TNA For Conditional Talks

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has stipulated conditions to resume talks with the government on the Tamil national issue. General Secretary, TNA, Mavai Senathirajah, told The Sunday Leader that, the TNA is ready to join the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the national issue if the government responds to proposals the TNA [...]

UN Working Group Seeks Cooperation

By Easwaran Rutnam The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has urged the government to cooperate with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and special procedures mandate holders, and offers any assistance necessary in that regard. The Working Group has also noted with concern that it has transmitted [...]

Polls Chief Issues Red Alert

By Waruni Karunarathne Election Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya, has warned he will take whatever action that is deemed necessary if violence and violations of the election laws continue, ahead of the Uva Provincial Council polls. Deshapriya told The Sunday Leader that, if the polls are not seen as being conducted free and fair on Election Day, [...]

Human Rights Commission Issues Polls Guidelines

By Waruni Karunarathne The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued a set of guideline ahead of the Uva Provincial Council election. Commissioner of the HRCSL, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa, told The Sunday Leader that the HRCSL initially submitted the general guideline with 11 recommendations to the Elections Commissioner, recently. The guidelines were subsequently [...]

COI Probe On War To Begin Soon

By Easwaran Rutnam The probe on the war by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) is to begin soon and will be conducted parallel to the hearings being conducted on missing persons, the Chairman of the Commission said. Commission Chairman, Maxwell Paranagama said that, the Commission is making preparations to commence inquiries using the new [...]

We Did Our Duty – Police

By Camelia Nathaniel While Thilini Amalka, the girl who had slapped a youth at the Wariyapola bus terminal is to file a fundamental rights petition against the police for arresting her, the police maintain that they had simply carried out their duty. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, said that Amalka [...]

Drought Affected Yet To Recover

By Waruni Karunarathne The people affected by the drought are yet to recover despite the little rain experienced in some of the affected areas. According to the Disaster Management Centre, the number of people affected by drought as of last Friday was 2,007,520. Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre, Pradeep Kodippili said that despite [...]

Help Sought In Battle Against Heroin

By Easwaran Rutnam The Sri Lankan authorities have sought Pakistani assistance to crackdown on heroin being smuggled to Sri Lanka. Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that heroin is being smuggled between India and Sri Lanka while stocks also arrive hidden inside containers at the Colombo port. The police spokesperson said that talks on curbing [...]

Nirmal Says No Action Yet

By Camelia Nathaniel Head of the Colombo University History Department Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said that although he had informed the university authorities of the need for two assistant lecturers for his department, no action had so far been taken to rectify the situation. It is reported that an argument between Dr Dewasiri and Vice [...]

Spain To Seek Sri Lanka’s Support

Spain is to seek Sri Lanka’s support for a seat on the UN Security Council. José Manuel García-Margallo will visit Sri Lanka this week to seek the country’s support for the non-permanent UN seat. The External Affairs Ministry confirmed that the Spanish Foreign Minister will visit Sri Lanka next week. José Manuel García-Margallo will travel [...]

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