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Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

Right activists slammed Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s outrageous comment on homosexuality and urged him to step down. On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness. Speaking at the opening ceremony of new district court complex in Tissamaharama, Wijeyadasa said: “They impose conditions on us when granting the GSP+ concession. When we were exporting fish […]

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Mangala Says Lasantha And Prageeth’s Investigations Moving Forward Despite Delays

In the backdrop of the suspects in the murders of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and Prageeth Ekneligoda been released on bail, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has declared that the investigation into both murders were moving forward as both cases were of very high importance to his government. During a visit to Stockholm on Wednesday, […]

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CID Questions Fonseka Over Lasantha’s Murder Finally; Lasantha’s Brother Dismisses Allegations

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the CID questioned Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday. Colombo Telegraph recently commented as to why Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and former Secretary of Defence have not been questioned in regard to the above mentioned murder. According to Field Marshal Fonseka, he […]

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From This Day Forward It’s Going To Be Only America First: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Speech In Full

Donald Trump inauguration speech: The full transcript Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. (APPLAUSE) We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. (APPLAUSE) […]

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Appeal Court Dismisses Appeal By Raviraj’s Wife

The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal against the recent verdict delivered by the Colombo High Court in the assassination case of TNA MP Nadaraja Raviraj. The appeal was filed by the victim’s wife Shashikala Raviraj after the Colombo High Court in December acquitted all five suspects involved in the murder case. Citing reasons […]

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Implement CTF Recommendations: International Commission Of Jurists Tells Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government must deliver on the clear demand for justice from Sri Lankans nationwide by implementing the Consultation Task Force recommendations without further delay, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said last night. Among these recommendations, the calls for a special court with international judges and a bar against amnesties for crimes under international […]

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Ex-Governors Gang Up Against Constitutional Reforms

Several ex-Governors have ganged up against the ongoing Constitutional reforms process, expressing their reservations saying that the reforms can seriously undermine the power and the role of the Governor. They have also said that the weakening role of the Governor could undermine the ability of the Sri Lankan State to prevent the inexorable threat to […]

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Malik Samarawickrama Plays Dirty Games: Breaks Rules To Please Henchmen And New Found Friends

Cabinet Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, who is also a very close associate of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been accused of playing dirty games in the Yahapalanaya government in his attempts to serve his very own personal agendas, by openly flaunting regulations and letting his henchmen run riot and call […]

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Regressive Groups Continue To Throw Hurdles At MMDA Reforms

Archaic minded groups continued to be an obstacle by throwing hurdles at the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) reforms, with the Colombo District Masjid Federation (CDMF) carrying out a signature campaign in an effort to hamper the reform process. Last Friday, the CDMF launched a campaign to collect signatures from Muslim men against the […]

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Cut On The Funds To Jaffna College And Uduvil Girls’ College: Trustees Note Serious Irregularities In Administration

Colombo Telegraph now has access to a letter sent by the Trustees of Jaffna College Funds based in Boston, USA which states that the Trustees have decided to reduce the funds allocated to both Jaffna College, Vaddukoddai and Uduvil Girls’ College for the first quarter of the year 2017 by 20%. This letter, signed by […]

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