Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka to release writer jailed by misusing UN treaty law

International rights watchdogs have intensified their campaign urging authorities to unconditionally release a Sri Lankan award winning author detained for more than 100 days for writing a short story.............

Worldwide campaign launched for release of Sri Lankan writer

Deeply concerned by the arrest and ongoing detention of award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara, the world’s leading association of writers has launched a worldwide campaign for his release...........

Attacks on Tamil journalists “recalls the worst times in Sri Lanka’s history”

An International media watchdog has urged the Sri Lankan government to take action against members of the security forces who have been carrying on with attacks on Tamil journalists. In a statement......

President sets extremist monk free while author stuck in jail for work of fiction

An extremist Buddhist monk convicted for contempt of court was set free by the Sri Lankan president while an author held in detention for publishing a short story is forced to seek justice..........

Protesters slam Sri Lanka government for bowing down to Buddhist extremism

Hundreds protested in Colombo slamming the Sri Lankan  government for detaining an award-winning Sri Lankan writer for almost 80 days at the bidding of Buddhist extremists. Writers, journalists, trade unionists......

Tamil journalist reporting police inaction intimidated by senior officer

A Tamil journalist reporting the inaction of law enforcement officers in implementing a court order in northeastern Sri Lanka has been intimidated by police. Freelance journalist Kanapathipillai Kumanan who was.........

Sri Lanka: Army chief to retain military spy accused of murder and torture (VIDEO)

An army intelligence officer accused of deadly attacks against journalists, including the assassination of a senior editor, will not be removed said Sri Lanka’s army chief, despite heavy opposition from local and international....

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