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  • TNA Statement on Minister Samarasinghe’s statement at UNHRC, Geneva

    The TNA is surprised to learn of the contents of the September 12 address to the UN Human Rights Council by Hon. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, Head of the Sri Lanka Delegation. We take particular exception to his claim that the government’s approach to reconciliation has been predicated on building trust and amity between communities. The […]

  • EPDP protest blocks Blake meet with Jaffna civil society, students

    The visiting US Assistant Secretary of State, Robert O Blake, had to cancel his appointment with civil society representatives, including student representatives of the University of Jaffna on Tuesday afternoon as EPDP paramilitary cum political party, aligned with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo, organized a protest outside the American Corner, situated on 4th cross street in […]

  • Fonseka’s conviction lacked material – Counsel

    Appeal against CM II conviction and sentence Chitra WeerarathneThe convictions of General Fonseka, by the Court Martial II, were not affirmed by the convening Authority, the President. Hence, there cannot be a consequential sentence, said Romesh de Silva PC, in the Court of Appeal yesterday.Counsel, de Silva, appearing for Fonseka, requested the Court to quash the […]

  • Auditor General Issues Damning Report On Cash Strapped CPC

     ■COPE calls for explanation from CPC  Mandana Ismail AbeywickremaA damning report by the Auditor General’s Department on the position of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) in 2009 has highlighted many irregularities in the cash strapped government institution. The Auditor General’s report has been handed over to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) for further inquiries. COPE […]

  • Who Is He? Who Said So? (the case of Namal and Thushara)

    Raisa WickrematungeThushara Jayaratne is a name not many may remember. The Law College student was the centre of some controversy last year. He claimed that the questions in an open book Commercial law paper (held December 3, 2010) had been leaked to none other than the President’s son, Namal Rajapaksa.Jayaratne also said that Rajapaksa had […]

  • Sri Lanka imposes new laws to hold terror suspects

    BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Sri Lanka will still detain hundreds of terror suspects and outlaw the defeated rebel Tamil Tiger group despite lifting wartime emergency laws, an official said Thursday. An ethnic Tamil lawmaker condemned the moves as undemocratic and said the anti-terrorism law the government is expanding is too restrictive and should be abolished.The emergency laws […]

  • V FM CEO attacked by gang

    The chief executive officer of V FM radio channel, Ruwan Sugathadasa, has been attacked by three unidentified men.  The gang had arrived in a jeep, bearing no: WP/GA 1893, stormed his home at Gangarama Road at Boralesgamuwa around 7.00 pm today (Sept. 02) and carried out the attack. Mr. Sugathadasa has been admitted to hospital in […]

  • The warranted in Thalangama Police!

    Our reporter was able to photograph Sudharman Radaliyagoda, the Deputy Chairman of ITN, who has been warranted by a Court, visiting Thalangama Police Station yesterday (29th) to attend to one of his friend’s affairs. He has arrived at the police station in a VVIP Pajero bearing the reg. no. 64 -1727.On July 19th Colombo Fort […]

  • President proposes lifting of emergency regulations .

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced in Parliament   that he was proposing the lifiting of emergency regulations. “I am proposing to the House that Emergency Regulations should be lifted as I am statisifed that there is no necessity for the regulations”, he told Parliament. “Therefore we have decided not to extend the state of  emergency”, he said. […]

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