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June 22, 2017 6:10 am gmt |
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A 17 year old youth from Eealam, Mr. Sunthararaj Fredrick Winslaw, urged the UN Human Rights Council to give pressure to the Sri Lankan government for an international investigation on alleged war crimes and human rights violations. He expressed these views at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 5:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the objective of the Office of Missing persons is looking for the disappeared persons, and it will not file any case against anyone through the office. The Office of Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Amendment Bill...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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While rejecting the allegations made by UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges, Monica Pinto in her report to United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka’s judicial system, the government today said the report was a violation of the country’s sovereignty. “We are surprised b...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes division today. The monk was arrested after he appeared before the Police Organised Crimes division. He was produced in court and granted bail. Gnanasara Thero earlier surren...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:33 am gmt |
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Former Intelligence Chief Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana was grilled again today (Tuesday) by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Hendawitharana was questioned about his involvement in arranging a multi-million rupees payment from a Jaffna-based satellite television group...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe says that former Central Bank Chairman Arjuna Mahendran’s act caused huge loss to the government. Further he said that by doing away with the direct placements and opting for the auctions had caused losses to the government in treasury bond issues. He revealed ...
In Colombo
June 18, 2017 8:14 am gmt |
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Police media spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody has requested the public to inform if they come to know about the whereabouts of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera. Several police teams have been deployed to arrest Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and he...
In Colombo
June 13, 2017 6:19 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the Ministers and the Police to be vigilant when addressing to the public. He said some Ministers and Police personnel try to boost communal tensions when they address the public. He added that when commenting on the attacks on religious places and business ou...
In Colombo
June 12, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said neither foreign judges nor international observers could be included in the mechanism to investigate the war crimes allegations committed during the armed conflict. Reiterating the same policy which has been expressed by the government the newly appo...
In Colombo
June 7, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Leader of Opposition and Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan said the Government of Sri Lanka is bound to implement the UNHRC resolution which was co-sponsored by the State and it cannot be repudiated by parliament as demanded by the Joint Opposition. Addressing in parliament during the adjourned de...
In Colombo
June 6, 2017 7:44 am gmt |
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The parliament decided to debate over the Bill of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) on June 22. It was decided when the party leaders met on Monday (June 5) to decide to discuss the Bill with amendments when Parliament convenes on June 22. Cabinet had in May last year approved establishing an offic...
In Colombo
May 31, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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Israel has delivered emergency supplies to Sri Lankan authorities as more than 6,00,000 people struggling to cope with the impact of floods and mudslides that have killed 203 people and displaced more than 80,000 from their homes in recent days. Daniel Carmon — Israel’s ambassador to India and Sri La...
In Colombo
May 30, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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The Naval Ship PNS ZULFIQUAR dispatched by the Government of Pakistan arrived in Colombo today (May 30) with relief goods. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the relief goods to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake at the Colombo Port. The...
In Colombo
May 25, 2017 7:41 am gmt |
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Minister of Justice, Wijeyadasa Rajapakse said arrangements are underway to transfer the cases of Tamil Political prisoners to Colombo. Responding to a query in parliament on Wednesday (May 24) on delay of the cases of Tamil political prisoners whose cases have been heard at Anuradhapura Special Cour...
In Colombo
May 24, 2017 7:35 am gmt |
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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said the Commission would stand against any procrastination of PC polls. Commenting over the delay of local elections in an interview with a local media in Colombo, Mr. Deshapriya said, “The public have been given the impression that only the Elections Commis...
In Colombo
May 22, 2017 7:55 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led government has made reshuffled the cabinet today (May 22). Accordingly, nine Cabinet Ministers and one State Minister have been reappointed and took oaths at the Presidential Secretariat. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe wa...
In Colombo
May 21, 2017 5:32 am gmt |
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The owner of the Excellency building in Wellawatta, which collapsed on Thursday killing two and injuring 21 persons, was arrested by the Wellawatta Police last night. Police said the 62-year-old building owner is a resident of Wellawatta and was arrested after he surrendered to the Police. He is to b...
In Colombo
May 20, 2017 10:57 am gmt |
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The body of the missing person during the Wellawatte building collapse has been discovered under the debris this afternoon and therefore, the number of deaths has risen to two. The rescue operation was continued for the third day today. 23 persons were injured and one among them was succumbed to his ...
In Colombo
May 20, 2017 7:54 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka on Friday (May 19) said the Ministry survey revealed that there are around 1,800 unauthorised settlements and buildings between Bambalapitiya and Wellawatte. Mr.Champika added that the Wellawatte building that collapsed on Thursday m...