Friday, 28th August 2015

Political

A cross section of politicians from the South yesterday welcomed the decision announced by visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal to support a domestic mechanism to probe alleged war crimes and human rights violations in Sri Lanka. While Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan, former Ministers Mahinda Samarasinghe and Dilan Perera welcomed the decision as a deviation from the previous stance of the international community, TNA MP-elect Selvam Adaikalanathan said this would deviate from the emphasis on bringing the alleged war crimes offenders...
The 64th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be celebrated in Polonnaruwa on September 2 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said. An Ashirvada Pooja will be held at the ancient Somawathi Temple from 7 a.m. on September 2 to invoke blessings on the party. A Pirith chanting ceremony will also be conducted at the Rankoth Vehera premises, Polonnaruwa from 10 a.m. Multi-religious ceremonies will be held throughout the week at places of religious worship to invoke blessings on the party, the people and the country....
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