Priests demand tougher action on war crimes

One hundred and thirty three Catholic priests from Sri Lanka have written to the UN Human Rights Council urging much tougher action on war crimes and human rights. This comes as the US is planning to table a procedural resolution....

UN 'on the watchout' for governmet harrassment of rights activists

The UN human rights chief says that intimidation of rights defenders from Sri Lanka is been monitored. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in London on Friday(15), that they are 'on the watch-out'.

Hushing up crimes: Politics of deceptions, fabrications and lies

In the frantic environment of an election race, there is always one favourite that starts at Black Caviar odds. You can bet the house that misrepresentations, deceptions, fabrications and unashamed lies will begin to flow like.....

Big country, small heart: The story of Paartheepan Ranjini

Two little boys are tugging at the same toy; a mother rises to separate them.  A little girl runs to her mother for comfort after a game with her play-mate becomes a little rough for her. “He’s a naughty boy,” the little girl yells.

Navi Pillay highlights denial of Tamil right to commemorate war dead

In a rare acceptance of ongoing oppression against Tamils in Sri Lanka, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem (Navi) Pillay has reported that the Government of Sri Lanka has prevented......

Danger of Sri Lankan regime quickly winding up Ekneligoda’s case looms: RSF/JDS

Vehemently condemning the Sri Lankan authorities “for making no progress” with the probe into the disappearance of Sri Lankan cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda for the past three years, the Report....

Sangakkara, batsman and propagandist extraordinaire

Leading Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara is currently in Australia to play cricket but he also appears to be auditioning for a job in Mahinda Rajapaksa’s propaganda unit. As he did on the England tour last year, Sangakkara takes......


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