Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to make forced disappearances a criminal offense
Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 02:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is taking measures to introduce laws to make forced disappearances a criminal offense and considering the introduction of amendments to the Penal Code to this effect.

Secretary to the Justice Ministry Kamalini de Silva told the media that the Ministry is currently studying the matter and would decide whether it could be done by amending the existing laws or through fresh legislation.

The government is looking at the matter following calls from many quarters including the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to introduce such legislation.

She has added that the Justice Ministry is also looking into the Witness and Victim Protection Bill that has been submitted by the Legal Draftsman's Department before submitting it for Cabinet approval.

The international community has urged the government to enact legislation on witness and victims protection as soon as possible because of its importance to investigations into some of the incidents during the war.

** Related Story :: Legal Draftsman of Sri Lanka ready to hand over witness and victims protection bill to Justice Ministry

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Supreme Court Judge Priyasad Dep sworn in as Acting Chief Justice
-- [4 hours ago]
CSE to host a seminar on Current Market Conditions - Live Streaming
-- [4 hours ago]
Body of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga exhumed
-- [4 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines commences services to Lahore from today
-- [5 hours ago]
Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage granted bail
-- [5 hours ago]
ADB revises down growth forecast for Sri Lanka in 2016 & 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
Commercial Bank of Ceylon commences operations of its subsidiary in Maldives
-- [8 hours ago]
Treasury approval is mandatory from next year for provincial councilors to travel abroad
-- [8 hours ago]
Finance Minister is not harassed by the IMF - Deputy Minister
Five army personnel remanded over killing of two civilians in Achchuveli

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.