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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…

Sri Lanka Is a Human Rights Council Failure -Taylor Dibbert
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka Is a Human Rights Council Failure -Taylor Dibbert »

A Sri Lankan daily recently ran an opinion piece on Sri Lanka’s performance vis-à-vis the country’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) commitments. The Read more…

Inside China’s US$1 billion port in Sri Lanka where ships don’t want to stop
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Inside China’s US$1 billion port in Sri Lanka where ships don’t want to stop »

COLOMBO (BLOOMBERG) – Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern Read more…

President Srisena disappointed Two Children of Life-Convict Anandasuthakaran
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

President Srisena disappointed Two Children of Life-Convict Anandasuthakaran »

Two children of a life-convict expressed disappointment, as their father was not granted pardon by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena.

Son Kanitharan and daughter Read more…

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano »

If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan Read more…

Sri Lanka rupee plunges to new historic lows after liquidity injections
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka rupee plunges to new historic lows after liquidity injections »

Sri Lanka’s rupee hit a low of 156.50 to the US dollar in intra-day trading Wednesday down from 155.70/80 last week, after the central bank Read more…

NCM & The Tamil Vote – By S. I. Keethaponcalan
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

NCM & The Tamil Vote – By S. I. Keethaponcalan »

I have labeled Sri Lanka as a “failed case of reconciliation” in some of my previous writings. In the immediate aftermath of the Read more…

Suspect arrested for attacking Israeli tourists in Weligama
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Suspect arrested for attacking Israeli tourists in Weligama »

Weligama police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attack on five Israeli tourists with clubs at Midigama, in Weligama yesterday (17).

It has Read more…

Fallout of the local government elections continues
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Fallout of the local government elections continues »

The fallout of the local government elections continues as a political crisis. The anti-Muslim violence, the no-confidence motion and its defeat are the Read more…

Police Inaction Over Assault on Dutch Tourists in Mirissa Due to Influence of “Tourism Mafia ” With Political Connections.
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Police Inaction Over Assault on Dutch Tourists in Mirissa Due to Influence of “Tourism Mafia ” With Political Connections. »

Sri Lanka’s tourism minister John Amaratunga said police had already arrested and remanded till April 19 for identification, and they were trying to bring back Read more…

Scotland Police defend contract with Sri Lankan Police
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Scotland Police defend contract with Sri Lankan Police »

The Scotland Police have defended a contract it has with the Sri Lankan Police despite concerns raised by human rights groups.

A reply to a Read more…