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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.

The Country Reports Read more…

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…

Former SLFP Ministers demand new General Secretary
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Former SLFP Ministers demand new General Secretary »

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers are demanding the appointment of a new General Secretary for the SLFP.

Former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said Read more…

Prorogation – A diversion against impending threat of Impeachment?
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Prorogation – A diversion against impending threat of Impeachment? »

The prorogation of the Parliament – a section of the political analysts see it as a sudden subtle move by the Sri Lankan President to Read more…

Sampanthan Says He Is Ready To Face No-Confidence Motion: “Nowhere In the World Has An Opposition Leader Faced NCM”
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sampanthan Says He Is Ready To Face No-Confidence Motion: “Nowhere In the World Has An Opposition Leader Faced NCM” »

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan said he was ready to face a no-confidence motion at any point.

Sampanthan, while addressing a press conference in Jaffna, Read more…

More SLFP MPs to sit in opposition?
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

More SLFP MPs to sit in opposition? »

Another group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians in the National Government are preparing to sit in the opposition at the next session in Read more…

‘Rajapaksa backs end to executive presidency’
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

‘Rajapaksa backs end to executive presidency’ »

Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is constitutionally barred from contesting again to become President, has opted to support a proposal to abolish the Read more…

US Land Forces of the Pacific Programme Meets Chief of Staff
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

US Land Forces of the Pacific Programme Meets Chief of Staff »

A seventeen-member delegation of the United States Land Forces in the Pacific Command, including four US Embassy officials who arrived in Sri Lanka for participation Read more…

Inequality and the Political Crisis
17 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Inequality and the Political Crisis »

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…

President Maithripala Sirisena to meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May
17 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

President Maithripala Sirisena to meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May »

President Maithripala Sirisena left for the UK on Sunday (April 15th) to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The President Sirisena is due Read more…

Iran’s Parliament ratifies extradition treaty with Sri Lanka
17 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Iran’s Parliament ratifies extradition treaty with Sri Lanka »

Iranian lawmakers yesterday ratified a bill concerning an extradition treaty between Iran and Sri Lanka, IRNA reported.

The bill secured 153 yes votes, 11 no Read more…

World Bank warns of slowdown
17 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

World Bank warns of slowdown »

A development success story in many ways, Sri Lanka still faces critical challenges as it strives to become an upper middle-income country. The World Bank Read more…