The three were arrested under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in May 2009. Their release comes after the court ruled that witness statements in the case could not prove their involvement in conspiracy against the state
The bailout package for Sri Lanka under IMF’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) has been in the pipeline after the country defaulted on its foreign debt last April
Mudalige, who was in custody since August 18 last year under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), was cleared of all terrorism charges on January 31. On February 1, he was released from custody on bail
On November 2, major trade unions and opposition parties are set to launch another round of protests against the Ranil Wickremesinghe government’s repression of protests and failure to handle the economic crisis
On Thursday, July 14, the speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament said that the resignation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be officially announced once legal formalities are concluded
In today’s episode, we bring you stories of atrocities by British troops in Afghanistan, the location of the US embassy of Jerusalem, the bid by the Sri Lankan president to flee, and another mass massacre in Colombia
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will quit on July 13 and prime minister and his cabinet have also announced their resignations. In the event of these resignations, the parliament speaker will become the interim president
In the wake of massive protests in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his residence. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation to pave way for an all-party government
In the second part of an interview with Peoples Dispatch, Ahilan Kadirgamar analyzes the economic crisis faced by Sri Lanka and talks about the steps that need to be taken urgently
Today we look at the formal extradition order issued against Julian Assange, police repression of protests amid the crisis in Sri Lanka, and more
This crisis is being called the worst since the country’s independence in 1948. It has led to severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and even water. What has led to this crisis?
In the second part of this interview, Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains how strengthening the public distribution system, a wealth tax, and focusing on agriculture, the rural economy and the food system are vital.