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Chairman of the PCoI to probe findings of preceding commissions & committees

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Supreme Court Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate the findings of preceding Commissions and Committees submitted a synopsis of the recommendations in the draft final report of the Commission to President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (06).

Outlining an executive summary of about 27 recommendations, the synopsis of the recommendations refers to the need for closure and the way forward inclusive of a people centred and victim centred strategy to resolve the post conflict issues in the context of Sri Lanka.

Emphasizing the need to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Office on Missing Persons, Office for Reparations and Office for National Unity and Reconciliation the synopsis of recommendations also refers to a Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sri Lanka whose contours will be set out in due course when the Final Report is submitted.

In his recommendations, Justice Nawaz also noted that guarantees of non-recurrence should be achieved by institutional reforms and a pronouncement of a policy of zero tolerance of conduct amounting to violations of international human rights law and international law.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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