Law to protect whistleblowers on the cards

The government has initiated enactment of a law to protect people who will provide the appropriate authorities with information on corruption in different offices, Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said yesterday. The proposed law to be titled “Whistleblower Protection Law” will encourage people to give information on corruption, irregularities and bribery,…

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Ignoring Two Decades – contd

By: Shreen Saroor Parallel resettlement Recent months have seen a flurry of resettlement activities of those who spent much of 2009 in government-controlled camps. Those actions on the part of Mahinda Rajapakse’s government in resettling the displaced from the Vanni and facilitating access to north – most importantly, the opening…

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Lankan Woman Wins IWOC Award

A Sri Lankan woman activist for the displaced persons is among the 10 winners of this year’s US Department of State, International Women of Courage (IWOC) award, the US embassy in Colombo announced yesterday. Award winner Jansila Majeed has been a displaced person herself for 20 years. US Secretary of…

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