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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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TNA briefs China on Tamils’ “concerns”
19 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

TNA briefs China on Tamils’ “concerns” »

In an exercise aimed at reaching out to China, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which represents a majority of Sri Lankan Tamils in Read more…

U.S. concerned over rushed resettlement of Sri Lanka’s IDPs
19 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

U.S. concerned over rushed resettlement of Sri Lanka’s IDPs »

While welcoming Sri Lankan government’s work to quickly resettle nearly 280,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) following the three-decade long conflict in May 2009, Read more…

Ban calls for speedy political solution to factors behind Sri Lanka’s civil war
17 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

Ban calls for speedy political solution to factors behind Sri Lanka’s civil war »

In a meeting with a senior Sri Lanka Government official, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the need for to find a Read more…

Ex-CJ says if not for his order Mahinda won’t be President today
16 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

Ex-CJ says if not for his order Mahinda won’t be President today »

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said yesterday that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would not have become the President of Sri Lanka if not Read more…

India keeping tab on Divi Neguma Bill: TNA
15 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

India keeping tab on Divi Neguma Bill: TNA »

India is observing the developments with regard to the Divi Neguma Bill dubbed by many as an attempt by the government to take Read more…

Major Tamil party of Sri Lanka plans to meet Tamil Nadu political leaders
15 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

Major Tamil party of Sri Lanka plans to meet Tamil Nadu political leaders »

Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) sources say that the party is discussing a proposal to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Read more…

TNA Statement From Delhi: Manmohan Singh Reassured That India Will Do Its Best For The Tamils
13 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

TNA Statement From Delhi: Manmohan Singh Reassured That India Will Do Its Best For The Tamils »

“The TNA urged the need for urgent action to redress this situation. The discussions were free and frank, and the Prime Minister and Read more…

PM Meets TNA Leaders; Says India Fully With SL Tamils
11 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

PM Meets TNA Leaders; Says India Fully With SL Tamils »

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today affirmed India’s commitment for a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue during a meeting with TNA Read more…

Solhiem tells government to address Tamil issues
7 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

Solhiem tells government to address Tamil issues »

Former Norwegian Minister and special peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim, has urged the government to address Tamil issues. Speaking at the Read more…

Sri Lanka opposition insists on Northern PC approving the Divi Neguma bill
7 Oct
2012
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka opposition insists on Northern PC approving the Divi Neguma bill »

Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the controversial Divi Neguma Bill cannot be passed in parliament without the approval of Read more…