A cash donation of Rs. 3,000,000 for the reconstruction of projects for the benefit of disaster victims was handed over to President Maithreepala Sirisena by Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake Thera recently. This donation was arranged by Kusnam Kiran (Ayung) Chairman of Lion Air and Sangha Theravada Indonesia.
Constitution no bar to
foreign judges in war
crimes court - TNA
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has claimed to have reached a tripartite consensus in respect of foreign judges, defence attorneys, investigators etc., in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism to probe war crimes before the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) unanimously adopted a resolution to pave the way for inquiry.
On behalf of the TNA, its spokesperson and Jaffna District parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has told a recent ‘Congressional Caucus for Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka’ in Washington that the government of Sri Lanka, the TNA and the US had been involved in the negotiations leading to the agreement.