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EC hints of holding PC polls by September

EC hints of holding PC polls by September

The Elections Commission yesterday hinted that the Provincial Council Election could be held in September, since the terms of the Central, Northern and North Western Read more…

A worried India

A worried India

The fresh political crisis in Sri Lanka should have New Delhi concerned. The strong showing by the opposition Sri Lanka People’s Front, led by former Read more…

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle has been delayed as some Ministers in the UNP have refused to move away from their current portfolios, government sources said. Read more…

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to Read more…

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that while the elections to six Provincial Councils are scheduled to be held in September, any attempt Read more…

Lawyers given access to Lankans
24 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Lawyers given access to Lankans »

Australian Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor has granted lawyers access to two Tamil asylum seekers who feared they would be sent back to Read more…

Indian police arrest 21 Sri Lankans in Kochi
24 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Indian police arrest 21 Sri Lankans in Kochi »

The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police, with the assistance of the Ernakulam North police, took 21 Sri Lankans who were Read more…

K’nidhi wants citizenship for Lankans
24 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

K’nidhi wants citizenship for Lankans »

DMK President M Karunanidhi today requested the Centre (Indian government) to provide citizenship to over one lakh Sri Lankan Tamils living in Read more…

Tension over army ‘seizure’ of Sri Lanka Jaffna land
24 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Tension over army ‘seizure’ of Sri Lanka Jaffna land »

There are growing tensions in northern Sri Lanka as Tamil people try to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.

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Gota opposes  NPC polls
24 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Gota opposes NPC polls »

The Defence Secretary was responding to a statement attributed to Petroleum Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, at Wednesday’s post-cabinet media briefing, that the Read more…

Govt. MPs also participated in Naumann workshops: UNP
23 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Govt. MPs also participated in Naumann workshops: UNP »

While condemning certain media reports labeling UNP MPs as traitors for cooperating with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), the UNP said earlier today Read more…

More than 20 disappearances last year
23 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

More than 20 disappearances last year »

More than 20 alleged enforced disappearances were reported in Sri Lanka last year, the annual human rights report released today by the Read more…

UN intervenes in land issue in North
23 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

UN intervenes in land issue in North »

Head of the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Agnes Asekenye-Oonyu, on Tuesday flew to Palaly, where she Read more…

Govt. trying to arrest UNP MPs – Ranil
23 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Govt. trying to arrest UNP MPs – Ranil »

UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said, in Parliament yesterday, that the government was getting ready to arrest a number of UNP Read more…

Ganeshan Nimalaruban Case: De Facto CJ Denies Petitioner’s Right To See Replies Filed By AG
23 May
2013
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Ganeshan Nimalaruban Case: De Facto CJ Denies Petitioner’s Right To See Replies Filed By AG »

The Fundamental Rights case of Ganeshan Nimalaruban was taken before the Supreme Court yesterday. The Bench consisted of: Mohan Pieris CJ, P. A Read more…