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Lankans Still On The Lam

Over 125 Lankans in Interpol Red List by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Red notices have been issued against 129 Sri Lankans by the International Police (INTERPOL) for cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy,  tampering with  passports, criminal breach of trust, terrorism and drug dealing, the INTERPOL websites states. Meanwhile, it is also revealed that the Sri Lankan Police are [...]

A Clear Indictment On Sri Lanka Police

752 complaints against the police in three months by Camelia Nathaniel The National Police Commission (NPC) has so far received 752 complaints against the police from October 21, 2015 to date. According to the secretary of the NPC, N. Ariyadasa Cooray, as and when they receive these complaints the NPC calls for a report from [...]

Karadiyana: Largest Garbage Dumping Site In South Asia

by Hafsa Sabry Protests against and resistances to reckless garbage dumping in the country seem to be gathering momentum with the environmentalists organising new movements and committees to express concern over the issue. Many garbage disposal issues in the Western Province have been evident during the previous government and the waste management system of the [...]

Reform, Rights And Good Governance

by Hafsa Sabry It could be a wrong time of the season to launch a book, but a timely book launch for the experts, policymakers and politicians as well as the general public to educate themselves as the government look forward to bring a change in the country that would be purely democratized and that [...]

‘Cyber – Sex Crimes’ On The Increase

by Rose Wanigasooriya In this modern age of technology there has been an increase in the amount of ‘cyber-crimes’ being committed .One of the main crime’s that occur on the web is ‘cyber- sex crimes.’ Cyber sex often uses web-cams. This enables the other participant to physically view the victim. Cyber-sex crime has posed a [...]

Sinharaja in Danger

by Hafsa Sabry Alleged illegal construction of mini hydro power plants projects in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka, has caused many environmental damages to the world heritage. Sinharaja is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The [...]

Missing Without A Trace

Every year thousands of Sri Lankan women go to the Middle East to work as housemaids in order to provide for the their families. There has always been news of women who are abused, harassed and stoned to death. These stories have become more and more horrifying with each passing second. Recently a story was [...]

Then They Held Guns, Now They Battle Hunger Pangs

by Tharidu Jayawardana, Idunil Ussgoddarachchi, Udaya Karthikan and R Indumathi She gave up the T-56, her constant companion for over three years when the bloody war ended. Selvi wanted a clean break. When she walked into a government run rehabilitation camp in mid-2009, Slevi, harbored faint hopes for a better life. When she left the rehabilitation camp a [...]

Women Harassed In Public Transportation

by Rose Wanigasooriya From verbal abuse to being followed, from unwanted sexual comments to physical assault, the stories are strikingly similar, no matter what the situation.  Whilst some governments around the world are beginning to take a tougher stand against issues such as domestic violence, sexual harrassment in public is a ‘neglected’ issue. Unlike men [...]

Controversy Over LMSL Labour Recruitment?

by Hafsa Sabry The controversial labour recruitments for the Kokilai project by Lanka Mineral Sands Limited (LMSL) functioning under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has allegedly been aided by the political influence of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, and reported as a violation of regulations and circulars released by the Management Service Department (MSD) and the [...]

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