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Ex army chief to form new party

Ex army chief to form new party

     Former Sri Lanka Army commander Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday filed papers to register a new political party in the island nation under his leadership. Fonseka, who filed his party papers at the Elections Department Tuesday, issued an open invitation for any political party …

I never thought I would be addressing a UN Human Rights Council, on the plight of Tamil women in North Sri Lanka

I never thought I would be addressing a UN Human Rights Council, on the plight of Tamil women in North Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        I never thought, when I became a British Member of Parliament in 1997, that I would at some stage be addressing a UN …

TNA to be investigated for LTTE crimes – Karuna

TNA to be investigated for LTTE crimes – Karuna

    The government is to investigate the TNA’s complicity in crimes committed by the LTTE announced the paramilitary leader and deputy minister, Vinayagamoorthy Karuna. The news was reported in the Sinhala language newspaper Divaina on Friday 8 March.   The government has decided to investigate …

Postal Dept Express post and Airmail to Private Sector

Postal Dept Express post and Airmail to Private Sector

      The Express and Airmail service which was under the Postal Department, has been handed over to the  Civaro cargo company, which is affiliated to the Hayles Group. The Agreement for this business deal was effective from January 01.The Civaro Company is listed under …

Stop witch hunt against Shirani Bandaranayake — Lawyers Collective

Stop witch hunt against Shirani Bandaranayake — Lawyers Collective

      Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been summoned to appear before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (Bribery Commission), on 18th March 2013. Issuing a statement in this regard the Lawyers Collective says that the government has started its …

Strike called by DMK-TESO underway

Strike called by DMK-TESO underway

      The dawn-to-dusk general strike called by DMK-backed pro-Sri Lankan Tamil outfit TESO began on Tuesday morning with no untoward incident reported so far. Shops in some places were closed and a close watch was being maintained on the situation, police said. However, …

Electricity tariff hike from next month

Electricity tariff hike from next month

      The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has decided to increase the electricity tariff from next month. However, prior to the increase, plans are under way to hold a public consultation in keeping with Public Utility Commission Act Source said  that despite some stakeholders insisting that the …

Families Of Disappeared To Complain To UNHRC

Families Of Disappeared To Complain To UNHRC

      Depriving families of the disappeared in the North from travelling to Colombo to join in a peaceful protest is to be brought to the notice of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this week, claimed K.J. Britto Fernando, from the Right …

US killed civilians during its military operations in Afghanistan.

US killed civilians during its military operations in Afghanistan.

      Days before a US-sponsored resolution will be taken up against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Colombo accused Washington of committing human rights abuses. Cabinet Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Monday said that there were reports that the US had killed …

U.S urged to drop charges against Canadian accused of supporting terrorism

U.S urged to drop charges against Canadian accused of supporting terrorism

        The Sri Lankan government has asked the United States to abandon the prosecution of a Canadian charged with buying equipment and laundering money for the separatist Tamil Tigers rebels. The extraordinary request, in a letter sent to the U.S. State Department, …