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‘ජෑමර්’ හිරගෙදර සොමි සහ​ ‘සමයං’ පාතාල මර්දනය

‘ජෑමර්’ හිරගෙදර සොමි සහ​ ‘සමයං’ පාතාල මර්දනය

චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර – “සමයං” නොහොත් අරුණ උදයංග ඝාතනය “පාතාල” ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය පිළිබඳ සංවාදයක් රට තුළ නිර්මාණය කර තිබේ. සැබැවින්ම මේ දිනවල මාධ්‍ය වෙළෙඳපොළේ වැඩිම ඉල්ලුමක් ඇත්තේ චිකාගෝ පන්නයට සිදුවූ “සමය” ඝාතනය හා සම්බන්ධ පුවත්වලටය. මෙම සමස්ත සිදුවීම පිළිබඳ පුවත් මවන ආකාරය ද අපූරුය. සමාජයේ වරදින් “සමයං”ට මෙම ඉරණම අත්වුණ බව කියමින්, ඔහුට යම් සමාජ අනුකම්පාවක් […]

We Welcome Human Rights Boss Zeid’s Report, But Sri Lanka Lacks Credibility: TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has welcomed the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of the 2015 Human Rights Council resolution, and its recommendations. Issuing a statement today the TNA said: “The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the […]

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UN Reiterates Demand For Hybrid Court, Return Of Land To Civilians And Repeal Of PTA

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has once again demanded the Sri Lankan government to adopt a legislation which will establish a hybrid court with international judges, defence lawyers, prosecutors and investigators, to investigate allegations violations and abuses of international human rights law and violations including war crimes. In the Report […]

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Court Wants Keith Noyahr At Identification Parade

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate has ordered senior journalist Keith Noyahr to be present in Court for the identification parade of the suspects, who abducted him in 2008, when he was the Deputy Editor of The Nation Newspaper. The five suspects who were arrested and remanded last month, was ordered to be further remanded till March […]

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Eliminating “Ragging” – Who Is Willing To Do What It Takes ?

By Asoka N.I. Ekanayaka – It is good to observe the prevailing public uproar following the arrest of student thugs of the University of Peradeniya for ragging new entrants in a torture house they had set up for this purpose. However as someone who has seen it all before and can look back on a […]

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Auditor General: Acid Test For Your Credibility

By Amrit Muttukumaru – My ‘Colombo Telegraph’ article ‘Auditor General Silent on Corrupt CA Sri Lanka’ published last week was written in the context of: 1) The Auditor-General is an EX-OFFICIO member of the powerful ‘COUNCIL’ of CA Sri Lanka (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka). You are also a senior Chartered Accountant. 2) Previously you […]

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Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers! 

In its first challenge under the RTI Act No 12 of 2016, the Colombo Telegraph (CT) filed a Right to Information (RTI) request to the Colombo based Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) asking for the full report of a 2014 inquiry held into alleged corrupt practices by CPA. This was a report commissioned after repeated […]

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TISL Files RTI Requests To Wrong Public Authorities!!

Transparency International, Sri Lanka (TISL)’s much hyped Information Requests under Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act regarding the Assets Declarations of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have been filed to the Wrong Public Authorities, the Colombo Telegraph learns. Under Section 3 of the RTI Act, information requests can be filed in […]

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