The UN Human Rights Commission was reformed by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi-Annan and the UN Human Rights Council was established in 2006. One of the main reasons for this was that the Commission was too politicised. Now what is happening with the UN Human Rights Council – UN HRC is the same. A few months ago, one of the NGOs said in their statement about the members of the UN HRC that ‘Foxes are allowed to guard the Chickens”...
World War III is a potential threat that concerns many Britons, especially as global tensions escalate. With the news that North Korea has a nuclear weapon which is 16 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, people tend to collect a list of safe..
For as long as Sri Lanka has been an independent and sovereign nation, our people have been torn between two opposing political forces. This is the battle between the politics of unity and politics of division. To unite peoples across religious, ethn..
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera's tweet about His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith's visit to Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thera in his protest to dismiss three Muslim government suits being fuel to Islam terrorism has heavily been backla..
The most poignant scene in final episode of Game of Thrones was the discourse of Westeros leaders on future leaders of seven kingdoms. With Cersei, Jamie and Daenerys gone and Jon Snow jailed, it would not be an easy task. Probably as the former hand..
When bombs planted in churches and hotels killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, few had realised that the nation had a problem with Islamist militancy. One man who did, reports the BBC's Secunder Kermani, was Mohammad Razak Tasli..
ISIS is known for its extensive and effective use of propaganda. It uses a version of the Muslim Black Standard flag and developed an emblem which has clear symbolic meaning in the Muslim world.
As the people and Government of Sri Lanka reel with shock and grief in the wake of the suicide bomb attacks over the Easter Sunday killing more than 250 innocent civilians including 40 foreigners and wounding more than 500 others and the country is f..
A series of bombings struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killing more than 250 people including 40 foreigners and wounding more than 500 others following the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that also devastated the livelihood of th..
New evidence suggests that the government of Saudi Arabia not only had foreknowledge of the brutal bombings (and did nothing to stop them) but may have played a more active and direct role in the bloodshed.
Although there was a two day parliamentary debate held to discuss the Easter Sunday carnage caused by the bombs that were exploded in three churches and several tourist hotels, no consensus has yet emerged as to the primary causes that led to the com..
Anglican Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Canagasabey speaking at a media briefing said politicians are ruining Sri Lanka. Rt. Revd. Canagasabey called on religious leaders, civil society and all citizens who truly love Sri Lanka to unite and fo..
Every suicide bomber has a dream, a fantasy of how their destruction will consummate cataclysmic change. Sri Lanka stamped out such heinous desires once before. Now we are called upon to do so again.
“Pakistanis a country where suicide bombings happen on a regular basis, mobs gather and kill minorities and people who think differently, houses and settlements are attacked, people are forced to leave their houses. I left my house once before in t..
Following the macabre course of events taken place on Easter Sunday (21) in Sri Lanka, the refugees in Sri Lanka who are fleeing persecution are being harassed and asked to leave the places where they have been staying. Several of them have gone to t..
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says investigators of Easter Sunday attack are aware of some "militancy going on in Australia" and believe one of the attackers may have been radicalised while studying in the country.
Sri Lanka was the last country in South Asia to adopt the Right to Information Act (RTI) in 2017. For many of us who were involved in discussions with our Sri Lankan counterparts before adoption of the law, it is gratifying to note the progress it ha..
With totalitarian propaganda, censorship, intimidation, physical violence and cyber-harassment, a lot of courage is needed nowadays to work independently as a journalist in the Asia-Pacific countries, where democracies are struggling to resist variou..
With sun rising top and directly pointed across the country, the weather over the period has extremely been hot, particularly intolerable to some parts of Sri Lanka. The temperature has risen into a fever pitch amid the hot weather and affects the hu..
“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance-“ Dr. Samuel Johnson.Dr Wijayatunga Mudalige Harischandra Wijayatunga’s life truthfully reflects the authenticity of these lines. ..
We have all heard the word reconciliation used by politicians often. Sometimes it’s about peace, co-existence, and unity. But most often it is about foreign influence, sovereignty, prosecuting war heroes, and lies.
By Harim Peiris
Earlier this week, former Foreign Minister and current Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated his unbroken thirty years of public service as a parliamentarian, issued a lengthy statement which sought to set the..