UNP MP for the Matara District, Buddhika Pathirana, yesterday became the MP responsible for presenting the highest number of public petitions to the House in a single day, by presenting 33 public petitions.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday acknowledges some positive advances on human rights and Constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka yesterday made it clear at the current 34th session of the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) in Geneva
The Colombo Chief Magistrate today issued a warrant for the arrest of the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy, B. N. S. Batagoda
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that the government had not agreed to join an International Criminal Court (ICC), to bring in foreign judges to Sri Lankan Courts and appoint a Hybrid Court since they are against the government’s policy as well as the policy of the Asian governments.
Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa denied Tuesday involvement in war-era death squads, blaming the then army chief for an alleged secretive campaign of extrajudicial murders.
It is claimed that a cold war has broken out among the members of the United National Party (UNP) in the Central Provincial Council (CPC) due to a battle to win the post of Opposition Leader, which fell vacant on the death of Renuka Herath.