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Unions alarmed over pension scheme

President to meet trade union representativesBy Yohan PereraAs several trade unions are gearing up to launch a protest against the proposed private sector pension...

UN leader under pressure over Sri Lanka war report

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is studying an expert report into thousands of deaths during Sri Lanka's 2009 military drive...

United Nations Report on Sri Lanka Conflict Must be Made Public, Says Amnesty International

 Amnesty International Media Release(Washington, D.C.) A United Nations (U.N.) report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be...

Photos of the LTTE leaders killed after surrendering with white flags revealed

Photos of the dead bodies with gunshot wounds of LTTE political wing leader B.Nadesan and S. Pulithevan who were killed by the military after...

Mervyn’s secretary, 2 cops, remanded for extortion

Three senior police officers transferredSuspect left minister’s staff on Thursday – Press SecyBy Lal GunasekeraThree top police officials have been transferred with immediate effect...

Post-Conflict Sri Lanka Confronts Challenge of Peace Building

H. M. G. S. Palihakkara, LLRC, When domestic processes fail to find solutions to internal problems, external forces find space to advocate or even...

TNA says HSZs not necessary now

By Sandun A. JayasekeraThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it had told the government that considering the present security situation in the North...

Sri Lanka: Account for Wartime Disappearances; More Than 20 People Last Seen in Army Custody Remain Missing

(New York, April 7, 2011) – The Sri Lankan government should account for everyone who was taken into custody at the end of Sri...

Corruption hinders constructions: Dulles

By Sandun A. JayasekeraMinister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dulles Alahapperuma said it was regrettable and a matter of shame that the development...

US: Rights concerns hold back Sri Lanka ties

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States said Tuesday that future cooperation with Sri Lanka depended on improvements in its human rights record and an...

India will press Sri Lanka for equal rights to Tamil: Sonia

Reaffirming India’s support for the Sri Lankan Tamils, Congress president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said New Delhi would continue to press...

Lakshman Hulugalle — Convicted, But On The Board Of Com Bank

The appointment of a convicted criminal to the Board of Commercial Bank by the government has raised eye brows among senior bankers in the...

Making barons out of robbers – issues of good governance

"If you remember, when you came into power you said, about opening up the economy, that you saw no harm in letting the robber...

AFP: Cup final reprieve from S.Lanka tensions

By Mel Gunasekera COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's appearance in Saturday's cricket World Cup final offers a rare if fleeting moment of unity for a...

Over a million children lack toilet facilities

By Azra Ameen Around 1,299 schools or nearly one million school children and around 200,000 families in the island do not have access to...

Go beyond 13th amendment, India tells TNA

India has instructed Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political party, The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to go beyond the 13th Amendment when they hold discussions...

SRI LANKA-FORMER FEMALE SOLDIERS FIND BARRIERS TO REINTEGRATION

KILINOCHCHI, 23 February 2011 (IRIN) - Former female combatants in northern Sri Lanka face a tough time returning to civilian life, with fewer marriage,...

Mandate for TNA to seek federal system based solution – Premachandran

By Wilson GnanadassTNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said the mandate the party has obtained from the people is to find an immediate solution based on...

The Politics of Domestic and International Accountability Options in Sri Lanka

Alan Keenan   1. The need for an international investigation The International Crisis Group, like others concerned with a sustainable and just peace in Sri Lanka,...

TNA seeks police and land powers for North -Devolution issues to be taken up with President

By Chris KamalendranThe Tamil National Alliance wants the Government to grant the Northern Province police powers besides the right to manage land and forest...
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