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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 17:42
Sivarajah Jeyanthan 39yrs, the main suspect in the Nallur shooting case, told the police that he had no intention of killing the judge, but he had to settle a score with a three wheeler driver. Jeyanthan who surrendered yesterday morning at the Jaffna Police Station said that the incident occurred due to a dispute between his brother and a three wheel driver and he interfered and ended up in.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:50
By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General, TULF
Lack of talented female persons in Politics and in Political Parties is a great set back in Sri Lankan Politics that had compelled the government authorities to find a remedy for this short coming. In this connection the Election Commission has requested the various Political Parties to provide 25% of the vacancies in the Central Committee and to reserve another 20% for female officers in the.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:20
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan, also former TMVP National Coordinator and at present Eastern Provincial Councillor, was arrested in connection with the assassination of Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham, and remanded. His remand was extended on 36 occasions in the past. TMVP leader and former Eastern Provincial Councillor.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 13:13
Krishanti Vignarajah who served as a policy director for First Lady Michelle Obama in the last administration, is gearing up to run for Maryland governor. The potential run of Vignarajah, a Sri Lankan American, was first reported by the political blog A Miner Detail, which covers Maryland politics, Sunday. On Monday, she told the Washington Post that she was “seriously considering” entering.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 17:58
By V.Anandasangaree - TULF Secretary General
The Tamil United Liberation Front, very strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the High Court Judge, Justice. M. Ilanchezhiyan and also expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Police Sub Inspector Ranawattege Herath Premachandra, in deep sorrow and prays for the early recovery of the Police officer who got injured in the shooting incident. We are not aware whether this.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:16
The main suspects involved in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on 22nd, last Saturday, surrendered to the Jaffna police, today morning around 8.20 AM . The incident took place on the evening of Saturday 22nd, near the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil located in Jaffna. At that time of the incident, Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan, his driver and constable Wimalasiri were traveling in a car,.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:15
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
It is important to recognize how gender injustices underpin the caste, class and social inequities. "I did start going to school. But as I am a Dalit (untouchable), I was made to sit away from the rest of the children. If I touched some upper caste child, even by mistake, I would be thrashed by the teachers - who were all Brahmins (upper caste). Even as a child I could feel the upper caste-Dalit.....Read More...
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:52
While President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cautioned that the shooting incident should not be taken lightly. A statement issued by the Presiden’t Office said President Sirisena had paid attention to the protective measures of the judges and instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to.....Read More...
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:08
Officials from ASEAN member states and other countries meeting in India this week for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should take steps to ensure that the trade deal safeguards human rights, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) expressed concerns about proposed components of the deal, and urged negotiators not.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 15:35
Police Sergeant Sarath Hemachandra, attached to the security unit of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said. Seargent Hemachandra died shortly after midnight, despite the efforts of the Intensive Care. 51-year-old Sgt. Hemachandra passed.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 14:09
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), which is hell bent on taking on the Supreme Court Judges, is slowly approaching their desired goal of a complete overhaul of the Judiciary, starting from the apex court. In an extraordinary move, the upper house of parliament approved the highly-controversial Supreme Court Reform Bill, setting off alarm bells across the European Union (EU) and other Western.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:49
By Habib Siddiqui
On Friday, Sean Spicer, President Trump’s spin master, a.k.a. the White House press secretary, resigned after telling President Trump that he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. After offering Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Trump asked Spicer to stay on as press secretary, reporting to Scaramucci. But.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:40
By S.H.Moulana
On receiving the Panama’s president, Juan Carlo Varela, in the White House, US president Donald Trump boasted about construction of Panama Canal. He said ‘The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right – a very good job’ Turning to Varela, Trump asked ‘Right?’ Varela responded with a sarcastic smile ‘Yeah, about 100 years ago!’ Trump: ‘Things are going well in.....Read More...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:29
A total solar eclipse is expected to occur after nearly 85 years, on 21 August for people watching from parts of United States of America. For many, the eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last time a total eclipse crossed the entire contiguous US was in 1932, though there was an eclipse in 1970 that passed along the east coast. The total solar eclipse will darken skies, drop.....Read More...
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