Police mislead parliament to whitewash criminal record of Geneva envoy

Police in Sri Lanka have misled the parliament body probing the eligibility of individuals appointed to positions of authority by providing false information about the Ambassador named as.........

Swiss urged to refuse accreditation for alleged death squad member

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) and the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has requested Switzerland to deny accreditation to the newly appointed ambassador designate.........

Sri Lanka to legalise impunity for intelligence officials

The new government of Sri Lanka has approved plans to design laws aimed at granting immunity to members of its intelligence services who have been accused of grave human rights violations......

Trade unions bid farewell to veteran unionist Poliyer Gunawardena

The final rites are due today (05) of veteran trade union leader Poliyer Gunawardena who passed away on Thursday (2) after providing a militant leadership for over three decades to  education.....

Sri Lanka president’s commission slammed for “blatant interference” in judiciary

A commission of inquiry issuing directives halting court proceedings against officers including the country’s top navy commander accused of grave human rights violations, has come under heavy.......

Sri Lanka's new government “unleashing a chilling process of repression”

Credible Information gathered by the International Truth and Justice Project – Sri Lanka (ITJP) and JDS reveals how the new government of Sri Lanka under a majority Sinhala hardliner has............

New Sri Lanka president declares pro Sinhala Buddhist policy

Sri Lanka’s newly elected executive president made it clear that his priority will be to serve the Sinhala Buddhist majority who were key to his victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the election with the massive backing of the.....

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