5th November 2015

32 Tamil political prisoners to be release on November 9

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Attending a meeting held at the Jaffna District Court Complex in Jaffna on 04 November 2015 with judges and lawyers Minister of Justice Wijeydasa Rajapaksa stated that the Attorney Generals Department’s special team is considering the release of some of the Tamil detainees, where there are no serious charges, no credible evidence. And others, in possible case, will be given bail, both in High Court and the Magistrate Court. He went on to note that those who have already been indicted will have an accelerated trial proceeding to finish all those cases as soon as possible.” Commenting on the death penalty, he stated that the there is a resolution adopted by the UN since 2008 in countries where the capital punishment is in operation – but in […]

Health and Urban Development Ministers Threatens to Quit Government

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In a stormy cabinet meeting today presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. Two strong and vocal government who spearheaded the campaign for Mahinda Rajpakse’s ouster in January Minister Rajitha Senarathne and Champaka Ranawake threatend to quit the government if the investigations into the Avan Garde Arms Armory issue is not properly investigated immediately and concluded by charging those guilty.   They observed that it was not right for Chit Minister Thilak Marapane to investigate the Armory when he appeared for ex Major Nissanka Senathipathy. The Prime. Minister during the commotion had walked out according to a Minister and the President had agreed to have a special session of the cabinet to discuss these issues.   MP Sumanthiran questioned in parliament as to how Marapana could speak […]