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Colombo steps up deceptive preparations for Ban Ki-moon’s ‘inspection’

August 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 August 2016, 21:59 GMT]
As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit the island on a three-day tour on Wednesday, Colombo government has engaged its ministers for deceptive preparations for Mr Moon to claim that ‘progress’ was being made by the SL State on the Human Rights front. In the meantime, the SL military intelligence has been given sweeping powers as the topmost agency for terror surveillance on Eezham Tamils. The occupying SL Army has also gained wide powers of spearheading the continued structural genocide by controlling the affairs of resettlement under the guise of Sinhala soldiers engaging in ‘reconciliation’ housing schemes. Meanwhile, Tamil political prisoners in the prisons of genocidal Sri Lanka for more than 7 years have complained that Colombo was completely ignoring the release of Tamil Prisoners of War, especially those who have been detained since before May-2009.

Sri Lanka President to declare 2017 as the year to liberate the country from poverty

August 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

 Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 11:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the year 2017 will be declared as the year of liberating the country from poverty.

Speaking at the progress review meeting of the Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry held at the President’s Office on Monday, the President has said that the relevant memorandum will be presented to the cabinet soon.

MDMK leader Vaiko wants UNHRC, Red Cross to probe disappearances of Tamils in Sri Lanka

August 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

 Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 09:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30, Chennai: The pro-LTTE Tamil Nadu political leader, the general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), V. Goplasamy aka Vaiko has urged the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) and the Red Cross Society to inquire into the disappearance of Tamils in the last phase of war in Sri Lanka and the alleged poisoning of 107 LTTE cadres.

Two senior ministers join Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims

August 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 08:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30 (Arab News) RIYADH- Two senior ministers from Colombo will join Sri Lankan pilgrims during this Haj, the island’s consul general, Faizer Mackeen, told Arab News on Monday. The VIP delegation will include Mohamed Hashim Abdul Haleem, Muslim religious affairs and posts; State Minister Abdul Hameed Mohamed Fowzie; and legislator Mujibur Rahman.

Prabhakaran’s siblings unlikely to petition Sri Lankan office of missing persons to trace him

August 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

 Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 08:24 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30 (NIE) COLOMBO- M.K. Shivajilingam, Tamil politician and a relation of the slain Tamil Tiger chieftain Velupillai Prabhakaran, has said that he will assist Prabhakaran’s siblings, now living in India, Canada and Denmark, if they petition to the Sri Lankan Office of Missing Persons (OMP) to trace him.

Prime Minister says a full reorganization of Sri Lanka’s sports field urgently needed

August 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

 Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 07:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says an urgent need has risen for the full reorganization of Sri Lanka’s sports field, especially for the game of cricket on a school level.

The Lanka Hospital Corporation appoints new chief executive officer

August 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm

 Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 09:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 29, Colombo: The Lanka Hospital Corporation said it has appointed senior medical officer Dr. Prasad Medawatte as the Chief Executive Officer of the leading private healthcare institution with effect from Monday 29th August 2016.

LTTE leader’s name may be submitted to OMP as a missing person – report

August 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

  Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 08:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 29, Colombo: The LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s name may be reported to Sri Lanka’s newly set up Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) as some Tamil nationalists in Sri Lanka believe that the LTTE chief may still be alive.

Industry & Commerce Ministry denies nadu rice raid in Polonnaruwa

August 29, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Refuting media reports of a raid conducted by Public Health Inspectors at the Polonnaruwa rice mill in connection with Lak Sathosa, the Industry and Commerce Ministry yesterday said that the sealed nadu rice stock was fit for consumption.

Several media reports alleged that a few days ago a group of PHIs from Minneriya had raided a rice mill holding 2,450 metric tonnes of nadu rice which was unsuitable for consumption. 

India minister tells foreign tourists: ‘Don’t wear skirts’

August 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm

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