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EC asks Prez to consult SC on election date

EC asks Prez to consult SC on election date

The Election Commission has requested for making a reference to the Supreme Court on the next election date , informed sources said. The Commission has Read more…

Premadasa to ensure Sri Lanka’s relationship with India is kept at best possible level

Premadasa to ensure Sri Lanka’s relationship with India is kept at best possible level

In the midst of preparing for elections in Sri Lanka, main Opposition leader and former minister and presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa speaks to The New Read more…

Toll of COVID-19 cases rises 159

Toll of COVID-19 cases rises 159

The number of COVID – 19 patients in the country has risen to 159, health officials said, after eight persons tested positive for the virus Read more…

Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19

Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19

The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting Read more…

Amnesty urges final rites of minority groups be respected

Amnesty urges final rites of minority groups be respected

Sri Lanka’s authorities must respect the right of religious minorities to carry out the final rites of their relatives in accordance with their own traditions Read more…

Arbitrary release of a convicted military officer calls for a rethink on international strategies on Sri Lanka
29 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Arbitrary release of a convicted military officer calls for a rethink on international strategies on Sri Lanka »

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly condemns Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s decision to pardon and release Sunil Ratnayake, an army officer on death row for Read more…

Presidential Pardon To Sunil Ratnayake! Undermining The Process Of Justice Again! By Lakmal Harischandra
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Presidential Pardon To Sunil Ratnayake! Undermining The Process Of Justice Again! By Lakmal Harischandra »

It was yet another sad day for Sri Lanka where the height of impunity went to another appalling low level, signifying a chronic impunity crisis Read more…

Postponement leaves the polls open? By N. Sathiya Moorthy
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Postponement leaves the polls open? By N. Sathiya Moorthy »

The inevitable postponement of Parliamentary Elections may have left the poll issue open. The pandemic, its handling by the Government, and the Opposition’s approach to Read more…

China dispatches 1st batch of aid to SL
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

China dispatches 1st batch of aid to SL »

Chinese Embassy in Colombo confirmed that China has dispatched its 1st batch of Chinese Aid to Sri Lanka.

The aid has been loaded on to Read more…

SL to receive $1.3 m from US to combat COVID-19
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

SL to receive $1.3 m from US to combat COVID-19 »

The US State Department and USAID will provide $1.3 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The measure is a part Read more…

Four COVID-19 patients identified today; Total jumps to 110
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Four COVID-19 patients identified today; Total jumps to 110 »

Four COVID-19 patients have been identified in the country so far today, recording a total number of 110 infected persons, says the Ministry of Health.

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Human Rights Watch calls for an international justice mechanism in Sri Lanka after President pardons convicted soldier
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Human Rights Watch calls for an international justice mechanism in Sri Lanka after President pardons convicted soldier »

An International justice mechanism is needed in Sri Lanka to deliver justice for victims of the armed conflict and to deter future atrocities, the Human Read more…

UN condemns President’s decision to pardon Sergeant Sunil Rathnayaka
28 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

UN condemns President’s decision to pardon Sergeant Sunil Rathnayaka »

The UN Human Rights Commission in a press statement today condemned President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decision to pardon Sergeant Sunil Rathnayaka

“We are troubled by reports Read more…

Amnesty International slams govt’s decision to acquit Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake
27 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Amnesty International slams govt’s decision to acquit Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake »

The Amnesty International (AI) says that the “arbitrary” decision by the Sri Lankan government to release of Army officer Sunil Ratnayake who was on the Read more…

Fitch revises SL’s banking sector outlook to ‘Negative’
27 Mar
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Fitch revises SL’s banking sector outlook to ‘Negative’ »

Fitch Ratings has revised Sri Lanka’s banking sector outlook for 2020 to negative as the coronavirus pandemic poses increased risks to the anticipated expansion in Read more…