» 07/06/2012, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Christians defend Buddhist professor after he receives death threats
Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, president of the Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA), criticised the government's education policy. Persons unknown threatened him. The Christian Solidarity Movement (CSM) called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to guarantee freedom of expression and freedom of thought to all citizens.
24/09/2012 SRI LANKA
A four-day march to revitalise universities
Thousands of people are joining a new protest by the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA). The latter's strike is already in its third month. Religious leaders urge government and teachers to focus on students, the country's "most precious resource."
30/06/2010 SRI LANKA
School texts in Sri Lanka defame Christians, the Church and the Pope
The new textbooks offered by the Ministry equate Christianity and Western culture, accused of trying to destroy the Sinhalese culture. Archbishop of Colombo: "This is an attempt to bring disharmony between religious communities and to inculcate a defamatory image in the minds of students."
16/09/2011 SRI LANKA
Jaffna history, art and culture for the new generations
An exhibit and seminar (24-27 September) will showcase ancient artefacts, goods, images, sculptures and studies about the glory days of the northern peninsula. Indian scholars will present papers. The exhibit is open to foreigners.
25/03/2010 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, political industry at the service of a totalitarian regime
An anthropologist and writer, describes the reality today in the Asian nation, characterized by propaganda and slogans inspired by patriotism to maintain power. No freedom of thought, opponents are being jailed and convicted on false accusations. Power is centralized in the hands of a narrow circle that stifles the nation.
Beijing plans to register 17 million Internet bloggers
The head of the government's Internet Society said making known the real identity of web users was an unavoidable choice. Legislators are currently assessing a proposal to ban the publication of opinions under pseudonyms.
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