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US working with Sri Lanka to implement UNHRC resolution

US working with Sri Lanka to implement UNHRC resolution

The United States is working with Sri Lanka to implement the steps agreed to in the resolution the two countries jointly sponsored at the UN Human Rights Council last year, a top US diplomat said today. “Our diplomatic relations are at an all-time high, and …

Inviting both President Sirisena and Sampanthan “Politically Significant”

Inviting both President Sirisena and Sampanthan “Politically Significant”

The fact that India has invited the Sri Lankan President, Miathripala Sirisena, and the Leader of Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader, R.Sampanthan, to the Simhasth Kumbh Mela being held at Ujjain, is considered politically  significant here. Although Sirisena and Sampanthan are not on …

India’s help sought to tackle drugs problem in Jaffna

India’s help sought to tackle drugs problem in Jaffna

In a recent meeting with a former Indian diplomat, leaders of fishermen from Jaffna raised the issue of the easy availability of drugs in the region, and sought India’s help to tackle the problem. Attributing the availability of illicit substances to the growing instances of …

ISIS global recruiters set sights on India

ISIS global recruiters set sights on India

Disclosures of recently-arrested ISIS recruits have revealed that the jihadi group’s global headhunters including women from Argentina, Sri Lanka and Philippines are on the prowl for Indian youth who show any leanings to radical views on social media. Counter-terror agencies are closely monitoring nearly 25 …

Malaysian police arrest 10 Sri Lankans with forged passports

Malaysian police arrest 10 Sri Lankans with forged passports

The Malaysian police have arrested 10 Sri Lankans with forged passports, the Viet Times reported today. The Sri Lankans are among 19 people arrested by the Malaysian authorities during a raid.According to the Malaysian police the Sri Lankans were to travel to Geneva from Malaysia …

Modi meets fishermen

Modi meets fishermen

Minutes before addressing an election meeting in Vedaranyam on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who secured the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, made it a point to meet them. “It gave me immense pleasure to meet the five …

Independence of the Judiciary in a Democracy

Independence of the Judiciary in a Democracy

         [This is the keynote address by India’s former Chief Justice P. N. Bhagwathie  titled “Democracy and the Rule of Law” presented at the seminar Provisions in the Draft Constitution and Independence of the Judiciary organized by the Vigil Lanka Movment and …

This ‘State Of Lawlessness’ Has To Be Curbed And Controlled By The Judiciary

This ‘State Of Lawlessness’ Has To Be Curbed And Controlled By The Judiciary

An independent, impartial, honest and competent judiciary is integral to upholding the rule of law, engendering public confidence and dispensing justice. Judicial appointments should not be made on the basis of political considerations. Due consideration should be given to career judicial officers who have worked …

Sri Lankan named oldest living by Guinness book

Sri Lankan named oldest living by Guinness book

   A Sri Lankan, Apullanalada Ukku, 116 years, is said to be the  oldest person in the world, after Japanese national, Jiroemon Kimura (116 years), died on 12 June.Ms Ukku, living at No. 82 A, Bulathgamuwa, Mawanella, in the Kegalle District, is now the longest …

Education Unions demand action against NWPC member

Education Unions demand action against NWPC member

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) has warned that it would launch trade union action if punitive action is not taken against UPFA Wayamba Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara for forcing a female teacher, at Navagaththegama Maha Vidyalaya to …