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Sunday, 22 November 2015





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Justice Sarath De Abrew indicted

Charged in both High Court and Magistrate’s Court:

First sitting SC Judge to be charged in HC:

The Attorney General has filed an indictment in the Colombo High Court against Supreme Court Judge, Sarath de Abrew with committing grave sexual abuse on a domestic helper on or around June 26 this year. The indictment has been filed under two counts on committing grave sexual abuse, which comes under Section 365 B of the Penal Code.

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Rakna Lanka contract with Avant Garde under review

Defence Ministry seeks AG’s advice on termination:

The Ministry of Defence has sought the opinion of the Attorney General’s Department on the possibility of terminating the contract Rakna Arakshaka Lanka (RALL) has signed with the controversial private maritime security services company, Avant Garde. “We are in the process of evaluating the possibility of terminating the said contract.

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Navy Commander sets record straight

MV Avant Garde’s actions suspicious, President’s action legitimate:

Article 51 of the UN Charter is very clear about the rights of a sovereign nation to act in self defence, said Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijayagunaratne, emphasising that the Article gives legal cover for governments of member nations to take control of any weapon dealing activities handled by private companies, in the interest of self defence.

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