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Keith Noyahr Abduction; Hickory Dickory, Gota In The Dock

Keith Noyahr Abduction; Hickory Dickory, Gota In The Dock

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the abduction of Keith Noyahr, the Criminal Investigation Department has found that the abductors had made phone calls to Gotabaya Rajapaksa just after the abduction. Using the newly imported equipment the CID has managed to trace the call log details of the abductors’ and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. […]

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Army Takes On CBK Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Army has categorically refuted the statement made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga over her allegations that there was widespread sexual exploitation by the army against Tamil women in the former war torn areas. In a statement, the Army Headquarters said that it noted with ‘dismay’ on the utterance made by Kumaratunga, who is also […]

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Two More Army Officers Remanded Over Keith Noyahr Attack

The CID today arrested two more army personnel believed to be involved in the abduction and assault of Keith Noyahr, the former deputy editor of The Nation newspaper. They were subsequently remanded by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate till March 3. The latest arrest comes, just hours after the CID arrested three other army personnel including […]

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Sri Lankan LGBTQI Activists Condemn All Out’s Anti-Sri Lanka Petition

All Out, the global advocacy group on LGBTQI rights (largely an advocacy INGO) recently launched a petition campaign on Sri Lanka, entitled ‘no deals with homophobes’. This petition was intended at the calling upon the European institutions (especially the European Parliament) to avoid GSP+ trade deals with the government of Sri Lanka, until it ‘dropped’ […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Pilots Vote ‘Yes’ For Industrial Action

Members of the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka have voted in favour of going in for industrial action if their request for a meeting with their Chairman, Board of Directors and Minister of Public Enterprise regarding the alleged “Unacceptable conduct of the Senior Management” is not been granted. The vote ending yesterday was agreed […]

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CID Arrests Army Personnel Over Keith Noyahr Attack

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today arrested three army personnel including a major over the abduction and attack of Keith Noyahr, the deputy editor of The Nation newspaper in 2008. However, sources pointed out that the main culprit, who orchestrated the attack against Noyahr, continued to remain in the government, serving as a senior minister […]

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Electing A VC At Jaffna University: A Window Into Erosion Of Quality In Sri Lankan University System

Colombo Telegraph continues its exposure of corruption in Jaffna University which is ruinous for the development of the region and indeed the nation. By turning a blind eye to it, the Government and the education authorities, are by default, creating a climate where the entire system of education threatens to become toxic. In most universities […]

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Thajudeen Murder: Ex-Crimes OIC Released On Bail Despite Concealing Evidence

Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera was released on bail today by the Colombo High Court despite covering up the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. The court which released the suspect on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and three personal sureties of Rs. 1 million each, ordered that the ex-Crimes OIC hand over his […]

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RTI Commission ‘Committed To Building A Strong And Independent RTI Operation’ 

Sri Lanka’s Right to Information Commission has stated that it is committed to building a strong and independent operation with the expertise and capacity to support all seekers and providers of public information. Issuing a Media Statement, it has further stated that the five-member body, though still operating in an interim capacity with a skeletal […]

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War Crimes Probe: TNA Miffed With Government’s Time Buying Tactics

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is miffed with the government’s latest time buying tactic in its attempt to further postpone the war crimes probe, sources said. During several forums, the TNA MPs, including its leader R. Sampanthan had expressed both disappointment and annoyance following the government’s recent declaration that it will seek more time from […]

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