Sri Lanka: Suspect in rape of 14-year-old girl released without proper investigation

Sri Lanka: Suspect in rape of 14-year-old girl released without proper investigation

ISSUES: child abuse; rape police investigation; impunity; rule of law; justice —————————————————— Dear Friends, According to information received by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a 14-year-old girl was abducted and raped More »

A three member committee to probe in to the coal fraud

A three member committee to probe in to the coal fraud

Power and renewable energy minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has appointed a three member committee to investigate the fraud committed when importing coal to the Norochcholai power plant. The committee consists of the former More »

President did not slash western countries – Minister Samarasinghe

President did not slash western countries – Minister Samarasinghe

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe refuting  the media reports attributing to President Maithripala Sirsena’s recent statements regarding the Western countries emphasized that he had not intended to slash those countries by these statements.   More »

President opens renovated Batticaloa Airport

President opens renovated Batticaloa Airport

By landing at the Sri Lanka Air Force station Batticaloa in a SLAF MA-60, President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the renovated Batticaloa runway yesterday (10th July).   State Minister of Defence Ruwan More »

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival to be held on July 23

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival to be held on July 23

2016 Korean Cultural Festival, an open forum for Korean culture and sports, will be held at the Musaeus College Auditorium on July 23rd this year. The event is organized by the Embassy More »

 

Sri Lanka: Suspect in rape of 14-year-old girl released without proper investigation

Sri Lanka: Suspect in rape of 14-year-old girl released without proper investigation

ISSUES: child abuse; rape police investigation; impunity; rule of law; justice —————————————————— Dear Friends, According to information received by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a 14-year-old girl was abducted and raped by her school bus driver on 19th June

University studies at a standstill due to the strike of non academic staff

University studies at a standstill due to the strike of non academic staff

The day to day studies of the Peradeniya University came to a standstill yesterday 13th due to the token strike started by the non academic staff of the university. The non academic staff started a token strike demanding many rights

A three member committee to probe in to the coal fraud

A three member committee to probe in to the coal fraud

Power and renewable energy minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has appointed a three member committee to investigate the fraud committed when importing coal to the Norochcholai power plant. The committee consists of the former secretary and chairman to the power and energy

Korean Government Extends U$ 300 Million EDCF Loans to Sri Lanka

Korean Government Extends U$ 300 Million EDCF Loans to Sri Lanka

A Framework Arrangement enabling the Government of Sri Lanka to obtain soft loans from the Government of Korea up to U$ 300 million till 2018 was signed on July 13, 2016. This Framework Arrangement is based on the agreement between

“INCOM” exhibition series launched

“INCOM” exhibition series launched

Sri Lanka’s first ever National Industry and Commerce Exhibition series “INCOM” was officially launched yesterday 12th July in Colombo.   The pioneering expo is scheduled to bring changes among the Provinces and shall give the much needed platform for regional

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the ASEAN presents Credentials

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the ASEAN presents Credentials

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Dharshana M. Perera presented credentials as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to ASEAN to its Secretary General Mr. Le Luong Minh at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 12th July 2016.   During the discussion which followed,

Opening of the Mini Theatre of the Public Performance Board tomorrow

Opening of the Mini Theatre of the Public Performance Board tomorrow

The Opening Ceremony of the Mini Theatre of the Public Performance Board will take place on 14th July 2016 at 3.00 p.m. under the patronage of Education Minister Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Minister Hon.

Indiscriminate publication of news violated basic ethics of journalism –DG of Government Information

Indiscriminate publication of news violated basic ethics of journalism –DG of Government Information

There have been several attempts by several media recently to create a wrong opinion in society by indiscriminate publication of news violating basic ethics of journalism that require verification of news from its from sources.   The most recent example

President did not slash western countries – Minister Samarasinghe

President did not slash western countries - Minister Samarasinghe

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe refuting  the media reports attributing to President Maithripala Sirsena’s recent statements regarding the Western countries emphasized that he had not intended to slash those countries by these statements.   Minister of Skill Development and Vocational Training Mahinda

President opens renovated Batticaloa Airport

President opens renovated Batticaloa Airport

By landing at the Sri Lanka Air Force station Batticaloa in a SLAF MA-60, President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the renovated Batticaloa runway yesterday (10th July).   State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival to be held on July 23

The 2016 Korean Cultural Festival to be held on July 23

2016 Korean Cultural Festival, an open forum for Korean culture and sports, will be held at the Musaeus College Auditorium on July 23rd this year. The event is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, under the patronage

“PILIBIMBU 2016” winners felicitated

“PILIBIMBU 2016” winners felicitated

Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the “PILIBIMBU 2016” photographic exhibition was held recently at BMICH under the patronage of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake.   The exhibition was organized by the Photographic Art Society of the

Supreme Court decision will not affect the government revenue – Prime Minister

Supreme Court decision will not affect the government revenue – Prime Minister

The Supreme Court order given regarding the charging of the increased VAT, will not affect the government revenue, said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s office announced this statement. The announcement stated although the courts gave an interim order, the

Theresa May looks set to be crowned Prime Minister in UK

Theresa May looks set to be crowned Prime Minister in UK

Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. The energy minister has paved the way for Home Secretary Theresa May, as the only remaining candidate, to be