SLFP to sack members who promote other political parties

He told the Colombo Gazette that earlier the SLFP was lenient with SLFP rebels as it wanted to unite the party. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will sack members who promote other political parties.SLFP member and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that those who promote other political parties will lose their party membership. Amaraweera said that while the UPFA cannot act on its alliance members who support other political parties, the SLFP will take action on SLFP members.The move comes as SLFP members in the joint opposition are opening supporting the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled to be held next year. (Colombo Gazette) Report by Indika Sri Aravinda However he says now the time has come for the SLFP to get tough with elections around the corner. read more

Condemning murder of Colombian cameraman UNESCO chief urges probe

“I condemn the assassination of Yonni Steven Caicedo,” the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in news release.“Criminals must not be allowed to use violence to stop journalists from doing their work and deprive society of news and information,” Ms. Bokova added.According to Colombian Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), unidentified men shot dead Mr. Caicedo on 19 February.The 21-year-old was working as a cameraman with local television stations ‘TV Noticias’ and ‘Más Noticias.’ His name will be included this year on UNESCO’s dedicated webpage for journalists killed in the line of duty.