Resolution highlights Lanka's efforts, says US

The US State Department noted that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week, highlights the Sri Lankan government's efforts to advance respect for human rights and strengthen good governance since January 2015.


Gota quizzed again

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry yesterday summoned former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa again for questioning over the alleged deployment of Civil Security Department personnel during the last presidential campaign.


Additional Magistrate chides FCID

  • Says it contradicted the accepted legal procedure
  • Refuses FCID's request to revoke Palpita's travel ban

Filing a further report before Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris in connection with committing of a criminal misappropriation with regard to Rs. 600 million belonging to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) by former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former TRC Director General Anusha Palpita, the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) yesterday moved Court that the travel ban imposed on Anush Palpita be removed.


Strict bail conditions for Lalith

  1. Barred from leaving the country
  2. Charges filed under Public Property Act

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Pelpita who appeared before Court on notice were yesterday released under strict bail conditions by Colombo High Court in connection with a criminal misappropriation of Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC during the presidential election campaign.

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