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JVP Dissidents To Hold Public Seminar

The JVP dissidents are to hold a public seminar at the New Town Hall in Colombo7 on the issues faced by the country and the Left movement in the country. The lecture is to be delivered by former JVP politburo member and spokesperson for the dissident group, Pubudu Jagoda. The seminar has been organized by [...]

JVP: Disciplinary Action Against Dissidents

The JVP says that disciplinary action should be initiated against any party member regardless of the positions held by them if they have violated party policies and discipline. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha said that a few central committee members were acting in violation of the party’s fundamentals in organization. [...]

SEC To Take Legal Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says that legal action would be instituted against five investors who have allegedly been engaged in actions that falls under insider dealings provisions. The SEC issuing a statement today said that the five investors for whom notices of action were issued are employees of SMB Leasing PLC. An investigation [...]

UN must act says Canada

Canada has criticized the failure by the United Nations to take action against some countries including Sri Lanka. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told the UN General Assembly that the UN has failed to act on Sri Lanka despite “credible” allegations of war crimes. Baird, who had only last week met with Minister G.L. Peiris [...]

AG’s Advice Sought On Thamilini’s Case

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has directed the counsel appearing for a former leading member of the LTTE’s women’s wing to consult the Attorney General to send her for rehabilitation in order to re-integrate her with society. Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singapulli has directed the counsel appearing for LTTE Women’s Division Leader Subramaniam Sivagami alias Thamalini to [...]

Marriages Being Registered

The Legal Aid Commission has taken steps to register the marriages of those who had married under their religious rites during the period of conflict in the North and East. The Legal Aid Commission in Trincomalee has said that the long drawn conflict had resulted in many people entering into matrimony according to their religious [...]

AG Raises Concerns Over Two State Ventures

The Auditor General has raised concerns over the financial irregularities, operating inefficiencies and underutilized assets of two state enterprises. A report by the Auditor General has reportedly stated that the irregularities, inefficiencies and under utilization of assets had cost Rs. 500 million to the Development Lotteries Board and Colombo Commercial Fertilizer Ltd. The Development Lotteries [...]

Development While Safeguarding National Values

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says that development must not be achieved at the expense of national values. Alahapperuma has said that society has been stranded on the Information Technology super highway and culture of stars has been given priority while cultural, social and religious values have been cast aside. Speaking during [...]

Explosion In Weerawila

One soldier was injured following an explosion inside the armory at the Weerawila army camp, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi said. The explosion had taken place around 3.45 p.m. Brigadier Hapuarachchi has said there were continued reports of small explosions taking place in the area. The injured soldier is currently receiving medical treatment after being [...]

Moragoda To Respond To Muzammil’s Challenge

UPFA mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Milinda Moragoda has said he would respond to the challenge put forward by UNP mayoral candidate A.J.M. Muzammil. Muzammil has challenged Moragoda to a live debate on the issues faced by the Colombo city and its future development. Muzammil has said the debate could be moderated [...]

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