"Failed leadership has gone global" -- according to Amnesty International's annual report on the state of human rights around the world. The United Nations Security Council is receiving the most focused criticism in the report that was published late Wednesday.
Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.
Formse Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was released on a Presidential pardon after the writ applications filed by him against court verdicts were withdrawn. However, it is yet unclear if there are any conditions that would prevent him from engaging in politics.
The Kiln in Galkadawala, Anuradhapura that is being used to manufacture bricks to be used in the construction of the Ranaviru Seya had been used to burn the bodies of several unknown persons, it is reliably learnt.
The SLFP has been unable to achieve the expected targets during the party’s re-organization programme carried out in Anuradhapura on the 12th and 13th, a senior government minister said.
A Rs. 858 million financial fraud has taken place at Sri Lanka’s premier cement manufacturing company, Holcim. It had been revealed that cement bags amounting to the above mentioned value have gone missing when a stock audit was done recently.
The statement made by the President to heads of media institutions recently that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had asked him to release Sarath Fonseka is a complete lie, it is reliably learnt.
The Central Bank last year cancelled the licenses of three well known financial institutions and identified five other companies to be under risk.
The Mahinda Rajapaksa administration is to purchase two new air craft for the Sri Lanka Air Force.
Sources close to Sarath Fonseka say that he would refuse a pardon if it is granted on conditions. While there are various rumors doing the rounds in the political circles that Fonseka would be granted a conditional pardon by the President and the rumors say that he would not be able to continue politics and would have to leave the country.
The Colombo High Court granted bail to former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka on the 18th in the case where he was alleged of harboring army deserters during the last Presidential election.
Today marks the third anniversary of the genocidal events that the Tamils had to endure in Mullivaaikkaal. On this day, we remember with deep sorrow and solemn responsibility all the people who perished in Mullivaaikkaal and in the long freedom struggle of Eelam Tamils in preceding years.
I am sorry that I am unable to join you today because of commitments in my constituency
Bookie Sonu Yogendra Jalan alias Malad has told the crime branch that he paid Rs 10 crore to a Sri Lankan cricket player for fixing a match. He also mentioned that some Indian cricketers were also involved in match fixing, sources said.
Firstly, at this historic rally I apologise to the people in the North for not being able to address them in the Tamil language, as well as for the inability to provide them my speech in Tamil translation.
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