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SAARC Summit Roundup (Photos)

A roundup was held today on the 16th SAARC summit meeting, which was held from April 28-29. Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen, was chief guest at the round up, titled, “Deepening economic integration: Strengthening role of private sector in regional initiatives.” The event was jointly organised by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and [...]

Anoma To Fight For SF’s Release (Photos)

Former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka’s wife, Anoma Fonseka, today (30) said the verdict, instead of discouraging her has strengthened her to resolve to fight for her husband’s freedom. She called on the people and the true war heroes in the three armed forces to rally against the court martial verdict that has [...]

SF To Be Transferred To Welikada And Lose Parliamentary Seat

Former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka is to be transferred to the Welikada Prison later today (30) from the Naval headquarters where is he is under military detention. The Sunday Leader photojournalist near the prison premises said that security has been increased around the prisons. Meanwhile, the government today (30) said that following [...]

2011 Budget On Nov. 22

The government is to present its budget for the year 2011 on November 22 this year. Cabinet Spokesperson and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the media today (30) that the Cabinet has approved the appropriation bill for the 2011 budget. He said the budget is scheduled to be presented in parliament on November 22 and [...]

MR Confirms SF’s Jail Term

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (30) granted approval to the recommendation of the second court martial against former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka. The second court martial against Fonseka recommended a jail term not exceeding three years after the former Army Chief was convicted on four charges involving irregularities in military procurements. President Rajapaksa’s [...]

Railway Technologists Warn Of Strike

The Railway Technologists Union (RTU) has warned of trade union action if the government fails to address their grievances that have been submitted as 10 demands to the Transport Ministry. The RTU has warned of resorting trade union action if there was no positive outcome from the discussions to be held with Transport Minister Kumara [...]

UNP Decision On Reforms This Week

The UNP says that UNP MP Kabir Hashim would announce to the media this week the party’s stance on the reforms programme following discussions with the pro-reforms group and the party leadership. The 10 day deadline given by several UNP MPs who threatened to sit independently in parliament if the party leadership failed to implement [...]

Govt.: Not Same Law For LTTE Suspects

The government has said that suspected LTTE detainees cannot be treated under the same law as everyone else. Deputy Economic Development Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardhana has told the BBC that any country in the world would agree that they could not be treated like ordinary criminals. Abeywardhana has been quoted as saying, “The detainees are [...]

‘Hulftsdorp Eye’ Launch (Photos)

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court Lawyer’s Association launched the inaugural edition of its magazine “the Hulftsdorp Eye” at its Chambers this afternoon. The magazine featured articles written in both Sinhala and English. Supreme Court Judge Saleem Marsoof was Chief Guest at the occasion. Photos show attendees at the event, as well as the magazine itself.

Mangala Questioned By CID Over Posters (Photos)

UNP media head Mangala Samaraweera was questioned for three hours by the CID today, over a poster protesting against the controversial 18th amendment to the constitution. Samaraweera told the press that the prolonged questioning showed the declining state of democracy in the island. The posters in question allegedly portrayed President Rajapaksa as former dictator of [...]

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