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EU to cut S.Lanka’s trade benefits over human rights

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on July 5, 2010

UNHCR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION NEEDS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS FROM SRI LANKA

At the time of writing, the greatly improved situation in Sri Lanka is still evolving. UNHCR recommends that all claims by asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka need to be considered on the basis of their individual merits in fair and efficient refugee status determination procedures taking into account up-to-date and relevant country of origin information.. Read More

UNHCR/ Political Asylum for Sri Lankans
Constitutional reforms may be delayed

The government was likely to delay the introduction of Constitutional reforms which seek to extend the term of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a senior Cabinet Minister said yesterday on condition of anonymity. Read More

Constitutional reform/ rule of law
Homeless killings strike fear in Colombo

In a horrific development in Sri Lanka’s biggest city, at least seven homeless people or beggars have been murdered in the space of a few weeks.The murder methods have been particularly violent, the victims crushed with rocks or beaten with poles as they slept. Read More

Killing of beggars/ rule of law
EU to cut S.Lanka’s trade benefits over human rights

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union decided Monday to withdraw trade concessions in August granted to Sri Lanka after the government failed to make a written commitment to improve its human rights record. Read More

GSP +/ EU decision
Left will vote against extending President’s term

The left parties of the UPFA alliance have come out strongly against the proposal to remove the term limit on the executive presidency, calling for a complete abolition of the system instead. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, secretary of the Democratic Left Front, says the left will be obliged to vote against the amendment in parliament. Read More

Constitutional reform/ Presidential term
CEB, CPC, SRILANKAN, POSTAL DEPT., MIHIN LANKA LOSSES AMOUNT TO 1% OF GNP

The losses incurred by Ceylon Electricity Board, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the Postal Department, SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka amount to as much as one per cent of the Gross National Product, says Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. Read More

Economy/ corruption

SLB daily update No 12 -06 Tuesday July 2010.pdf

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