Sri Lanka braces for third COVID-19 wave

It recorded about 800 cases or more a day, taking the total caseload to over 1 lakh Preparing for a possible third wave of the coronavirus following a recent spike in cases, Sri Lanka on Monday said all schools in the Western Province, where capital Colombo is located, and the North Western Province will be closed. […]

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Cop seen assaulting lorry driver over accident, heavily condemned

An investigation into a video which circulated on social media earlier today, which showed a police officer mercilessly  assaulting a civilian, has received wide spread condemnation on social media while police have launched an immediate investigation. Investigations revealed that the officer had assaulted the civilian, who was a lorry driver after an accident in Pannipitiya […]

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A Growing Rights Crisis in Sri Lanka

The UNHRC must take strict action against the gross abuse of human rights by Sri Lanka Indian leaders have committed to supporting the rights of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka to “live with equity, equality, justice, peace and dignity”. In pledges to the United Nations, the Indian government has also vowed to uphold global human […]

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Sri Lanka ranked 94th most corrupt country in the world

The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) compiled by Transparency International was released yesterday (28). The report notes that persistent corruption is undermining health care systems and contributing to democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Denmark and New Zealand top the index as the least corrupt nations, with 88 points, whilst Syria, Somalia and South Sudan […]

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