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 »

 

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

FCID arrest MP Namal Rajapaksa

FCID arrest MP Namal Rajapaksa

The Financial Crimes Division (FCID) of the Police arrested United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa a short while ago. He was arrested on charges of financial fraud; for using monies amounting to Rs. 70 million given by Indian real

US Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka

The Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka between July 12 and 20, US Department of State announced. He is expected to engage with government officials and local civil society representatives.

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will visit Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will arrive in Sri Lanka this week. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia, Manpreet Singh Anand, will accompany her. She is expected to meet with senior

Two Maldivians arrested with heroin

Two Maldivians arrested with heroin

Two Maldivians were arrested on charges of possessing 350 grams of heroin in Dehiwala today, Police said. They said the detained suspects were agents of an international drug smuggling network.

ADB funds properly invested under current SL government – ADB

ADB funds properly invested under current SL government – ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says it is ready to continuously assist Sri Lanka for its development activities. “That is because we see the funds provided by the ADB to Sri Lanka are being properly utilized under the current government”,

Sri Lanka, China pledge to further boost bilateral ties

Sri Lanka, China pledge to further boost bilateral ties

Sri Lanka and China agreed to further develop their strategic cooperative partnership, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Friday. When meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, Wang said both sides should implement the consensus reached

Chinese Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka tomorrow

Chinese Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka tomorrow

  At the invitation of the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today. Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive tomorrow (8) and leave on

SC terminates FR proceedings in case against Port City

SC terminates FR proceedings in case against Port City

  The Supreme Court today terminated the proceedings of a case pertaining to a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Ceylon Fisher-folk Trade Union, which sought an order to cease activities at the Colombo Port City Development Project. Chief Justice

Hassling a girl and nightclub brawl: SLC slap one-year ban on Kithruwan

Hassling a girl and nightclub brawl: SLC slap one-year ban on Kithruwan

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) slapped a one-year suspension on middle-order batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage today, for misconduct. The suspension follows an inquiry by the Disciplinary Committee on the conduct of the batsman at an event at a prominent hotel in Battaramulla.

Knuckles Range animal hunters released on bail

Knuckles Range animal hunters released on bail

  The six men arrested for hunting wild animals on the Kuckles Range were released on bail today. The attention of the authorities was drawn to the killings after photos posted on Facebook sparked outrage with the public who called