The Sunday Leader

Pillay, GL In Key Talks

Navi Pillay and Prof. G. L. Peiris

UK urges Government to work with the international community By Easwaran Rutnam External Affairs Minister, Professor G. L. Peiris is to have key talks with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay in Geneva this week, on the sidelines of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The meeting comes [...]

Opposition Invited To Post Geneva Committee

The committee appointed by the government to face the outcome of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is expected to invite representatives of the opposition parties to participate in the committee. Government Minister Reginald Cooray told The Sunday Leader that it is important for all the parties to come together to face the challenges and criticism [...]

No Clearance From CAA For UAV

By Camelia Nathaniel The Wildlife Department has not obtained the approval of the Defence Ministry or the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the deployment of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to report on illegal activities taking place within the wild life parks. According to a high ranking official of the Civil Aviation Authority no request [...]

US Offers To Work With Sri Lanka


By Easwaran Rutnam The United States (US) has offered to work with the Sri Lankan Government on the accountability process. Acting Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya told The Sunday Leader in a Facebook Question and Answer session on Friday, that the US and its partners are sponsoring a [...]

UNP To Probe Royce Fernando

The UNP has appointed a committee to investigate the alleged robbery by former UNP Negombo Urban Council Opposition leader, Royce Fernando. Fernando is contesting the forthcoming Provincial Council elections on the UNP ticket. However, UNP MP John Amaratunga says that even though Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana had claimed that Royce Fernando had confessed [...]

HRC Report Notes Shortcomings

By Waruni Karunarathne The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has, in a report to be submitted to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, noted the failure of Government institutions to take appropriate action to prevent the Weliweriya incident taking place. The HRCSL is to submit two reports to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the incident where people were [...]

No Decision On Power Cuts

By Camelia Nathaniel The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that despite the heavy dependency on thermal power to meet the electricity demand of the country and hydro power capacity dwindling to a mere 17 – 18%, no decision has been taken so far to impose power cuts or increase the electricity tariffs this year. Speaking [...]

Principal Arrested

The principal of sir john kotalawela college in karunegala has been arrested over the suicide of the 16 year old student regarding the facebook incident.

Samarasinghe included in delegation

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been included in the SL delegation to Geneva for UNHRC session says presidential spokesman,

CHOGM Tremors In India

The political landscape in India was shaky yesterday as the Indian government and its allies were split on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meting (CHOGM) or not. Indian finance minister P. Chidambaram rushed to Chennai yesterday to hold talks with DMK leader M. Karunanidhi after the latter warned [...]

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