More kids being abandoned

More kids being abandoned

🕔14:16, 28.Mar 2012

The police say more and more children are being abandoned by their parents over various reasons around the country. According to the police media unit 206 children below the age of 18 were abandoned by their mothers last year while

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Jaffna MC votes on LLRC

Jaffna MC votes on LLRC

🕔12:03, 28.Mar 2012

The Jaffna Municipal Council (MC) has adopted a resolution calling for the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), a Jaffna based newspaper reported today. According to the Uthayan newspaper, the Jaffna Municipal Council adopted

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Video shows Tamil girl shot in UK

Video shows Tamil girl shot in UK

🕔08:58, 28.Mar 2012

British police have released the CCTV video of a shooting incident at a British store last year in which a Tamil girl was shot and is now paralyzed for life. Thusha Kamaleswaran was left paralysed by a bullet fired by

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Avoid another resolution, urge Elders

Avoid another resolution, urge Elders

🕔08:31, 28.Mar 2012

A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by adhering to the recent resolution adopted by the body. Former UN High Commissioner

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Report says 106 on death row

Report says 106 on death row

🕔17:55, 27.Mar 2012

A report by Amnesty International released today said that 106 people were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka last year but yet Sri Lanka continued to be among the execution-free countries.. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases

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UNP backs LLRC report

UNP backs LLRC report

🕔14:29, 27.Mar 2012

The United National Party (UNP) has backed the implementation of the recommendations in the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told reporters today that the UNP will give its fullest support

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Lanka to scale down some EU embassies

Lanka to scale down some EU embassies

🕔11:05, 27.Mar 2012

The government has decided to scale down operations of some of its embassies in Europe, the External Affairs Ministry said. The government is of the view that embassies in Europe which are not serving any purpose in obtaining support for

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Russia slams UNHRC vote

Russia slams UNHRC vote

🕔07:32, 27.Mar 2012

Without criticizing India directly for backing the US-initiated resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Russia has described the resolution as “politically motivated” and one that has ended up discrediting the Council itself. The remark by Russian

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UK wants LLRC report implemented

UK wants LLRC report implemented

🕔22:45, 26.Mar 2012

Britain has urged the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) as soon as possible. UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said that the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka at

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Former PC member abducted

Former PC member abducted

🕔22:30, 26.Mar 2012

A police complaint has been lodged stating that former UPFA provincial council member Sagara Senaratna was abducted in Kotte late this evening. His driver made the complaint to the Mirihana police. The former  provincial council member was abducted near the

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Thonda submits resignation letter

Thonda submits resignation letter

🕔20:18, 26.Mar 2012

Minister Arumugam Thondaman has submitted his resignation letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The letter was submitted this evening. However the President has not accepted the letter. The resignation was over some posts in the government sector, sources told the Colombo

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LTTE linked to air crash after 12 years

LTTE linked to air crash after 12 years

🕔15:45, 26.Mar 2012

Two LTTE suspects who are in police custody have revealed that the rebels had shot down an Antonov aircraft in March 2000 over Anuradhapura killing at least 40 people including 4 Russians and that it was not an accident as

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Lanka blames Manmohan

Lanka blames Manmohan

🕔13:48, 26.Mar 2012

The government today said that a statement made by Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the Indian parliament just before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) took the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka last week, resulted in

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Lukewarm response to ITN

Lukewarm response to ITN

🕔13:36, 26.Mar 2012

The government today gave a lukewarm response to the campaign being carried out by the state owned ITN against some journalists and human rights activists. Responding to a question posed by journalists at a media briefing today, External Affairs Minister

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No to LLRC full implementation

No to LLRC full implementation

🕔13:12, 26.Mar 2012

The government says it will not fully implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) despite the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Addressing the media, government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the government

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Kid of teen mom dies

Kid of teen mom dies

🕔07:35, 26.Mar 2012

The child of a 13 year old mother died at a children’s home in Bandarawela after falling sick, the police media unit said today. According to the police the child was placed at the Sujatha children’s home while a court

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Japan backs Sri Lanka

Japan backs Sri Lanka

🕔23:19, 25.Mar 2012

The Japanese government feels a government which has been elected by the people of the country holds the right to take forward initiatives and implement suitable action and the processes and courses of action should be left in the hands

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Manmohan writes to MR

Manmohan writes to MR

🕔08:04, 25.Mar 2012

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought to mollify Sri Lanka’s hurt over India’s joining US and other nations to censure the island republic for human rights violations, by stressing that Indian diplomats had actually helped temper down the criticism

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Sri Lanka cautions India

Sri Lanka cautions India

🕔16:35, 24.Mar 2012

The government warned that India may face repercussions over its decision to vote in favor of a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Government spokesman and acting Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told a

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Ranil’s bodyguard dies

Ranil’s bodyguard dies

🕔16:30, 24.Mar 2012

A bodyguard of opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe died this morning after suffering a heart attack. The police said that the bodyguard, a policeman, had died while taking part in a training exercise with several other officers. He had

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