UNP backs out of National Govt bid; President slams CC and Human Rights Council

Simmering tensions between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya came to the fore this week, in Parliament, while the United National Front (UNF) abruptly put-off its controversial motion to establish a ‘National Government’ with the sole MP representing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress…

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Lanka’s disabled public cheated of full access to public resources

Despite strong laws, little has been done to make public buildings and transportation accessible to people with disabilities. “Laws regarding disability accessibility exist but through inspection, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) found buildings that failed to fulfill the requirement,” commission Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said. The question was, how had…

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