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Tea workers Sri Lanka Sri Lankan tea estate workers agitate for better pay

Tea estate workers have demanded an increase in their daily wages to a minimum of LKR 1,000 (USD 5.42). They have also complained about plantation owners imposing productivity demands and wage cuts

Families of disappeared persons protest in Sri Lanka Families of disappeared persons hold protest rallies in Sri Lanka

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, hundreds of Tamil families carried out protest rallies in Jaffna and Batticaloa in Sri Lanka, calling for justice for their missing kin

SRI LANKA-ELECTIONS It’s advantage Rajapaksa brothers as counting begins in Sri Lanka parliamentary polls

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s older brother, 74-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa is predicted to lead his party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to victory in the elections. The results will be announced late on Thursday

Sri Lanka harassment of journalists Rights groups condemn harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka 

Rights groups are rallying in solidarity with journalists being persecuted for exposing wrongs committed by the Sri Lankan government 

Sri Lanka COVID migrant workers In Sri Lanka, union intervention rescues stranded migrant workers

Thousands of migrant Sri Lankan workers and casual employees were stranded in boarding houses after the government imposed a curfew. They are being sent home through the intervention of the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union

Sri Lanka prison deaths Amid rising Coronavirus cases, prisoners in Sri Lanka face repression by authorities

Two prisoners were killed in the Anuradhapura prison in Sri Lanka by the security forces on March 21, Saturday, when inmates were protesting against the prison authorities’ response towards the threat of a Coronavirus outbreak

Sri Lanka Tamil missing persons Families of missing persons in Sri Lanka demand justice

Following the civil war in the country, hundreds of Tamil families have been struggling for years to establish the fate of those who disappeared during the conflict

Sri Lanka civil war Sri Lankan government admits 10,000 ‘missing’ Tamils were killed in violence

Thousands of Tamils who had been categorized as ‘disappeared’ have now been declared dead by the Sri Lankan authorities . This is the first such admission by the Sri Lankan government since the civil war in the country ended in 2009

Protests against violence in Sri Lankan university expose government’s privatization agenda

Student leaders fear that violence in the universities is a precursor to the larger scheme of privatizing the education system in the country

Gotabaya Rajapaka Presidential elections further polarize Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide

The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree

Country-wide curfew declared in Sri Lanka following anti-Muslim riots

One man was killed and several buildings were destroyed in the riots. A curfew has been imposed in the North-Western Province, and social networking websites have been blocked for an unspecified period

Sri Lanka declares national emergency as doubts remain over group behind church attacks

The government claims the National Thowheeth Jamaath is responsible for the attacks on Easter, which killed over 300 people. However, it also admits that such a small group could not have carried out the attacks on its own

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