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Sri Lanka hopeful of Indian backing at UNHRC

Sri Lanka hopeful of Indian backing at UNHRC

        Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it remained hopeful of India’s backing against a U.S. sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Karunatillaka Amunugama told Xinhua that India is likely to make its decision …

Does David Miliband speak and act on behalf of the UK Government?

Does David Miliband speak and act on behalf of the UK Government?

By Shenali Waduge David Miliband and a host of other UK MPs are denigrating a democratic and sovereign nation using their office in a personal vendetta that revolves around courting Tamil constituents in the UK in order for them to win votes and possibly other …

Upcoming Geneva UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka – Not Exactly a Surprise

       On one level it is surprising that the United States and the international community is not willing to let go of its desire to punish Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses at the end of its 30-year war against the LTTE …

U.N. urged to Act on Abuses Against Muslims in Sri Lanka

U.N. urged to Act on Abuses Against Muslims in Sri Lanka

     In an appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Freedom, Mr. Heiner Bielefelt,  Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged the UN Rapporteur to visit Sri Lanka to investigate abuses against Muslims, including attacks on Mosques by groups led by Buddhist monks. “Abuses against Muslims include …

Japan calls on Sri Lanka to implement all LLRC recommendations

Japan calls on Sri Lanka to implement all LLRC recommendations

     While welcoming Sri Lanka’s National Action Plan for implementation of some of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, Japan today called on Sri Lanka to in future take up the recommendations that are not included in the National Action Plan. Delivering a …

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 …

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, …