Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

At an event in the British parliament on Tuesday 10 March, the producers of multi-award-winning, Emmy-nominated feature documentary No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka launched the Sinhala language version of the film in what will be seen as a.........

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

Families of disappeared living slow death under state terror: Leena Manimekalai

Film maker of the latest documentary “White Van Stories”, Leena Manimekalai says that her two-hour long film on the enforced abduction and disappearances by the state forces was just a fraction....

  • Ramanan Veerasingham

'In Sri Lanka, accurate information percieved as a crime' - Lasantha Ruhunuge

When the Sri Lankan government wanted to give away free laptops to journalists, many seemed happy. But Lasantha Ruhunuge differed. As the president of the largest media trade union in the island....

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

'A culture of political quietism prevails over us '

In Sri Lanka, the '70s represented the rising tide of the revolutionary idealism and the sadistic brutality embedded in the State structure. The social and cultural fabric - fragmented by ethnic and class disparities - provided the breeding grounds....

  • Manjula Wediwardane

'Principled journalism brings danger' - Mandana

In the early hours of Saturday 24th of August, the 'Sunday Leader's Associate Editor Mandana Ismail Abeywickrama woke up to find a group of men armed with knives in her bedroom. As one threatened her at knife point......................

  • Athula Withanage

'Privately owned press have been cowered into submission'

Frederica Jansz, a senior journalist and the Editor in Chief of 'The Sunday Leader' was dismissed by its' new owner last week. The dismissal has stirred up controversy, since the newspaper is widely known for its outspoken critical views..... 

  • Sanath Balasooriya

'We live in the age of nomadic hunters' - Chandragupta

In 1997, Chandragupta Thenuwara coined the term 'Barrelism' as a way of conceptualizing his opposition to militarization. As the barrels kept invading city squares, urban streets and many other public spaces, he converted the barrels painted in....

  • Manjula Wediwardena
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