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Not all detainees are equal

Sri Lanka, Jan. 18 -- Kanagasabai Thevathasan is a 64-year-old prisoner I met while I was at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Twelve years have passed since he was arrested, more than ten of ... Read More


Imran Khan's planned visit to Sri Lanka in perspective

COLOMBO, Jan. 18 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is to visit Sri Lanka soon. Though initially the visit was said to be de "in the coming days", an English language weekend paper, quoting a top f... Read More


Colombo unfazed by possible Western hostility at UNHRC session

COLOMBO, Jan. 17 -- The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government is unfazed by the possibility of Western nations taking a hostile stance at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council UNHRC) in Geneva. In... Read More


Forcible cremation: A blatant case of racial discrimination

Sri Lanka, Jan. 16 -- For nine months Muslims in Sri Lanka have been begging the government to allow them to bury relatives who have died of COVID-19. Their plea has been supported by some non-Muslim ... Read More


India's Supreme Court stays controversial farm laws

Sri Lanka, Jan. 12 -- The Indian farmer's agitation at New Delhi, which has been on since November 26, was in a logjam on Tuesday (12) with the farmers refusing to accept a committee proposed by the S... Read More


India asks Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa government to ensure power devolution

Sri Lanka, Jan. 12 -- Sri Lankan Tamil grievances are fast reemerging as an important issue in India-Sri Lanka relations. During his recent visit to Colombo, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaish... Read More


Family of slain Sri Lankan journalist in search of justice

Sri Lanka, Jan. 12 -- On Friday (8), the Centre for Justice and Accountability, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, the US,fileda complaint with the United Nations (UN) Human... Read More


Pillayan's two-point political agenda after release

COLOMBO, Jan. 12 -- The Attorney General's Department on Monday (11) informed the Batticaloa High Court that it will not be pursuing the criminal case against Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilla... Read More


TNA requests India to facilitate return of Lankan Tamil refugees

COLOMBO, Jan. 11 -- The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has requested India to facilitate the return of an estimated 150, 000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees now in India, most of who live in government-run c... Read More


Koach to accelerate game play for US$ 25 billion sports market

SINGAPORE, Jan. 11 -- A revolutionary coaching platform for sports clubs worldwide was launched by KNOD, a renowned technology firm in Singapore, recently. Named Koach, the platform, eying the US$ spo... Read More