No return to Criminal Defamation
Govt committed to ensure media freedom, says
Minister Maitripala Sirisena:
SLFP General Secretary Minister Maitripala
Sirisena yesterday reassured that the Government would not
re-introduce Criminal Defamation laws. Only a note submitted by the
Justice Ministry was discussed at the previous Cabinet meeting,
Minister Sirisena said.
Mihintale Aloka Pooja begins
MIHINTALE, the birth place of Buddhism in Sri
Lanka, gleamed with thousands of electric bulbs with the
commencement of the Mihintale Aloka Pooja conducted by Lake House in
collaboration with the Ceylon Electricity Board yesterday.
Foreign Secretary dismisses ICJ claims
REJECTING the insinuations regarding the killing
of 17 aid workers in Muttur, Foreign Secretary Dr. Palitha Kohona
has clarified some of the allegations made by the International
Commission of Jurist’s (ICJ) report.
UK LTTE duo remanded
The LTTE’s UK operations leader and Finance Head
A.C.Shanthan and youth member Golden Lambert, the first ever LTTE
cadres to be arrested in the United Kingdom under the Terrorism Act,
were remanded by the City of Westminster Magistrate Court on