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Keystone Cops

A significant problem facing the average Sri Lankan citizen is the real possibility of being illegally arrested, illegally held long past the judicial period of 24 hours and brutally tortured to confes...
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President Rajapakse’s War Against the Press

Top ministers in the administration of Sri Lankan President Rajapakse over recent months have personally been involved in a growing number of violent incidents against members of the press, including...
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A Sri Lankan Rights Commission Goes Nowhere

In January 2007, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, under pressure from human rights activists around the world, did what politicians always do when they want to pass the buck. He created a body with the cumbersome name of the Presidential Commis...
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Civilians Become Cannon Fodder in Sri Lanka

Murderous attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka appear to be on the increase with several bombings in the last few days in and around Colombo, the capital. The latest attack came last Friday and killed at ...
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Education Survives Amid War in Sri Lanka

"The Future. Today." boasts a rusty billboard pushing mobile phone service in Batticaloa, a coastal town in Sri Lanka’s troubled eastern province. Batticaloa is at...
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The Flying Tigers of Tamil Eelam Buzz Sri Lanka

 Photo of the Galle Face Hotel in happier times, by Glenn Sundeen At 1:50 am Sunday, when most of Colombo was either sleeping or watching Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes succumb to Australia in the final of the World Cup being played a dozen ti...