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Sri Lankan police attacked medical students last week when they demanded the closure of a private medical facility.
Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka
Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.
Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.
His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.
Sirisena signed a gazette notification to rescind their names from the list of "traitors" at Kandy, the erstwhile British capital of the country.
Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights
The Tamil leaders also complained that the Tamils of the North are going jobless because companies from South Sri Lanka bring labor from the South.
Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of the progress of existing Indian projects.
Sirisena’s references were to the Rajapaksa era in which post-war ethnic and religious reconciliation got a bad jolt.
Reports from six sub-committees comprising members from all political parties are to be referred to the main steering committee.
Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s appeal to Sri Lankan President to save lives of hunger strikers
Wigneswaran suggested that a time frame be given for proper steps to be taken with regard to the missing or disappeared.
While parliament has no powers to instigate prosecutions, the presidential commission could set the stage for criminal charges.
The head of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna says the Hambantota port affair shows that there is complete confusion in the government.
He may have been held back by the developing political situation in South Sri Lanka with a resurgent former president Rajapaksa vowing to overthrow the Sirisena-Wickemesinghe coalition.
On the SLPA’s valuation of the project at US$ 1.4 billion, the Joint Opposition wanted to know on what basis this figure was arrived at.
These recommendations had set off alarm bells among the majority Sinhalese who considers the recommendations to be secessionist.