Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

Canada condemns dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice, urges Commonwealth Action   January 13, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Stephen Harper today issued the following statement regarding the dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake: "Canada is deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's decision to remove the Chief Justice from office following an impeachment process which appeared to be highly politicized and lacking transparency and respect for the … [Read more...]

SRI LANKA: WFP eyes cash/voucher expansion

JAFFNA, December 2012 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) hopes to expand its ongoing cash/voucher (C/V) programme across northern Sri Lanka, allowing thousands of recent returnees to diversify their diets. “More than 15,000 men, women and children have so far benefited from the programme in Jaffna,” Mads Lofvall, WFP acting country representative, told IRIN. “With the expansion we hope to reach more than the currently planned beneficiary caseload - 45,000 over the next two … [Read more...]

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