Day: April 23, 2018

CBK takes JO to task

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been conspiring to break up the government and cause division between the President and Prime Minister for the last three years, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said.

‘Potta Naufer’ bags awards for Avurudu games

Underworld drug kingpin ‘Potta Naufer’ serving a term for life for the assassination of High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitiya had won several awards for his skills in games at an Avurudu festival held at the Badulla Prison yesterday.

US rights report notes Sri Lanka’s slowness in transitional justice

US State Department mentioned arbitrary or unlawful killings by government or its agents in 2017. Torture remained endemic throughout Sri Lanka in 2017, the US has said, highlighting limited progress made by the government in establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms.