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White van abduction foiled

White van abduction foiled

      The Kattankudy Police arrested a group of people who had abducted a family from Batticaloa on information they had received. They had  arrived in a white van 56 -3751 and abducted the family of three stating they were from the Sri Lanka …

US Ambassador Rapp Disappointed on Accountability

US Ambassador Rapp Disappointed on Accountability

      The United Sates says it is looking for Sri Lanka to proceed with accountability and genuine reconciliation and will be watching “very carefully” to decide what steps may be necessary to be taken again at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This …

LK Advani resigns from top party posts

LK Advani resigns from top party posts

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       BJP stalwart L K Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts escalating his protest against Narendra Modi’s appointment as chairman of the BJP’s national campaign. In his resignation letter to party chief Rajnath Singh,  Advani said that most party …

Sri Lanka says has made progress in human rights, reconciliation

Sri Lanka says has made progress in human rights, reconciliation

       The Sri Lankan delegation to the on-going 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva has said ” the Government’s progress with regard to addressing human rights concerns and reconciliation is being amply demonstrated on the ground, acknowledged by many …

DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the abduction and murder of a 35-year-old businessman Mohammed Shyam, involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya . Police Spokesman SP …

Catholic Bishops call for new Constitution

Catholic Bishops call for new Constitution

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) has called upon the government not to amend the 13th Amendment to the Constitution or repeal it but to discuss it with all parties to bring about a totally new Constitution. A statement …

Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance

Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      During a 12-minute video interview that went online Sunday, Edward Joseph Snowden calmly answered questions about his journey from being a well-compensated government contractor with nearly unlimited access to America’s intelligence secrets to being holed up in a Hong …

Eastern Province Chief Minister approves opening of American corner at Trincomalee Urban Council.

Eastern Province Chief Minister approves opening of American corner at Trincomalee Urban Council.

     Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed has approved the opening of the American corner at the Trincomalee Urban Council. Majeed said that a meeting will be held on June 18 at the Eastern Provincial Council to inform the council about the decision. He said …

US,Canada raises concerns over freedom of expression in Sri Lanka during 23rd session of UNHRC

US,Canada raises concerns over freedom of expression in Sri Lanka during 23rd session of UNHRC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The United States brought to the notice of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week, what it says is a continuation of violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and reprisals against …

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by one wicket

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by one wicket

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– New Zealand pulled off a nail-biting one-wicket victory in a low-scoring Group ‘A’ thriller against Sri Lanka on Sunday, after Lasith Malinga had threatened to turn the match on its head defending a score of 138, in the ICC Champions Trophy. …