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  1. CA orders Gnanasara Thero to be produced in Court on 31 May

    05.24 / 19:33 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (24) ordered Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero to be produced in Court on the next date with a medical certificate as he was not present in Court and his counsel informed Court that he was ailing. When the Contempt of Court case against Gnanasara Thero came up before a bench comprising Justices Rohini Walgama (CA President) and S. Thurairaja, the court directed Junior Counsel Anusha…
  2. Inmates to see prison upgrade from next month

    05.24 / 19:33 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    The Government will open the newly-constructed state-of-the-art prison in Angunakolapelessa next month and will also relocate the highly congested Welikada prison to Horana, providing more room for inmates. Minister of Justice Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, moving the Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill second reading yesterday in Parliament, said Welikada houses 17,000 inmates out of which 50% were youths who are punished for drug-related offences. The Minister said the relocation…
  3. Civil society groups urge Govt. to take action against escalating religious tension

    05.24 / 19:33 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    By Chathuri Dissanayake Civil society group Renaissance led by Victor Ivan yesterday urged the Government to take action against escalating religious tension in the country. A prominent journalist and civil society activist, Ivan warned that the violence may easily escalate further if the situation was not immediately curbed. “We can observe a trend of attacks on the M…
  4. Sagala vows action against those behind recent racist attacks

    05.24 / 19:33 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayaka drew parallels yesterday in Parliament between the recent Manchester bombing and the gloomy past engulfed by terrorism, which triggered similar attacks in all parts of Sri Lanka.  Assuring that the Government would take all efforts to stop any possibility of terrorism on Sri Lankan soil, the Minister pledged to bring those who were behind the recent attacks motivated by religious and ethnic …