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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…

‘I will continue to raise my voice against human rights violations’-Ananthy
20 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

‘I will continue to raise my voice against human rights violations’-Ananthy »

Ananthy Sasitharan is the wife of Ezhilan (Sinnaththurai Sasitharan), former Trincomalee District’s Political Wing Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Read more…

Vote in Sri Lanka’s north stirs Tamil calls for army to get out-Reuters
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Vote in Sri Lanka’s north stirs Tamil calls for army to get out-Reuters »

Voters in northern Sri Lanka go to the polls on Saturday in a provincial election that threatens to stir up old animosity Read more…

Upcoming elections in Sri Lanka an opportunity for reconciliation – UN chief
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Upcoming elections in Sri Lanka an opportunity for reconciliation – UN chief »

The forthcoming provincial elections in Sri Lanka are an important opportunity for reconciliation in the country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling Read more…

Ravana’s petition against Seetha rejected
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Ravana’s petition against Seetha rejected »

Chairman of the Public Performance Board states that there is no necessity to reconsider the permission granted for the screening of “Seetha Read more…

Military involvement shrouds Sri Lanka election
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Military involvement shrouds Sri Lanka election »

For 25 years Sri Lankan armed forces fought against militant separatists seeking to create an independent state for the Tamil-speaking minority in Read more…

NPC won’t have special powers No one could go against the Constitution – Vasu
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOadmin

NPC won’t have special powers No one could go against the Constitution – Vasu »

Democratic Left Front (DLF) leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara recently ruled out the possibility of a federal solution to the national issue. Addressing the media Read more…

19 TN fishermen arrested by SL Navy
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

19 TN fishermen arrested by SL Navy »

Nineteen fishermen, who ventured into the sea from Pudukottai district, were on Thursday arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they went Read more…

Activist in court over Lankan film
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Activist in court over Lankan film »

Malaysian human rights NGO Pusat Komas has slammed Putrajaya for “the utmost form of harassment,” for charging its activist for screening the Read more…

Ghana Bar questions Lanka
19 Sep
2013
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Ghana Bar questions Lanka »

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has questioned Sri Lanka’s eligibility to chair the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in Read more…

Trinco 5 petition to UNHRC
19 Sep
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Trinco 5 petition to UNHRC »

An Amnesty International delegation including Sri Lanka experts are visiting the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland this week to raise Read more…