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Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

Today, (9 July 2019) on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations have renewed their calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of Inquiry to conduct a thorough and effective investigation into his killing.

Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing
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Ambassador Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House, on 08 July 2019.

Ambassador  Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump
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A new National Security Council Appointed

A professional Advisory Council on National Security has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President's Media Division said a National Security Advisory Committee, headed by Opposition MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

A new National Security Council Appointed
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1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated

In a special event held on July 6, 2019, the first Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs - Ranidugama in Gampaha District was inaugurated and the completed houses are handed over to the beneficiaries.

1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated
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Salary, Pensions & Other Allowances Increments effective From Today Announced

The salary increments and other allowances for public servants proposed by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his budget 2019 is effective from today (July 01).

Salary, Pensions & Other  Allowances  Increments effective From Today Announced
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Key appointments of Senior Military Officers Announced

Military Secretariat at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters has made several new key appointments for under-mentioned Senior Officers as stated against their names:

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Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty

Norway is deeply concerned that Sri Lanka intends to implement the death penalty, which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on the use of this cruel and irreversible punishment.

 Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty
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Shavendra Silva - The Most Wanted Man From Sri Lanka For Crimes Against Humanity

Sri Lanka President continues to be on a collision course with country’s minorities, especially with the Tamil ethnic group by earlier appointing him to the office of Chief of Staff in 9 January 2019 and again extending his period of service by another six months’ time.

Major General Shavendrav Silva being appointed as the Chief of Staff by Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Seisena
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Pakistan donates sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat presenting sewing machine to Father Quintus Fernando
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Rishad dares Wimal to quit politics, Parliament

The Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber, identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.

Rishad dares Wimal to quit politics, Parliament
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