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India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must stand up for democracy in its own backyard as Sri Lanka’s current political turmoil points to China’s increasing role, the Financial Read more…

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Germany’s ambassador to Colombo today criticised the violent scenes in parliament tweeting it was a “bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka.”

“SL has Read more…

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

A group of British parliamentarians have written to UK’s foreign secretary warning that “Sri Lanka’s political stability is at grave risk” and called Read more…

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

The business community in Sri Lanka said that the conduct of some elected representatives in Parliament today was both shameful and an embarrassment Read more…

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker has called for a meeting of party leaders at 11.30 a.m. this morning (16), the Office of the Speaker stated.

Accordingly, the meeting will Read more…

Sri Lankan President swears in former Attorney General as 44th Chief Justice
15 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lankan President swears in former Attorney General as 44th Chief Justice »

Sri Lanka’s 44th Chief Justice, former Attorney General and a legal adviser to the Cabinet, Mohan Peiris took oaths Tuesday before Sri Lankan Read more…

Sri Lanka constitutional crisis deepens as lawyers refuse to accept a new Chief Justice
14 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka constitutional crisis deepens as lawyers refuse to accept a new Chief Justice »

The constitutional crisis created by the controversial dismissal of the Chief Justice in Sri Lanka by the President deepened today as the country’s Read more…

Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice, urges Commonwealth action
14 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice, urges Commonwealth action »

Canada has called on the Sri Lankan government to respect the country’s constitution and the independence of its judiciary. While expressing deep concern Read more…

Sri Lanka President removes Chief Justice
14 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka President removes Chief Justice »

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse Sunday removed the country’s first female Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake by ratifying Friday’s parliamentary vote to impeach Read more…

US deeply concerned
11 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

US deeply concerned »

The US embassy in a statement said it remains deeply concerned by the Impeachment Proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

The Read more…

Sri Lanka parliament impeaches Chief Justice
11 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka parliament impeaches Chief Justice »

Sri Lanka parliament following a two-day debate voted today to impeach the country’s first female Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayke who has been Read more…

Fail to provide solution Tamils expect: Jaffna bishop informs French delegates
9 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Fail to provide solution Tamils expect: Jaffna bishop informs French delegates »

Jaffna Bishop Rev.Thomas Saundranayakam informed French representatives that Lankan government which achieved war victory has failed to grant solution expect by Tamils of Read more…

UK parliament debates Lankan HR issues
9 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

UK parliament debates Lankan HR issues »

The British parliament, both the House of Commons and House of Lords, Tuesday discussed the post war situation in Sri Lanka.The debate on Read more…

Jaffna UN branch to close
9 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

Jaffna UN branch to close »

All UN branch offices in the Jaffna District are to be closed during the course of 2013, reliable sources from Jaffna said. Accordingly, Read more…

SLMC to support the Divi Neguma Bill
8 Jan
2013
Written by TELO Admin

SLMC to support the Divi Neguma Bill »

The Divi Neguma bill is scheduled to be passed after it is taken up for debate at the parliamentary committee stage.The government accepted Read more…