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Wishwajith Kodikara Many Sri Lankans relate to the month of May as the Vesak season because the full moon day of the month marks the birth, enlightenment, and the parinirvana of Lord Buddha. For Buddhists, it is a month of mindfulness and merit, including the giving of alms. Apart from that, as a month, May […]
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Garment Factories: Fueled by Exploitation and Gender Discrimination

Kamanthi Wickramasinghe  Long working hours sans lunch breaks or intermittent rests to meet an overwhelming number of targets in a largely unfriendly working environment sums up what a garment factory worker goes through on a daily basis. But this is just a fraction of the larger picture. Even though the Asia-Pacific region is known as […]
Freedom of expression and fundamental rights

Commission for compensating political reprisal and the future of reconciliation

Priyantha Karunarathna President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa appointed a three-member Presidential Commission to look into alleged political victimization of public servants during the period from January 8, 2015, to November 16, 2019. The Commission was chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne and comprises Retired Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilleka and