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Taking The Law Into Own Hands!

A monk attached to the Bodu Bala Sena points a finger at a police officer and verbally abuses him after the monks forced their way into Rishad Bathiudeen’s Ministry last week.

Pillay Gets Tough

Sri Lanka included in a four year OHCHR plan By Easwaran Rutnam The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has included Sri Lanka in a four year plan submitted to member states of the UN in Geneva, which virtually keeps the spotlight on the country till 2017. In the four year plan Pillay [...]

Rapporteur To Submit Report To Government

By Easwaran Rutnam The Special UN Rapporteur on Migrants François Crépeau is to submit a report to the Government at the end of his visit to Sri Lanka next month, a spokesperson for Crépeau said. He is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 19 to 26 May during which he will look into issues related [...]

Explanation To Be Sought From Alliance

By Indika Sri Aravinda An explanation is to be sought from UPFA Members of Parliament who did not vote or were absent during the vote on the Strategic Development Project gazette last week. Chief Government organizer Dinesh Gunawardena told The Sunday Leader that explanations will be sought from the UPFA MPs who failed to back the gazette during the [...]

Buddha Tattoos Now On Travel Advisory

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office last week warned British nationals visiting Sri Lanka not to have visible tattoos of the Lord Buddha. The warning in an updated travel advisory on Sri Lanka comes after British national Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport and ordered to be deported for having [...]

Claims And Counter Claims To Wilpattu Encroachment

By Camelia Nathaniel – Pictures By Pavithra De Mello Since the Wilpattu National Park (WNP) has been the topic of discussion over the past few weeks, after the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) revealed that Muslim settlements were being built within the sanctuary, the Muslim community has been trying to prove their legitimate right to this [...]

Expose Thugs In Robes And Isolate Them

Religion and politics have, more often than not, been found to be an unholy mix. History of various peoples around the world show how priests became advisors to kings and later became kings themselves and even mighty emperors after waging bloody wars in the name of religion. As civilisations progressed the importance of separation of [...]

New Capacity In Port To Change Supply Chain

The new capacity Colombo has achieved with the opening of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) could change the container supply chains in the region, says TissaWickramasinghe, General Manager of CICT. Back in Sri Lanka after attending the TOC Container Supply Chain event held in Singapore, the CICT official explained that Colombo acts as a [...]

Vinayagam The Deadly Agent Of The Defeated LTTE

By Camelia Nathaniel When Sri Lanka dismantled the LTTE killing machine in May 2009, the bulk of the LTTE leaders and members that experienced the suffering of conflict regretted and repented. In rehabilitation, when they interacted with other communities for the first time, they realized there was no real difference between the Sinhalese, Muslims and [...]

Theocratic Fascism And Latent Separatism

By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka I’ve heard of home invasions but this is the first time I’ve watched a Ministry invasion. The country watched while the BBS swarmed into Rishad Bathiudeen’s Ministry in search of missing monk, to wit, Ven. Watarekke Vijitha Thero. Was the latter a suspect in a case of murder, rape, child molestation [...]

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