Posts Tagged ‘ Nimalka Fernando ’

Correcting Hudson’s Crooked Political Vision

Nov 28th, 2013 | By

Image courtesy Business Today By Nimalka Fernando – on 11/27/2013 On the 4th of November 2013 I was contacted by many friends and relatives urging me to listen to Hudson Samarasinghe’s radio program on a state radio channel. I normally don’t listen to Hudson’s program because I perceive it to be low grade cheap propaganda by a producer who has self

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Nepal Constituent Assembly Election update from Nimalka

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

Dear All, I was very much impressed by the voter turn out on the day of the election. The EC had banned all private vehicle use all over Nepal. Only election monitors and candidates were able to move around with special passes. All the roads in Kathmandu valley was empty. But people were walking up

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SRI LANKA: AHRC condemns the state media attack on Nimalka Fernando

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

The threats posed to the life of Ms. Nimalka Fenando, a well-known trade unionist, political activist and a human rights defender, by the commercial channel of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on November 4, 2013 is yet another example of the stark and blatant abuse of the State Media to intimidate, harass and humiliate a

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Update 2: Nepal Election Updates-From a Diary of an Election Observer

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

18th November, 2013 Today we had an orientation. The main Maoists group is split. Prachanda group is contesting. The other team with 33 small parties are calling for boycott and also hurling petrol bombs. So it is like our JVP time in the late 80s. This will affect the voter turn out. CP Maoist who

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Nepal Election Updates-From a Diary of an Election Observer

Nov 18th, 2013 | By

Sri Lankan Human Rights Defender and Democracy Advocate Dr. Nimalka Fernando is in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has been invited to take part in an Election Monitoring Mission organized by the National Election Observation Committee. Nimalka was kind enough to send us notes from her diary on her election monitoring activities. She also provides a context

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Sri Lanka: Smear campaign and threats against Ms. Nimalka Fernando

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Sri Lanka. Description of the information: The Observatory has received with great concern information from reliable sources about the smear

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Sri Lanka: Threats against Nimalka Fernando’s life and other human rights defenders through state media

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

Complaint made to the HRC-SL and IGP by Dr. Nimalka Fernando The radio programme titled Rata Yana Atha (The way country is forging ahead) broadcasted in the Commercial Channel of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on 4th November 2013 was based on a voice cut given by me to the Hiru TV to be relayed

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Video: Sex Workers in Sri Lanka: Nimalka Fernando Speaks Out

Nov 4th, 2013 | By

Government of Sri Lanka is trying to introduce Casinos in Sri Lanka as a part of their strategy to promote tourism in the country. Responding to a query by a journalist from the pro government ‘The Island’ newspaper, Dr. Nimalka Fernando has reportedly said that it was an inevitable circumstance of women engaging in the sex

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