International trade unions demand end to crackdown on students and unionists

Solidarity for Sri Lanka’s education rights campaigners detained and intimidated for resisting militarisation of higher education is gathering momentum. Five leading activists.....

Tamil relatives of disappeared reject Sri Lanka president’s ‘death certificate’ offer

“We reject the talks between the President and the UN Secretary General (UNSG)” was the strong rebuttal from the Tamil family members who are victims of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka............

Unions resist Sri Lanka government war on teachers and student leaders

Confronted with a series of setbacks in addition to the failure in containing the devastating pandemic outbreak and economic crisis, the Sri Lankan government has launched a chilling crackdown on..........

Mounting condemnation force ‘tough’ Sri Lanka government to set union leader free

“Let’s get together and carry on with our struggle” said Sri Lanka’s Joseph Stalin, soon after the government with a two thirds majority rule was forced to release the defiant trade union leader...........

Sri Lanka's clampdown on striking teachers intensifies as COVID deaths surge

After passing emergency regulations claiming to stifle the sugar, rice and paddy mafia, the Sri Lanka government has now intensified the witch-hunt against protesting teachers..............

South Asian experts’ webinar tomorrow on subcontinent’s anti-terror laws

In collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at the University of Dublin, JDS is delighted to invite you to a public discussion on counter-terrorism laws in South Asia with the..........

Fearing threats to life, top Sri Lankan cop who angered authorities seek protection

A senior police officer whose investigations had angered many including powerful politicians and high-ranking military and police officers, fears that his life is under threat. Gnanendra Shani.........

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