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SC begins hearing Port City petitions

SC begins hearing Port City petitions

By S.S. Selvanayagam A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court yesterday heard presentations from four petitioners, including the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), the United National Party (UNP) and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) who had filed petitions appealing...

Amending archaic laws

Amending archaic laws

April 4, 2021 by Yumiko Perera  A complex mixture of legal systems of Roman-Dutch Law, British Law, Kandyan Law, Thesavalamai, and Muslim Law, the legal framework of Sri Lanka is rich in diversity. The religious and colonial history of the country, tracing back from...

Human Rights and Civil Society Dialogue in Sri Lanka

Human Rights and Civil Society Dialogue in Sri Lanka

27 January 2021 | Online This event will be held on Zoom on 27th January, 14:30– 15:30 (GMT).This event features policy-relevant contributions by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Mario Gomez on the human rights and civil society implications of the use of extensive...

Sword of Damocles over Freedom of Expression?

Sword of Damocles over Freedom of Expression?

Regulation on news websites by Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Media and the Government often don’t see eye to eye and this is applicable to most countries, be it democratic or not. Sri Lankan media platforms too have faced much censorship while many journalists also fell...

20A to Constitution: Further hearing fixed for tomorrow

20A to Constitution: Further hearing fixed for tomorrow

Lakmal Sooriyagoda UPDATE:  The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for tomorrow (02) further hearing into 39 Special Determination petitions filed challenging the constitutionality of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The Chief Justice announced...

Sri Lanka- Privacy breached

Sri Lanka- Privacy breached

B. Mohan Privacy in Sri Lanka has seen a serious breach, especially after the Ranjan Ramanayake and Swiss Embassy incidents. In a day and age where privacy cannot be viewed as a singular issue in isolation, but rather as one encompassing almost all aspects of life,...