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Harsha in Courts for 10 years for a crime which he did not commit!
2019-09-18
Severe punishments for false campaigns
2019-09-18
Police caught red handed when trying to hide a murder!
2019-09-17
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How the poor pay for the national debt and for corruption?
2019-09-05
The one of the most frequent practices in the public hospitals now is that patients have to pay for everything. For example, a patient undergoing an operation has to buy everything from outside shops, even the plaster that is used to cover the wound caused by the operation. This explains to the extent to which public health system has become privatized to the great disadvantage of the poorest section of the Sri Lankan society. ....
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Returning knives and axes in police custody: Acting OIC interdicted
2019-08-08
Service of the Acting Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Wellambada police station in Kandy has been interdicted with immediate effect, for attempting to return knives and axes that were in Police custody, as stated by Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara.....
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73 Police Officers Transferred
2019-08-06
Therefore, four (4) Senior Superintends of Police, Twenty Three (23) Superintends of Police, Twenty Four (24) Assistant Superintends of Police, (13)Thirteen Chief Inspectors and Nine (9) Inspectors will be transferred with immediate effect.....
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Do we need Death Penalty?
2019-08-01
In England from 1997 to 2009 there were 280 convictions given over misjudgments and later the law is being abolished since it is not being further helps to save the country from crimes. If we implement the law and order properly then the crime rate will be reduced. N. M. Perera said that the far most crime is that to act as tit for tat.....
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Amnesty declares Writer Shakthika a Prisoner of Conscience
2019-07-31
Amnesty’s note on the subject says “Sathkumara, an award-winning Sri Lankan writer, was arrested on 1 April 2019, for writing a short story and sharing it on his Facebook profile. The fictional story he shared was about life in a Buddhist temple that allegedly hinted at child sexual abuse.”....
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Law and discipline, Launching of a new book
2019-07-31
The book deals with political science theories and legal theories relating to the state duties for protection of the citizens. It tries to analyse how this duty came to be neglected within the last few decades, particularly after the adoption of the 1978 constitution.....
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The knowledge of human rights violations in the Muslim community is limited - Javed Yousuf, Attorney at Law.
2019-07-31
Complaints on Human Rights violations of Muslims are very low due to the limited knowledge regarding Human Rights within the Muslim Community, said Former Ambassador, Former Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission and Attorney at Law Mr. Javed Yousuf.....
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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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Interviews
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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Articles
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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