alleges govt. targeting protesters Alleging that those who participated in the recent protests could be targeted, former Human Rights Commissioner Ambika Satkunanathan moved the Supreme Court last Friday (30 Sept.) against the ‘Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill’.The Attorney-at-Law named Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC, as the respondent. The fundamental rights petition has been filed in terms ...
Mishrawarna Olympiad Champions’ Awards Ceremony By Claude Gunasekera A long-awaited revolutionary approach to the national education system is now to be launched next year by introducing the world renowned STEAM education framework with a sturdy focus on subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics to teach students how to think critically, solve problems and […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued a Gazette revoking the highly controversial declaration of High Security Zones in the Colombo City and its suburbs.President Wickemesinghe issued the Gazette on 23 Sept., on the advice of the Public Security Ministry. The President rescinded the disputed Gazette immediately after he returned to the country after having visited Japan and the […]
By Norman Palihawadane A woman who was travelling in a bus was killed during a shootout between police and a group of robbers at Danowita in Mirigama, yesterday.The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office said that acting on information that a gang was trying to rob a liquor shop, a police team had rushed to the scene. […]
Police fire tear gas after fans invade pitch in East Java, triggering a stampede that killed at least 174 people and injured 100 more (Al Jazeera) At least 174 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a riot and a stampede at an Indonesian football stadium.The tragedy on Saturday night in the eastern […]
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) says that nation branding will be the solution for the prevailing economic crisis.SLIM President Nuwan Gamage addressing a press conference in Colombo yesterday said that the country could face the challenges of the economic crisis by paving the way for a knowledge-driven economy. Gamage said that Sri Lanka, […]
‘Such events irrelevant as a jittery govt. continues to avoid electorate’ By Shamindra Ferdinando Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kirirella, MP, has said the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksha government should hold Local Government (LG) polls without further delay.The Samagi Jana Balavegala (SJB) heavyweight questioned the rationale behind spending public funds on a three-day international conference on lo...