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Members of the Government Medical Officers’ Association and the parents of medical Faculty students yesterday demonstrated opposite the UN Head office in Colombo after handing over a petition to the UN office against what they called the suppression of the rights of anti-SAITM activists and attempts to abduct them. Pic by Sujatha Jayaratne

Constitution making process:

JO raises UN interference with Feltman


Joint Opposition (JO) parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardena has called for an end to UN interference in on-going constitutional making process in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted in Oct 2015.

MP Gunawardena has said that the JO that represented a large segment of people strongly opposed to the current UN initiative that was inimical to Sri Lanka’s national interest.

The veteran politician was responding to Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman currently here on a...

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Mangala slams police over abduction bid

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Police faced censure Friday over an attempt to "abduct" a student activist, a tactic widely used against dissidents by the previous strongman leader’s regime.Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said he lodged a protest with police c...

What was the mandate of Emmerson?

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The Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s haughty statement at a media briefing in Colombo on 14 July,with the UN Resident Representative at his side not contradicting the special rapporteur in any way, and his official communiqu...

Ideally everyone over 18 years should have a taxpayer number - Finance Minister

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''I am of the opinion that everyone over the age of 18 years should have a taxpayer number regardless of whether he or she had to pay taxes or not, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.'Charities of a religious nature may have to pay taxes an...

Thirimanne makes half-century in come-back game

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The highlight of the two-day warm-up game between Sri Lanka Board President’s XI and India at CCC grounds, Colombo yesterday was former Test vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne making a half-century.Thirimanne, once ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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