Australian Bribery Scandal: Sirisena Requests For Details Of Culprit From Australian Scribe
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:49 ]
President Maithripala Sirisena’s office has written to award winning Australian journalist Nick McKenzie requesting for information on the recent allegations that Sirisena and his advisor solicited a bribe when Sirisena was a cabinet Minister. The story was carried under the bylines of MxKenzie, Emmanuel Freudenthal, Michael Bachelard and Richard Baker.
In a letter to Mc
Top UN Committee Says Tamil, Muslim And Christian Minorities Continue To Be Discriminated In Sri Lanka
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:47 ]
Just days ahead of the visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Sri Lanka, a top United Nations Committee has highlighted that discrimination against Tamil, Muslim and Cristian minorities persisted despite the coalition government’s commitment to promote and protect human rights in the country.
Jose Francisco Cali Tzay
This was highlighted by the Committee on the Elimination of
Is Cardinal against searching for missing priests?
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:46 ]
Senior Journalist D. B. S. Jeyaraj had written an article to a weekend English newspaper. The article was based on the disappearance of Father Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown from a Catholic church in the North. At a moment when laws have been prepared to establish an office to inquire into disappeared persons, it was stated in this article that it was the responsibility of the Maithri-Ranil government to look into the
Maithri in trouble over burqa: plans stern action
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:43 ]
resident Maithripala Sirisena was scheduled to visit Polonnaruwa last Thursday (25) to commence many programmes. All relevant government officials had already reached Polonnaruwa to make the necessary arrangements and were in for a shocker when the officials from President's Secretariat informed that President Sirisena has cancelled all engagements planned.
President's Polonnaruwa programme
OMP: HRCSL Calls For Public Awareness To Dispel Rumours, Says Staff Should Be Of ‘Unimpeachable Integrity’
[ Tuesday, 23-08-2016 10:37 ]
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has proposed a series of recommendations to the Sri Lankan Government including an urgent public awareness to dispel rumours on the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) legislation which was passed in Parliament recently, as well as to ensure that the staff at the Office will be of ‘unimpeachable integrity’ with no prior allegations of human rights violations ag
Lankan sexually assaults 6-yr-old girl in Jerusalem
[ Tuesday, 23-08-2016 10:30 ]
A Sri Lanka expat worker in Jerusalem, Israel has been charged for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in a home he was hired to clean, Israel National News reported on Monday.
The 46-year-old worker was working illegally as a house cleaner despite a work visa which limited him to serve as a caretaker.
According to the indictment filed against the suspect, he had worked in the home for about three years.
Nine cases filed against Sarana fixed for trial
[ Tuesday, 23-08-2016 10:26 ]
Nine cases filed against former Chairman of Development Lotteries Board, Sarana Gunawardena on charges of misappropriating state funds when obtaining vehicles on rent for the National Lotteries Board, while being the Chairman, were fixed for trial for December 6, by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Attygalle today.
The Magistrate fixed the trial following the amendments made by the Bribery Commission on two c
Will the OMP find the missing links?
[ Saturday, 20-08-2016 15:59 ]
In Sri Lanka, all armed entities, official or unofficial, have abducted people, whether they were opponents or not. Many victims were killed or made simply to disappear. Main among those accused of abductions were the LTTE and the Government security forces, including the Police. All these groups are now denying their involvement in any of these disappearances of people.
It is against this backdrop
Pakistan keen to invest in agricultural, IT and construction sectors in Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 20-08-2016 15:31 ]
Pakistan is keenly interested in investing in Sri Lanka, specially in the sectors of agriculture, Information Technology and construction, Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Retired Major General Syed Shakeel Hussain said when he met Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Finance Ministry recently.
The Pakistan High Commissioner further said he would encourage the top Pakistani investors to come