Time for a New Start; A Human Rights Agenda for Sri Lanka’s Presidential Candidates : Amnesty International

Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on January 26th to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity that continues to plague the country. On Monday, the organization issued a 10-point Human Rights Agenda for all candidates. “Candidates should commit to restoring…

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Indo – Pak Peace Declaration

2010.01.12 Mr. Dayanada Dissanayaka, Commissioner of Elections, Elections Secretariat, P.O. Box 2, Rajagiriya. Dear Sir SERIOUS INADEQUACY OF PUBLIC AWARENESS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION VOTING METHOD AND ELECTION PROCESS Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of Transparency International, a non-governmental organization. We are engaged in work related to…

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Election Monitoring Bodies Call for Free and Fair Election

By Shehan Daniel and Melanie Bamunusinghe Four leading election monitoring organisations yesterday made a joint appeal to the police and other government authorities, to help the Elections Commissioner in conducting free and fair elections. The four organisations, The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), People’s Action for Free and Fair…

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Court Grants Tissa Bail

By S.S.Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (11) granted bail to Senior Journalist J.S.Tissainayagam pending his appeal against his conviction and sentence by the High Court under Prevention of Terrorist Act. Justices Ranjith Silva and O.S.L.Lecamwasam granted him cash bail of Rs 50,000 and the Appellant is to surrender his…

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Decent Proposals

Domestic violence and sexual harassment or intimidation have been defined in a more elaborate way in the new bills, at least one of which has lapsed By Shamim-ur-Rehman Malik Amendments were proposed in the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for making home and work environment safer for women so that they…

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Songs of shared living

HARSH MANDER The skyline of the village is darkened with smoke rising from burning homes. The air is acrid with the suffocating odour of betrayal and hate. An ageing resident, Wali Bhai, hides behind a wall, as a mob lurches to his house, shouting murderous slogans. They loot what little…

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