Violence against journalists: Forever an unpunished crime

Journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrama’s residence in Piliyandala was attacked by an “unknown group” two days ago. Based…

Growing Indo-Chinese footprint in Sri Lanka

Hardly a day passes these days without news media publishing in emblazoned headlines that our government…

Independence Day reflections: The glass is half full, not half empty

By Javid Yusuf Sri Lanka celebrated its 74th Independence Day while going through what is undoubtedly…

HRW steps up pressure on Sri Lanka to reform PTA

Sri Lanka’s government recently introduced a bill to amend its abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA),…

LANKA-EU JOINT COMMISSION :Colombo to take steps to make PTA compliant with international norms

The European Union (EU) and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka held their 24th meeting…

YWMA Chief meets Muslim Affairs Director

President of the Young Women’s Muslim Association, YWMA, Fawaza Thaha met the director of the Islamic…

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed with fresh hopes in Colombo

A Seminar and Photo Exhibition was held at the Pakistan High Commission, Colombo Saturday,Feb.5 to mark…

The North Korea kerfuffle

Basil Rajapaksa, presidential sibling, US citizen and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance is reported to have…

Crisis of Sri Lanka: Champika and Anura

There was a time I was inclined to perceive the JVP and the Jathika Hela Urumaya…

Crafty lawmaking and celebrating independence

Military personnel were practising their moves for the 74th year Independence Day celebrations while a Colombo…