Who and What lost in Geneva UNHRC – by Dr Tush Wickramanayaka

I Am Heartbroken For My Lanka – A Day Of Mourning EQUALITY, JUSTICE, HOPE – The UN Charter begins by affirming “faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.” Sri Lanka lost the vote on […]

Behind and Beyond Burqa Ban

Speaking in Parliament on the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter serial blasts of 2019, Public Safety Minister, Rear-Adm Sarath Weerasekara (retd) has indicated the government’s decision to ban madarasas and burqua, both identified with the Islamic community the world over. He has claimed that this would help de-radicalise Islam […]

Geneva: A destination where the cruel fear to go

For many right thinking people the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva offer hopes. These hopes are to have a government that’s responsible and accountable. The many voices that support the Rajapaksa regime affirm that allegations are made against the country’s security forces and past officials of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regimes-that […]

Fourth Group of #MediaCorpLk Fellowship Concludes Successfully

The fourth group of #MediaCorpLk Fellowship which started off last Thursday (6 February) with an inauguration ceremony headed by SDJF Chairperson Prof. Padmasiri Wanigasundera concluded successfully last Tuesday (11). A technical review was also conducted on the MoJos produced by Fellows based on the news value, technical quality and the visuals by K. C. Saranga, […]