A series of protests have been organized outside the British Prime Minister’s Office in 10 Downing Street, London since Monday to condemn the repression of the Jaffna University students by the occupying Sinhala military.
My Dear Vasu, Tissa and Dew,
I thought I must write to you when I heard that you had written a letter to the Leader of the House, Nimal, saying that you didn’t agree with the way the Chief Justice was being ‘tried’ by Parliament following the impeachment that has been submitted against her by your own colleagues.
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka passed a historical resolution today opposing the impeachment motion and avowing that, if the incumbent CJ is removed, the Bar Association will not welcome anyone who is appointed in her place. The following is a summary of the resolution given by the Lawyer’s Collective.
A meeting of The Bar Association was held today (15). Here is media Release on behalf of the Chief Justice by the BA.
UNITED NATIONS, December 13 -- On the same day the UN of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said its review of its actions and inactions in Sri Lanka will be finished in the second quarter of 2013, it also claimed that it had no power over, and could not stop, General Shavendra Silva of the Sri Lanka Army, depicted in Ban's report on Sri Lanka as engaged in war crimes, from "inspecting" UN peacekeepers in Lebanon.
Commenting on further developments in Sri Lanka to impeach the country’s Chief Justice, Dr Shirani Bandaranayake, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said today: “The Commonwealth at large and Commonwealth governments in particular are set apart by a commitment to uphold in word and deed the shared values and principles which we ourselves have defined.
An unidentified flying object (UFO) believed to be from the planet Jupiter according to media heads had been witnessed near a filling station in Minister Dullas Alahapperuma’s electorate, Akuressa.
First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa’s nephew, Dilshan Wickremasinghe (SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe’s son) it is learnt has started a new project.
Forty fishermen released on December 10 by Sri Lanka arrived at Mandapam on Thursday. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on December 3.
Human remains in what appears to be a mass grave unearthed last month in central Sri Lanka could be "the site of a crime", a forensic medical specialist has told the BBC.
Today Instructing attorneys of the cheif Justice complained to the speaker of the parliament for his appropriate action.about Derogatory remarks used by some members of Parliamentary Select Committee last week ,which lead the chief justice to walk out from the inquiry
UNP councillor and national organizer of the party Daya Gamage today dared the eastern provincial council to curtail the Rs. 1.7 million per member allocation from the province’s budget, as suggested by a ruling member during his absence at the council session.
The Government members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the charges contained in the impeachment motion have found the Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake guilty of three charges.
Economic analysts say that the country is faced with an economic crisis even without economic sanctions being imposed.
Minister Wimal Weerawansa had asked the President in why he was trying to sacrifice him by getting him to approve the charges in the impeachment motion while asking Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne not to approve it, a governing party member in the parliamentary select committee (PSC) that probed the impeachment motion said.
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