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US report notes limited progress, rights abuses in Sri Lanka

US report notes limited progress, rights abuses in Sri Lanka

The annual US human rights report noted that the Sri Lankan Government has made limited progress toward establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms.

The Country Reports Read more…

Sri Lanka PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran

Sri Lanka PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran

Sri Lanka Prime Minister has called for the private sectors in Sri Lanka and Iran to cooperate closely for the implementation of joint projects following Read more…

Parliament should be dissolved: MR

Parliament should be dissolved: MR

The President should dissolve parliament with immediate effect and pave way for a general election if he is confident of winning the election, former President Read more…

No-Confidence Motion against the Leader of the Opposition D.B.S. Jeyaraj

No-Confidence Motion against the Leader of the Opposition D.B.S. Jeyaraj

The ill-advised move failed miserably. Furthermore, instead of toppling the Prime Minister as intended, the NCM has only strengthened United National Party (UNP) Read more…

What’s ‘National’ in this National Government?

What’s ‘National’ in this National Government?

Just the other day, this Government appointed four new Provincial Governors. Almost immediately one of them, who used to be a Governor in a different Read more…

Vasan not for supplying warships to Sri Lanka
21 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Vasan not for supplying warships to Sri Lanka »

Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan on Friday wanted the Union government to keep in abeyance its proposal to supply two warships to Read more…

34 fishermen from Nagapattinam, Karaikal to be repatriated today
21 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

34 fishermen from Nagapattinam, Karaikal to be repatriated today »

Thirty-four fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, detained in a camp for immigration law violators at Mirihina near Colombo since a court ordered Read more…

Diplomats briefed by monitors
21 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Diplomats briefed by monitors »

Diplomats who are in the North ahead of tomorrow’s Provincial Council Elections have been briefed by local election monitors

Sources said that Read more…

Canada raises polls concerns
21 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Canada raises polls concerns »

Canada has raised concerns on some of the incidents reported ahead of today’s elections in the North. “Canada is deeply concerned by Read more…

WikiLeaks: ‘Devananda Will Kill You’ President Tells Journalists And Offers Diplomatic Posts
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

WikiLeaks: ‘Devananda Will Kill You’ President Tells Journalists And Offers Diplomatic Posts »

On April 25, talk show host Ranga told us that President Rajapaksa had informed him in front of a witness that Defense Read more…

Pillay denies Gota’s claims
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Pillay denies Gota’s claims »

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has denied the claims attributed to Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa regarding the Read more…

U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern over Reports of Elections Violence
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern over Reports of Elections Violence »

The U.S. Embassy notes reports of an attack on the residence of an electoral candidate, supporters, and members of a domestic elections Read more…

Northern train stations lack facilities
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Northern train stations lack facilities »

Although the Yarl Devi resumed operations from Omanthai to Kilinochchi with much fanfare last Saturday (14), the service staff including station masters Read more…

No post-conflict country subjected to such pressure as Sri Lanka: GL Peiris
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

No post-conflict country subjected to such pressure as Sri Lanka: GL Peiris »

GL Peiris is Sri Lanka’s foreign minister who is concerned about an upcoming report on his country by UN high commissioner for Read more…

Investigations underway into attack on TNA candidate’s residence
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Investigations underway into attack on TNA candidate’s residence »

The Police said they were investigating the attack on TNA candidate Ananthi Sasitharan’s residence at Chullipuram in Jaffna during which several of Read more…