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UN urges SL to start investigating war crimes

A United Nations expert warned Monday that Sri Lanka must speed up its own long-stalled investigation into war crimes by  troops or risk action by the international community.   Pablo de Greiff, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion of justice and reparation, said Sri Lanka had been slow to …

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Bond Commission’s term extended by 6 more weeks

The official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigation the issuance of treasury bonds, has been extended by 6 weeks for the submission of final reports. Lat week the commission had requested the President to extend its term as the recording evidence which commenced on January 27 …

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Tight security for Anika’s family

The CID yesterday said tight security had been provided to family members of Anika Wijesuriya, who had fled the country following death threats, after she gave evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that her Monarch Residencies penthouse in Colombo 3 had been leased to former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake …

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EC to probe all parties on citizenship

the Elections Commission said it had decided to call for details regarding the citizenship status of office bearers of all other political parties in the country. The Commission met on October 19 to discuss the matter. Mr. Munsinghe is now in remand prison after being accused of money laundering he …

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Military offers another amnesty period

Ministry of Defense has declared another general amnesty period for deserters of the Army. The Ministry at a media briefing held in Colombo Thursday said the amnesty period will be offered to Army absentees enabling them to receive legal discharge from the Army. The General Amnesty will be effective from …

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Police protection for Anika Wijesuriya

Special police security is reported to have been provided to Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives in the wake of death threats levelled against her allegedly by a close relative of former finance minister Ravi Rarunanayake. It was carried out on the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on …

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SC indefinitely postpones decision on former CJ’s petition

The Supreme Court today indefinitely postponed the order on granting leave to proceed the fundamental rights petition relating to Provincial Council Election (Amendment) Act filed by the former chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The fundamental rights petition was called Thursday before a three-member Panel of Judges comprising Chief Justice, Priyasath …

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Prime Minister criticizes media for publishing fabricated news

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the responsible media should not highlight false and fabricated news misleading the people of this country. He made this statement at an event held at the parliamentary complex today. The research report on the proposed new constitution draft prepared by three institutions including Sri …

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