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Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Read more…

The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to be ahead and the Read more…

Staking hopes on the first-time voters

Staking hopes on the first-time voters

As campaigning enters the final stretch in Sri Lanka’s Nov. 16 presidential polls, Sajith Premadasa, the leading political moderate in the fray, is staking his Read more…

‘Ranil factor’ in presidential polls By N Sathiya Moorthy

‘Ranil factor’ in presidential polls By N Sathiya Moorthy

In what has begun as an ‘issue-less’ election, the upcoming weekend presidential poll is turning up with possibilities, as much on campaign-points as the possible Read more…

Trial-at-bar to hear abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youth case

Trial-at-bar to hear abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youth case

The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar bench to hear the abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youth case.

The Read more…

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

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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 TELO Admin

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…

Secretary Of The Judicial Services Commission Was Assaulted By A Group Of Unidentified Men
7 Oct
2012
Written by TELO Admin

Secretary Of The Judicial Services Commission Was Assaulted By A Group Of Unidentified Men »

The secretary of the Judicial Services Commission Manjula Thilakarathne has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. He was assaulted by a group Read more…