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Six Police Officers Sentenced to Death

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Last week, in the High Court of Badulla five police officers and a security officer were sentenced to death for causing the murder of Sadun Malinga, a 17-year-old boy. The boy and four of his relatives had gone to the town for some business when the police suddenly arrested them, ...

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Delays Set Back Justice

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Sri Lanka’s government should ensure greater transparency and progress in meeting its undertakings to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said in its 2017 World Report. The president and other senior officials have downplayed the government’s commitment to international involvement in key transitional justice mechanisms, and need ...

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A tribute to Judge C. G. Weeramantry

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Judge Weeramantry is with us no longer. He passed away in the evening of the 5th January. Perhaps, he felt 90th year of his birth, after serving humanity for so long, was the right time to part. But for those of us who knew him closely and dearly and cherished ...

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Hambantota port agrrment harmful for Country – JO

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Eight Members of the Joint Opposition have written to President Maithripala Sirisena appealing to him to scuttle the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework Agreement signed between the government and the China Merchant Ports Holding Company on the management of the Hambantota port. “As far as we know, no proper valuation ...

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2017 year of toppling the government!

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Former  President Mahinda Rajapaksa said here on Thursday, that India is silent over the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government’s unmistakable tilt towards China probably because it has been promised control over Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai harbors and the Palaly airport in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern provinces to balance China’s control over Hambantota harbor. ...

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Refugee Jesus: Christmas & Refugees in Sri Lanka

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Jesus was born as a refugee child. When Mary, the pregnant mother on the move couldn’t find a place to give birth, it was poor shepherds that welcomed them to their stable. Immediately after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph had to flee, to save the baby Jesus’s life from ...

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