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UK concerned about slow delivery of human rights commitments – FCO report

UK concerned about slow delivery of human rights commitments – FCO report

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report covering the period from January to December 2017 was Read more…

Probe into MR’s Presidential campaign funds still on: PM

Probe into MR’s Presidential campaign funds still on: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday denied any suspension of investigations into alleged transfer of funds during the 2015 presidential election, a statement made by the Read more…

Two key suspects in Lasantha murder case granted bail

Two key suspects in Lasantha murder case granted bail

Two key suspects arrested in connection to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, have been granted bail.

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today granted bail Read more…

Moscow seeks explanation from Colombo Alleged Russian backing for Namal

Moscow seeks explanation from Colombo Alleged Russian backing for Namal

Russia has sought an explanation from Sri Lanka as regards a recent claim by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera that Russia funded a special Read more…

Clowns or Murderers: Our Hobson’s Choice

Clowns or Murderers: Our Hobson’s Choice

There is no Viyath Maga; it is just a word for a programme. Clearly this is a carrying forward of Mahinda Chinthanaya…”

Mahinda Rajapaksa (4.7.2018)[i]

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Samarasinghe ready for Geneva
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

Samarasinghe ready for Geneva »

Special Human Rights envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Government Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says he is ready to represent Sri Lanka at Read more…

Global TU head coming here on fact finding mission
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

Global TU head coming here on fact finding mission »

The leader of the world’s single largest trade union (TU) federation will be in the country on a five-day visit starting February Read more…

US rejects External Affairs Ministry claim on refusing visa
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

US rejects External Affairs Ministry claim on refusing visa »

The US embassy has reportedly rejected the claim by the Ministry of External Affairs that is had not refused a visa to Read more…

UN Assistant Secretary- General arrives in Sri Lanka
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

UN Assistant Secretary- General arrives in Sri Lanka »

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu has Read more…

India says nothing more to discuss »

A senior official attached to the Indian High Commission in Colombo, commenting on the controversy surrounding the on-arrival-visa, said, “There is no Read more…

India tells Lanka to stop arrests
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

India tells Lanka to stop arrests »

The Indian Government has urged Sri Lanka to stop arresting Indian fishermen in order to facilitate talks between both sides to an Read more…

Indian visa issue: Lanka seeks report for action
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

Indian visa issue: Lanka seeks report for action »

The Government will raise with India the issue of Sri Lankans being left out of the facility to grant visas on arrival Read more…

MPs Quarters Misused
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

MPs Quarters Misused »

The houses given to Members of Parliament (MP) in Madiwala have been misused with most of them being occupied by outsiders. Deputy Read more…

Hirunika To Be Appointed Provincial Minister
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

Hirunika To Be Appointed Provincial Minister »

The UPFA is considering appointing Hirunika Premachandra as a provincial minister following the Western Provincial Council elections.

The decision regarding the appointment Read more…

Hague, Baird To Set The Tone
9 Feb
2014
Written by TELOMedia

Hague, Baird To Set The Tone »

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird are expected to set the tone on Sri Lanka at the Read more…