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Sri Lanka: first to give mangroves total protection

Sri Lanka: first  to give mangroves total protection

A month ago, in Colombo, the Sri lankan government claimed that it had resolved to grant full protection to all its mangrove forests. Mangroves are considered by scientists to be…

Sri Lanka celebrated May Day

Sri Lanka celebrated May Day

May 1  marks the 129th International Labourers’ Day or better known as May Day. Sri Lanka celebrated its first May Day or Labour Day in 1927 under the patronage of…

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

As in the previous year’s Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government will hold a commemorative alms giving on 17 th April at 5.00 pm at the…

Sri Lanka’s President’s bro Axed, literally!

Sri Lanka’s President’s bro Axed, literally!

COLOMBO  – The Sri Lankan President, away in China, received news of a shocking family tragedy, Somebody attacked his younger brother with an axe. It wasn’t a political conspiracy, but…

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the Sri Lankan capital,…

Sri Lanka to block UN probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka to block UN probe into war crimes

Colombo: Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year…

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

Sri Lankan Army says its soldiers tortured women

In a rare admission of guilt, Sri Lanka’s military admitted soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits. This comes after years of denying  allegations over its personnel’s treatment of Tamil…

Catholic Priests arrested as terrorists in Lanka

Catholic Priests arrested as terrorists in Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Catholic priests are terrorists? Well, that’s what the Sri Lankan Government obviously feels. It has locked up a priest under its anti-terrorist laws…. Sri Lanka arrested…

Indian army on friendly Sri Lanka visit

Indian army on friendly Sri Lanka visit

Feb 19, Colombo: A three-member delegation comprising Commander of the Indian Southern Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh has arrived in Sri Lanka on a five day friendly tour. The Indian…

Sri Lanka oppn objects to casino bill

Sri Lanka oppn objects to casino bill

 Colombo: Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka have objected to the new gazette notifications under the Strategic Development Projects Act, which they claim allows the setting up of casinos. The…

Sri Lanka Census of conflict losses starts today

Sri Lanka Census of conflict losses starts today

Colombo SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics will conduct an island wide census to assess the human and property damages occurred during nearly three-decade long civil war…

Mahinda Rajpaksha vs Pillay in Sri Lanka human rights brawl?

Mahinda Rajpaksha vs Pillay in Sri Lanka human rights brawl?

Is the government of Sri Lanka trying to discredit UN top human rights official Ms Navi Pillay by means of a disinformation campaign in the local media? Pillay went on…

Randika bags two golds for Srilanka, stands tall

Randika bags two golds for Srilanka, stands tall

Randika brought glory to Sri Lanka by winning two gold medals thus becoming the first Sri Lankan athlete to win gold in any World Dwarf Games, Paralympics or Olympics. There…

Sri Lanka Govt raises ‘terror’ bogey to whitewash human rights abuses

Sri Lanka Govt raises ‘terror’ bogey to whitewash human rights abuses

Even as sectarian violence against Muslims and Christians and human rights violations against the LGBT community continue in Sri Lanka, its government complains that the international community is taking sides. Sri…

Buddhist hate groups in Sri Lanka target Christians

Buddhist hate groups in Sri Lanka target Christians

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Christians and other minorities in Sri Lanka are under growing threat from an aggressive Sinhalese Buddhist movement that is stepping up efforts to assert its supremacy in…

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