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Maithripala-Sirisena-13-July-15-Prz-media- Australian Bribery Scandal: Sirisena Requests For Details Of Culprit From Australian Scribe
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:49:46 ]

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. Maithripala Sirisena In a letter to Mc


Nimalka IMADR Wants Government To Take Immediate Action To Combat Racial Discrimination By Implementing UN Recommendations
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:48:26 ]

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) has urged the Sri Lankan Government to fully implement the recommendations from the UN human rights body to combat racial discrimination, while emphasizing that lasting peace and human rights in Sri Lanka cannot be achieved without addressing the causes for the ethnic and religious polarisation which affected inter-religious and inter-


image_1471887164-f605faa878 What do the Olympics tell about Sri Lanka?
[ Tuesday, 23-08-2016 10:34 ]

Ours have proved to be dismally populist driven. Since the winning next election overwrites all other factors, there is hardly a long term vision. Nurturing talents for Olympics would take decades to see results, by then the incumbent would be out of power, thus there was hardly any inclination for such efforts.   Rio Olympics concluded on Sunday and we as usual finished with precious little to show in terms of spo


Hoole.SRH439-150x150 Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Undermined
[ Tuesday, 23-08-2016 9:39 ]

Independent Commissions have been long sought by the public. Their rationale is that certain decisions ought to be made independently of political considerations and therefore are best done


Laksiri-Fernando-150x150 Transformation From Constitutional Disequilibrium To Sustainable Equilibrium? Is it Possible?
[ Monday, 15-08-2016 9:23 ]

Dr. Laksiri Fernando “The Constitution doesn’t belong to a bunch of judges and lawyers. It belongs to you.” – Anthony Kennedy (US Supreme Court Judge) Tradi


YPR OMP Act: Yahapalana hegemony in action
[ Monday, 15-08-2016 9:16 ]

A little past 12 noon on Thursday, Dinesh Gunawardena the parliamentary leader of the Joint Opposition stood up and said that the party leaders’ committee of parliament had agreed that the


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Maithripala-Sirisena-13-July-15-Prz-media- 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. Maithripala Sirisena In a letter to Mc

Nimalka IMADR Wants Government To Take Immediate Action To Combat Racial Discrimination By Implementing UN Recommendations
[ Monday, 29-08-2016 14:48 ]

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) has urged the Sri Lankan Government to fully implement the recommendations from the UN human rights body to combat racial discrimination, while emphasizing that lasting peace and human rights in Sri Lanka cannot be achieved without addressing the causes for the ethnic and religious polarisation which affected inter-religious and inter-

Jose-Francisco-Cali-Tzay 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

flash-24-08-2016-2 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

flash-28-08-2016-7 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

Dr.-Deepika-Udagama-150x150 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

image_1471933543-a94fb10ebf 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. Investi

image_1471930222-145f99afee 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

image_1471548494-a961e8852d 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

1505516163pakistan 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

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rtsjltx_2Japan-knife-attack-26-07-16 Japan knife attack leaves 19 dead
[ Tuesday, 26-07-2016 10:49 ]

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara. Such attacks are extremely rare in Japan - the incident is the worst mass killing in decades. Police have arrested a local man, said to be a former employee of the centre, who went to a nearby police station and allegedly admitted to the attack. He reportedly said he wanted

Attack-in-Nice-80-Dead-15-07-16 Attack in Nice: 80 Dead
[ Friday, 15-07-2016 11:00 ]

At least 80 people were killed Thursday night when a truck careened through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. French President François Hollande has said the attack, which also left 18 people in critical condition and dozens more injured, was likely an act of terrorism. According to eyewitness accounts, bodies were sent flying into t

image_1467255660-831a3c4fa1 Sushma assures solution on fishermen issue
[ Thursday, 30-06-2016 8:29 ]

CHENNAI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday told a delegation of fishermen associations from Tamil Nadu that the Union government would try to find a solution to their problems, including harassment at the hands of Sri Lankan Navy. The delegation which was led by DMK MP Tiruchy Siva also asked Ms Swaraj to take immediate steps to ensure the release of 29 fishermen who are languishing in Sri Lankan

news-29-06-2016-5 More than 40 arrests under PTA in 2015-16
[ Wednesday, 29-06-2016 9:16 ]

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, prior to his oral report that is to be released today (29), said he 'remains convinced' that international participation in the accountability mechanisms would be a necessary guarantee of the independence and impartiality of the process in the eyes of victims, as Sri Lanka's judicial institutions currently lack the credibility needed to gain their t

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Dr. Nalinda Herath President responded positively: GMOA
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 9:06 ]

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said President Maithripala Sirisena had given a positive response to its demands during the discussion its members had with the President yesterday afternoon. During the discussion, the GMOA had put forward some issues including their strong opposition to the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement

kiriella Govt. opposes Indian bridge, tunnel link to Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:38 ]

Leader of the House University Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella told media yesterday that Sri Lankan government was against India’s plans to build a bridge between Rameshwaram of Southern India and Thalaimannar. Commenting on Indian Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Wednesday statement to the Lok Sabha that India was set to build a sea bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka,

Prof. Razeen Sally Govt urged to put ‘the right people in the right place along with the right system’
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:32 ]

The 2016 budget does not tally with the economic policy statement laid out by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently and the government needs to start putting the "right people in the right place along with the right system," to genuinely implement reforms to put the country in order, internationally renowned economist Prof. Razeen Sally said. "Sri Lanka's high exposure to external debt has widened her curre

laura UK-led foreign coalition in overdrive to help GOSL
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:28 ]

Battle against corruption An international coalition led by Britain is now helping the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government stamp out corruption. Deputy British High Commissioner Laura Davies said that the UK would work closely with the US, Australia and Switzerland to help the new administration. Davies is also accredited to the Maldives. Davies said that the UK was in the process of enhancing Sri Lanka’s

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