Failure to resolve the university lecturers' issues
SB suspicious if it is to place him in difficulty
Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake has told several ministry officials that he was suspicious if the Presidential Secretary and the Finance Ministry Secretary were continuing to delay the resolution of the university lecturers' salary issues and other basic issues in order to place him in a politically difficult spot.
Sajith Premadasa's group has decided to launch a continuous agitation campaign calling for the appointment of Sajith as the party leader outside the party headquarters, Sirikotha and party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe's residence after the local government election results are announced.
LLRC is not a credible domestic process of accountability
2011-03-16 | Yolanda Foster – Amnesty International
Since the war ended in 2009 in Sri Lanka, there have been 2 major initiatives claiming to deal with the issue of accountability. One is domestic, the Lessons Learned & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The other is international – the UN Panel on Sri Lanka. I will first analyse the LLRC before turning to the Panel.
60% of the military deprived of their postal voting rights
The government has deprived a large number of military personnel, who are on duty, from casting postal votes at the 2011 local government elections. The government had identified the forces personnel who are disgruntled with the government and those who are supportive of the government and had taken steps to send postal voting papers only to those who are supportive of it.
Special inquiry into the police officers who assaulted President's Media Unit members
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordered the IGP to hold an immediate inquiry into the incident where several Special Task Force (STF) personnel had assaulted members of the President's Media Unit at the Sky View Hotel in Kandy on the 9th.