Day: 1 March 2018

President Sirisena Appoints Seven Members to Office of Missing Persons(OMP) With Presidents Counsel Saliya Peiris as Chairman;2018 Budget Allocated Rs 1.4 Billion for OMP

By Zahrah Imtiaz President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday confirmed the appointments of the seven members to the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) which was established in September 2017. At a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, the President appointed President’s Counsel Saliya Peiris as Chairman of the Office with six others also being appointed as members …

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Will they prosecute wrongdoers of the Rajapaksa regime?

Prime Minister Appoints Committee Comprising Rajitha Senaratne,DM Swaminathan and Ajith Perera To Speed Up Investigations Into Alleged High -profile Crimes Committed during rajapaksa regime Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed a three-member panel to speed up investigations into high profile murders and other crimes during the previous regime after slow progress in the past three years. …

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Points The Finger At Ex-Army Commander Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka Over Murder Of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha wickrematunge

Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has attempted to shift the blame to his army commander Sarath Fonseka over the assassination of editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and asked police to investigate on those lines. Responding to an Economynext report published in the latest Sunday Island, the former defence chief said the then army commander Fonseka …

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Supreme Court Issues Interim Order Preventing Arrest of Ex-IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne By CID With Regard To Investigations Into Murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge

By Shehan Chamika Silva The Supreme Court today issued an Interim Order preventing the arrest of former Inspector General Jayantha Wickramaratne by the CID, over the ongoing Magisterial Inquiry into the killing of former Sunday Leader Editor late Lasantha Wickramatunge. A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition had been filed in Court on behalf of the former IGP …

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Tamil asylum seeker deported by Australia ‘harassed by Sri Lankan security forces’

Human rights advocates say Shantaruban subjected to ‘culture of reprisal’ and is too afraid to return home The Tamil asylum seeker forcibly deported from Australia last week is at liberty in Sri Lanka, but facing ongoing harassment and intimidation from security forces, human rights advocates have reported. Shantaruban was handcuffed and forcibly removed from Australia last …

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