The independent group of the Lanka Bank Employees’ Union is involved in a financial fraud amounting to Rs. 5 million, sources from the union said.
The Sports Minister it is learnt is to amend the Sports Act on a Presidential directive in order to prevent UPFA Colombo District parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala from becoming the Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The Sri Lankan civil war - which claimed 100,000 lives - ended in 2009 when government forces finally crushed a near-40-year-long insurgency by the Tamil Tiger rebel group. The final months were especially brutal and survivors will not easily forget what happened to them.
Calls for investigation on what has happened and is happening now in Sri Lanka from genocide angle need to be looked into, said ICG’s Sri Lanka Project Director, Dr Alan Keenan, in an interview to TamilNet on Friday. “If you want to call it an investigation, it needs to be looked into.
The Sri Lankan village of Atumagaskoda is only 6km from the town of Vavuniya - the financial and business hub in the north since the end of the country's long civil war - but in development terms it is years away.
As the deadlock in the reconciliation talks continues in Sri Lanka, a seven-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), led by R Sampanthan, arrived in Delhi on Wednesday at the invitation of foreign minister S M Krishna.
British Tamil Conservatives Receive Message of Congratulations and Support from the Party Chairman, Ministers, MP’s and MEP’s at their Celebratory Drinks Reception held Party Conference 2012.
The attack on the Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Manjula Thilekaratne on Sunday (7) in Mt. Lavinia has been taken into account by international human rights bodies like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Article 19.
Head of the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA), Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri has reportedly given a witty response Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Chairman, Hudson Samarasinghe on the 9th morning.
CPA strongly condemns the assault on the Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), Mr. Manjula Tillakeratne on 7th October and demands an immediate end to intimidation and physical violence against the judiciary and all other dissenting voices.
"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down." -- Frederick Douglass (1860 speech in Boston)
comrade P.A. Subramanian received his secondary education at the Jaffna Hindu College, and thereafter graduated from the then University of Ceylon, Faculty of Engineering in 1963. he was my senior and belonged to the group which led us in to Marxism leaving the faculty he worked for the Public Works Department and the State Development and Construction Corporation specialising in highways and bridges. He undertook graduate studies at the University of Birmingham leading to a Master’s degree in Engineering.
A collective of Sri Lankan human rights organizations yesterday urged the government to address accountability issues or face the consequences at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
The Sri Lankan government must immediately provide justice for the physical assault on Manjula Tillekaratne, Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission in Sri Lanka, and cease public efforts to undermine the independence of the country’s judiciary, the International Commission of Jurists said today.
The war against the LTTE, waged by the Mahinda Rajapakse government, may have restored peace in Sri Lanka. But thousands of Tamils paid the price for the so-called victory with their lives, journalist Frances Harrison tells Vicky Nanjappa.