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Indian navy attacked Indians

While Indian fishermen had repeatedly claimed that the Sri Lankan navy were attacking them when they go out to fish near Katchativu, the fishermen are now claiming they had come under attack by the Indian navy. Indian fishermen from Pamban claim that they are falling prey to harsh treatment by the Indian navy, the Indian media [...]

Liquor prices go up

The Finance Ministry says liquor prices will be increased from midnight tonight. Accordingly a liter of alcohol spirits will be increased by Rs. 60 from tonight.

No case on MR says Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says a war crimes case filed against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an Australian court cannot proceed without the federal government’s consent. Sri Lankan-born Australian citizen Arunachalam Jegatheeswaran has lodged a war crimes indictment against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. But the Australian Associated Press quoted Gillard as [...]

UK regulator clears ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’

The British broadcasting regulator has cleared Channel 4′s controversial documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ saying it did not breach rules on fairness and impartiality, the British media reported. The British regulator Ofcom said images featured in the documentary broadcast in June “whilst brutal and shocking” did not exceed what the Channel 4 audience would have [...]

Case against MR in Australia

An Australian citizen who says he saw hospitals deliberated attacked by Sri Lankan forces has filed war crimes charges against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. A 63-year-old retired engineer who was caught up in the fighting at the end of the civil war says he saw hospitals [...]

Twin accidents injure over 60

Over 60 passengers were injured, several critically, in two separate bus accidents this afternoon. In one accident in Gokarella, two buses traveling in opposite directions lost control and collided with each other. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that of those injured, over 35 passengers were in critical condition and have been admitted to hospitals in [...]

Police record rape of 5 kids

The police media unit said today that it had received complaints yesterday and today of five young children being raped at separate locations. According to the police, in one incident a 10 and 11 year old were raped by three men in Morawaka and two of the suspects have been arrested. The two young girls [...]

Darusman insists report is a UN report

The head of a panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon to advise him on Sri Lanka says the panel report is a UN report despite the Sri Lankan government saying otherwise. Innner Cirt Press today said that during a media briefing at the UN yesterday Marzuki Darusman was asked about the [...]

Anti-government website blocked

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says it is alarmed by reports that access to the anti-government news website Lanka eNews has been blocked inside Sri Lanka, according to the site’s exiled editor and users inside the country. All three language versions of the site, English, Sinhala, and Tamil, have not been available since Tuesday. [...]

Sri Lankan gets UNDP peace award

Sri Lanka’s Shreen Abdul Saroor, founder of the Mannar Women’s Development Federation and Mannar Women for Human Rights and Democracy in Sri Lanka was among the four winners to the first N-Peace award of the UNDP. The award acknowledges the leadership of women in building peace, empowering their communities their communities and in preventing conflicts. [...]

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