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5 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 08, Colombo: The Professional Web Journalists' Association of Sri Lanka says that the blocking of a local website is part of a 'selective curbing of access to internet news.'
Should the government provide access to health care for everyone?
Do You Know Which Congress Members Are Criminals?
7 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire
Inner City Press which covers UN proceedings asked, "since when did the UN start congratulating governments for "successful military operations"?, and comparing against UN actions in Sri Lanka, said, "[t]his harkens back for some to the UN's approach in 2009 to the Sri Lankan government's "successful military operations" against the Tamil Tigers or ... (more)
8 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to table the Witness and Victim Protection Bill, which has already been approved by the cabinet, in parliament early next year.
9 hrs ago | PR-inside.com
While a recovery in exports and robust government spending have continued to drive Sri Lankan economic activity in 2013, the invest -ment story has so far failed to recapture its double-digit growth form of 2011-12.
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna plans to request a parliamentary debate on the largest heroin stock seized in Sri Lanka.
Eleven direct witnesses gave evidence to the panel during the first day. The judges, many of whom are legal scholars on genocide, will apply the principles enshrined in the 1948 Genocide Convention to the evidence presented to announce their legal determination this Tuesday, December 10th.
Not since the horrors of Abu Ghraib have I been so disturbed by a story that combines women, sadism and murder.
The article quoted Richard Dicker from Human Rights who countered Africa's arguments saying that African nations cannot deny access to victims just because it is not possible to provide victims in Sri Lanka justice, implying that while ICC has failed to go after war-criminals in Sri Lanka even after the UN's Petrie Report has accused Sri Lanka of ... (more)
The Tamil community in Britain is mounting pressure on the British establishment to compel Sri Lanka to an early reconciliatory action.
Dec 07, Colombo: A senior leader of Sri Lanka's of main opposition United National Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has called on the government to form an all-party process to defeat moves against the country at the next UN Human Rights Council sessions.
Chennai, Dec 7: In a coordinated sea-air operation, the Indian Coast Guard apprehended 16 Sri Lankans and three of their fishing boats, the coastal security agency said Saturday.
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new leftist Front Line Socialist Party , a splinter party of main Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna , announced that the party would hold a massive protest and a conference on Tuesday, December 10 to demand the government to release the two missing activists of the organization.
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec 6, 2013 / 04:03 pm .- The bishops, priests, and religious of Sri Lanka celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving Dec. 2 to show appreciation for their former apostolic nuncio, who has been appointed nuncio to Ivory Coast.
Dec 06, Colombo: Yasushi Akashi, the representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka is to arrive in the island on Sunday for a six-day official visit.
Dec 06, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector says that thousands of newly appointed principals are now working as teachers in schools island wide.
Discussions over the supply of Sri Lankan wheat-flour to Indonesia is set to continue, to mitigate recently implemented import safeguards.
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said former South African President Nelson Mandela inspired the South African people with patriotism by courageously leading them to achieve independence with ethnic harmony.