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Top military ranks to Sri Lanka ex commanders “illegal and undemocratic”

Questions have been raised as to the legality of SL President’s decision to award military honours to to...

Shavendra the new commander; Cold war with Sathyapriya!

The President has approved the name of Major General Shavendra Silva for the post of Army...

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Warm welcome for Gota even amidst internal conflicts

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) received...

Gota starts with a lie: Pledge on environmental protection discarded

“Pohottuwa” presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has already discarded a pledge given by him...

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In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added significance, as the country battles old demons and faces new uncertainties.  met the Chairperson of the HRCSL, well-known academic and activist Dr. Deepika Udagama, for an in-depth look at the myriad challenges facing the country.    

Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population.

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 Legal experts point out that the ICCPR Act under which a fiction writer and a Muslim woman wearing a kaftan featuring the helm of a ship were recently arrested, has never been used to prosecute those who have incited hatred and communal tensions, not even after riots in Aluthgama, Digana and more recently Minuwangoda

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 ‘‘On a global scale regarding maternal healthcare, Sri Lanka is regarded as a forward-looking country. This achievement is not accidental and there are many reasons behind it. The main reason is that 99% of the deliveries take place at the hands of staffers who are professionals (skilled birth attendance) at the hospitals.

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