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USNS Mercy arrives in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

USNS Mercy arrives in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka – U.S and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka aboard the U.S. Read more…

Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force By Taylor Dibbert

Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force By Taylor Dibbert

Security sector reform cannot come soon enough. The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has recently released another valuable report. This time the Read more…

Unheard sounds and faint memories of ‘bloody’ white vans…

Unheard sounds and faint memories of ‘bloody’ white vans…

“All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candour”~Walt Whitman

In the questionable days of the Rajapaksa regime, the most dreadful sound, amongst Read more…

SLFP Ministers meet President after cabinet meeting

SLFP Ministers meet President after cabinet meeting

Sri Lanka Freedom Ministers (SLFP) Ministers met President Maithripala Sirisena today after the cabinet meeting.

The SLFP Ministers had discussed the future of the unity Read more…

EU Court rules tortured Sri Lankan rebel eligible for ‘subsidiary protection’

EU Court rules tortured Sri Lankan rebel eligible for ‘subsidiary protection’

Luxembourg: the Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday hearing a case involving a member of Sri Lanka’s terrorist group decided that a Read more…

JVP Proposed 20th Constitutional Amendment to Abolish the Executive Presidency
20 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

JVP Proposed 20th Constitutional Amendment to Abolish the Executive Presidency »

(Text of Editorial appearing in “The Island” of April 20th 2018 under the heading “JVP’s googly”)

Crafty handlers of mendicants, involved in begging rackets, exploit Read more…

Sri Lanka Is a Human Rights Council Failure -Taylor Dibbert
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka Is a Human Rights Council Failure -Taylor Dibbert »

A Sri Lankan daily recently ran an opinion piece on Sri Lanka’s performance vis-à-vis the country’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) commitments. The Read more…

Inside China’s US$1 billion port in Sri Lanka where ships don’t want to stop
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Inside China’s US$1 billion port in Sri Lanka where ships don’t want to stop »

COLOMBO (BLOOMBERG) – Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern Read more…

President Srisena disappointed Two Children of Life-Convict Anandasuthakaran
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

President Srisena disappointed Two Children of Life-Convict Anandasuthakaran »

Two children of a life-convict expressed disappointment, as their father was not granted pardon by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena.

Son Kanitharan and daughter Read more…

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano »

If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan Read more…

Sri Lanka rupee plunges to new historic lows after liquidity injections
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka rupee plunges to new historic lows after liquidity injections »

Sri Lanka’s rupee hit a low of 156.50 to the US dollar in intra-day trading Wednesday down from 155.70/80 last week, after the central bank Read more…

NCM & The Tamil Vote – By S. I. Keethaponcalan
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

NCM & The Tamil Vote – By S. I. Keethaponcalan »

I have labeled Sri Lanka as a “failed case of reconciliation” in some of my previous writings. In the immediate aftermath of the Read more…

Suspect arrested for attacking Israeli tourists in Weligama
19 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Suspect arrested for attacking Israeli tourists in Weligama »

Weligama police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attack on five Israeli tourists with clubs at Midigama, in Weligama yesterday (17).

It has Read more…

Fallout of the local government elections continues
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Fallout of the local government elections continues »

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…

Police Inaction Over Assault on Dutch Tourists in Mirissa Due to Influence of “Tourism Mafia ” With Political Connections.
18 Apr
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Police Inaction Over Assault on Dutch Tourists in Mirissa Due to Influence of “Tourism Mafia ” With Political Connections. »

Sri Lanka’s tourism minister John Amaratunga said police had already arrested and remanded till April 19 for identification, and they were trying to bring back Read more…