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Mangala calls for strict discipline in UNP ranks to oust Government

Published : 3:16 am  November 30, 2012  |  Category: News  |  2 Comments  |  962 views  |  

By Dharisha Bastians The struggle to oust the ruling regime must be fought like a war and requires that Opposition parties must inculcate militaristic rigour and discipline within its ranks, UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday.  Read More →


Two petitions filed to restrain UNP Convention

Published : 3:15 am  November 30, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  524 views  |  

By T.Farook Thajudeen Two petitions were filed before the Mount Lavinia and Nugegoda District Courts to restrain the UNP Convention scheduled to be held on 1 December. Mount Lavinia District Judge Pradeep Masinghe fixed for today (30) to consider the application. Meanwhile, the other petition filed before the Nugegoda District Court was dismissed primarily by District Judge Namal Bandara Ballale.  Read More →


US concerned over moves to stifle free expression

Published : 3:14 am  November 30, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  835 views  |  

The US Embassy in Colombo yesterday expressed its “great concern” about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna, after clashes reportedly erupted at the Jaffna University on Tuesday when security forces personnel entered the campus to disrupt a Heroes Day commemoration being held by students inside.    Read More →


CBK to speak on unity in diversity in Lagos

Published : 12:02 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  822 views  |  
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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual conference of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation in Lagos today at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).    Read More →


Seminar on PPPs for cultural heritage of Sri Lanka

Published : 12:01 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  610 views  |  
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A seminar on ‘Public Private Partnerships for Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka’ was held recently under the patronage of Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of The Ministry of Finance and Planning.  Read More →


SC defers hearing of five petitions for tomorrow

Published : 12:00 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  475 views  |  

by Dharisha Bastians The Supreme Court yesterday deferred hearing five petitions challenging the impeachment referred to it by the Court of Appeal until tomorrow (30) due to documentation issues.  Read More →


Sri Lanka out performs regional peers in civil justice

Published : 12:00 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  508 views  |  

Sri Lanka leads its peers among the South Asian nations in most dimensions of the rule of law in guaranteeing access to all civil justice, a latest report released yesterday said.  Read More →


MPs highlight need for prison reforms, monitoring of migrant workers

Published : 12:00 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,093 views  |  

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Moving the debate, United National Party MP Ranjan Ramanayake highlighted the difficulties Sri Lankan migrant workers face in Middle East countries where Shari’ah law is strictly followed. “Foreign employees bring lot of income to Sri Lanka. According to Central Bank statistics, migrant workers have remitted US$ 4.1 billion in 2010 and US$ 5.2 billion in 2011. If you quantify this, there are 1.8 million Sri Lankan workers in foreign lands, but this does not include those who cross the borders illegally, which also on the rise.”  Read More →


Maldives cancels Indian GMR’s $ 511 m airport project

Published : 12:00 am  November 29, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  183 views  |  

Reuters: Maldives has cancelled its biggest foreign investment project, a $ 511 million deal with Indian firm GMR Group to develop its international airport, raising questions over the future of foreign investment in the islands renowned for luxury resorts. The cancellation of the deal signed in 2010 follows President Mohamed Waheed’s failure to renegotiate terms, sources close to the President’s office have told Reuters.  Read More →


P’ment debates state of utilities, services

Published : 2:15 am  November 28, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  543 views  |  

By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent Inefficiency of state owned transport services reducing its stake from over 75% to 25% for both CTB and railway services against private busses catering to 44% of the transport requirements of the nation was taken into debate at Committee Stage Program of Appropriation Bill – Budget 2013.  Read More →


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