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‘Aba Saranai’ And The Scourge Of Theocratic Politics

‘Aba Saranai’ And The Scourge Of Theocratic Politics

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “…it is time that the world adopt a position that refuses…

Freedom Of Expression And Association Of NGOs Under Threat In Sri Lanka

Freedom Of Expression And Association Of NGOs Under Threat In Sri Lanka

By Laksiri Fernando - The circular ‘order’ issued by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on…

Is It The NGOs That Need Straitjacketing?

Is It The NGOs That Need Straitjacketing?

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Just as a criticism of the Ministry of Sports or the Cricket Control…

Railway Budget 2014 -15, Plumbing New Ground

Railway Budget 2014 -15, Plumbing New Ground

By S. Sivathasan - “Muscles of Iron and Nerves of Steel”. Oft repeated quote from…

Every Sri Lankan Should Be A Jihadi

Every Sri Lankan Should Be A Jihadi

By Muhammed Fazl - Be they political leaders or men in robes, if a non-believer…

The Great South African Secret

The Great South African Secret

By Dharisha Bastians - Is South Africa involved in Sri Lanka to facilitate a political…

This Is Not The Rajapaksa Regime Anymore, This Is The Gotabaya Regime

This Is Not The Rajapaksa Regime Anymore, This Is The Gotabaya Regime

By Nimalka Fernando - The MOD & The NGO Surveillance Secretariat, Keep Your Letter In…

Keys To Modi’s Success In Gujarat And Lessons For Sri Lanka

Keys To Modi’s Success In Gujarat And Lessons For Sri Lanka

By Rajasingham Narendran - While trying to  locating a rendering of Carnatic music on the…

Sri Lanka’s MoD Runs A Parallel Administration

Sri Lanka’s MoD Runs A Parallel Administration

By Karu Jayasuriya - Striking a chilling blow to civil society and the freedom of…

Open Letter To All Leaders Of The Opposition; Come Together Or Perish, One By One!

Open Letter To All Leaders Of The Opposition; Come Together Or Perish, One By One!

By Vishwamithra1984 - “The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second…

Floor By GO (4 Minus 1 Is 3)

Floor By GO (4 Minus 1 Is 3)

By Udan Fernando - The foodie in me often takes me to places where people meet, chat,…

July: Indelibly Implanted In The History And Memory Of Eelam Tamils

July: Indelibly Implanted In The History And Memory Of Eelam Tamils

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar - July 1983 witnessed one of the worst ethnic cleansing programme methodically planned and…

Illegal Deposit Takers: Time For A Crackdown?

Illegal Deposit Takers: Time For A Crackdown?

By Charitha Ratwatte - Recent newspaper reports carried a story on one more financial pyramid scheme, allegedly…

Denying Responsibility For Aluthgama Violence Will Not Suffice

Denying Responsibility For Aluthgama Violence Will Not Suffice

By Jehan Perera -  Addressing members of the national advisory committee to the Ministry of…

Aluthgama: The Crisis Of Sri Lanka Is More Than The Crisis Of Its Government

Aluthgama:  The Crisis Of Sri Lanka Is More Than The Crisis Of Its Government

 By Rajan Philips - The crisis of Sri Lanka has become a lot more than the…

Central Bank Does It Again: Shoot The Messenger While Ignoring The Message

Central Bank Does It Again: Shoot The Messenger While Ignoring The Message

By W.A Wijewardena - The heat-up of the debate on external debt sustainability is beneficial The Central…

Rajapaksas’ Tiger

Rajapaksas’ Tiger

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “….the discipline man needed most Was to learn his submission to…

Human Rights Activists Plan A Trip To France

Human Rights Activists Plan A Trip To France

By Malinda Seneviratne - Meanwhile In A Parallel Universe ‘We have to do something about it,’ Psychosothy…

Victor Ivan Says “Not A Black But A Heavy Hand”

Victor Ivan Says “Not A Black But A Heavy Hand”

By Kumar David - In my piece last week (Black Hand or Manic Folly) I…

Hate Speech- Sowing The Dragon’s Teeth

Hate Speech- Sowing The Dragon’s Teeth

By Saliya Pieris - In early May when students led by the Inter University Students’…

Protecting Buddhism From Extremist Monks

Protecting Buddhism From Extremist Monks

By Tassie Seneviratne - There is widespread concern about the betrayal of Buddhism by extremist…

Sri Lanka; Playground For Anti Muslim Forces

Sri Lanka; Playground For Anti Muslim Forces

By Latheef Farook - Around four years ago, today’s hate campaign pitting the majority Sinhalese…

Confronting The Dogs Of Hate And Standing Up For Their Rights ! An Imperative For Minorities

Confronting The Dogs Of Hate And Standing Up For Their Rights ! An Imperative For Minorities

By Lukman Harees - “You fight for your rights when your rights are being denied.…

Reiterating Political Status On Kachchathivu

Reiterating Political Status On Kachchathivu

By Austin Fernando - The Union Government of India has said it again: “NO INDIAN…

“Do Not Isolate This Man”

“Do Not Isolate This Man”

By Dayan Jayatilleka - “I have memories of the future, visions of the past…” - ‘A Cloud in…

Stop Blaming The Victims

Stop Blaming The Victims

By Ameer M Faaiz - In the weeks that have passed since 6-15 (15th June)…

Single Issue Or Single Purpose With Many Issues?

Single Issue Or Single Purpose With Many Issues?

By Laksiri Fernando - In respect of the impending presidential election, the purpose of the…

What Next? Postscript To Anti-Muslim Riots

What Next? Postscript To Anti-Muslim Riots

By Sumanasiri Liyanage - The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has realized some damage control…

Buffalo Democracy

Buffalo Democracy

By R.A. Ratwatte - The father of Singapore discovered it, lesser minions like JR Jayewardena…

Sri Lankan Muslims At The Cross Roads – VI – July ’83 And June ‘14

Sri Lankan Muslims At The Cross Roads – VI – July ’83 And June ‘14

By Izeth Hussain - Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first drive mad –…

The Disappearance Of Ananda Sunil – 27th July 1983

The Disappearance Of Ananda Sunil – 27th July 1983

By Rajan Hoole - Political Murders, the Commissions and the Unfinished Task – 5 Ananda (Kochikade) Sunil,…

Don’t Elect A Cat To Defend The Mice – A Response To Kumar David

Don’t Elect A Cat To Defend The Mice – A Response To Kumar David

By TU Senan -  Canadian politician Tommy Douglas once told a story called ‘Mouseland’ that beautifully sums…

Who’d Challenge This Military Involvement?

Who’d Challenge This Military Involvement?

By Kusal Perera - “The Army has been given legal powers to arrest and take…

Self-Inflicted Wounds, Chandrika’s Sorrows And Other Tidbits

Self-Inflicted Wounds, Chandrika’s Sorrows And Other Tidbits

By Malinda Seneviratne - Self-infliction  There’s penance.  Self-flagellation.  People do all kinds of masochistic things.  But is…

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“Gnanasara Remains Free, I’m Jailed But The Truth Will Be Revealed” Says Vijitha Thero

Watareka Vijitha thera, whom the Police recently claimed to have confessed to self-inflicting the wounds on his body and fabricating his abduction, has condemned the police and media accusations leveled at him during a brief interview last night given just minutes before his arrest. Speaking to the Ceylon Today – a mainstream English newspaper in…

“Gnanasara Remains Free, I’m Jailed But The Truth Will Be Revealed” Says Vijitha Thero

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

There has been a new development in the fundamental rights application against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and others, which concerns the stoppage of a live political chat program in 2008. In November 2008, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya was participating in a state media chat show where he made critical remarks concerning the government’s media policy. In…

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

Video: What Is A Puberty Ceremony ?

“I have a lot of non-Tamil friends ask me what a puberty ceremony is… here is a message to them and a lot of our own people who need to be reminded of the reasons why NOT to celebrate it!” says Kiru.…

Video: What Is A Puberty Ceremony ?

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Oration delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on “Sri Lanka and the World : Contemporary Challenges”. The event was held on 2nd August 2013 at the SriLanka Foundation Institute, to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, and was organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust.  …

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Event Invitation: Pathma Wijesinghe @ Rue Erlanger – Paris

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Event Invitation: Pathma Wijesinghe @ Rue Erlanger – Paris

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Gota Caught Lying In Interview

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“Gnanasara’s Bravery Comes From Gota”, Ivan Reveals “Gota’s Fascist Story”

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Gnanasara’s US Five Years Visa Is Cancelled

Gnanasara’s US Five Years Visa Is Cancelled

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Anti-Muslim Violence; Conspiracy Against Relations Between Sri Lanka And Muslim Countries – Pakistan Observer

Anti-Muslim Violence; Conspiracy Against Relations Between Sri Lanka And Muslim Countries – Pakistan Observer

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Anti-Muslim Violence: “News Blackout Was Imposed” Says Minister Ranawaka

Anti-Muslim Violence: “News Blackout Was Imposed” Says Minister Ranawaka

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“Ban Hate Speech” Muslim Council Tells Gota

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“Bring The Aluthgama Perpetrators To Justice” Bar Association Unanimously Tells Government

“Bring The Aluthgama Perpetrators To Justice” Bar Association Unanimously Tells Government

At the 4th Bar Council meeting of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka held on 28th June 2014, the Bar Council unanimously resolved that its President issues a statement condemning the inaction of the authorities and the Police in apprehending those…

Conspiracy Against BBS, Ven. Gnanasara’s Signature Forged, BBS Claims

Conspiracy Against BBS, Ven. Gnanasara’s Signature Forged, BBS Claims

A letter released to media via email by a group posing as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has put forth several spine-chilling pledges that had raised alarms over the fate of minorities in Sri Lanka. However, the organization’s Chief Executive…

Rajapaksa State Media’s Editor Rajpal Justifies Attacks Against Muslims

Rajapaksa State Media’s Editor Rajpal Justifies Attacks Against Muslims

Editor of the Daily News the Rajapaksa state-owned newspaper has accused minority groups of provoking the violence that broke out in Aluthgama and Beruwala while justifying the attacks against Muslims. Quite infamous for his controversial stances, Rajpal Abeynayake has written…

Media Blackout On Gota-Muslim Meeting: Muslims Hold Gota Responsible For Attacks

Media Blackout On Gota-Muslim Meeting: Muslims Hold Gota Responsible For Attacks

A blanket media blackout had been ordered on the meeting that was held between Muslim organisations and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday, despite media reports that claimed the discussion between the two parties continued…

BBS Linked To Governing Rajapaksa Family – New York Times Editorial

BBS Linked To Governing Rajapaksa Family – New York Times Editorial

The anti-Muslim violence that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka has accentuated the need to expose links among the hard-line Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Sri Lankan security forces and the Rajapaksas, yesterday’s editorial of the New York Times…

Stop Telling Blatant Lies: Muslim Council Writes To GL, Champika And IGP

Stop Telling Blatant Lies: Muslim Council Writes To GL, Champika And IGP

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has today written to the Minister of Minister of External Affairs GL Peris, the Minister of Technology & Research Patali Champika Ranawaka and the Inspector General of police regarding the stamens made by them regarding the riots in…

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