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General Election before August end – EC Chairman

General Election before August end – EC Chairman

The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the 2020 General Election will be held before the end of the month of August.

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Canada grants CDN$400,000 to strengthen Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada grants CDN$400,000 to strengthen Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed Read more…

‘We continue to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation’ in Sri Lanka says UK minister

‘We continue to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation’ in Sri Lanka says UK minister

UK Minister said that the British government continues “to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation in its engagement with the government of Sri Read more…

Sri Lankan Presidential Task Forces are “grounded in Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist ethos” and signal deepening militarisation – PEARL

Sri Lankan Presidential Task Forces are “grounded in Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist ethos” and signal deepening militarisation – PEARL

PEARL strongly condemns this week’s establishment of two presidential task forces in Sri Lanka, which sets the country on a firm course to autocratic governance.

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UN human rights chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka

UN human rights chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed alarm at the clampdown on freedom of expression in parts of the Asia-Pacific, including in Sri Read more…

Mano says TNA will boycott NCP polls »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided to refrain from contesting the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections, unless land grabbing in the Read more…

Tamil houses attacked over love
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Tamil houses attacked over love »

At least 16 houses including 15 belonging to Tamils had been attacked in Tangalle last night over an illicit love affair between Read more…

Men with poles seen at demonstration
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Men with poles seen at demonstration »

Men with poles were seen standing in Fort as the demonstration launched by the opposition drew close to the area this evening.

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AI writes to UNHRC on Lanka
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

AI writes to UNHRC on Lanka »

Amnesty International has written to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ahead of its 23rd session beginning on May 27, calling for a credible Read more…

Northern PC is not a solution for national question – JVP »

Provincial councils are not a solution for the national question. It is merely an extension of power.

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Rajapaksa ally seeks abolition of Lanka provincial councils
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Rajapaksa ally seeks abolition of Lanka provincial councils »

A key nationalist ally of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is planning legislative action for the abolition of the country’s provincial councils Read more…

Thailand Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Thailand Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka »

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will make an official visit to Sri Lanka on the 31st of this month, External Affairs Ministry Read more…

Karuna As A Military Force Is A Myth’ – Gota To US
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Karuna As A Military Force Is A Myth’ – Gota To US »

“Mann expressed concern that government forces had given excessive freedom to the LTTE-breakaway “Karuna group,” which was using this freedom destructively. Ambassador Read more…

JHU Bill to repeal 13th amendment
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

JHU Bill to repeal 13th amendment »

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is to table a bill within next two weeks to repeal the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

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EU told Lanka probing C4 video
15 May
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

EU told Lanka probing C4 video »

The government informed the European Parliament today (Tuesday) that irrespective of Sri Lanka’s categorical rejection of the Channel-4 footage in the “Killing Read more…