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International call for immediate release of detained Tamil Journalist

International call for immediate release of detained Tamil Journalist

A Tamil Journalist in detention for nearly fifty days should be released immediately, Reporters without Borders (RSF) has demanded.

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Sri Lankan parliament has seen the unseating of top-notch personalities

Sri Lankan parliament has seen the unseating of top-notch personalities

The Gampaha District Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four-years Rigorous Imprisonment on Tuesday (January 12), will lose Read more…

Sri Lanka reports four more COVID-19 deaths Friday, toll rises to 255

Sri Lanka reports four more COVID-19 deaths Friday, toll rises to 255

Sri Lanka confirmed four more deaths on Friday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 255, according to health Read more…

Pillaiyan’s acquittal emblematic of the State’s failure to ensure accountability : ICJ

Pillaiyan’s acquittal emblematic of the State’s failure to ensure accountability : ICJ

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in a statement yesterday (14) deplored the comprehensive failure of the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure accountability for conflict-

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UN Urged to Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court (ICC) by Tamil Families of the Disappeared – EINPresswire

UN Urged to Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court (ICC) by Tamil Families of the Disappeared – EINPresswire

The Association for Relatives of Enforced Disappearances in the North and East Provinces of Sri Lanka, urged UN Human Rights Council to Refer Sri Lanka Read more…

Sri Lanka to repay US$6,865mn foreign debt in 2021: Minister
12 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka to repay US$6,865mn foreign debt in 2021: Minister »

Sri Lanka is making arrangements to repay or roll-over 6,865 million dollars of foreign debt in 2021 co-cabinet spokesman Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.

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Sri Lanka to ink another deal with the Chinese
12 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka to ink another deal with the Chinese »

Sri Lanka is to sign another agreement with China, this time to market tea online.

Cabinet has granted approval to sign a Memorandum of Understanding Read more…

China emerges as leading bilateral lender to Sri Lanka in 2020
12 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

China emerges as leading bilateral lender to Sri Lanka in 2020 »

China has emerged as the leading bilateral lender to Sri Lanka in the first eight months of 2020 overtaking Japan as the former helped Sri Read more…

Sri Lanka Parliament continues to function adhering to health guidelines after 3 MPs infected with COVID-19
12 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka Parliament continues to function adhering to health guidelines after 3 MPs infected with COVID-19 »

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake says the Proceedings of Parliament will continue in accordance with health guidelines given by the health authorities, following three Read more…

Ranjan Ramanayake sentenced to four-year RI for contempt of court
12 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

Ranjan Ramanayake sentenced to four-year RI for contempt of court »

The Supreme Court today sentenced actor-turned parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to four years rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court.

The judgment was delivered by a three-judge Read more…

British MPs call on Foreign Secretary to condemn monument destruction
11 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

British MPs call on Foreign Secretary to condemn monument destruction »

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, a cross-party group of British parliamentarians, has condemned the destruction of the Mullivaikkal monument at Jaffna University.

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‘Heartbroken’ Canada Foreign Minister condemns destruction of Mullivaikkal monument
11 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

‘Heartbroken’ Canada Foreign Minister condemns destruction of Mullivaikkal monument »

Canada’s Foreign Minister has joined several Canadian politicians in condemning the destruction of the Mullaivaikkal monument at Jaffna University.

Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne said on Read more…

Political & Union forces unite to oppose Sri Lanka’s Port Terminal sale
11 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

Political & Union forces unite to oppose Sri Lanka’s Port Terminal sale »

23 Trade unions from the Ports Authority, The National Organizations collective and a large number of civil organizations joined the formation of a new national Read more…

31 MPs asked to self-quarantine in Sri Lanka
11 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

31 MPs asked to self-quarantine in Sri Lanka »

A total of 31 Members of Parliament have been asked to self-quarantine in Sri Lanka thus far, after three parliamentarians were identified as Covid-19 positive Read more…

CBK hits out at Sirisena: Says his remarks made in ‘Hindu’ interview was false
11 Jan
2021
Written by TELO Admin

CBK hits out at Sirisena: Says his remarks made in ‘Hindu’ interview was false »

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in a hard hitting letter, berated former President and Polonnaruwa district MP Maithripala Sirisena over his remarks made in an interview Read more…