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Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:24

UN slams Govt. on PTA

Giving a damning report on Sri Lanka’s failure to take adequate action against human rights violations during the conflict and amend the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Countering Terrorism Ben Emmerson yesterday warned that the international community is running out of patience and called on the Government to fast-track its reconciliation measures.

Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:20

CB Bond scam largest daylight robbery

Matara District Joint Opposition (JO) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene yesterday charged that the United National Party (UNP) should be held directly accountable for the Central Bank (CB) bond issue, which he termed as Sri Lanka's largest daylight robbery in its recent history. He further alleged that it could also be identified as the biggest such scam that had taken place in the entire South Asian region in recent history.

The Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) will be handed over to the government on Monday, Dr. Neville Fernando said yesterday in its official Facebook account.

Many decisions have been taken under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena to provide relief measures to the people affected by the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaders pledged to carry forward the long-standing bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on a solid foundation.
Both leaders emphasized this when visiting Sri Lankan President met with the Bangladesh Prime Minister, today (14) in Dhaka.

’Bangladesh will not hesitate to provide whatever the possible assistance or help to Sri Lanka as we have an extremely cordial relationship’, said the Bangladesh Foreign Minister A. H. Mahmood Ali when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena.

Friday, 14 July 2017 08:10

PM, Rajitha, GMOA talks fruitful

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said in a media release issued by its Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge, that the GMOA yesterday had a positive discussion with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

The government has decided to set up a new Secretariat to investigate financial crimes, informed sources said yesterday.

The judgements of the cases filed before the Supreme Court on the delay of the Local Government election would most probably be delivered within this week, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader Udaya Gammanpila said.

The Sri Lankan Muslim community will support President Maithripala Sirisena in his move to draft a new Constitution,......said State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation A.H.M. Fowzie.

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