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Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says

Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the government has no intention to postpone elections.

He said the Sri Read more…

Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment

Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum is needed in addition to a two-third majority vote in parliament to approve the Read more…

Debate on draft bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance postponed

Debate on draft bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance postponed

The government has decided not to take up the debate on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances Read more…

Backtracking on accountability measures will harm all Sri Lankans: Tamil leader

Backtracking on accountability measures will harm all Sri Lankans: Tamil leader

Media reports state that, at the suggestion of President Maithripala Sirisena, the parliamentary debate on the Bill to ratify the International Convention for Read more…

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN -Dailymail.co.uk

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN -Dailymail.co.uk

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved Read more…

LG Polls in January Election Chief gives green light
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

LG Polls in January Election Chief gives green light »

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the head of the Election Commission has consented to a request made to his office by all Read more…

With 2 M.P.’s Crossing Over to Opposition, Sirisena’s Group of MP’s Comes Down to 40: Will More Desert Ranks This week?
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

With 2 M.P.’s Crossing Over to Opposition, Sirisena’s Group of MP’s Comes Down to 40: Will More Desert Ranks This week? »

Having switched their allegiance to the Joint Opposition (JO), former Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Arundika Fernando and State Minister Read more…

Sri Lanka stops visas for Myanmar nationals following Rohingya crisis
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka stops visas for Myanmar nationals following Rohingya crisis »

The Government has decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka Read more…

PC polls to be held under Electorate system – President
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

PC polls to be held under Electorate system – President »

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared that the upcoming Provincial Council Polls will be held under the Electorate system and that the same system Read more…

Sri Lanka peace NGO urges government to implement promised transitional justice mechanisms without further delay
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka peace NGO urges government to implement promised transitional justice mechanisms without further delay »

An independent and nonpartisan organization working towards peace in Sri Lanka urged the good governance government to implement transitional justice mechanisms promised to Read more…

Election monitor tells government to dissolve all Provincial Councils next month
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

Election monitor tells government to dissolve all Provincial Councils next month »

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), an election monitor in Sri Lanka has requested the President and the Prime Minister to Read more…

LG Polls Postponed Unnecessarily – Elections Commissioner
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

LG Polls Postponed Unnecessarily – Elections Commissioner »

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya asked the people and the political parties to actively get involved in protecting the country’s democracy and rule of Read more…

Govt. in hot water if 20A gamble backfires
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

Govt. in hot water if 20A gamble backfires »

With just 15 days to go for the Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern provinces to automatically stand dissolved, the coming week will be Read more…

For the first time, 3-pronged election battle for PCs and local councils
17 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

For the first time, 3-pronged election battle for PCs and local councils »

Plans are on the drawing board for the two coalition partners – the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party Read more…

Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective By Taylor Dibbert
16 Sep
2017
Written by TELOadmin

Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective By Taylor Dibbert »

Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons (OMP) became operational today. The OMP is one of Colombo’s four big transitional justice mechanisms – the Read more…