Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Faces Remand Over Alleged Criminal Offenses
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Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Faces Remand Over Alleged Criminal Offenses

In a significant development, former Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella, has been remanded by the Maligakanda Magistrate, Ms. Lochani Abeywickrama Weerasinghe, over grave allegations of criminal misconduct. The court ruling follows an extensive investigation into Rambukwella’s actions during his tenure as Health Minister. Deputy Solicitor General Miss Lakmini Girihagama, representing the prosecution, revealed startling details…

Sri Lanka’s Truth Commission: Will Light Shine on Impunity, or Cast Shadows of Doubt?
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Sri Lanka’s Truth Commission: Will Light Shine on Impunity, or Cast Shadows of Doubt?

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Sri Lanka’s proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is facing intense scrutiny, with its potential to unearth past human rights violations clashing with concerns about its limited power to ensure justice. Though equipped with robust investigative tools, the TRC’s inability to directly prosecute perpetrators casts a shadow over its ability to deliver…

Wickremesinghe Appoints Underprivileged Youths as Multi-Purpose Assistants in Anuradhapura, While Controversy Rages over Meritocracy
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Wickremesinghe Appoints Underprivileged Youths as Multi-Purpose Assistants in Anuradhapura, While Controversy Rages over Meritocracy

Kantale, Sri Lanka (January 4, 2024) – In a move likely to ignite further debate on public service recruitment, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to confirm the appointments of the multi-purpose development assistants (MPDAs) given by the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime. Current President Ranil Wickrmasinghe has approved the permanent appointment of 219 MPDAs in Anuradhapura district….

Sri Lanka Announces Truth Commission: Hope Flickers Amid Skepticism
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Sri Lanka Announces Truth Commission: Hope Flickers Amid Skepticism

  In a long-awaited move, Sri Lanka has finally taken a concrete step towards reconciliation by announcing the establishment of a Truth Commission. Gazetted on January 2nd, the move aims to address the deep wounds of the three-decade war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and pave the way for healing and unity….

President Wickramasinghe Seeks Independent Run in Next Election, Bypassing Established Parties

President Wickramasinghe Seeks Independent Run in Next Election, Bypassing Established Parties

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickramasinghe appears to be opting to ditch traditional party politics and pursue an independent candidacy, according to a Yukthiya.lk news report. This strategy marks a significant departure from the usual party-backed campaigns and signifies Wickramasinghe’s intention to position himself as a “common candidate” endorsed by a broad spectrum of political forces….

Mandates of parliamentary committees under review

Mandates of parliamentary committees under review

Sources of the Parliament of Sri Lanka say that the mandates of the Financial Oversight Committees (FOCs) and the Sectoral Oversight Committees (SOCs) are under review. Sri Lanka Parliament sources say that there are overlaps in the mandates of the Financial Oversight Committees (FOCs) and the Sectoral Oversight Committees (SOCs). MPs say that the overlaps…

Sri Lanka Must Prioritize Electoral Reforms and Democracy by Holding Local Government Elections

Sri Lanka Must Prioritize Electoral Reforms and Democracy by Holding Local Government Elections

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has expressed its disappointment over the Sri Lankan government’s inaction in holding the Local Government Elections, which have been delayed for over eight months without a clear justification. In a letter to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, PAFFREL noted that the Election Commission had already received Rs….