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In Latest Stories
May 9, 2018 8:59 am gmt |
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The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday night, just three hours after four women accused him of physical abuse in a detailed investigation published by The New Yorker. One of the women was art-world activist, author, and film producer Tanya Selvaratnam. “After I found out t...
In America
May 8, 2018 3:41 am gmt |
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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday (May 7) after allegations of physical abuse by four women were reported in an article in the New Yorker magazine. Governor Andrew Cuomo called for Schneiderman’s resignation within hours of the article’s publication. ...
In Srilanka
January 17, 2018 11:20 am gmt |
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Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya has appointed a four-member committee of lawyers to conduct a legal study of the Bond Commission report. The team comprises a Senior Additional Solicitor General, two Deputy Solicitor Generals and a Senior State Counsel, the Govt Information Department reported qu...
In Srilanka
January 12, 2018 6:44 am gmt |
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Attorney General President’s Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya said that, any changes of the term of President, who was elected on January 8, 2015 had assumed duties in the office of President on January 9, 2015 for a period of six years would be an alienation of the sovereignty of the people. “There is no...
In Latest Stories
October 27, 2017 5:37 am gmt |
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Charge sheet against six, including the former Chief Minister of eastern province Sivanesathurai Chandrarakanthan, has filed in Colombo high Court, yesterday. The case filed by the Attorney general, regarding the Murder of Joseph Pararajasingham, the former parliamentarian of TNA. The Charge Sheet ha...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 7:32 am gmt |
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 A key witness, who testified against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, has fled the country following threats to her life. The Attorney General’s Department informed the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged Treasury bond scam that Anika Wijesuriya had fled after she was threate...
In Srilanka
October 7, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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Tamil National Alliance scheduled to hold a discussion regarding the release of the Tamil prisoners, with the Attorney General of Sri Lanka and the Minister of Justice. The negotiation will be headed by the parliamentarian M.A.Ssumanthiran, the sources said. A bill on the issue has been passed during...
In Jaffna
June 28, 2017 9:53 am gmt |
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The murder case of school girl Vidya of Punkuduthivu was taken up for hearing before a trial at the Jaffna High Court for the first time today. The case was heard for eight hours before a trial-at-bar consisting of Balendran Shashimahendran, Manakkawasagar Illenchiliyan and Annalingam Premshankar. Fo...
In Latest Stories
June 25, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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The terms and conditions that the government is about to impose on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be gazetted, Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said. In a statement on Sunday, Abeykoon stated that it have also temporally been halted to enroll new students to...
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March 3, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has bowed to pressure and removed himself from an FBI inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. America’s top prosecutor said he did not lie when he testified at a January confirmation hearing that he had “no communications with the Russians&...
In Srilanka
December 7, 2016 12:47 pm gmt |
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The Attorney General, in the Colombo High Court, today re-indicted former minister Basil Rajapaksa and Divineguma Department’s former director general Kithsiri Ranawaka on charges of misappropriating Rs.29 million belonging to the Divineguma. The indictments originally filed in Court on Mr. Rajapaksa...
In Srilanka
August 2, 2016 9:41 am gmt |
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The Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathna ordered today (2nd Aug) to issue notice on Attorney General through Fiscal Court in connection with the disappearance of 11 Tamil and Muslim youths in Kotahena and Trincomalee. Earlier, when this case was taken up before court, the Magistrate had ordered t...
In Colombo
July 1, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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The Financial Crime Investigations Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police told Court Thursday that the Attorney General had instructed them to make arrests in the investigations into the money laundering charges against two companies reportedly owned by Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa. Accordingl...
In Jaffna
May 11, 2016 11:49 am gmt |
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The Jaffna High Courts today (May 11) further remanded nine suspects who were arrested over rape and murder of a school girl in Punkudutivu for three more months after Attorney General department sought further detention to conclude investigations. The case was taken up today before Jaffna High Court...
In Colombo
May 11, 2016 10:34 am gmt |
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Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera has been indicted by the Attorney General in the Colombo High Court on charges of having retained an elephant calf aged two and half years old at the Alan Mathiniyaramaya without a valid license. On an earlier occasion the CID detectives informed the Magistrate that they w...
In Colombo
May 8, 2016 11:54 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has directed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of recruiting medical graduates passed out from the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe as government doctors. The court made this order after considering a fundamental rights petition file...
In Colombo
March 9, 2016 11:14 am gmt |
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The venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero was arrested today (Mar 9) for the illegal possession of an elephant calf. The Attorney General (AG) had directed by giving the clearance to arrest the monk. The CID has been conducting the investigations on the monk and the case had been called several times and ...
In Colombo
February 24, 2016 11:59 am gmt |
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The Colombo Magistrate has released five Tamil Political Prisoners today (Feb 24). They were released on the advice given by the Attorney General. The other 15 inmates who were also brought to the magistrate’s court were further remanded till March 09. The prisoners carried out several fast unto deat...
In Srilanka
February 6, 2016 7:41 am gmt |
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Attorney General submitted to Court of Appeal the report of the investigations on the anti government activities of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP conducted by the CID TID. These investigations relates to acts of financing the LTTE and international money laundering committed by K.P., who has been all...