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Government Banned JVP Burial Rituals

By Colombo Telegraph – In an effort to halt anti-government activities,  Walasmulla magistrate banned  parades , displaying banners and posters, distributing leaflets in the today funerals of killed citizen’s at the JVP meeting. The court also banned “attacking the police” A woman and a boy were killed and 25 others were critically injured when an unidentified […]

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SLFP Politicians Are Suffering From Obsolescence – Senior Minister’s Partner Criticises Government

By Colombo Telegraph – Senior minister DEW Gunasekara’s partner  Barbara Seneviratne has started to criticise the government through The Island letters to the editor columns. In her recent letter she says ; “It is very obvious that SLFP politicians are suffering from obsolescence. The obsession to be in power is so great that the government is […]

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A 14-Years-Old Student Is Tortured By A Buddhist Monk For Refusing To Learn Buddhism

By Asian Human Rights Commission The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that PG Amila Tharanga Thilakaratne (14) a Year 9 student of Mahanama College Geatambe in the Kandy District was severely tortured by his teacher, a Buddhist monk. Amila was persecuted on a religious basis and is thus a victim of religious intolerance. […]

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Persecution And Harassment The Editor Had To Face Was A Result Of Not Catering To A Partisan Agenda

By Colombo Telegraph – “We believe that we have, as a news desk, engaged in unbiased reportage and non-partisan commentary. We believe that the leadership for the desk was provided by Lalith, and we completely and wholly back his editorial positions during the period. We also believe, wholeheartedly and disapprovingly, that the persecution and harassment […]

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Rajapkasa’s Charter Flights Trips Losses Over Rs. 24 billion

Sri Lankan Airlines and its subsidiary Mihin Air are making huge losses due to the President and his ministers chartering its flights at the tax payers’ expense to travel the world. General Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake told a news conference in Colombo on Tuesday, that that the two airlines had jointly run up losses […]

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WikiLeaks: Opposition Leader Rajapakse Was Extremely Upset Over CBK’s Actions

By Colombo Telegraph – “There are continuing indications that President Kumaratunga and her party are trying to induce members of the UNP governing coalition to cross over to her PA party. If roughly 15-20 or so MPs do so, the PA would likely attain a majority in Parliament without the President having to call elections, […]

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Video Evidence: Violent Buddhist Monks Are Using ‘Sudda Sinhala Filth’

Video evidence: Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who thretened police officers and used ‘Sudda Sinhala filth’. In this video the monk was also making racist remarks against Muslims and Tamils.

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Sri Lanka To Ban Sportsmen Refusing To Represent Country

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is considering imposing a temporary ban on national athletes who refuse to represent the country at any given time. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Xinhua on Monday that amendments will be introduced to the local sports law to give room for sporting bodies to implement the ban. “We are having issues mostly […]

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US Exempt Sri Lanka, 6 Others From Iran Oil Sanctions

By Shaun Tandon | AFP The United States said it would exempt seven emerging economies including India from tough new sanctions after they cut back on oil from Iran, but the punishment still loomed for China. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added India, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan to the list of those exempt from the sanctions. In […]

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‘FMM Fraud Story Rolls On, Despite Denials’ – With A Note From Colombo Telegraph

By Sulochan Ramirah Mohan – The Free Media Movement (FMM) which calls itself a ‘watchdog’ of media freedom in Sri Lanka and claims to be very ‘active’ in all areas relating to media freedom, defending the rights of journalists, calling for reform of repressive legislation, agitating against censorship and intimidation of media personnel  and standing […]

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