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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…

Marxist movement in Sri Lanka to hold protest in Vavuniya to demand solutions for Tamils’ issues
31 Jan
2013
Written by TELOadmin

Marxist movement in Sri Lanka to hold protest in Vavuniya to demand solutions for Tamils’ issues »

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People’s Wall of Comradeship (PWC), a movement affiliated with Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), will hold a protest today in Read more…

Douglas ready to vie for Northern CM post
31 Jan
2013
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Douglas ready to vie for Northern CM post »

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Leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), Minister Douglas Devananda, says he is willing to contest for the Chief Minister post of Read more…

Pakistan-Sri Lanka joint seminar on political and diplomatic challenges next month
31 Jan
2013
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Pakistan-Sri Lanka joint seminar on political and diplomatic challenges next month »

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The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, will organize Read more…

British Govt. continues to monitor the north
31 Jan
2013
Written by TELOadmin

British Govt. continues to monitor the north »

The British Government continues to monitor the situation in the north and east of the country and we consistently raise the need for Read more…

SLMC irked over Dawood’s accepting Cabinet post
30 Jan
2013
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SLMC irked over Dawood’s accepting Cabinet post »

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The appointment of SLMC MP Basheer Segu Dawood as a Cabinet Minister, without any consent from the SLMC has caused strong resentment among Read more…

US delegation in key talks with Basil and G.L
30 Jan
2013
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US delegation in key talks with Basil and G.L »

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A visiting US State Department delegation has had key discussions with Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa and External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris today, Read more…

Fabricated assurance by Minister, resettlement will be within three months. Still, areas not released in the Waligamam north.
30 Jan
2013
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Fabricated assurance by Minister, resettlement will be within three months. Still, areas not released in the Waligamam north. »

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Assurances were given that some Grama Sevama divisions located in the Waligamam northern divisional secretariat unit will be released within three months period, Read more…

UN helps to protect rights in Sri Lanka
30 Jan
2013
Written by TELOadmin

UN helps to protect rights in Sri Lanka »

The United Nations (UN) says it will help the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Sri Lanka protect human rights in the country.In confirming Read more…

Chelvanayakam was willing to settle – by CV.Vivekananthan
30 Jan
2013
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Chelvanayakam was willing to settle – by CV.Vivekananthan »

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Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam was born in Malaysia on 31ST March 1898, one century and fifteen years ago. He received his secondary education Read more…

China influenced Champika’s removal?
30 Jan
2013
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China influenced Champika’s removal? »

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There have been claims by politicians that Patali Champika Ranawaka had been removed as minister of power and energy to appease India, but Read more…