Daily Archive: June 26, 2015


Polls on Aug. 17

The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today filed a case against Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga in the at Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court,  alleging that he had accepted a sum of Rs.15 million from a businessman to perform an official duty. 


Relevance of Wiki Leaks and UN’s 20-year confidentiality clause

After having consulted, either the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), or UN headquarters, in New York, or both, the UN mission, in Colombo, in April, last year, said that the issue of confidentiality of sources/eyewitnesses needed to be considered at a later stage.


The Colombo mission was responding to a query by The Island whether the UN would review UNSG Ban ki moon’s Panel of Experts (PoE) recommendation, pertaining to confidentiality of sources/eyewitnesses for a 20-year period, with effect from the date of the release of the report. The recommendation was made in PoE’s report, released on March 31, 2011.