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SF Attends Trial-at-bar

The Colombo High Court today (28) refixed the trial-at-bar against former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka for October 4 and 5th. Fonseka was also present in the Colombo High Court when the controversial “white flag” case was taken up today. He did not attend courts yesterday as he was indisposed. Court had ordered [...]

Nurses To Strike

The All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has threatened to launch a token strike on Thursday (30) to protest against the government’s failure to address their demands. The ACNU said the nursing staff of 20 main hospitals in the country would join the token strike. The head of the ACNU, S.B. Mediwatte expressed confidence that at [...]

Call For SF’s Release In Milano

A protest rally calling for the release of formery Commander and DNA MP Sarath Fonseka and to establish democracy in Sri Lanka was held in Milano, Italy on Sunday (26). The rally was organized by a group of Sri Lankan expatriates, Movementor Democracy in Sri Lanka, opposite the main railway station in Milano. DNA MPs [...]

Rs. 60 Million Kotelawala Jewellery Stash Found- Police

Around Rs. 60 million worth of jewellery belonging to Lalith Kotelawala and his wife Cecille has been recovered, police spokesman Prashantha Jayakody confirmed. Jayakody said the information had been given to him by officials within the CID. It has been reported that CID officials found the stash, which the couple had not declared. The police [...]

NTUC Gearing Up For Union Action To Win Demands

The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) today (27) initiated a meeting with trade unions that have agreed to extend their support to demand for a Rs. 8,000 salary increase for the working masses in order to form a joint trade union forum to continue with future union action. NTUC Head and JVP politburo member K.D. [...]

Trial-At-Bar On “White Flag” Case Commences

The Colombo High Court today (27) commenced hearings on the controversial “white flag” case against former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka. The trial-at-bar was taken up in the Colombo High Court presided by judges Deepali Wijesundara and consisting of H.N.P.B Warawewa and Zurfick Razeen. The main witness in the case Defence Secretary Gotabhaya [...]

RW Has One More Week To Nominate Name

The Speaker has given the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader another week to send the names of their nominees to the Parliamentary Council. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Kitulgoda has told the media today (27) that the two leaders have been ganted one more week to submit their nominations. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa last week wrote [...]

GL’s No Confidence Motion On Oct. 7

The no confidence motion against External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris is to be taken up in the House on October 7. The no confidence motion against the Minister was put forward by the UNP. Chief Government Whip and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told the media that the motion will be taken up on October 7 [...]

Civilians Pour Their Hearts Out

Given below are translations of reports on the hearings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) held in Killnochchi and Mullaitivu that appeared in Tamil newspapers. Courtesy Groundviews Virakesari September 19, 2010 Search for our kith and kin and find them for us The Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission commenced sittings at the AGA office [...]

RW Slams The Media

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has today (26) said the media was only involved in slinging mud at him and the UNP and publishing cartoons seven days of the week. He has called on the media to spend at least one day on behalf of former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka. Wickremesinghe addressing a [...]

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