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 President to nominate Indian right activist to missing persons commission
Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 12:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to nominate an Indian human rights activist to the panel of international experts appointed to advise the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka.

Avdash Kaushal is to be named in a Gazette notification to be issued this week by President Rajapaksa, Press Trust of India today reported citing a Sunday Times report.

Kaushal is a human rights and civil liberties activist heading a non-governmental organization called Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) in India.

The report however has said that government of India was not officially associated with this nomination.

The President last month appointed three eminent persons of international repute to serve on an Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry.

The Advisory Council will advise the Commission, at their request, and may include other experts appointed by the President as and when necessary.

The President told media last week that the government is considering the possibility of expanding the Advisory Committee by adding three more members.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation 2.1 percent in May 2018
-- [31 minutes ago]
4th Contingent of Sri Lanka Air Force aviation unit for UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan passes out
-- [7 hours ago]
School of Agriculture in Kundasale closed indefinitely as a fever spreads among students
-- [7 hours ago]
Postal strike in Sri Lanka to continue as talks fail
-- [7 hours ago]
Prices of several costly drugs to be reduced next month
-- [8 hours ago]
Bahrain impressed by Sri Lanka's high-quality products seeks to partner investors with local industries
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services sectors recover in May 2018 following seasonal contraction
US assures continued support to Sri Lanka and expand bilateral partnership after quitting UNHRC
SAITM Medical faculty will be abolished after integration of students to KDU - Higher Education Minister
Sri Lanka receives the US$ 584 mn third payment of Hambantota Port deal from Chinese company

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.