EU Threatens More

By Easwaran Rutnam The European Union, which had just last week proposed a ban on importing fish caught by Sri Lankan flagged vessels, is considering more sanctions on Sri Lanka if the Government fails to address concern related to illegal fishing. Among the trade measures proposed to accompany the trade ban include a ban on [...]

Government Looks For ‘Trinco 5’ Witnesses

By Easwaran Rutnam The Government is still looking for three key witnesses to the case involving the murder of five youth in Trincomalee in 2006, in what is now knows as the ‘Trinco 5’ murder. In a written submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, which is now meeting in Geneva, the Sri Lankan Government [...]

TNA To Take Blockade To Court

By Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to go to the Supreme Court to lift the restrictions on foreigners travelling to the Tamil-majority Northern Province. Mavai Senathirajah, president of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which rules the Northern Province, said that his party [...]

SLMC To Discuss Presidential Polls

By Waruni Karunarathne The High Command of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is to discuss the stand it is to take on the Presidential Elections, when it meets at the end of this month. General Secretary of the SLMC, Hasan Ali said that the SLMC had so far not discussed anything related to the [...]

Army Denies, Police To Probe

By Camelia Nathaniel The military denied allegations that it was involved in threatening journalists who attended an awards presentation ceremony last week while the police said if there is a complaint it will investigate the claims. The ‘Investigative Journalists Action Committee’ requested the President and the Government to hold an investigation immediately and arrest those [...]

Health Ministry Rejects Ebola Claims

By Camelia Nathaniel The Health Ministry denied charges by the All Ceylon Nurses’ Union that a patient showing symptoms of the Ebola virus was detected in Sri Lanka. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Health Ministry spokesman W.A. D. Wanninayake said that such a case had so far not been reported to the Health Ministry. “Earlier [...]

Appeal Can Be Made Against Ruling

An appeal, limited to points of law only, can be made with the EU Court of Justice against the decision of the General Court on the ruling given last week over the sanctions imposed on the LTTE, within two months of notification of the decision, the Press and Information unit of the General Court of [...]

Indian Boats Will Not Be Returned

The Ministry of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries  will not consider returning the boats of the Indian fisherman that were taken in to custody by the Sri Lankan navy  while poaching in Sri Lankan seas. Minister of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Rajitha Senaratne told The Sunday Leader that these boats were taken into the custody while [...]

No Talks With UNP On Polls: TNA

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it has not had any talks with the main opposition United National Party (UNP) on the presidential elections. “The Presidential Election is supposed to be held in 2016. We do not have to get all excited about general talks about holding the Presidential Election in January [...]

Presidency Is Not A Key Issue For Tamils

The Democratic National Front says abolishing the Executive Presidency will not be the one and only priority for Tamils in the North and East but a real and respectable political settlement. Dr N. Kumarguruparan, the leader of the Democratic National Front and former Western Provincial Councillor, had said this during a meeting with the leader [...]

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