Sri Lanka not ready to screen ‘No Fire Zone’ yet – VIDEO

Sri Lanka not ready to screen ‘No Fire Zone’ yet – VIDEO

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in London said although things relating to good governance have much improved in Sri Lanka after the regime change two years ago, the time hasn't come yet to screen Channel 4's 'No Fire Zone' documentary, which credibly exposed the horrendous human rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed largely…

European Commission proposes conditional reinstatement of GSP + to Sri Lanka

European Commission proposes conditional reinstatement of GSP + to Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) Wednesday ‘proposed’ to the European Union reinstate GSP+ trade access facility to Sri Lanka “in exchange for the country's commitment to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment and good governance”. The Commission said these one-way trade preferences would consist of the…

Colombo’s response to Task Force’s Justice proposals disappointing: HRW

Colombo’s response to Task Force’s Justice proposals disappointing: HRW

  Hailing the Consultation Task Force report as “remarkably comprehensive”, a top New York-based rights watchdog Wednesday said that Sri Lanka's response to the reports’ justice proposals “has been disappointing”. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that the Consultation Task Force (CTF) report based on the first broad survey of Sri Lankan citizens on their…

Sirisena rejects own party proposals to ditch UNP – VIDEO

Sirisena rejects own party proposals to ditch UNP – VIDEO

In an apparent rejection of demands from his own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to quit the coalition with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) and form a new SLFP government, President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that there was no need for him to form a new government with anyone. “I don’t have to…

Weerawansa arrested on financial crimes charges – VIDEO

Weerawansa arrested on financial crimes charges – VIDEO

A strong Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalist and leader of National Freedom Front (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes police Tuesday morning on charges of misusing a fleet of state vehicles during the deposed regime. He has been under the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) probe for the past few months for misusing…


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