Core Group on Sri Lanka Comprising UK, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia Present Resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 Titled “Promoting Reconciliation,Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka” at UNHRC In Geneva.

Core Group on Sri Lanka Comprising UK, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia Present Resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 Titled “Promoting Reconciliation,Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka” at UNHRC In Geneva. The Core Group on Sri Lanka, led by the United Kingdom on Monday tabled the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) […]

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CID Observes that the Lives of 11 Tamil youths Abducted and Confined by Navy Personnel for Ransom Could Have Been Saved if Former Navy Chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Who Had Prior Knowledge of these Happenings Had Acted in a Timely Manner Instead of Abetting or Concealing Information.

CID Observes that the Lives of youths Abducted and Confined by Navy Personnel for Ransom Could Have Been Saved if Former Navy Chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Who Had Prior Knowledge of these Happenings Had Acted in a Timely Manner Instead of Abetting or Concealing Information. By Ranga Jayasuriya Sri Lanka’s effort to find a closure […]

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12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition

12 Year old Nishi Uggalla of Sri Lankan Origin With an IQ Higher Than That of Albert Einstein Wins Britain’s Channel 4 TV’s Child Genius 2019 Competition By Dr.Upul Wijayawardhana The remarkable win of 12-year-old Nishi Uggalla, from Manchester, on Saturday night’s (2nd March) final of the Channel Four’s Child Genius competition was, no doubt, a […]

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Navy abductions case: Witnesses fear for their lives

Right wing politicians have taken up cudgels against Navy officials testifying against senior rankers implicated in an abduction for ransom racket in 2008-2009. Investigators worry the campaign of intimidation could hamper the probe and deter key witnesses from coming forward In 2012, Naval Intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Krishan Welagedara became one of the CID’s key […]

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Powers already devolved to the Provinces had to be fully utilised before more was asked for!

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the Northern politicians a few home truths. A TNA MP complained, at a recent development review committee meeting, at the Kilinochchi Divisional Secretariat, that Pradeshiya Sabhas had not received funds for housing from either the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) or the government. Responding to him, the PM reportedly said […]

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Germany calls for more transparency in SL as bilateral ties expand

Sri Lanka and Germany footprint in each other on the rise Greater private sector interactions this year following opening of German Trade Office in Colombo Ambassador says post-Constitutional crisis, regaining investor confidence with stability and reforms is key Suggests liberalisation of shipping and freight forwarding if Sri Lanka is to successfully achieve maritime hub status […]

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24 MPs addicted to drugs and have become billionaires by being involved in drug trafficking?

By Shiran Ranasinghe and Methmalie Dissanayake State Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday (18), said that he had revealed the names of politicians, including Members of Parliament, who allegedly consume cocaine and other illegal narcotics to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on 17 February. Speaking to Ceylon Today, Ramanayake said that […]

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Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below. and refund the fees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQl9foFA4DY&feature=youtu.be Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below. and refund the fees.   Will the lawyer PC Shantha Abeymanasingham respond to the allegations made in the video below and refund the fees.   Please listen to the video below which was telecasted in a Prominent Colombo tv station have given […]

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80 Politicians Alleged Links to Arrested Drug Kinpin

Investigations Reveal Details of 80 Politicians Comprising Pradeshiya Sabha Heads, Provincial Councillors and MP”s from Different Political Parties With Alleged Links to Arrested Drug Kinpin Makandure Madush. Downfall in Dubai of Sri Lanka’s Most Wanted Drug Dealer Kingpin Samarasinghe Arachchilage Madush Lakshitha infamously alias Makandure Madush a.k.a. Ajith Avanka Wickramasinghe 16 More Including Drug Smuggler […]

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Inviting Rajapaksa to India “insult” to 1,40,000 Tamils killed by Sri Lankan army

Mahinda Rajapaksa Urges Revival of War-time Troika to Manage India- Sri Lanka Relations Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and a former Sri Lankan President, has strongly urged the governments of India and Sri Lanka to revive the “Troika” system which managed relations between the two countries during the crucial […]

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Military parades across Tamil homeland as Sri Lanka marks Independence Day, while Tamils protest

PEARL’s News Update 07 February 2019NEWS Military parades across Tamil homeland as Sri Lanka marks Independence Day, while Tamils protestThe military parades come as Tamils across the North-East, and in the diaspora around the world, marked Sri Lanka’s Independence Day as a ‘black day’ for Tamils on the island. Protests took place across several districts, with students at Jaffna […]

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Independence Day, a ‘black day’ for Tamils ​​and tea pickers

On Monday, Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st anniversary of independence from British rule. President Sirisena admits delays in economic development. Tamils ​​complain of continuing persecution even after the civil war ended. Plantation workers demand higher wages. Colombo (AsiaNews) – On the day that Sri Lanka marked the 71st anniversary of its independence from British colonial […]

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PM, Vasu clash over US ship

By Saman Indrajith An argument broke out between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara in Parliament yesterday over providing logistical support to the US navy ships operating in the Indian Ocean. The UPFA MP raised a question on an agreement signed between Sri Lanka and the US Embassy in 2018, but the […]

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UK arrest warrant for Sri Lanka attache over throat-cut gestures revoked

Priyanka Fernando conviction appeared to trigger stream of diplomatic exchanges An arrest warrant for a former Sri Lankan military attache, convicted of public order offences after making cut-throat gestures at protesters, has been revoked without a court hearing following Foreign Office involvement. The private prosecution of Brig Priyanka Fernando has degenerated into extraordinary legal confusion, […]

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Hang them not, or hang them?

While President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated very sternly that he would carry out the death penalty for major convicted drug offences who continue the illicit drug trade while in the death cell. He declared that he had entrusted the Armed Forces, Police and the Civil Defence Force with the task of eradicating the narcotics menace the […]

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SLFP Endorses Sirisena As Presidential Candidate: Duminda Presents Proposal To A’Pura Convention

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today endorsed President Maithripala Sirisena‘s name as the party’s candidate for the next Presidential election. The President’s name was proposed by SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake and seconded by former Minister Tissa Karalliyadda. The proposal was presented at the Anuradhapura district convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party which was […]

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Refugee Kamzy Gunaratnam to Mayor

By Harim Peiris Meeting President Maithripala Sirisena, earlier this month, for a courtesy call, which lasted longer than originally anticipated, was Jaffna born, Deputy Mayor of the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, Kamzy Gunaratnam. Born in Jaffna, to parents who both hailed from the peninsula, her parents took their young family and fled the fighting […]

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Sirisena Openly Attacks Human Rights Activists: Signals Approval For Extra-Judicial Killings

President Maithripala Sirisena openly attacked Human Rights activists today for standing in the way of the law enforcement process. “A country cannot be disciplined if we follow what the Human Rights activists preach. If that is the case, we should hand everything, including the government and the law enforcement system to the human rights activists and wash […]

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