US draft resolution backs Govt mechanism
The draft of the resolution to be submitted by a group of member states
led by the United States to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next
week has endorsed the new mechanisms proposed by the Government for a
comprehensive review and investigation of human rights violations and
other injustices in the country in recent years and asks the world
community to provide all possible help to Sri Lanka.
Rajiva out of Liberal Party
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015)
against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court
of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015
before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.
Perks before portfolios?
The culture of portfolios and perks continue even
after the election of a new government, at the August 17 general
elections, with its estimated running costs amounting to megabucks.
Duty free vehicle bonanza:
63 new parliamentarians to get vehicle permits
Some 63 new parliamentarians elected to the 8th
Parliament on August 18 are eligible for duty free vehicle permits.
According to highly informed sources, a newly elected parliamentarian is
entitled to a duty free vehicle permit worth US$ 50,000. A vehicle
permit is issued to MPS who have not received a vehicle permit for the
last five years.