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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.

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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…

Pillay To Give Report
28 Jul
2013
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Pillay To Give Report »

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is expected to submit a report on her Sri Lanka visit to the UN Read more…

Fishermen reject Indian solution
27 Jul
2013
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Fishermen reject Indian solution »

Fishermen in Jaffna have rejected any solution formulated by India in order to resolve the issues faced between Indian and Sri Lankan Read more…

Three Sri Lankans have escaped
27 Jul
2013
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Three Sri Lankans have escaped »

Three Sri Lankans have escaped from a detention center in Sukabumi, Indonesia.

The three Sri Lankans and three Iranians were reported missing Read more…

the title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers
27 Jul
2013
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the title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers »

Prime Minister Dr. D.M. Jayaratne says that the title “Indian Tamil” should be removed from the estate Tamil workers and they should Read more…

illegal boat would not be settled in Australia
27 Jul
2013
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illegal boat would not be settled in Australia »

The Australian High Commission today announced that illegal boat arrivals from Sri Lanka would not be settled in Australia, even if they Read more…

Asylum seekers brought ashore
26 Jul
2013
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Asylum seekers brought ashore »

The Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel Samudura brought all the 73 stranded Sri Lankans ashore safely today, the Navy media unit said. On Read more…

Gota cancels meet with UK MPs
26 Jul
2013
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Gota cancels meet with UK MPs »

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had today cancelled his scheduled meeting with a British All Party Parliament delegation.

Sources told the Colombo Gazette Read more…

Pillay’s security advisor here
26 Jul
2013
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Pillay’s security advisor here »

The Chief Security Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was in Sri Lanka ahead of the scheduled Read more…

Refer Sri Lanka to war crime tribunal’
26 Jul
2013
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Refer Sri Lanka to war crime tribunal’ »

Former senator S Ramakrishnan and civil societies in the country want the Malaysian government to refer Sri Lanka to the war crimes Read more…

Rudd telephones Lankan dad
26 Jul
2013
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Rudd telephones Lankan dad »

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has telephoned a Sri Lankan man whose child had died in an asylum boat tragedy this week.

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