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The Government’s burgeoning human rights concerns, President Gotabaya turns to...

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By Lankathilaka
• Mounting pressure from human rights lobby: a chorus call to end impunity for accountability and justice • The balancing act with India and Pakistan • Rating agencies dismiss government’s claim of a rosy economy Sri Lanka stands on the threshold of the 46th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the storm clouds have been gathering.  The latest rap comes from Amnesty International. In its newest report, Old Ghosts in New Garb, Sri Lanka’s Return to Fear, which was released last week ...Continued

The Government at a crossroads with Covid -19 burials

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By Lankathilaka
    • Wither Wimal Weerawansa? • Last week’s paada yatra a resounding success. • A host of issues burning bright for the UNHRC.   • Crudia zeylanica: another nail in the coffin of the country’s catalogue of environmental disasters.   Today, Wimal Weerawansa has become a household name among urban and rural Sri Lankans for all the wrong reasons. Politics apart people dislike Weerawansa for his erratic behaviour.  A maverick politician he has so far been successful with his political chess games. After breaking ...Continued

The political victimization of the ECT andSri Lanka takes hardline...

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  • Sri Lanka under pressure from several quarters on human rights issues • Tamil political parties and civil society groups to write a series of letters to the UN and others • Pakistan PM to visit Sri Lanka on 23 February   The alleged sale of the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) is going through rigorous and sharp criticism by Ministers of the Rajapaksa government itself which is creating a myriad of problems to the topmost figures of the higher echelons of government. They maintain ...Continued

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