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 needs a sound stable economic policy to attract foreign direct investment - U.S. Ambassador
-- [1 hour and 36 minutes ago]
President to announce appointment of a new Governor of Central Bank today
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct census on early childhood
-- [2 hours ago]
Nearly 9000 military deserters get legally discharged during General Amnesty
-- [2 hours ago]
South Eastern University suspends 331 students for ragging
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka expects Brexit to impact country's debt burden as dollar rises against pound
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to develop infrastructure facilities in over 13,000 rural villages
-- [5 hours ago]
CSE wins National HR Excellence Gold Award at the National HR Conference 2016
-- [6 hours ago]
Government Leaders avoided responsibility by giving COPE to probe Central Bank Governor's appointment - JVP leader
Sri Lankan Government refutes misinformation on the proposed Constitution

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.