Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military, have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and did not involve any political party.
President Maithripala Sirisena says he has given instructions to the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent inhuman ragging in universities carried out by a minority group of students in order to interrupt the education of the majority of students.
The TNA promising that they would extend the maximum co-operation for the constitution making processes demanded that those processes should “be taken forward in a genuine and purposeful manner, so as to ensure permanent peace with justice and equality to all citizens.”
President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take a decision on private universities in the country including the Malabe SAITM private medical college, taking into consideration the best interests and the productivity of the country.
India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years.
A Sri Lankan commission investigating irregularities in government bond sales questioned the new head of the country’s central bank on Tuesday, as the government’s anti-corruption policy came under scrutiny.
Sri Lankan police arrested an army officer and two soldiers on Saturday over the alleged abduction, assault and illegal detention of a leading journalist in 2008 during the war against separatist rebels, the police said.
Foreign exits from the government securities market (GSM) topped the Rs 100 billion mark in the 18 weeks ending Wednesday (15 February), after they pulled out Rs 17,707.18 million in the week under reference, data shows.