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Reconciliation efforts in fractured Digana

The multi-ethnic and multi-religious region of Digana, Pallekelle and Balagolla in the Kandy district is a tinder-box with simmering ethnic tensions ready to explode into racial riots,


My pardon not arbitrary; met Rathana Thero five years ago – Royal Park convict

In an open letter circulating on social media, the Royal Park murder covict claims his presidential pardon was not arbitrary.


Sirisena explains Royal Park pardon amid protest

President Maithripala Sirisena's explanation for pardoning Shramantha Jude Jayamaha left more qeustions than answers as criticism mounted over the move.


Candidates unconcerned about safety of Media

The Free Media Movement is deeply concerned that none of the major Presidential Candidates has drawn attention to the safety of journalists in this country.


Address ragging – SLMA tells Candidates

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is urging all presidential candidates to address the violence in universities perpetrated on newcomers which they say is a “grave humanitarian tragedy that takes place” in State universities.


Is Kurunegala losing its multicultural heritage?

Kurunegala once the capital of Lanka, is a city at the crossroads which boasts a rich multi-cultural heritage. However in recent months it has been torn by racism.


Royal Park murder: More deserving convicts awaiting pardon – Prisoner rights activist

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners came out strongly today against reports that President Sirisena is contemplating a pardon for the Royal Park murder convict.


“Don’t be just keyboard warriors” Youth leader says

Youth Leader Gimhani Liyanage is urging youth to not be politically ignorant, but rather act upon issues and to contribute towards society according to your own capacity.


Colombo asking the UK to afford errant Brigadier diplomatic immunity

Sri Lanka has requested the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to honour the diplomatic immunity of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando


Amnesty asks next president to repeal PTA

“Sri Lanka’s next president must put human rights at the heart of their policies”, Amnesty International said today (18)


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