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Director General of the Bribery Commission Steps Down
The Director General of the Commission to Investigate the allegations of Bribery or Corruption had in her letter said she wished to resign from her post with immediate effect. She declined to comment further on her decision to resign after her return to the country on Saturday after attending a one-week training programme in Malaysia.
Read More >> (2016-10-19)
Rs. 7 up to all brands of Cigarettes
The Finance Minister Mr. Ravi Karunanayake said at a Media Briefing yesterday that the prices of all brands of cigarettes had been increased by Rs. 7 from Monday night. He further said that the government expects Rs. 22 billion income per year with the increase of the tax.
Read More >> (2016-10-06)
Training for the Human Rights Defenders in Galle District
The first training session for the Human Rights Defenders in Galle District will be held on the 2nd October 2016 (Tomorrow) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Cooperative Center Hall in Galle. And the full-day training programme is organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-10-01)
If Court calls President will give evidence – MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha
Yesterday in a media briefing at Colombo MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said that President Maithripala Sirisena will go to court if he is called, to give evidence in the case against former UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake. He further stated that everyone is equal under law there is no exception.
Read More >> (2016-09-29)
Ravi Karunanayake and 13 others noticed to appear in Court
The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notices to Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and thirteen others to appear in court on October 12, pursuant to a writ petition filed by Ven. Agulugalle Jinananda Thera against the decision of the Finance Ministry to exempt a beer manufacturer in Biyagama from paying the Customs levy normally charged from this industry.
Read More >> (2016-09-29)
Twenty-three suspects who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) would facilitate a plea after six month rehabilitation, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Hindu Religious Affairs said.
Read More >> (2016-09-24)
Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarchchi said that Srilankan Army will for the first time build 100 houses in Keerimalai, Jaffna to be distributed among the displaced families there as a step to promote reconciliation and inter-communal harmony in the country.
Read More >> (2016-09-24)
Human Rights First Aid Center is opened in Negombo
Human Rights First Aid Center for Gampaha District was opened in Negombo by Right to Life Human Rights Center to support the people who need legal aid, protection and guidance to get their rights when it is violated. The Human Rights First Aid Center was opened on the 17th September. It’s located in “Janavabodaya centre”.
Read More >> (2016-09-23)
Nimal Chandrasiri’s Court case gets delays due to the delay of AG’s Report.
On 15th April 2015, Nimal Chandrasiri was dead as he was in the custody of Wadduwa Police. The primary inquiry was going on in Panadura Magistrate Court. The Magistrate Court ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit the Attorney General’s (AG) report to the Courts on the 19th, but it was not submitted to the Courts.
Read More >> (2016-09-23)
Gayashan’s Case Exposes An Embedded Lunacy - Basil Fernando
Gayashan, who was missing, has surrendered to the Hambanthota Police Station. He has been wandering in various places for about 8 days after he fled the police station after being tortured. Finally, he telephoned a Buddhist monk, who intervened to help him to surrender to the police.
Read More >> (2016-09-19)
Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka approved the “Right to Information Act”
On the 2nd August Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Mass Media and Parliament Reform informed the media that on the 1st of August Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka signed the Approval of “Right to Information Act”. He answered to the questioned paused by a media person in the Press conference held at Government Media Department.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
“The Office of the Missing Persons will be Independent” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Hon. Mangala Samaraweera said that the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) will be Independent and it will be on the standards of the UN and follow the recommendations of UN as Sri Lanka and U.S. America agreed in Geneva Human Rights Council.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
Civil Society Network against Torture met the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The civil society network against Torture met with the officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 August to have a constructive dialogue on the State party report submitted to the Committee against Torture (UNCAT) and the role civil society in torture prevention.
Read More >> (2016-08-29)
In September “A structure for Transitional Justice” – Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that by September Sri Lanka will prepare a structure on Transitional Justice which will be an example to all other country. He further said that Sri Lanka’s war crime is not like that of South Africa and the structure will be prepared winning the trust of the victims in order to find the truth, war crimes and the human rights violations.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Writ Application against the IGP & National Police Commission will be called on September 21st.
On the 20th July the Writ Mandamus against IGP and National Police Commission was called at the Court of Appeal regarding the death of Mr. Nimal Chandrasiri, father of two and the resident of Wadduwa, who was severely beaten and succumbed to dead while he was in Wadduwa Police custody.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons’ Report will be handed over to President by next week…
The final of The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding mission persons will be handed over to President by next week, says the former Chairman and retired High Court Judge Hon. Maxwell Paranagama.
Read More >> (2016-07-28)
Mahinda supporters are still in the Military – R. Sambanthan
Opposition Leader R. Sambandan signals the dangerous site of the present situation, as he was attending to a meeting in Mannar organized by TNA, even Maithri and Ranil government is ruling the country Mahinda supporters are still in the Military Forces holding higher positions. As well as along with Mahinada Rajapakshe they try to destroy the good performances which the present government does.
Read More >> (2016-07-26)
North University Fight is a good chance for a Extremists, It’s a hindrance to Reconciliation! – Reginold Corey
The incident that happened in Jaffna University on the days before has created an opportunity for the extremists to bring forward their extreme ideology as well as there is a space that this ideology may spread among the people in the country like a fire and it is dangerous says Governor Reginold Corey, the Governor of Northern Province as he was taking part in the press conference in Colombo on 20th July.
Read More >> (2016-07-21)
It’s a symbol Court is not engaging meaningfully to the torture cases generally in the countries of this region – Dr. Bijo Francis
“In General if we look into these regional Countries the Court is not paying much attention regarding the issues related to Torture”, Said by Dr. Bijo Francis, Executive Director of Asian Human Rights Commission as he was delivering his speech on 27th June at Olympic House while taking part the “International Day Commemoration in Support of Torture Survivors” organized by “Right to Life” Human Rights Center.
Read More >> (2016-07-21)
Hero of the South first come to the North, says President.
On the 18th June President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Technical Training Institute in Killinochchi funded by German Government. Later as he addressed the crowd he invited the Heroes of the South who are very famous in holding Press Conferences, to visit the North and East and to look into the plea of the people.
Read More >> (2016-07-20)
Today is the court case of the assault on “Meepura” Editor
Editor of the “Meepura” newspaper and the “Meepura official website” Mr. Fredi Gamage was assaulted by the unidentified people last Friday. Today his case was called to the Magistrate Court at Negombo. Two suspects were arrested by the police officers, among them one is a laborer of Negombo Municipal Council.
Read More >> (2016-06-14)
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