South Africa responds to LLRC report

South Africa responds to LLRC report

🕔09:00, 6.Feb 2012

The South African Government has noted the release of the final report of the Sri Lankan Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (the Commission of Enquiry) and the positive recommendations contained in the report relating to human rights,

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UK finds gaps in LLRC report

UK finds gaps in LLRC report

🕔11:10, 5.Feb 2012

The British government has noted that there are some gaps in the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which was presented to parliament in December. The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin, in a

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Fears in UK over missing Lankan woman

Fears in UK over missing Lankan woman

🕔01:53, 5.Feb 2012

A man detained by British police on suspicion of murder has been released without charge as fears grew for the welfare of a missing woman. Kokulavathani Mayuran, 31, was last seen in Gloucester at around 11pm on Tuesday and was

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Parents blame hospital over kids death

Parents blame hospital over kids death

🕔01:45, 5.Feb 2012

The parents of an eight year old girl who died in Maskeliya last weekend after being admitted to hospital, have blamed the nurses and doctors at the hospital over the child’s death. Sunthari’s parents have filed a complaint with the

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No outside solutions says President

No outside solutions says President

🕔09:47, 4.Feb 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says his government is taking the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) seriously and will formulate a solution to the national issue through parliament. Speaking at the 64th Independence Day  celebrations in Anuradhapura this

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Channel 4 video nominated for Nobel Prize

Channel 4 video nominated for Nobel Prize

🕔09:00, 4.Feb 2012

A group of British and Australian Parliamentarians have nominated the controversial Channel 4 video on Sri Lanka for the Nobel Peace Prize, a press statement said on Saturday. British MP Siobhain McDonagh said that she and Australian Greens Senator Lee

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Jaya won’t give up Katchchatheevu

Jaya won’t give up Katchchatheevu

🕔23:01, 3.Feb 2012

Maintaining that she was working towards protecting the livelihood of fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday said she would not “stop” till Katchchatheevu, an islet in the Palk straits now under the control of Sri Lanka is retrieved.

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Queen greets Sri Lanka

Queen greets Sri Lanka

🕔17:51, 3.Feb 2012

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message to Sri Lanka to mark the 64th Independence Day celebrations. “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes

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Cocaine hidden inside chocolate

Cocaine hidden inside chocolate

🕔15:42, 3.Feb 2012

A Thai national was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning with cocaine hidden inside chocolate, the police media unit said. The woman had arrived in Sri Lanka on board an Emirates flight from Dubai. When the woman was

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CPC borrows more money

CPC borrows more money

🕔12:14, 3.Feb 2012

A higher petroleum import bill and the inadequate adjustment to domestic petroleum prices led to increased borrowings by the state owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation last month, the Central Bank said today. The Bank also said that Sri Lanka recorded a

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UNHRC told to act on Lanka

UNHRC told to act on Lanka

🕔23:33, 2.Feb 2012

The United Nations Human Rights Council should address the lack of accountability for wartime abuses in Sri Lanka during its March 2012 session, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Human Rights Council (HRC) member countries and observers today.

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Court registrar found drunk

Court registrar found drunk

🕔20:08, 2.Feb 2012

The Registrar of the Puttalam Magistrate’s court was found drunk today in his office and was arrested. According to police sources, the registrar was drunk in the office located within the court premises. Sources told The Hub that the registrar

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Yellow rain reported in Hatton

Yellow rain reported in Hatton

🕔16:46, 2.Feb 2012

Yellow rain has been reported from parts of Hatton this morning, a reporter in the area told The Hub. The rain was first seen by employees of the Mayfield tea estate on tea crops and on the ground. However the

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Cabinet agrees on spot fines

Cabinet agrees on spot fines

🕔14:15, 2.Feb 2012

The cabinet has agreed to amend the Motor Traffic Act to impose spot fines against drivers contravening the seat belt regulations. At present the drivers and the passengers in the front seats of certain categories of vehicles that have registration

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Government can acquire land says Karuna

Government can acquire land says Karuna

🕔13:54, 2.Feb 2012

Government Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan (Karuna Amman) says the government has a right to acquire land for national security reasons. He said that land in the north and east will be acquired on this basis to build permanent army camps

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Lawyers protest against moving court

Lawyers protest against moving court

🕔12:52, 2.Feb 2012

Lawyers staged a protest in Colombo today against moves to shift some of the court buildings in Colombo to new locations. The lawyers alleged that the Colombo Magistrates Court, District Court and Fort Magistrate building are among those to be

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Puttalam court issues death sentence

Puttalam court issues death sentence

🕔16:26, 1.Feb 2012

The Puttalam High Court issued the death sentence on a suspect arrested in 2007 for having heroin in his possession. P. Mohomad Jauffer was found guilty today for having heroin in his possession when a vehicle was stopped at a

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India, Sri Lanka discuss maritime security

India, Sri Lanka discuss maritime security

🕔15:14, 1.Feb 2012

India and Sri Lanka have had talks on maritime security when officials from both countries met at the inaugural defence dialogue in New Delhi yesterday, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today. Indian Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma and

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Indians file PIL against SL navy

Indians file PIL against SL navy

🕔14:55, 1.Feb 2012

The Madras High Court Bench adjourned to February 23 the hearing on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking protection for Tamil fishermen from the Sri Lankan Navy as well as a contempt of court application filed against senior Central

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Lankans stranded in Togo

Lankans stranded in Togo

🕔09:30, 1.Feb 2012

Two hundred Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka are stranded in West Africa, BBC reports, after the human smuggling ring they hired to bring them to Canada marooned them in Togo. The BBC says the contingent travelled by ship from Sri

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