[11 Dec 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]

Tuesday, 11th December 2018
The world celebrates International Human Rights Day on Monday. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly — then headquartered in Paris — ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This day is now celebrated and marked across the world with high level events and more hosted by Governments, rights-based organizations and more.
But it seems that in 70 years, our struggle forward to ensure human rights and dignity for all …

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[7 Dec 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]

Friday, 07th December 2018
By Iman Saleem 
In early October, Saakya Rajawasan, a Grade 13 student at Colombo International School, was banned from the school’s annual fashion show for attempting to wear a rainbow flag on stage. She was later sent a letter home citing ‘unacceptable and irresponsible behaviour’ for draping the cape around her bag, offstage. Her bag was confiscated; she was banned from extra-curricular activities (including community service) and threatened with suspension. CIS’s treatment of …

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[13 Nov 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]

The ‘First Citizen’ of our country who was elected by our vote and subsequently betrayed the public mandate, has resorted to using the term ‘Butterfly’, a derogatory term alluding to minority sexual orientations. He has done so to hurt, shame and insult his political opponents and the LGBTIQ+ community as a whole, in order to protect his waning popularity and to justify his anti-democratic acts. We stand here today in protest to the aforesaid act and …

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[23 Oct 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Hettipola Police said that a 52-year-old man who had been sexually abusing an under-aged girl for a period of 10 months, had been arrested. This came as a result of school teaching staff who read an anonymous letter written by the victim which had been dropped into acomplaint box put in place by the school authorities reports the Daily Mirror
A police officer said yesterday that the girl who was allegedly abused had been sent …