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In Colombo
August 25, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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Thalatha Athukorala is due to be sworn in as Minister of Justice today. The Minister’s Media Unit said the Justice Ministerial portfolio comes in addition to Thalatha Athukorala’s current Foreign Employment Ministerial portfolio. Minister Thalatha Athukorala is due to take oaths before President Mait...
In Srilanka
August 21, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said the he did not have any intention of resigning from the Ministerial post just because some people made allegations against him on various issues. Speaking to journalists after meeting the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter the Most Ven. Wa...
In Colombo
August 20, 2017 5:30 am gmt |
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Responding to the media yesterday in Kelaniya, Sarath  Fonseka said that the minister of justice Wijayadasa Rajapakasa should resign if he has self dignity. Most of UNP ministers demand the justice minister to resign. In this situation, Sarath Fonseka said it...
In Srilanka
August 13, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have discussed the removal of Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe from the Cabinet. The discussion has taken place in the wake of heavy pressure exerted by the UNP Parliamentary group on the party leadership, demanding the remova...
In Latest Stories
July 16, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe alleged that several UN Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka including Rapporteur Ben Emmerson lacked calibre and diplomacy and that he would inform the President and the Premier about these Rapporteurs. The Minister complained that Mr. Emmerson didn’t have...
In Colombo
June 30, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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Introducing amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), does not mean that the Act will be repealed or replaced by a new Act and there will be nor room left for the country’s security to be jeopardized, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He told a media conference that this was not...
In Srilanka
November 20, 2016 7:01 am gmt |
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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazir Ahmed has urged Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapaksha to withdraw the statement he said regarding some Muslim people. Nazir Ahmed’s comments were mentioned in a statement he issued, regarding Minister vijayadasa Rajapaksha’s recent comments on Muslims. It ...
In Latest Stories
December 12, 2015 6:36 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Vijedasa Rajapaksa said the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa-led government had been engaged in human rights violations. He made this remark addressing the Parliament during the Committee stage debate over the Ministries of External Affairs and Overseas Employment. “Despite the for...
In Latest Stories
December 5, 2015 7:59 am gmt |
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The government has decided to begin the talks with regards to the internal mechanism to proceed with the investigations over the human rights violations and war crimes, said Justice Minister Vijedasa Rajapakshe. He said the government was expecting to hold the talks in this regard after the completio...
In Latest Stories
November 10, 2015 10:52 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa, while answering to an interrogation to a media, stated that a decision would be made today on release of political prisoners who are in detention. Although it was assured of release of the detainees, no one has been released so far. The decision would be taken to ...
In Srilanka
November 3, 2015 9:10 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapakshe who is on a tour to Jaffna, visited the Jaffna Courts today (Nov 03) The minister who first went to the Military Head Quarters of Palaly, then set off for Nallur Kandaswamy Temple which has a historical value. The Minister in his visit to the Courts had talks wi...
In Srilanka
October 25, 2015 6:05 am gmt |
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The Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees said that a special meeting would be held tomorrow (Monday) in the leadership of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in connection with the release of the Tamil political prisoners detained in prisons. The Minister of Prisons, the Commissio...
In Latest Stories
October 16, 2015 11:33 am gmt |
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President Maithiribala Sirisena has promised to give a permanent solution to the Tamil political prisoners, said TNA Parliamentarian and spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran. An important meeting took place this morning between the Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapakshe and the opposition leader R. Sambanthan ...
In Srilanka
October 16, 2015 7:25 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Vijayadasa Rajapakshe and the minister of law and order Dhilak Marabana have been ignoring the plea of the political prisoners citing that they have no authority to promptly release the detainees, say ex-parliamentarian Suresh Premachanthiran. President Maithiribala Srisena is entitl...
In Latest Stories
October 15, 2015 11:00 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa visited Colombo Magazine Prison to look into the maters of the demand by the strikers. Having discussion with the detainees, the Minister told the media he promised the strikers to give a solution to their matter before the end of this year. The Minister also state...
In Srilanka
October 11, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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The government says Capital Punishment will not be scrapped, the moratorium on the death penalty will continue. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the government is not going to abolish Capital Punishment, but continue the moratorium. He added that Sri Lanka has had some commitments and...
In Latest Stories
October 11, 2015 5:14 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that the international community have no confidence in the Missing Persons’ Commission so it will be abolished. The government is to abolish the Missing Persons Commission and replace it with a new commission or system to continue its procedures. ‘Even l...
In Srilanka
September 9, 2015 8:15 am gmt |
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The justice minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa says that a new Constitution will be formed and this decision has been taken in order to prevent changing the constitution from time to time and to form reliability on the constitution. He made this observation in the media brief, soon after he assumed duties...
In Srilanka
July 12, 2015 9:29 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says the former president Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumaratunga has left the country to Britain, due to the disappointment caused by the present president Maithripala Sirisena. CBK got disappointed as president Maithripala Sirisena gave a chance to the former preside...