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Reforms of Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act recent update.
2019-07-30
The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is the recent heat topics and the member of parliament joined together to the committee that has been giving suggestions to the MMDA. Twelve members’ committee representing the members of the parliament have been coming together. ....
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Speaker interupts meetings of UN special rapporteur with AG
2019-07-24
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today informed Parliament that he had instructed the relevant authorities not to go ahead with the meeting between judicial officers including the Chief Justice and visiting UN special rapporteur on Rights of Freedom of Association, Clement Nyaltessoi.....
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A new set of MPs are lining up for a political culture free of torture, thuggery and violence – Prof. Ashu Marasinghe MP
2019-07-22
A new trend of Sri Lankan Parliamentarians are attempting to ensure a violent and torture free, more democratic culture even under the current dire situations, said Parliamentarian Prof. Ashu Marasinghe addressing the media recently.....
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Van driver assault in Kalagedihena – court investigations continue
2019-07-22
Suspects who assaulted a driver and the vehicle on the Kandy road around Kalagedihena area were further remanded till July 22. The remanding was ordered by Attanagalla acting Magistrate Sithara Meemana after they were produced to courts on July 20 following them being arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division.....
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Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is in Sri Lanka
2019-07-19
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule is in the official country visit to Sri Lanka from July 18 to 26, 2019.....
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FMM is concerned that proposed law revision relating to fake news & hate speech could threaten freedom of expression
2019-06-20
There has been no proper explanation of the proposed new laws. Who decides false news distribution and hate speech? What are the criteria? What are the provisions to guarantee that freedom of expression and media freedom would not be violated? All of these are serious issues.....
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An Unwarranted Arrest
2019-06-15
An arbitrary arrest is a violation of a fundamental right. The woman has a case to go to Supreme Court and thereafter, she can file a case against the police for huge damages. I think she must file both cases and claim damages for an unlawful arrest,”....
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Road Rules and Media Ethics - senior Journalist Nalaka Gunawardena
2019-06-14
Even though we have a standard set of road rules, they not properly implemented. Because of this, our roads have become an unsafe place to drive and even to walk. Media ethics has faced a similar tragedy. ....
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“Our police officer are unskilled, incompetent, and not psychologically developed”
2019-06-11
Sri Lanka Police service has a long and proud existence with a reputation as one of the best in South Asia. Since its inception, there have been so many great achievements, as well as many tragic black marks against them, but excellent in general.....
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Lets start dialogue, restructuring religion
2019-06-03
The first thing is that we should be heal. Since all of us a terribly wounded. Secondly all of us have a huge responsibility to give meaning to the people who left us when they were praying. We have to give meaning to the dead for us to think we are hea....
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Army Commander strips media
2019-06-03
These are found every day. It will be found tomorrow also. These days we are doing search operations in places where the majority Muslim community lives. I know if we do a search operation where Sinhala or Tamils live we will find more than this. That’s why I told so.....
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IGP’s FR petition claims SIS requested suspension of investigations into extremist Muslim factions
2019-06-02
The petitioner had been excluded from NSC meetings, consequent upon the deterioration of the relationship between the President and the Prime Minister (PM), though the petitioner, being a responsible civil servant, did not take political sides with either the President or the PM, the petition claims.....
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Condemn taking Journalist Mohammed Rizvi Maharoof into custody on baseless charges – FMM
2019-06-02
Yet, the Free Media Movement, according to our observations believe that actions taken by the law enforcement agencies during this case imposes a greater threat on Freedom of Expression and Publishing and related fundamental rights. ....
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Ultra-right party of Sri Lanka joins with ultra-left party to campaign against the US defense pacts
2019-06-02
Sri Lanka appears to be a battleground of a cold war between US and China super powers. Political sources say two small-time political parties have been hired by China for a campaign against the defense treaties of Sri Lanka with the US. ....
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Government should actively participate to ensure the public wellbeing.
2019-05-31
After Easter Sunday attack there were no any reported incidents unless few minor conflicts in katuwapitiya area. That is our estimate. But situation in Negombo is deferent. A little spark ofextremism can blow up the whole area asap. This situation is a creation of resists, religious extremists and journalists most of them are outsiders.....
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SLCAT Joint Statement
2019-05-31
We denounce all attempts to use the grief and fear of hundreds of innocents, for political advantage or to further polarize communities. We stand for a community where all persons, especially those made vulnerable following the Easter attacks are able to live with dignity and without fear of violence, reprisals and torture. ....
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“No Confidence Motions” has become a part of “Parliament Jokes” - Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara
2019-05-30
“Right now, even we have lost our confidence over the ‘No Confidence Motions’. And it has become a part of the shenanigans of the parliament. The bunch of people who worked to have an impeachment earlier against the President, Pallewatta Gamaralage Sirisena, the main culprit for sabotaging the trust of the people, now wants to bring a no-confidence motion against the government. Now, people do not trust anyone anymore. Because of that rather than bringing no-confidence motions against anyone, they should have considered the fact whether they have the trust of people or not. “ ....
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Right to Life Statement on the Easter attack
2019-05-30
Those who are responsible for neglecting their duties should be punished and must give their explanation for neglecting their duties though they knew it before hand through the report of the intelligence. Before that we have to focus on getting the country back to normal situation. ....
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EASTER SUNDAY BOMBINGS AND their IMPACT
2019-05-30
When political capability or the political leadership is weak, first and foremost national security will be threatened. Then it will hit the national economy. Followed by diplomacy, national science and innovation, national culture and information structure. ....
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Gross human rights violations in Sri Lanka during anti-terror drive
2019-05-30
Gross human rights violations and an apparent anti-Muslim state terror seem to prevail in Sri Lanka in relation to a number of investigations. None of these investigations are complete yet. However, with past bad records of police investigations, specially due to bad records of manipulating the contexts by officials for personal revenge and messing with racism, we are compelled to be suspicious.....
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Reflecting on the refugee crisis in Sri Lanka Refugees plead to expedite their cases and resettle them in third countries
2019-05-31
Following the Easter Sunday massacre more than 1000 refugees and asylum seekers were evicted from their rented houses in Negombo and they had to seek refuge in two mosques and the police station in Negombo. With barely minimal possessions and minimum facilities,the once persecuted group of people live in much uncertainty and fear. ....
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Office of Missing Persons Provides ‘Audacity Of Hope’ to Sri Lanka
2018-07-13
Let me begin on a very personal note. The first major emotional upheaval I underwent as a result of losing a very loved one, was when I lost my maternal grandfather in December 1968. I was 14 years old at that time. I was inordinately fond of him and he of me, his eldest grandchild.....
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Fundamental Rights should be prevailed over the Customary Law Principles - Dr. Jayampathi Wikramrathne
2019-05-30
“It has been a duty of the judiciary to find out the customary law principles which are against the Fundamental Rights provisions when matters are brought before it. However if the changes and alterations are made by the judiciary the whole country will be bound by it and there will be an absolute level of acceptance. This is how this issue should be addressed.....
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Sri Lanka Did Not Choose ISIS: ISIS Chose Sri Lanka - Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan
2019-05-30
Not many analysts and researchers paid attention to the nexus between Sri Lanka and ISIS until the Easter Sunday Massacre of 2019, where more than 250 people were killed and a large number of people were maimed. Characteristically, a lot has been said, written and published on this subject since the massacre.....
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