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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 17:58
By V.Anandasangaree - TULF Secretary General
The Tamil United Liberation Front, very strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the High Court Judge, Justice. M. Ilanchezhiyan and also expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Police Sub Inspector Ranawattege Herath Premachandra, in deep sorrow and prays for the early recovery of the Police officer who got injured in the shooting incident. We are not aware whether this.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:16
The main suspects involved in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on 22nd, last Saturday, surrendered to the Jaffna police, today morning around 8.20 AM . The incident took place on the evening of Saturday 22nd, near the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil located in Jaffna. At that time of the incident, Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan, his driver and constable Wimalasiri were traveling in a car,.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:15
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
It is important to recognize how gender injustices underpin the caste, class and social inequities. "I did start going to school. But as I am a Dalit (untouchable), I was made to sit away from the rest of the children. If I touched some upper caste child, even by mistake, I would be thrashed by the teachers - who were all Brahmins (upper caste). Even as a child I could feel the upper caste-Dalit.....Read More...
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:52
While President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cautioned that the shooting incident should not be taken lightly. A statement issued by the Presiden’t Office said President Sirisena had paid attention to the protective measures of the judges and instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to.....Read More...
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:08
Officials from ASEAN member states and other countries meeting in India this week for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should take steps to ensure that the trade deal safeguards human rights, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) expressed concerns about proposed components of the deal, and urged negotiators not.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 15:35
Police Sergeant Sarath Hemachandra, attached to the security unit of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said. Seargent Hemachandra died shortly after midnight, despite the efforts of the Intensive Care. 51-year-old Sgt. Hemachandra passed.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 14:09
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), which is hell bent on taking on the Supreme Court Judges, is slowly approaching their desired goal of a complete overhaul of the Judiciary, starting from the apex court. In an extraordinary move, the upper house of parliament approved the highly-controversial Supreme Court Reform Bill, setting off alarm bells across the European Union (EU) and other Western.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:49
By Habib Siddiqui
On Friday, Sean Spicer, President Trump’s spin master, a.k.a. the White House press secretary, resigned after telling President Trump that he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. After offering Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Trump asked Spicer to stay on as press secretary, reporting to Scaramucci. But.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:40
By S.H.Moulana
On receiving the Panama’s president, Juan Carlo Varela, in the White House, US president Donald Trump boasted about construction of Panama Canal. He said ‘The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right – a very good job’ Turning to Varela, Trump asked ‘Right?’ Varela responded with a sarcastic smile ‘Yeah, about 100 years ago!’ Trump: ‘Things are going well in.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:29
A total solar eclipse is expected to occur after nearly 85 years, on 21 August for people watching from parts of United States of America. For many, the eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last time a total eclipse crossed the entire contiguous US was in 1932, though there was an eclipse in 1970 that passed along the east coast. The total solar eclipse will darken skies, drop.....Read More...
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 17:55
Major General K. A. D Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army. He is currently serving as the Commandant at Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda. Major General K. A. D. A Karunasekara popularly known as ‘Amal Karunasekara’ is the Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sapugaskanda and the 15th Colonel of the Regiment.....Read More...
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 15:10
By Manjari Peiris
An investigative report published by Reuters reveals a massive, secretive campaign by tobacco giant Philip Morris International to undermine the global tobacco control treaty of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and fight countries' efforts to implement the life-saving measures called for by the treaty, says Matthew L.Meyers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, of DC......Read More...
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:23
In its Human Rights Report for the year 2016, United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s said, “The report recognizes and welcomes improvements in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, while also emphasising the need for further progress. “ On [20th July] the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) made public its annual Human Rights Report for 2016. The reports add, “Sri Lanka.....Read More...
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:42
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres commends the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP),” a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones. “ “The United Nations stands ready to support this process and the Secretary-General is also looking forward to [the Office] becoming operational as.....Read More...
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