Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Food crisis Sri Lanka Sri Lanka nears complete economic meltdown as food shortage worsens

After its foreign currency reserves dropped to USD 1.6 billion in November last year, Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has snowballed at an alarming rate with acute shortage of essential commodities, food and fuel

Sri Lankan students boycott graduation to protest appointment of monk as chancellor

A section of the students and faculty members boycotted the graduation ceremony at the University of Colombo to protest the appointment of a monk as university chancellor by the Rajapaksa government

Sri Lanka protests Sri Lankan public section workers stage strike seeking salary hike

After teachers and health workers, public sector workers in Sri Lanka struck working demanding higher wages in the face of repeated price hikes and an economic crisis

Farmers protest in Sri Lanka As farmers protest in Sri Lanka after fertilizer ban, experts warn of food crisis

Fresh protests by farmers took place on November 10 in the aftermath of the Rajapaksa government’s ban on chemical fertilizers earlier this year which has added to the country’s ongoing economic crisis

Sri Lanka Tamils tortured Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report

As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project

Bulldozed Mullivaikkal massacre memorial at Jaffna University to be rebuilt after protests

The memorial was dedicated to the thousands of Tamils who lost their lives in the final phase of the civil war. After attracting widespread protests and international condemnation, the VC agreed to rebuild the monument, pending approval from concerned authorities

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

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