Sri Lankan govt misusing Prevention of Terrorism Act against Tamil, Muslim communities: Rights group

The Sri Lankan government is using the discredited Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to commit prolonged arbitrary detention and torture, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The rights group said the European Union, other trading partners, and donors, should press for time-bound action to repeal the abusive law and reject the […]

Sri Lankan exports to China, Hong Kong falls sharply

Sri Lankan exports to China and Hong Kong has declined sharply since 2020. Kapila Bandara, writing in the Sunday Times said that Sri Lanka’s trade with China, including tea shipments, steadily declined in 2020. Separately, its meagre bilateral trade with wealthy Hong Kong, a world-leading trade and financial services centre, has fallen sharply in the five years to 2020. Sri Lanka’s exports to China in […]

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa  offers prayer at Venkateswara Swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa, who is on a pilgrimage to India, on Friday offered prayers in the famous hill shrine of Venkateswara Swamy at Tirumala. Earlier on his arrival at Mahadwaram of the temple, he was accorded a warm welcome by the Joint Executive Officer (JEO) of […]