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Mangala Says Major General Kamal Gunaratne’s ‘Road To Nandikadal’ Is The Biggest Betrayal To ‘War Heroes’

Serious misconduct including incidents of violence carried out by the army has been highlighted in Major General Kamal Gunaratne’s ‘Road to Nandikadal’ book, said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera recently. “This book basically confirms everything that the radical Tamil groups have been saying. We are going around telling the international community that there have been no […]

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MP Car Permits Abuse: Right Activist Rejects AG’s Undertaking To Inquire Into The Fraud

When the MP tax-free car permit abuse case taken up for support yesterday the Senior Deputy Solicitor General Viraj Dayarathne, informed the bench comprising of the judges Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena and presided over by the Chief Justice Priyasath Dep that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has already decided […]

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Amendment To The Code Of Criminal Procedure Act: HRCSL Sets Out Its Recommendation

The Human Rights Commission has written to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe conveying its concerns about the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013. In the letter the Commission sets out its recommendation to ensure legislative compliance with human rights standards. We publish below the letter in […]

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SL Thrills US By Agreeing To Co-Sponsor UNHRC Resolution Again

“The United States is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution,” the U.S. Department of State said today. Issuing a statement today U.S. State Department said: “On Monday, March 13 at the UN Human Rights Council the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group […]

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Investor Confidence At Risk: Ports Minister Arjuna Accused Of Violating Tender Rules

Fresh on the heels of Senior government Minister and General Secretary of the United National Party Kabir Hashim making representations to the President and the Prime Minister of serious lapses that can lead to billions of rupees of damage to the state coffers due to actions or inactions by the management of the Sri Lankan […]

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Ugly Head Of Islamic Radicalization Continues To Terrorize Kattankudy

The ugly head of Islamic radicalization which has been plaguing Kattankudy for many years, has once again raised its head to terrorize innocent civilians in the area, with the latest incident seeing several people severely injured due to a clash between two groups, including the radical Thawheed Jamath, where the groups attacked each other with […]

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MPLRAG Issues Four Guiding Principles For MMDA Reforms; Demands A Place For Muslim Women In The Process

The Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group (MPLRAG) has spelt out four guiding principles for the state to ensure when carrying out the reforms for the Sri Lankan Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951, while reiterating the State’s responsibility to ensure ‘equality, justice and non-discrimination.’ The guiding principles for the reforms covered; the […]

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138th Battle Of The Blues: Jolly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares His Next Move Is To Stay In Power

A jolly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared that his next move is to stay in power. He declared that in an interview on stage at the Stallions Tent on day three of the annual 138th Battle of the Blues at the SSC grounds yesterday. Amidst the jolly banter and usual Royal – Thomian camaraderie displayed […]

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BBS Counterpart “Butcher Of Burma” Wirathu Banned From Delivering Sermons

Leader of the Burmese anti-Muslim movement 696 Ashin Wirathu also known as the ‘Butcher of Burma’ was banned from delivering sermons across Myanmar for one year, starting from March 10, due to his religious hate speeches. According to the Myanmar Sun, the decision was made at a special meeting of the country’s 47 senior Buddhist monks who run […]

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Obligations In 2015 Co-Sponsored UNHRC Resolution Must Be Fully Fulfilled: TNA

All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented, says the Tamil National Alliance. The decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members held in Vavuniya today (11th March […]

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