Contrary to the accusations, the Police Intelligence Report on Easter Sunday bombings do not show ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen being linked to the attacks, said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...
The Free Media Movement (FMM) issuing a statement says it condemns the attempts to pursue legal action under the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act No 56. of 2007...
Ambassadors and High Commissioners of countries representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in a joint statement says the developing situation over the past few days has been extremely worrying with regards to the safety and protection..
The Free Media Movement (FMM) issuing a statement says it is deeply saddened with the injustice Journalist Mohammed Rizvi Maharoof is facing due to being arrested and taken into custody on baseless charges.
Responding to the joint statement issued by the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and the United Nations Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect Karen Smith on 13 May 2019, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Repre..
According to Sri Lankan Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake, the present security crisis facing the country was a result of the failures of many government institutions. In a television interview available on YouTube, he cited foreign exchange control f..
A future Labour government would be committed to the causes of achieving justice and accountability for the Tamil people, as well as recognising their right to self-determination, the party’s leading figures said at an event in the UK Parliament, o..
National Peace Council (NPC), issuing a statement, demands that the culprits and masterminds behind the recent riots be apprehended, exposed and held to account swiftly by applying the Rule of Law without any political or other influence.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply relieved to learn that, in a victory for press freedom and investigative reporting in Myanmar and throughout the world, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from a prison in the Yangon su..
The carnage on Easter Sunday against three Christian churches, three leading hotels and two other locations have killed more than 300 and injured over 500. The scale and coordinated nature of the bomb attacks have been shocking. This brings an end to..
The Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) issuing a media statement condemns the terrorist attacks that took place on the Easter Sunday (21). Below is the full statement issued by FUTA:
Easter Sunday of 2019 is destined ..
Following the publication of a short story written by Shaktika Sathkumara, an artist and writer in the Face Book, writer Satkumar has been arrested on the pretext that the said story disrespects the Buddhist philosophy and kept under detention until ..
When couples are empowered to plan whether and when to have children, it enables their families, including women and girls, to reach their full potential. FP2020 is a global partnership that strives to make this a reality, by bringing together govern..
To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, celebrated on 12 March, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announces that it is now providing alternative online access to a total of 22 media outlets that are blocked in their own country, in an operation lau..
The National Peace Council (NPC) issuing a statement urges President Maithripala Sirisena and all political leaders of the country to ensure that an enabling environment be provided to independent commissions like the Human Rights Commission to perfo..
Backed by a Singaporean firm’s generous grant of a powerful database software, Sri Lanka began work on the first national digital databank of its SMEs and entrepreneurs on 12 February. The initiative, called NEDA-EMS, pioneered by the country’s a..
In March this year Sri Lanka will report back to the UN Human Rights Council on its implementation of Resolution 30/1 which it co-sponsored in October 2015. This report back will be important as it will determine whether or not international scrutiny..
The Free Media Movement), issuing a statement, says that it condemns the behavior of the group gathered in front of Lake House after the Supreme Court’s verdict on Parliament dissolution was delivered, and proper investigations must be carried out ..
The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka’s flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and S..
The National Peace Council, issuing a media release, calls on the President and Parliamentarians to abide by and respect the rulings of the Judiciary and not cause further dissensions in and outside of the parliament.
Indian Coast Guard Ships CGS Samar and Aryaman are on a visit to Sri Lanka from 01 to 07 December 2018. The ships arrived in Colombo after participating in the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives Tri-Lateral Coast Guard Exercise ‘Dosti’ that was conducted f..
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held a press conference today in Paris to unveil a report entitled “Journalists: the bête noire of organised crime” that shines a light on the threats and reprisals to which journalists are subjected whenever they..