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Constitutional Assembly proposes increase in civil society representatives
Published Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The Interim Report on Constitutional Reforms submitted to the Constitutional Assembly (CA) by the Steering Committee last month has proposed to change the composition of Constitutional Council to increase civil society representatives. The ten-member Constitutional Council (CC), is an apex decision making body that makes recommendations with regard to the appointment of high ranking public and judicial officials
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PHU unhappy about status given to Buddhism
Published Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today the Interim Report of the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reforms had craftily challenged the foremost status given to Buddhism despite the assurance given by MP Jayampathy Wickramaratne. PHU Leader and MP, Udaya Gammanpila said according to Dr. Wickramaratne the foremost status given to Buddhism had not been harmed.
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PM appeals to Parliament to work together for political solution
Published Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today appealed to Parliament to work together to achieve a political solution for the national issue. The Prime Minister made the appeal when he addressed Parliament today during a special sitting of Parliament to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka.
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HRC Issues Summons For Urgent Meeting On Rohingya Incident
Published Date: 01/10/2017 (Sunday)
The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting tomorrow with several Ministries to discuss the incident involving Rohingya refugees. The Cultural Affaies Ministry, Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and the Ministry of Law and Order are among the institutions summoned for the meeting tomorrow.
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Cabinet approves purchase of Rs.24 billion Russian frigate on credit line
Published Date: 01/10/2017 (Sunday)
Sri Lanka will sign a deal with Russia to procure a Gephard 5.1 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Navy, the Cabinet of Ministers decided last Tuesday. The Russian built Gepard 5.1 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). The NATO identification is Gepard Class. The unanimous decision came on a recommendation from President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Minister of Defence.
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Indian Company Obtains Landmark Interim Injunction
Published Date: 01/10/2017 (Sunday)
The Commercial High Court of the Western Province has granted a landmark interim injunction, which was sought by an Indian company over mass counterfeiting in Sri Lanka. The matter, which was held before High Court Judge, Mahinda Samayawardhena, was declared to be a ‘textbook case of violation of intellectual property rights”
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Ministry of Law and Order urges Do not be misled
Published Date: 30/09/2017 (Saturday)
The Ministry of Law and Order and Southern Development issuing a press release on the recent upheaval related to Rohingya refugees says that though several groups have begun to create tension on the presence of such refugees here, eight years ago, when they were present in the country such groups had not uttered a word. The Ministry has charged that certain groups with vested interests are attempting to cash in
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Presidential Rule of Provincial Councils
Published Date: 30/09/2017 (Saturday)
The Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Bill was passed by Parliament with a 2/3 majority and signed into law by the Speaker. The need for a 2/3 majority is reported as being based on the advice of the Attorney General. Whether the Bill provides for the Governors to take over the functions of the Provincial Councils at the end of their statutory period or not, the present understanding is that the Governors would be responsible for the functioning of
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FOREMOST POSITION FOR BUDDHISM - PRESIDENT
Published Date: 30/09/2017 (Saturday)
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday assured that there would be no room for a division or a separation of the country under the proposed new constitution. He also assured that his government would not in any way dilute the position given to Buddhism that has already been guaranteed in the present constitution. He made these remarks yesterday in response to the comments of several Maha Nayaka Theras,participating in a ceremony held at Gemunupura in Ampara.
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Spotlight on foreign funding of candidates
Published Date: 30/09/2017 (Saturday)
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has stressed the need to include provisions in the proposed campaign finance law to monitor transnational funding to political parties during elections. It has submitted proposals to be included in the campaign finance law which would govern the finances of candidates during election campaigning. PAFFREL Executive Director
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Army to stay in North & East – Commander Shuns claim by Wigneswaran
Published Date: 30/09/2017 (Saturday)
Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that expediting the removal of Army Camps in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, is not suitable under the present circumstances. At a media briefing on Thursday (28) in Kandy, he said that according to the Chief Minister of the Northern Province there are 180,000 soldiers based in the region.
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Committee for delimitation of new electorates
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
In the aftermath of the enactment of legislation to change the electoral system for Provincial Council elections, the government will appoint a committee on Monday to work on the delimitation of new electorates for the purpose, a Minister said today. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha held a top level meeting with the officials of the Elections Commission on Wednesday to work out modalities for this purpose.
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Govt. service under intense scrutiny after RTI - Mangala
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
As the government celebrated its second Right to Information (RTI) day this year, Mass Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera believes that a more watchful public will lead the way to an efficient government service. “Experience around the world has shown that when the people have information and they are watching, the public service is forced to perform,”Minister Samaraweera said. Addressing a
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Discrimination in Sri Lanka – The reality
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
Mr. President, a myth has been spread over the years, that there is discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka. Out of a population of 22 million people in Sri Lanka, 11.2% are Northern Tamils while the upcountry Tamils who came to Sri Lanka during British colonial times, are about 4.1%. But these are not the only minority communities in Sri Lanka; 9.3% of the Sri Lankan population are Muslim. Several other minority communities such as Burgers and Malays amount to 0.6% of the population. The majority community is obviously Sinhalese at 74.9%.
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Maha Nayaka, Buddhist organization express reservations
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
The Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya Venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera and the Buddha Sasana Karya Sadaaka Mandalaya, a leading Buddhist organization, has opposed certain sections of the Interim Report on the new Constitution that was presented by the steering committee of the Constitutional Assembly recently. A statement issued by the organization said the report has suggested the inclusion of "Sri Lanka
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Army prepared to address alleged war crimes charges
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
The Sri Lanka Army says it is prepared to engage in open dialogue with the United Nations to address alleged war crimes. Addressing media after calling on the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters in Kandy today, Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake dismissed allegations in this regard.
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Prof. Peiris accuses govt of turning its back on war heroes
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris yesterday accused the government of having turned a blind eye to the plight of security forces officers and men facing war crimes allegations. Referring to statements UK MP Paul Scully as well as Northern Provincial Council member
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Kurdish Referendum inspires hope among Eelam Tamils: TGTE
Published Date: 29/09/2017 (Friday)
The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) congratulates the people of Kurdistan on their recent success in conducting a referendum in their homeland and among the Kurdish diaspora. The Kurdistan people were subjected to genocide under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Notably, during Saddam’s genocidal Anfel campaign between 1986 and 1989, tens of
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UNHCR alarmed at violence against Rohingyas in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 28/09/2017 (Thursday)
The United Nations on Wednesday raised concern for the safety of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers in Sri Lanka after Buddhist monks and hardline nationalists forced them to flee a U.N. shelter in the capital Colombo. The refugees, who were detained in April along with two suspected Indian human traffickers in a boat off Sri Lanka’s coast, are now in a camp in southern Sri Lanka to ensure their security after the incident in the capital.
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Constitution making and ethnically sensitive issues
Published Date: 28/09/2017 (Thursday)
Interestingly the Constitutional Assembly Steering Committee’s interim report, presented to Parliament by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on September 21, was largely a document containing ethnically sensitive issues. In the light of the report, one would wonder whether constitution-making is nothing other than handling ethnically sensitive matters. The report deals with devolving power to the provincial councils, merger of provinces, unitary
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Vidya murder case: Seven accused sentenced to death Three-judge bench finds them guilty on all 41 counts
Published Date: 28/09/2017 (Thursday)
The Trial-at bar, which heard the Vidya murder case in Jaffna sentenced seven of the accused to death yesterday. The bench comprised High Court Judges Shashi Mahendran (President), Anna Lingam Ravi Shankar and Manickawasagar Illancheliyan. The 332 page verdict was read out by the President of the Trial-at-bar and Vavuniya High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran.
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Present political culture can be changed – Rohana
Published Date: 28/09/2017 (Thursday)
The March 12th Movement says a change in the country’s present political culture can be established within the next several years. Speaking to NewsRadio Executive Director of the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections Rohana Hettiarachchi said they are displeased with the country’s state of affairs in order to establish cultured politics in the country.
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President stresses need for protecting archaeological sites
Published Date: 28/09/2017 (Thursday)
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that all parties should fulfill their responsibilities for the preservation and conservation of archaeological sites. He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute in Colombo on September 27 to hand over the research book on Tampita Vihara in Sri Lanka to the President.
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Back To White-Vanning Days?
Published Date: 27/09/2017 (Wednesday)
Back in the day a new term entered the political lexicon of Sri Lanka: white-vanning. It was about the use of vehicles, typically white vans, to abduct certain characters that the then regime felt were unsavoury. At times it was used to obtain information on LTTE activists and activities that could have endangered hundreds of lives, as in the case of the brother-in-law of then Senior
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Is the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka legal?
Published Date: 27/09/2017 (Wednesday)
Is the resolution 30/1 legal? Certainly not. Let me briefly explain as to why the resolution is illegal. On 26 th March 2014, the UNHRC by resolution A/HRC/25/1 requested the High Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive investigation into “ serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes” allegedly committed during the period 2002 February to 2011November in Sri Lanka.
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