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Sri Lanka’s Attorney General warns of losing investments if country is rife with corruption

December 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 11:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 11, Colombo: Attorney General of Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel Palitha Fernando has warned that the country might stand to lose on the foreign direct investments if it is identified as being rife with bribery and corruption.

Addressing an event in Colombo, Fernando said that it is the ordinary citizens in the country who stand to suffer due to bribery and corruption.

Britain suggests Sri Lanka to follow Mandela’s example for reconciliation

December 11, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 01:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 11, London: Sri Lanka should follow Mandela’s example to bring peace and unity to the country’s people, the UK government suggests.

Paying tribute to the former South African leader, late Nelson Mandela in the House of Commons of UK parliament on Monday, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Sri Lanka should emulate South Africa’s truth and reconciliation process.

Sri Lanka PM’s Coordinating Secretary removed over heroin controversy

December 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 10:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Coordinating Secretary Keerthi Weerasinghe who has allegedly issued a letter requesting a tax exception on a container that was found to contain the largest heroin haul in the country.

Weerasinghe has been removed from all positions he held at the Buddha Sasana Ministry, which comes under the Prime Minister’s authority, Buddha Sasana Ministry in a communiqué issued today announced.

Catholic Church urges Sri Lanka to implement LLRC recommendations to avert foreign intervention

December 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 11, Colombo: The Catholic Church has urged Sri Lanka to implement the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations promptly to avert a possible foreign intervention in the country’s sovereign affairs.

Sri Lanka’s Most Reverend Cardinal Dr. Malcolm Ranjith said the government should implement the LLRC recommendations as soon as possible and urged the government to not allow foreign countries to intervene in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.

SL intelligence squad behind attack on protestors in Trincomalee on HR Day

December 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 17:16 GMT] The masked men, who on Tuesday attacked a peaceful demonstration, which was staged by the relatives of missing persons in Trincomalee,  belong to a squad operated by the intelligence wing of the occupying SL military, the organisers of the protest said on Wednesday. The members of the squad arrived through the Sinhala market, parked their motorbikes and launched the attack after covering their faces with clothes. More than one hundred peaceful demonstrators, most of them women, carrying the photos of their missing kith and kin, were brutally attacked by the men, who also destroyed the photos and placards on Human Rights Day in the city of Trincomalee while SL Policemen were watching the unfolding violent episode.

G8 ministers meet on dementia time-bomb

December 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

11 Dec, 2013             16:37:50

        LONDON, December 11, 2013 (AFP) – Health ministers from the G8 nations were meeting in London on Wednesday to tackle what experts warn is a dementia time-bomb, with cases set to soar as the world’s population ages.

            Ministers from the Group of Eight wealthy nations’ were gathered with health experts and charities for the first ever conference on the incurable condition, which afflicts some 44 million people worldwide — most of them elderly.

Church warns of ‘foreign intervention’ in Sri Lanka

December 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm

11 Dec, 2013             16:33:45

        COLOMBO, December 11, 2013 (AFP) – The Catholic church Wednesday warned Sri Lanka’s government of foreign intervention unless it worked towards reconciliation and addressed allegations of war crimes during the war against Tamil separatists.

            Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said he was urging President Mahinda Rajapakse and the main ethnic Tamil party to hammer out a political settlement or risk an international probe.”Foreigners should not tell us what to do… We are not a pack of fools,” the cardinal said. “But if we do not resolve these issues, then we open ourselves to foreign intervention.”

Moody’s acquires Amba

December 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm


11 Dec, 2013             17:18:38

Dec 11, 2013 (LBO) – US-based Moody’s Corporation said it had acquired Amba Investment Services, a securities research outsourcing firm that has operations in Sri Lanka, India and Costa Rica.

“Amba is highly regarded for its offerings to investment research firms and asset managers, and Copal is known for its strong services for corporate finance,” Mark Almeida, President of Moody’s Analytics said.

Mysore: Wadiyar Royals looking for heir? the curse worked yet again

December 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm


Mysore, Dec 11: The death of Srikantadatta Wadiyar may be the end of his family legacy, with no heir apparent to succeed nor any will to bank upon. But more than anything else, what bothers historians and experts is whether the curse on the royal family is at work.We know about the king and his involvement with the cricket association in Karnataka, but few of us know of the curse that haunts him and his dynasty.

Fighting to footwear: US Army veteran’s Afghan factory plan

December 11, 2013 at 12:06 am

By Will Smale Business reporter, BBC News

Matthew Griffin (right) Matthew Griffin (right) did three combat tours in Afghanistan with the Army Rangers
After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, former US special operations soldier Matthew Griffin now wants to help the country by opening a factory there instead of going on combat missions.

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