Maldivian Courts in Disarray

The attorney general of the Maldives quit Sunday as the country’s political crisis deepened with the president and the opposition-controlled parliament wrangling over a new Supreme Court. Husnu Sood, a close associate of President Mohamed Nasheed, stepped down after accusing the parliament of undermining the constitution in the Indian Ocean…

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IDPs To Sit For Exams

By Raisa Wickrematunge Hundreds of young IDPs and the newly resettled, will be sitting the Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations this year. A representative from the Examinations Department said that a total of 214,239 candidates would be sitting for the exams through their respective schools. A further 54,694 would be…

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IUSF Files Complaint with HR Commission

By Olindhi Jayasundere The Inter-University Student Federation filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission yesterday in connection with the death of Ruhunu University student Susantha Bandara and the arrest of eight other students. The Federation’s Convener, Udul Premaratne said they will take whatever measures to see that police hold…

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A Crying Shame: Child Abuse Rampant in Lanka

By Achalie Kumarage and Madushika Gunawardane In a shocking revelation, the Department of Probation and Child Care Services said yesterday it received nearly ten complaints of child abuse from around the country daily. “We direct the complaints to relevant authorities at national, school and provincial levels,” Commissioner D.M.S. Abayagunawardana said…

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Govt. Deports Two NGO Personnel

By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya The Directress and the Coordination Secretary of the Non-Government Organisation, Non-Violent Peace Force have been deported from Sri Lanka. Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera told the Daily Mirror that they were deported on the information given by the State Intelligence Unit. On that order…

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