Activists foil white van ‘arrest’ bid in Sri Lanka’s capital

Trade union and student activists in Sri Lanka have been able to actively thwart the unlawful arrest of a student leader in the country’s capital Colombo on Thursday (20). A group in civilian clothing who arrived in a white.......

Buddhist monks force Sri Lanka president to roll back reforms

Faced with mounting opposition from majoritarian Sinhala Buddhist monks and his own party, the president of Sri Lanka has backed off from adopting constitutional reforms that includes sharing power with Tamils.............

  • Athula Vithanage

International petition to stop police terrorising Tami Jesuit priest

An international campaign has been launched to urge Sri Lanka government stop police harassment of a Jesuit priest for helping Tamil families memorialize their loved ones lost during the......

  • Indika Gamage

Tamils commemorate war dead amid surveillance, restrictions

Despite intense military surveillance and severe restrictions by the government authorities, the Tamils in Sri Lanka's north Thursday commemorated their loved ones who were massacred in thousands during the final months of............

  • Ramanan Weerasingham

Sri Lanka's Buddhist hierarchy to serve edict on president against reforms

In an unprecedented move the topmost Buddhist leadership in Sri Lanka joined forces to vehemently oppose reforms aimed at delivering concession for the island's numerical minorities. Leading monks representing the country's..........

  • Athula Vithanage

Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims escalate following UN, EU concessions

Unabated violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka’s predominantly Sinhala Buddhists localities is alarmingly on the rise in the wake of international bodies relaxing trade and political restrictions placed on the government.........

  • Athula Vithanage

True to form, Sri Lanka ditches international pledges on anti-terrorism laws

Within days after successfully hoodwinking the international community, especially its European allies, in regaining the GSP+ trade concessions, Sri Lanka has got unanimous cabinet approval last week to repeal and replace the..............

  • Ramanan Weerasingham
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