Sarath Fonseka to take oaths as MP


Leader of the Democratic Party Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will take oaths as a Member of Parliament today before the Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya, Leader of the House Laksman Kiriella said.

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UN HR Chief meets Opposition Leader‏


The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, met with Leader of the Opposition early this morning, UN Sri Lanka said in a statement.

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Lankan envoy in Saudi unveils welfare plan for expat workers


Sri Lankan Ambassador Azim Thassim told his countrymen in the Kingdom that his mission has chalked out a 20/20 plan to promote bilateral relations with the Kingdom and to work for the welfare of the island’s 500,000 workers in Saudi Arabia.

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Ex-regime slams UN rights chief's 'joke' visit


Ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother denounced Monday the UN human rights chief's visit to Sri Lanka as a "big joke", as the former regime stepped up opposition to a UN-backed war-crimes probe.

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UN against amnesty for jailed Lankan rebels: Wigneswaran


The UN rights chief has said Tamil rebels still detained years after the end of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war should not be granted universal amnesty, a top regional official said.

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UN Human Rights Chief meets Defence Secretary


The visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng.

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Sumith Lal Mendis sworn in as a WPC minister


Sumith Lal Mendis, a Provincial Council member, has been appointed as the Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare, Probationary, Child Protection and Women Affairs of the Western Province, President Secretariat said.

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Joint Opposition express disappointment at not being able to meet UN Chief


Members of the Joint Opposition today expressed disappointment at not being allowed to meet UN Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

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Former President Rajapaksa signs petition against war crimes court


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa launched the collection of signatures for a petition, urging the President to protect war heroes from an international war crimes court The petition prepared by the National Movement to Protect War Heroes aims to collect a million signatures.

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