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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, …

Enemies of the Internet 2013

Enemies of the Internet 2013

    Today, 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance, available at surveillance.rsf.org. It looks at the way governments are increasingly using technology that monitors online activity and intercepts electronic communication in order to arrest …

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, …

Halal logo withdrawn from local products

Halal logo withdrawn from local products

      Sri Lankan authorities and clergy said today that they had decided to withdraw the Halal logo from food products sold locally as a result of tensions which arose in the country recently over the issue. Addressing a joint media briefing, the All Ceylon …

Fasting students arrested by Indian Police,

Fasting students arrested by Indian Police,

       In an operation conducted at midnight, the Tamil Nadu police swooped on the eight Loyola College students who were on a hunger-strike in support of Eelam and have forcibly removed them from the venue of their protest at, Chennai. The students, who had …

Western Trojan horses through special projects

Western Trojan horses through special projects

   Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa alleged that large scale foreign funding of NGOs operating in Sri Lanka would be inimical to ongoing post-war national reconciliation efforts hence, such projects should be resisted. The government was seriously concerned about a fresh NGO onslaught in the wake …