IUSF Convenor Wasantha Mudalige remanded till mid-Jan.

Following Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Convenor Wasantha Mudalige being further remanded until 17 January 2023, after being produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday (13), several parties including the IUSF and “aragalaya” (people’s struggle) activists have raised concerns regarding the actions of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), and the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Department. Mudalige, who was in remand custody under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (PTA), was produced before Colombo Additional Magistrate T.N.L. Mahawatte last morning. President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris who appeared for Mudalige informed the court that…

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All-party conference: Mano Ganesan says 13A must be starting point in reconciliation

Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) Leader and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Opposition MP Mano Ganesan, speaking during the all-party conference on reconciliation held yesterday (13) at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, expressed that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and the devolution of power through the system of Provincial Councils (PCs) should be both the starting point and the way forward with regard to resolving the national ethnic issue, which, he noted, is not solely relegated to the North and the East of the country.  “The…

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He’s Now Called Sir, Cular

By M. A. Sumanthiran – M.A Sumanthiran PC Thank you Honourable presiding member. I am glad to speak on the 3rd Reading, particularly on the votes of the Ministry of Justice today when my good friend at the Bar Hon. Ali Sabry is the minister of Justice. We’ve had a long association. He occupies a very prestigious post that of a Minister of Justice, In the olden days it was occupied by somebody who was from the Senate – from the upper house – because it was a prestigious office to hold. However I think…

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Political Solution Before Next Independence Day? another Ranils game to fool the UN.

By Jehan Perera – Jehan Perera The passage of the budget by a comfortable majority confirms that the government’s parliamentary majority is holding in the face of adverse circumstances. The ruling party has lost over twenty of its members who no longer follow the party line. But the rest of them appear to be staying together despite the lack of a clear and public leadership. Prof. G L Peiris who gives leadership to one of the breakaway groups has assailed the ruling party members for having betrayed the mandate on which they…

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Sooka Paid A Significant Sum In Legal Costs & Compensation By Pro-GOSL Sinhalese UK Activist

Jayaraj Palihawadana, until recently the UK representative of the political party of the former Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has apologised unreservedly in court to South African human rights lawyer and activist, Yasmin Sooka, for making false statements against her. Sooka initiated a data protection claim in the UK under the Data Protection Act 2018, challenging the publication of inaccurate personal information detrimental to her reputation. Jayaraj Palihawadana published a report which he sent it to 47 diplomatic missions in Geneva in 2021 falsely claiming that Sooka was biased in favour…

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