Human Rights Commission of Sri Lankan calls for the immediate release of detainees and remandees


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lankan (HRCSL) has  communicated to the Attorney General its concerns to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of the rights of detainees and remandees.

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Common values are important and not the power of wealth: Maithri


President Maithripala Sirisena said he is fully satisfied with the accomplishment of goals set at the last CHOGM in Colombo during the period of last two years when Sri Lanka was the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth.

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Court finds former DIG, Vass Gunawardena guilty of murder


Former DIG, Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, and four others were  found guilty of murdering businessman Mohammed Shiyam by a three Judge bench  comprising of High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena and Colombo High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne.

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No-confidence motion against Ravi handed over


A no-confidence motion signed by atleast  44 members of Parliamentarians against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.

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Lankan Tamil refugee arrested in India


A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee was today arrested for allegedly “harassing his two daughters” and forcing them to abscond from Mandapam camp near here, a top police official today said.

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North remembers the war victims


The people of the Northern province today commemorate their loved ones lost in the three decades of war with special religious observations across the region, provincial sources said.

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Commonwealth SG hails President Sirisena


Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma hailed the President Maithripala Sirisena as he  did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals as a Chair in Office.

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Magistrate turns down request to prevent IUSF protest


The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday turned down a request made by the police  to issue an order to prevent a protest march in Colombo, organized by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF).

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Bird hits engine of Sri Lankan flight to Tiruchi, grounded for several hours


 Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL131) from Colombo to Tiruchi was grounded at the airport for more than seven hours after  a bird hit the engine of the aircraft while landing at the Tiruchi Airport this morning, Indian media reported.

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