The five Judge Bench of the Appeal Court examining a Writ Petition against the resumption of executions in Sri Lanka will continue hearings on Wednesday.
Calling for a halt to Sri Lanka's plans on resuming the death penalty, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday said that the country's move to lift the 43-year moratorium on executions a major setback for human rights.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives has written to the Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Deepal Wickremeratna to conduct an inquiry into a sermon delivered by the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Warakagoda Gnanaratana Thero which it says contains hate speech. The letter points out that in the speech the Mahanayake Thero calls for […]
Muslim traders will be welcomed back at the Wennappuwa weekly fair from Monday after the local Magistrate accepted a police plea that no-one should be excluded because of their race or ethnicity.
The top United Nations official in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, is expressing concern about the growing number of “incidents of hate speech being used in Sri Lanka against ethnic and religious minorities.”
The reaction to Sri Lanka’s decision to resume executing prisoners on death row has been almost universally negative, with sources varying from the government of the United Kingdom to billionaire businessman Richard Branson condemning the move.
Chairman of the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Susantha Perera, whose controversial decision to ban Muslims from trading at the Dankotuwa Sathipola (weekly fair) sparked outrage and resulted in a court order yesterday, is defending his action.
The Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha has temporarily banned local Muslim traders from trading at the Dankotuwa 'Sathipola’ (weekly fair).
Lawyers for Dr Shafi Shihabdeen who is at the centre of the controversy regarding the alleged sterilization of women patients filed a Fundamental Rights application on his behalf today before the Supreme Court.
Two petitions asking for a review of the Presidential Pardon of Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero are before the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.