The employees of the Housing and Cosntruction Ministry and its affiliates recently contributed a day’s salary to assist the victims of recent calamities. Here the Housing and Construcion Minister Sajith Premadasa handing over docements pertaining to a consignment of rice worth Rs.4.7 million to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be handed over to the Disaster Management Ministry to be distibuted among the flood victims.

Fresh instructions issued in respect of PTA

In the wake of a spate of arrests of former senior members of the LTTE, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued specific directives in respect of detaining persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

HRCSL spokesman attorney-at-law Saliya Peiris yesterday told The Island that directives had been issued following concerns expressed by some persons. Responding to a query, Peiris emphasized that their intervention wasn’t in any way meant to impede ongoing investigations.

The government has assured Western powers that the Prevention of Terrorism ...



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