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Jaffna University Unions Voice Indignation Against Bar On Thiagalingam For VC

Jaffna University Unions Voice Indignation Against Bar On Thiagalingam For VC

Colombo Telegraph has published two reports (Report 1 and Report 2) on the developments in the election of the new Vice Chancellor at the University of Jaffna. After many bitter years of stagnation, many people have come to see the University as the obstacle to openness and progressive change. This is evident in the fear […]

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JVP MPs Import Six Duty Free Vehicles

All JVP MPs including its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and the COPE chairman, Sunil Handunneththi have imported brand new Toyota Hilux 4wd Diesel Double Cabs from Thailand using duty free vehicle permits which resulted in the country losing millions of rupees in revenue. According to the custom’s declaration form, the total tax waived off for […]

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Sampanthan Says Tamil People Losing Patience With Yahapālanaya

Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan yesterday declared that the Tamil people were losing their patience with the Yahapalanaya Government. Addressing Parliament on Tuesday, Sampanthan said that the Tamil people were also very disappointed with the present government and claimed that the Tamils were of the view that the […]

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CBK Now Says She Did Not Accuse Military Of Sexually Exploiting Women In The North

Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga now says that she did not accuse the Military of sexual exploitation of women in the North. Issuing a statement today her office, the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation has said: “ONUR would like to categorically deny that the former president Kumaratunga did not make a statement as alleged by Brig. Roshan […]

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MR Slams CBK For Revealing Army Sexual Abuse Against Tamil Women

Former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned 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. Issuing a statement today Rajapaksa said: “the statement made by Mrs Chandrika Kumaratunga to foreign correspondents in Colombo last week to […]

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Activists Demand End To Discrimination Against Sri Lankan Women

Sri Lanka’s women activities this week demanded an end to discrimination against them by Sri Lankan law, while also emphasizing for equality. In a collective oral statement to the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) Committee in Geneva on Tuesday, at least 8 women’s rights organization along with activists […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Disregarding President Sirisena’s Promise Chairman Sacks Pilot

Amidst prevailing tension mounting between the Management of SriLankan Airlines and the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka which even warranted the intervention of the country’s President Maithripala Sirisena, Capt. Sujith Jayasekara’s services with the national carrier was terminated yesterday, barely a week prior to the conclusion of his year ending contract. The Pilots Guild […]

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SriLankan Airlines: President Sirisena Promises Pilots He Will Come To Their Rescue

President Maithripala Sirisena who met Executive Committee Members of the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka has vowed that he would intervene and look into the grievances brought forward by the pilots of SriLankan Airlines regarding the unacceptable conduct of the senior management of the airline. The President had accorded a meeting after the pilots […]

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Five Army Officers Suspended For Their Involvement In Keith Noyahr Abduction

Five army officers, including a Major have been suspended by the Army for their alleged involvement in the abduction and assault of former deputy editor of The Nation Keith Noyahr. The five army personnel who were arrested by the CID over the weekend are currently in remand custody, as ordered by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate. […]

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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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