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March 6, 2015 [GMT]
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GTF calls upon President Sirisena to address concerns of the war affected Tamil people and to work towards meaningful political resolution:
[Thursday 2015-03-05 21:00]

GTF welcomes the democratic transition process initiated by the new government under the leadership of President Sirisena, which includes the increased space presently available for freedom of expression and rule of law. The 100 day program initiated by the government that aims to crystallise the new governance norms through constitutional amendments is of huge significance for the long term future of Sri Lanka. The appointment of civilian governors for the Northern and Eastern Provinces is a very important step in the right direction. The demand for these appointments was consistently ignored by the previous regime. It is our belief that these positive developments, if garnered properly, will provide stepping stones to resolve the long standing Tamil national problem in Sri Lanka.



UN refers NPC call for genocide probe to OHCHR
[Thursday 2015-03-05 18:00]

A call for an independent domestic probe into allegations of war crimes against the Sri Lankan military, leaders of the previous government and the LTTE should not be viewed as a witch hunt targeting a particular country, the UN has said.



No presidential residence in KKS: MR
[Thursday 2015-03-05 18:00]

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that no presidential residence was being built in Kankesanthurai for his exclusive use as reported in the media. “Wide publicity has been given to images of what is purported to be a half-built presidential residence in Kankesanthurai said to have been constructed for my exclusive use. I wish to inform the public that no presidential residence was being built for me in Kankesanthurai,” he said.



Fonseka’s field marshal ranking runs into trouble
[Thursday 2015-03-05 18:00]

The promotion of Gen. Sarath Fonseka, leader of the Democratic Party, to the rank of field marshal on March 22 has run into trouble following a request by him to absorb him into active service of the Army, say defence ministry sources.Several leading figures in the government have objected to Fonseka being thus given the opportunity to give orders to the Army.



Basil has given up politics - Sarana
[Thursday 2015-03-05 18:00]

Former Economic Development Minister and ex-SLFP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa has told MP Sarana Gunawardena that he had given up politics and therefore he would not seek nominations to contest the next parliamentary election. Gampaha District MP Gunawardena told The Island that MP Rajapaksa had told him he was not planning to return to Sri Lanka in the near future.



Modi to address SL parliament
[Thursday 2015-03-05 18:00]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Sri Lanka Parliament on March 13, the first by a leader from that country, political sources said today. Mr. Modi will make a three-day state visit to Sri Lanka from March 13. This is the first state visit by an Indian leader after 1987. Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was the last to make a state visit to Sri Lanka.



IMF rules out fresh bailout for Sri Lanka
[Wednesday 2015-03-04 19:00]

The IMF on Wednesday (Mar 4) ruled out a fresh bail-out for Sri Lanka, which had hoped to secure loans of more than US$4.0 billion to restructure expensive debt taken on by the previous regime. Much of the country's post-war infrastructure under the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapakse was funded with Chinese debt and the new government had hoped to retire some of those loans.



Probe on payments to US congressmen
[Wednesday 2015-03-04 19:00]

In the wake of a disclosure that the former Foreign Affairs Ministry had paid US$ 354,000 to a US company for various activities including payments being made to US congressmen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe told Parliament that an investigation would be conducted on this matter. He said the Sri Lankan Government would inform the US Government because it would be a serious violation of that country's laws if the congressmen had accepted these monies.



Sri Lanka, India to revive talks on fishermen issue
[Wednesday 2015-03-04 18:00]

Sri Lanka has accepted a request from India to revive the talks between representatives of the Sri Lankan and Indian fishing communities, the Government Information Department said. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y. K. Sinha, yesterday (03) met the Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera and asked to start the dialogue.



AG wants time to decide on SF case
[Wednesday 2015-03-04 18:00]

The Attorney General (AG) today requested the Colombo High Court for more time to decide whether to withdraw or continue the case against General Sarath Fonseka on harbouring Army deserters. General Fonseka had earlier asked the court to dismiss the case filed against him because charges were baseless. The AG said he would take a decision on this matter after weighing the evidence of a crucial witness, who is an army officer, noticed to appear in Court on March 9.



Yoshitha questioned by the CCD Top News
[Wednesday 2015-03-04 18:00]

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today questioned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa over a light aircraft found in Narahempita recently. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that Yoshitha Rajapaksa appeared before the CCD this morning after the CCD had summoned him.



Sri Lankan President pledges to resolve issues of every community equally Top News
[Tuesday 2015-03-03 20:00]

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, who made his maiden visit Tuesday to Jaffna, the heartland city of Tamils in the north, after assuming the office, pledged to resolve the issues faced by the people in the north equally and promptly."When resolving issues, there is no differentiation as South or North and the Government is fully committed resolve issues faced by people," President Maithripala Sirisena said, adding that everyone should work in brotherhood irrespective of differences.



Sri Lanka Tamil party plans to discuss power devolution with Indian PM
[Tuesday 2015-03-03 20:00]

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party, Tamil National Alliance says it plans to discuss devolution of powers to the provinces with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Sri Lanka. TNA legislator M. A. Sumanthiran said Monday that they will discuss with Prime Minister Modi issues concerning the 13th Amendment which allows the provincial councils in Sri Lanka to have extensive powers including land and police powers.



Mangala meets UNHRC Chief Top News
[Tuesday 2015-03-03 20:00]

External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday met United Nations Human Rights Chief ZeidRa’adZeid Al-Husseinin Geneva and discussed matters connected to theUN expert’s panel report on Sri Lanka and the human rightssituation here.



Bharatha Killing: Duminda, 12 others indicted
[Tuesday 2015-03-03 20:00]

Colombo district UPFA parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 others were today indicted in the Colombo High Court on 17 charges in the killing of former presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and four others at Walpola, Mulleriyawa in 2011. The 12 others also indicted by the Attorney General were: Anura Thushara De Mel, Chandana Jagath Kumara, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath, Lanka Rasanjana, Malaka Sameera, Vidanagamage Amila, Sarath Bandara, Suranga Premalal, Saman Kumara Abeysinghe, Janaka Bandara, Rohana Marasinghe and Nagoda Liyanarachchige Chaminda.



Ex female LTTE leader arrested
[Tuesday 2015-03-03 20:00]

A former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport while she was about to leave for France. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Terrorist Investigations Division (TD) of the police had launched investigations over reports that Murugesu Bairahi had arrived in Sri Lanka. The 41 year old former Sea Tiger was arrested by the TID yesterday when she was preparing to leave the country.



UN assures North CM on report Top News
[Monday 2015-03-02 19:00]

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, who visited Jaffna today, had assured the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran that the report compiled by a UN-led team following investigations on the war in Sri Lanka, will be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in September.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Wigneswaran said that he had raised concerns with the visiting UN official over the decision to postpone the report from the March session of the UN Human Rights Council to the September session.



Sri Lanka to use UN probe report
[Monday 2015-03-02 19:00]

The Sri Lankan Government today informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the report compiled by the team appointed by the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights to investigate the war in Sri Lanka, will be used in the domestic investigations. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the Government has already begun discussions regarding the nature of local mechanisms that should be put in place for this purpose including amendments to existing laws.



SL loans were made on consensus: China
[Monday 2015-03-02 19:00]

China's loans to Sri Lanka were made based on consensus through talks between the two countries and at Sri Lanka's request, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Sri Lanka's foreign minister expressed concern about the loans.



Kerry hails UNHRC on Sri Lanka
[Monday 2015-03-02 19:00]

US Secretary of State John Kerry, today hailed the role played by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Sri Lanka.In his speech during the High Level segment of the 28th session of the UNHRC, which began today, Kerry noted that there is an opportunity for change in Sri Lanka. “Consider the indispensable role the HRC has played in encouraging leaders to live up to their promises and commitments in countries such as Burma and Sri Lanka, where there are opportunities for real change,” he said.


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