ජාතිවාදයෙන් අත්මිදෙමු: පාසල් වලින් ඇසෙන සාධු ජනරාවය

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

“යුද්ධය අපේ ජීවිත උඩු යටිකුරු කළ බවත්, ජීවිතවල හැඩතල සහ නම් ගම් පවා වෙනස්කල බවත්, ආදරය, ප්‍රේමය, මනුස්සකම අපෙන් ඈත් කළ බවත් ඒවා නැවත අප හදවත්වල දළු ඉතිලා වැඩෙන්නට ඉඩකඩ ලබා දිය යුතු බවත් ගීතය ඇසුරෙන් අප ගුරුවරුන්ට පැහැදිලි කළා. එහිදී නැවත ලේ වැගිරීමක් ඇති නොවීමට නම් දෙමළ ජනතාව බලයේ කොටස්කරුවන් බවට පත් කර ගත

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Challenges and attacks against civil society in Sri Lanka

Oct 10th, 2014 | By

Human Rights Committee NGO Briefing, 7th October 2014 Thank you Mr. Chair, This is a joint statement by IMADR and FORUM-ASIA together with civil society organisations in Sri Lanka, including Rights Now Collective for Democracy. The current situation in Sri Lanka contradicts the ICCPR. Incidences of torture, disappearances, extra-judicial killings and custodial deaths have neither

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W’pola girl seeks compensation from police

Sep 30th, 2014 | By

The girl who was allegedly harassed by a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminus filed a fundamental rights petition against the police officers seeking one million rupees as compensation.Petitioner Thilini Amalka cited Chandra Kumara alias Selva, Woman Police Constable Abeysinghe, Wariyapola Police OIC, Kurunegala SSP, the DIG, the IGP and the Attorney General as respondents.The

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Rajini Thiranagama Commemoration, Jaffna (21, 22 Sep. 2014)

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

By Damith Chandimal <span style=”color: #141823;”>Dr. Rajani Thiranagama, a prominent human rights activist and author, a medical doctor, and head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Jaffna, was assassinated near her home in 1989 at the age of thirty-five. Her death was an immense tragedy for the community and was symbolic of

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Suppression in Sri Lankan society

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

There was a news item in the media a few weeks back about a girl, namely Thilini Amalka, delivering a series of slaps to a young man at the Wariyapola bus stand. The incident was videoed and published on the web by a freelance journalist. This resulted in several web comments, especially by men, criticising

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The Legacy of A New Woman in Our Generation: Sunila Abeysekara (1952-2013)

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

by Dayapala Thiranagama My first meeting with Sunila Abeysekara was unforgettable. It was July 1976 and I was being held at Slave Island police station. I was waiting in my cell for yet another excruciating round of torture, which I had been subjected to since I had been abducted two weeks ago from my university

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After NGOs, Foundations to come under watch

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

By Namini Wijedasa Foundations incorporated through Private Members’ bills in Parliament will be monitored by the NGO Secretariat in new laws being drafted by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, officials said this week. The laws will also impose controls on non-profit organisations registered with the Registrar of Companies, trusts and some societies, they

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