Sarath Fonseka to take oaths as MP

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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