Summary of the SAMABIMA Newspaper – 2014 January issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

Translated by Ramidu Introduction January 2014 issue of the ‘Samabima’ newspaper is out now. This issue is titled ‘Black January’ and pay tributes to the slain journalist Lasantha Wickremathunge who was killed in a High Security Zone in Colombo in broad day light. After 5 years, his killers were not brought to justice. ‘Samabima’ is

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Video: We The People: The Power of ‘She’

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Can Indian Feminism ape the Western model of the 70s. Does the word ‘feminism’ still have resonance in the 21st century. On We The People, we debate if women in the 21st century are finally free?

BBC Global News UK Preview Screening – Sri Lanka’s Unfinished War + Q&A

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Former BBC Sri Lanka correspondent, Frances Harrison, investigates on-going allegations of rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces for BBC Our World. The documentary gives evidence of the Sri Lankan government security forces’ involvement in the torture and rape of Tamil civilians as recently as this year — four years after the end

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UNSR speech on YouTube

Nov 14th, 2013 | By

Dear All, As you are aware, Sri Lankan government blocked the conference titled “Commonwealth Values to Protect Democracy” scheduled to be held today in Colombo. Among the speakers was the UN Special Rap on Independence of lawyers  and judges. Here is her speech now given on video. Regards Weliamuna Lawyers Collective

Video: Full Interview – Rudrakumaran On ‘That Tamil Issue’

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

This is the full interview with Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran for the documentary ‘That Tamil Issue’. Interviewers : Tejinder Singh and Rajesh Sundaram. Co-Producer : Prakash Ezumalai Courtesy – Colombo Telegraph PM – TGTE – Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

Aiyathurai Nadesan: Tragic Demise of a Dedicated Journalist

Jun 6th, 2013 | By

By D.B.S.JEYARAJ Aiyathurai Nadesan (Aiyathurai Nadesan serving as Batticaloa correspondent of the Tamil daily ”Virakesari” was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of Batticaloa town by assassins belonging to the Eastern breakaway faction of the LTTE on May 31st 2004. His killer was believed to be none other than Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan

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CJ Shirani Has Been Summoned To Appear Before Bribery Commission

Mar 12th, 2013 | By

By Colombo Telegraph – “The Lawyers Collective learns that Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been summoned to appear before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (Bribery Commission), on 18th March 2013.” says the Lawyers Collective. Issuing a statement the Lawyers Collective says; “Under the prevailing situation where politicization of all public institutions at all levels is prevalent,

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SRI LANKA: A senior lawyer misleads the Supreme Court regarding a case of torture

Mar 12th, 2013 | By

When the case regarding the torture of Chamila Bandara Jayaratne came before the Supreme Court yesterday (March 11) the lawyer appearing for the respondent police officers, Mr. Manohara de Silva, mislead the court by stating that leave to proceed had not been granted by the Supreme Court in this case. In fact, leave to proceed

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Magnitsky Act: All 117 MP’s who Signed Impeachment Motion and the 7 Cabinet Ministers who Convicted Chief Justice Must be Denied Entry into Britain and Bank Accounts Frozen

Mar 3rd, 2013 | By

By Geoffrey Robertson QC Prominent Australian Lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC in a report published by the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) concludes that Shirani Bandaranayake the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka was innocent of the misconduct charges which brought about her removal from office last month. The report calls for the

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President Rajapaksa will Decide on the Screening of “Vishwaroopam” in Sri Lanka After Watching Film Himself

Feb 10th, 2013 | By

By Sonja Candappa The decision to screen or not to screen here the controversial South Indian film “Vishwaroopam” will be taken after President Mahinda Rajapaksa views it on his return from Bodh Gaya. “Once the decision is made, we will take immediate action either to screen it or ban it,” Cabinet spokesman, Media and Information

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