of confusion, connecting disparate events in....

November 28: Appalling attack and deafening silence

On the evening of the November 27 at 06:07 PM (local time), flames were lit in commemoration of Maaveerar Naal 2012 (Martyrs’ Day 2012). It was initiated by the Tamil students from the Jaffna University. Pre-deployed Sri Lankan troops forcibly.....

A shattered rule of law and the failure of the BASL

The series of events which are naked attacks on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in the recent past are well recorded.  These events culminated in the unprecedented action of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC....

Hegemonic Executive President has been made a juggernaut

Coming hard fearlessly on the incumbent office of the Executive President of Sri Lanka for repeatedly meddling with the existing constitution for personal power gains, the island’s renowned retired Supreme Court Judge........

State terrorism and resistance: The genocidal occupation of the Tamil homeland

Three years have passed since the genocidal killings in Mulli'Vaykal in the North-East of Sri Lanka (Eezham). The Colombo government inhumanely portrays the conclusion of the Tamil Genocide.....

Impeachment of CJ : An unconstitutional witch - hunt

Rajapaksha Regime, through its parliamentarians, handed over an impeachment motion to the Speaker, the elder brother of the President Rajapaksha against the first woman Chief Justice of the country. It appears that the Government of....

left

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.