President tells UN General Assembly:
Speech by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st session of the United
Nations General Assembly last week in New York, USA
The announcement by the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development
Sagala Ratnayake that the Ministry has initiated programmes to install CCTV
systems in the cells of all police stations to provide better security is quite
welcome. The Minister made this statement while answering a question raised by
joint opposition leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana about whether the government was
aware of the death of a man at Pussellawa police station and if the government
would take responsibility for the death.
“At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a page from a cheap
fashion magazine. The poster on display outside St Joseph’s College - one of
Colombo’s elite private schools - has no text of any sort. Instead it shows 16
pictures of women in a variety of outfits, with tick marks against half and
crosses against the rest,” the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera explains why people in the
capital Colombo are so outraged.