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.....

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........

Sri Lanka military compelled to acknowledge harassing Tamil journalist

The Sri Lankan military was made to admit that a senior officer harassed a Tamil journalist while covering a news story in the country’s militarised northeast. Commanding officer the Alampil camp in Mulaitivu.............

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........

Sinhala editor honoured by Tamil journalists in Jaffna

Tamil journalists in northern Sri Lanka, in an exceptional gesture, paid homage to a Sinhala journalist who died two decades ago. The Jaffna Press Club (JPC) celebrated the life of Gamini Navaratne alongside Tamil..........

Sri Lanka military harass Tamil journalist for filming in occupied cemetery

Military officers have harassed a Tamil journalist who courageously protected recorded evidence of government moves to indefinitely occupy a burial ground in northeastern Sri Lanka.The journalist working for Colombo based........

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