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EPF Scam Caused A Loss Of Rs. 9.5 Billion; Governor Indrajit Protects Scammers

EPF Scam Caused A Loss Of Rs. 9.5 Billion; Governor Indrajit Protects Scammers

The total loss to EPF due to its shoddy deals with Perpetual Treasuries is Rs 9.5 Billion and it is now being hidden from the public, Central Bank sources told Colombo Telegraph. According to our sources the EPF scam which caused a loss of Rs. 9,500 Million has been officially brought to the notice of the […]

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Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr informed the Sri Lankan government via Interpol that he would not participate in the ongoing investigations until they arrest the persons who gave the orders for his abduction out of fear for his life, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. The Keith Noyahr abduction in 2008 took a decisive turn when the journalist made […]

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President Sirisena Accused Of Using Public Funds To Boost His Image Via Facebook

President Maithripala Sirisena has been using public funds to boost his image via social media, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. Last night the President’s official Facebook page carried a sponsored post saying “President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community in Russia at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow.” A group of concerned citizens are […]

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TNA Welcomes The Adoption Of UNHRC Resolution

While welcoming the adoption of resolution 34/L 1, at the UN Human Rights Council, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to honor its commitment with regard to these resolutions and implement the same in letter and spirit. Issuing a statement the TNA said: “The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomes […]

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Religious Leaders Cannot Be Trusted To Reform MMDA: Women’s Action Network

Women’s Action Network (WAN*) is appalled and deeply disappointed by recent statements by Rizwe Mufthi, President of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) in a recent interview, that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is “perfect in the present state” and does not require changes. With religious leaders invoking tradition to block fundamental rights, […]

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Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Say Women Are Not Equal To Men, Defend Marriage Before Puberty

In an alarming submission made to several parliamentarians and other conservative groups with regard to proposed amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) has said that they agree with the Hadith “No people will ever prosper who appoint a woman in charge of their affairs” and therefore a woman […]

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Rape Suspect Of A 15 Year-Old Girl Released Without Proper Investigation

Despite the family members of sexually abused 15-year-old girl filing a complaint with the Maskeliya Police Station, the case has not been properly investigated. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) the alleged suspect, who comes from a wealthy family, was simply released. He had appeared before a Magistrate without considering medical reports from two hospitals […]

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Keith Noyahr Attack: Another Army Intelligence Officer Arrested

The CID has arrested a 34 year old Army Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate over the abduction and assault of senior journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008. Apart from the latest arrest, Five other army officers, including a Major are in remand for allegedly abducting and assaulting Noyahr. The five officers have also been […]

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CID Says Special Unit Under Ex-Director Of Army intelligence Linked To Lasantha Murder

A special unit that functioned under former Director of Army Intelligence, Major General Kapila Hendawitharana has been linked to the murder of Sunday Leader founder editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the CID told the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today when the case of the slain editor was taken up this morning. According to the CID, Major General Hendawitharana’s […]

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Swine Flu Panic Sets In Sri Lanka

Panic has set among Sri Lankans of a possible Swine Flu (H1N1) outbreak in the country, amidst unconfirmed reports that a large number of Swine Flu affected Maldivians had arrived in Colombo for treatment. An SMS alert making the rounds claimed that over 200 Maldivians with the swine flu had arrived in the country unmonitored […]

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