Sri Lanka: UN treaty invoked to imprison award winning writer

In an unprecedented move, police in Sri Lanka, made use of an international agreement to imprison a multiple award-winning Sinhala writer for publishing a work of fiction on social media. Shakthika Sathkumara....

Sri Lanka police officer assaults Tamil journalist in Jaffna

A Tamil journalist has been admitted to hospital after he was assaulted by a senior police officer on Tuesday (19) in Jaffna. Journalist Kugarajah Nadarajah of DAN TV said he was attacked by the acting Officer-in..........

Sri Lanka terror police harass Tamil journalist for covering religious festival

An international media watchdog has urged the Sri Lanka government to stop harassing a Tamil journalist for covering a Hindu religious festival. The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has interrogated Uthayarasa.....

Britain dodges questions on Sri Lanka's request to punish journalist (UPDATE)

British authorities are silent on a damning news report about a top-level meeting with the Sri Lanka president on punitive action against an exiled journalist living in the UK. Colombo based Sunday Times had reported that President Maithripala........

Army threatens journalist covering protest against water theft (VIDEO)

Army officers in the highly militarised north eastern Sri Lanka have threatened a journalist for covering local Tamils protesting the siphoning of water in a mass scale. Freelance journalist Selvaraja Sumanthan.....

Female author slams Sri Lanka rights record at state awards festival

Sri Lanka's cultural minister and his officials were in for a rude awakening when the recipient of a state literary award  turned her acceptance speech into a scathing attack against the government's human.......

Sri Lanka: Soldiers, bankers and monks intimidate journalists and activists

Journalists and human rights activists carrying out their duties in Sri Lanka are increasingly coming under threat by military personnel, bank officials and Buddhist monks. The most recent threats were levelled at journalists in the north and the........

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