Archive for December 15th, 2017

හසන් අලි – රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් සන්ධානය සහ මුස්ලිම් බල දේශපාලනය

Friday, December 15th, 2017

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් එම්. එච්. එම් අශ්රොෆ්  විසින් කරළියට ගෙනා නැගෙනහිර මුස්ලිම් බල දේශපාලනයේ අලුත්ම සිදුවීම ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොන්ග්‍ර‍සයේ හිටපු ලේකම් හසන් අලි මහතා අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් මහතා සමග සන්ධානයකට එක්වීමය.  අද නැගෙනහිර (අම්පාර) මුස්ලිම් බල දේශපාලනයේ ප්‍ර‍ධානම බලවේගය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොන්ග්‍ර‍සය හා අතාවුල්ලා ය.  අශ්රෝෆ් ගොඩ නැගූ මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලනය නැගිට ආචාර කරන ගීතය […]

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Guinness Records for the crooked

Friday, December 15th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island December 15, 2017, 10:06 pm Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time again for an Arjuna celebration? What celebration are you talking about? What else, but the Guinness Record – won by the tallest Christmas tree in the world, built at Galle Face for last Christmas? Do you think […]

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UN urges urgent reforms to end arbitrary detention in Lanka

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Courtesy  Gulf Times The United Nations yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to urgently implement reforms to end war-time arbitrary detention and strengthen independent monitoring of tough legislation. Sri Lanka has used the 1979 Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to pursue a tough line to prevent aiding and abetting terrorism in the island nation’s long […]

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UN asks for Reform of Excesive use of Preventive Prison in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Prensa Latina Colombo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, visiting Sri Lanka, today requested reforms to address the excessive use of pretrial detention and update the current legal framework. The delegation of that international organization declared in a statement that it visited prisons, police stations, institutions for minors, migrants and […]

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Stay Order issued on FCID over Gotabhaya trial extended till Jan 25

Friday, December 15th, 2017

By Sanchith Karunaratna Courtesy  adaderana The Stay Order issued by the Court of Appeal on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) preventing any action against former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over the misappropriation of public funds was extended till January 25, 2018. The Court of Appeal issued a stay order on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department […]

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UN rights experts urge Sri Lanka to urgently end arbitrary detention

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention across the country. The experts recognize positive initiatives, including engagement with UN human rights mechanisms, as well as the recent accession to the Optional Protocol to […]

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SLFP supports devolution of power – Lasantha Alagiyawanna

Friday, December 15th, 2017

By Ranjith Kumara Samarakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Lasantha Alagiyawanna said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) supports devolution of power. “For that, the Executive Presidency is necessary. That is why we say if power is devolved, the unitary status of the country must be safeguarded. That was […]

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Six SLPP nominations rejected JO to file writ application

Friday, December 15th, 2017

By Rathindra Kuruwita, Kavindya Chris Thomas and W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today Six Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) nomination lists, for the upcoming Local Government elections, have been rejected by Election officials. A spokesperson for the Election Commission said that the SLPP lists for the Agalawatta Pradeshiya Sabha, the Badulla Urban Council, the Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya […]

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