Senior police officers say that while former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya was servile to the government, current IGP N.K. Illangakoon who took over the post saying he would re-establish the good name of the police force, is carrying out more bidding for the government.
17th August 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is concerned about the tabling of the “Divineguma Bill” in Parliament which if enacted will have serious implications for democracy, devolution and good governance in Sri Lanka.
Report of the Secretary General Reprisals against persons cooperating with United Nations human rights mechanisms 2012 Sri Lanka
Bobby Wilcox, a South African socialist who spent seven years in Robben Island under the apartheid regime, explains how the African National Congress has become notorious for its culture of self enrichment and corruption.
SLFP Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena has challenged former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for a debate in order to show that he was leading the battle for the post of Prime Minister and to create an impression in society that he was the most suitable for the post.
The company that constructed the Norochcholai coal power plant had given a commission of US$ 50 million to a high powered government politician, sources from the External Affairs Ministry said.
A Higher Education Ministry official says the mess up in the Z-scores of last year’s Advanced Level examination had taken place due to a directive by the President to issue the results in a hurry.
The Government of India last month signed an agreement with UN-Habitat to assist the reconstruction of 16,800 houses for conflict affected returnees in the Northern Province of the neighbouring Sri Lanka.
The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC) urges the US government to take urgent and immediate action to invoke R2P – Responsibility to Protect, to save the lives of Syrians facing continued massacres from Syrian security forces that are following the ‘Sri Lanka Model’ for the suppression of rebels.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday sought to highlight the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils in her Independence Day address from the ramparts of Fort St George by urging the Centre to prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government to take steps to alleviate the suffering of Tamils in the island-nation.
Human rights activists in Sri Lanka say the government must seek UN help in investigating serious violence in jails which has resulted in the deaths of two Tamil prisoners.
The President has informed the head of the state intelligence unit to inquire and inform him whether the current power cuts and the strike by the CEB employees are being carried out with Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka’s knowledge, a senior government minister said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that millionaire businessman Harry Jayawardena would face the same fate like businessman Lalith Kotelawela.
The special affection shown by Minister Wimal Weerawansa towards the late Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra’s daughter, Hirunika Premachandra has captured President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attention.
SLFP seniors are of the belief that a senior SLFP member should be appointed as the next Prime Minister if current Premier D.M. Jayaratne is to retire from politics, party sources said.