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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

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

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

“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

The challange of building confidence – Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

The challange of building confidence - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

The UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva this time did not make headlines though the so called Combined Opposition blamed the government for not responding to the criticism of Prince Hussein. During the time of the previous government the

Namal remanded till July 18

Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested for allegedly misappropriating Rs.70 million belonging to Indian real estate company Krish Group, granted for the development of rugby in Sri Lanka, was yesterday ordered to be remanded till July 18 by Colombo Fort

Supreme Court decision!: No changes on VAT

Supreme Court decision!: No changes on VAT

The new VAT component and the Nation Building Tax was imposed by the government from the 02nd of May.The Judges of the Supreme Court had ordered the government today the 11th instant to suppress these two tax components. That is

Dengue raises head again

Dengue raises head again

Highest cases reported from Colombo then Gampaha district. As at the 08th July 40 persons have been reported to have died and 22,779   cases of dengue have been reported from island wide during the past six months as revealed

Lankan military to release all civilian lands by 2018, UNHRC told

Lankan military to release all civilian lands by 2018, UNHRC told

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, told the 32 nd. session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday, that the Lankan armed forces will release, by 2018, all lands they had seized from civilians during

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the BBC said based on voter tallies from Thursday’s referendum, an outcome that would set the country on an uncertain path and deal the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater

Doom and gloom looms over the judiciary : signs of elephant rogues, pimps, henchmen, rapists getting appointments

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The applications for appointment of new magistrates and additional district judges to  Sri Lanka ‘s judiciary closed on 10 th June 2016. Yet , based on information reaching Lanka e news inside division (judiciary), with the assistance of Ampara high

Electricity charge waiver for Kosgama victims

Electricity charge waiver for Kosgama victims

The Ceylon Electricity Board has decided to exempt dues in the electricity bills of the those whose houses were fully damaged by the explosion in the armoury of the Salawa Army Camp in Kosgama, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith