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Army releases more civilian lands in North

Army yesterday (18) released 120.89 more acres of land at Thelippalai, Jaffna (62.95 acres), Karachchi, Kilinochchi (5.94 acres) and Maritimepattu, Mullaittivu (52.0 acres), hitherto used by the troops, to their owners.   Major General Niyshshanka Ranawana, Commander, Security Forces – Kilinochchi on behalf of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant …

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Outgoing UN human rights chief commends Sri Lanka

Outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has commended Sri Lanka for cooperating with the UN system, following a period of fraught ties with the UNHRC over the country’s rights record. Hussein was speaking at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in …

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Postal strikers refuse to compromise

Convener of the Postal Trade Union Front Chinthaka Bandara yesterday said that their trade unions would continue until the government granted their demands.   Bandara made the announcement after the PTUF talks with the Presidential Secretariat officials failed yesterday noon.   “Government’s ploy was to buy time instead of meeting …

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