Melbourne, Wednesday, -- Hundreds of Australians will hold rallies across the nation on Friday to demand the release of Ranjini and her three children, as well as the other 55 ASIOrejected refugees trapped in a legal black-hole in Australian detention centres.
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks' attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was "unthinkable."
Mr. Azath Salley's case is yet another case of grave injustice meted onto those who dare dissent against the State or State-backed extremist and racist groups in this country. Here is the statement issued by civil society in respect of the arrest of Mr. Azath Salley.
More than 800 people rallied in Thellippazhai on April 29, a town in the north of the island of Sri Lanka. They marched towards the entrance of a nearby military zone.
Editor's note: Matthew Smith is a researcher for Human Rights Watch and author of the organization's report, "All You Can Do is Pray": Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma's Arakan State.
The Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for the first time since 1973 as the amount of long-haul travel she undertakes is reviewed.
While the government is engaged in a land grab in the North, the Rajapaksa sons and siblings are engaged in grabbing land in the Yala National Park.
Air Force personnel from the Weeraketiya Air Force Base and other security forces personnel in the Hambantota District have been assigned to stand around the Mattala Tank on a daily basis.
The statements from Bharatha's family in reply to Duminda Silva's family statemen. See full statement below issued by the Bharatha's family
Resoultion adopted at the May Day 2013 rally by the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees' Union.
The photos, verified to be authentic photos taken after government action at Shapla Chattar last night, shows the demise of the chances of a peaceful and democratic transition of power in Bangladesh. You will see most of the dead were simply hiding or running away and shot while trying to run.
Alan Strathern on BBC News
In a recent post, Buddhist Monks as Hate Preachers & Sexual Abuse, I mainly referred to sad developments within the global Buddhist community where Buddhist monks spread words of hate, actions that harm others, themselves as well as people’s faith in Buddhism.
It is a mere distance of 10 km, but every day Kareema Silva keeps aside three long hours for the commute to work and back.
Fifteen fishermen, who put to sea from Rameswaram, were Monday attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Dhanuskodi, fisheries department sources said.
Azath Salley, a prominent politician and a well-known Muslim leader, has been arrested and held in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Law (PTA). According to reports a detention order of 90 days under the PTA days has been issued.