Resoultion adopted at the May Day 2013 rally by the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees' Union.
The photos, verified to be authentic photos taken after government action at Shapla Chattar last night, shows the demise of the chances of a peaceful and democratic transition of power in Bangladesh. You will see most of the dead were simply hiding or running away and shot while trying to run.
Alan Strathern on BBC News
In a recent post, Buddhist Monks as Hate Preachers & Sexual Abuse, I mainly referred to sad developments within the global Buddhist community where Buddhist monks spread words of hate, actions that harm others, themselves as well as people’s faith in Buddhism.
It is a mere distance of 10 km, but every day Kareema Silva keeps aside three long hours for the commute to work and back.
Fifteen fishermen, who put to sea from Rameswaram, were Monday attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Dhanuskodi, fisheries department sources said.
Azath Salley, a prominent politician and a well-known Muslim leader, has been arrested and held in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Law (PTA). According to reports a detention order of 90 days under the PTA days has been issued.
The government has made moves to acquire over 6381 acres of privately owned land in the Jaffna peninsula, which it says is for a public purpose. The public purpose is presumably for the security forces. The pasting of notices on trees in Valikamam North under section 2 of the Land Acquisition Act coincides with preparations for the Northern Provincial Council elections in September this year.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son Rohitha Rajapaksa taking after the usual Rajapaksa style of threats and thuggery yesterday (5) threatened a referee of a rugby match.
People in Kandy have expressed their objections to the holding of Night Races in Kandy by the Carlton Motor Sports Club headed by Yoshitha Rajapaksa.
Just a few days before the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) was scheduled to meet for business, President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a special announcement regarding the much touted election for the Northern Provincial Council. He categorically stated that the election will be held in September and his astrologers are working on the auspicious dates for it.
One of the biggest insults a government can deliver to another — the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face — is for the leader of one country to refuse to attend a high profile gathering hosted by another. Well, Canada has just slapped Sri Lanka.
Immigration and Emigration Controller, Chulananda Perera who immediately deported a British national as a religious extremist because he had a picture of the Lord Buddha tattooed on his arm has extended a red carpet welcome to karaoke girls and prostitutes from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines and India. In fact he has even introduced an easy way for these girls to extend their visas.
The Sri Lanka Distilleries Company in Kalutara that is more than 50 years old has been brought over by a company owned by Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando, reliable sources said.
One of the President’s close friends, Eshana de Silva is continuously threatening and harassing the Chairman of National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Karunasena Hettiarachchi, a trade union activist said.
UNP parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has said that the party membership would oust UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and ask him to take over the leadership if President Mahinda Rajapaksa wins the next Presidential election.