Govt Says No

The Government has refused to agree to a visit to Sri Lanka from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances until the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons concludes its work. In response to a report by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances submitted to the UN Human Rights Council at [...]

Wigi To Consult Party On Gota Meet

By Waruni Karunarathne The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V Wignaswaran is to consult his party before deciding on a request made by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to meet him for talks on the 13th Amendment and devolving administrative powers to the Northern Province. Leader of the Democratic People’s Front Mano Ganesan told [...]

Experts In First Formal Talks

By Waruni Karunarathne The Presidential Commission for Missing Persons is to hold official discussions for the first time with the foreign experts appointed to the Commission by the end of this week. The Commissioner of the Presidential Commission for Missing Persons Maxwell Paranagama told The Sunday Leader that the Commission will meet Sir Desmond de Silva, the [...]

UN Chief Awaits Sri Lanka’s Response

By Easwaran Rutnam UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has noted that the Sri Lankan Government is yet to respond to a joint communication sent on 27 March 2014 by three special procedures mandate holders relating to the harassment of human rights defenders. In his annual report submitted to the 27th session of the UN Human [...]

Bogambara Gallows To Be Removed

By Waruni Karunarathne The Prisons Media Spokesman superintendent T.N. Upuldeniya said that the gallows of the Bogambara Prison will be removed soon. He told The Sunday Leader that it will be later moved to the prison museum that is to be built in the near future. “We have informed the Prisons Authority about the building [...]

Pope’s Visit Not Political Says Bishop

By Easwaran Rutnam The Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, last week urged the Government and opposition not to use the visit of Pope Francis next year as political tool. He said the Government has also been urged to ensure there is no election or election related propaganda held in Sri Lanka during [...]

Civil Aviation Services Employees Threaten To Strike

By Nirmala Kannangara In the event Sri Lanka Airport and Aviation Services Limited fails to give a considerable salary increment for its employees, the country’s civil aviation services will come to a complete standstill, President of the Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya (Airport and Aviation branch) Warnasiri Muhandiram said. Accusing the management of Airport and Aviation Services Limited [...]

Mahanamahewa to address Beijing forum on Human Rights

Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) Dr Prathiba Mahanamahewa is to visit China to address the Seventh Beijing forum on Human Rights from 17th to 18th September 2014. Dr. Mahanamahewa said that the overall theme of the forum is “The Chinese Dream: New progress in China’s Human Rights”. According to him, [...]

UK Holds Talks With TNA In Batticaloa

British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Batticaloa last week, the TNA said. The talks had focused on the political environment, particularly in the East, and other related issues including the UN led investigations on Sri Lanka. The TNA called on Britain to impress upon the Government [...]

China Says Ties With Lanka Stable

The Chinese Government says over the 57 years since China and Sri Lanka established diplomatic ties, China-Sri Lanka relations have always maintained a momentum of healthy and stable development, and have become a model of friendly coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation between big and small countries. The Xinhua Chinese news agency quoted Chinese Assistant Foreign [...]

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