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Withdrawal from UN Resolution: AI calls for int’l accountability mechanism

Withdrawal from UN Resolution: AI calls for int’l accountability mechanism

Following Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from the UN Resolution, the Amnesty International (AI) today called on the Human Rights Council to establish an international Read more…

EU calls on Sri Lanka to put in place human rights action plan

EU calls on Sri Lanka to put in place human rights action plan

In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections, the European Union (EU) has recommended that the Government of Sri Lanka puts in place an action plan Read more…

Chinese envoy says Port City will see high rise buildings coming up in two years

Chinese envoy says Port City will see high rise buildings coming up in two years

The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the outgoing Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan on Thursday that his government will offer “special facilities” to investors in Read more…

More than 150 new political parties seek recognition from EC

More than 150 new political parties seek recognition from EC

The National Elections Commission has received 156 applications from new political parties seeking in the country, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

Elections Commission Chairman told Read more…

Geneva: Right cause, wrong tactics By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Geneva: Right cause, wrong tactics By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

he Geneva 2015 resolution is a hidden tripwire linked to a maze of claymore mines, some buried, some planted in ditches, others nested in trees. Read more…

Muslim MPs in the East override Hakeem
3 Oct
2012
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Muslim MPs in the East override Hakeem »

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The leadership of the Muslim Congress is focusing on whether Muslim Congress party members in the Eastern Provincial Council have gone against the Read more…

SLMC was in favour of the centre acquiring powers vested within provincial councils charges UNP
3 Oct
2012
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SLMC was in favour of the centre acquiring powers vested within provincial councils charges UNP »

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The United National Party charges that by voting in favour of the Divinaguma bill,The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has expressed its consent towards Read more…

No Confidence Motion against the Chairman of the Jaffna-Valuvetithurei Urban Council
3 Oct
2012
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No Confidence Motion against the Chairman of the Jaffna-Valuvetithurei Urban Council »

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A no confidence motion which was formed against the Chairman of the Jaffna-Valuvettithurei Urban Council was endorsed by a majority of votes today. Read more…

British High Commission supports UK diaspora youth’s visit to Sri Lanka
3 Oct
2012
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British High Commission supports UK diaspora youth’s visit to Sri Lanka »

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A group of Sri Lankan diaspora youth in the UK has visited Sri Lanka from August to September 2012 as part of a Read more…

UNHCR to phase down its ops in SL
3 Oct
2012
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UNHCR to phase down its ops in SL »

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The UN (United Nations) said that the operational role of the UNHCR in Sri Lanka will be phase down for many of the Read more…

SL looks at India in a “much bigger way” – Basil
3 Oct
2012
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SL looks at India in a “much bigger way” – Basil »

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Sri Lanka’s powerful Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, also the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said his country looks at India in a Read more…

India attaches top priority to resettlement of Tamils in SL:PM
2 Oct
2012
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India attaches top priority to resettlement of Tamils in SL:PM »

India attaches “highest and most important priority” to the resettlement and rehabilitation of Tamil community in Sri Lanka and remains engaged with Colombo Read more…

Can The Judiciary Resist The Rajapaksa-tide?
2 Oct
2012
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Can The Judiciary Resist The Rajapaksa-tide? »

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Separation of powers and power-devolution are alien to Rajapaksa thinking and inimical to the Dynastic Project.History’s watershed moments are generally identifiable only with Read more…

Ban calls for political solution
2 Oct
2012
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Ban calls for political solution »

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has called for a political solution to the underlying factors of Sri Lanka’s past conflict.The Secretary-General said this Read more…

Disrobed monk, 2 others get 20 years each for rape
2 Oct
2012
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Disrobed monk, 2 others get 20 years each for rape »

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A disrobed Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 20 years of hard labour for the rape of a young girl seven years ago.The Read more…