12/01/2010 - The Island
Have faith in me, President tells ex-LTTE combatants

(by Shamindra Ferdinando , Pics Srilal Gomes)
To the credit of Minister Moragoda... the ongoing project to reintegrate ex-LTTE cadres into civilian life, had received the support of the international community, business leaders as well as Tamil society... By involving the All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Moragoda has given the much needed confidence to the Tamil speaking community, while ensuring transparency and accountability in the process...The Justice... Ministry is working closely with the IOM to carry out a $ 23 million programme to reintegrate ex-LTTE cadres into civilian life... The governments of Japan, UK and US have pledged their support to the Moragoda initiative which comprises education and vocational training. In addition to employment opportunities to the youth, IMO and USAID had developed a joint programme. This initiative involves a strong public/private partnership...
» more

12/01/2010 - The Island
Nearly 1,000 Tigers to join with their families soon

(by Shamindra Ferdinando)
Justice... Minister... Moragoda and Commissioner... Maj. Gen... Ratnayake during... visit to a detention facility at Chettikulam... assured detainees that more would be released shortly... Accompanying them were V. Neelakandan, President of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Rajan Asriwathan, former Bank of Ceylon Chairman, Mrs. Kamala Kailasapillai also of the Congress and Mohammed Abdiker, Chief of Mission of the International Migration Organisation... women cadres who had children less than five years of age were released on humanitarian grounds...
» more

12/01/2010 - The Island
Milinda pushes for voting rights for Lankan Diaspora

...Moragoda... said..."This will help us to test as to how as to how Sri Lankans living overseas feel and what they think about the political environment back at home...We should not forget the contribution made by them towards our economy. They earn the much needed foreign exchange for the country, hence they should be made part and parcel of the election process"...
» more

14/01/2010 - Daily News
Important day - Hindu Congress

...With the dawn of the month of Thai, Hindus hope that a new era will dawn... said the All Ceylon Hindu Congress in a Thai Pongal message… We… thank President… Rajapaksa, Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, Ministers... Milinda Moragoda for readily responding to our requests in the rehabilitation and relief works… we... collaborated... at the request of the Justice and Law Reforms Minister in providing education at Colombo Hindu College, Ratmalana for more than 270 children who were brought from the rehabilitation camps...
» more

15/01/2010 - The Island
Tiger suspects: Govt. to expedite legal proceedings

...Justice… Minister… Moragoda…had received President…Rajapaksa’s approval to fast track the process in keeping with a recently taken government decision... so that the grievances of many detainees and persons in remand custody could be addressed early...
» more

17/01/2010 - Sunday Times
Voting rights urged for migrant workers, other Sri Lankan residents overseas

...the Migrant Services Centre... has been campaigning for the voting rights of... workers abroad for many years.... said in a letter to the Elections Commissioner that migrant workers are currently unable to exercise their right to vote at any election... Meanwhile, SLNC leader Minister... Moragoda is also of the view that all Sri Lankan nationals... working abroad should be allowed to vote at elections...
» more

19/01/2010 - The Island
SLNC to ask government to sign Ottawa Convention banning landmines

…SLNC… under the leadership of Minister… Moragoda intends requesting the government to review its position on signing the Ottawa Convention on the banning of Land Mines...
» more

20/01/2010 - Asian Tribune
Leader of the SLNC proposes measures for Women’s participation
in politics

...Minister Moragoda stated that as a first step towards correcting this serious gender imbalance, he will advocate to the government that it brings in... legislative framework to allocate 25% of the seats at every level to women over a predetermined period of time.... he will advocate for the appointment of a special Ombudswoman to look into women’s issues and grievances... this initiative will be included in the policy framework of the party...
» more

22/01/2010 - Daily News
Eighteen lay and clerical intellectuals who... translated 'Tripitaka' commentaries into... Sinhala were appointed as Justices of Peace... Justice Minister... Moragoda... was the chief guest...
» more

27/01/2010 - Daily Mirror
A pink revolution?

(by Kath Noble)
It was as I was reflecting on this situation that I read of Milinda Moragoda’s latest initiative, calling for more women representatives. He wants 25% quotas at all levels of governance.... the basic point of the message was correct... it might just be the kind of revolutionary change in the political scene that is so sorely needed...
» more

Record - 1 to 10 of 70 Records
Pg 1 | Pg 2 | Pg 3 | Pg 4 | Pg 5 | Pg 6 | Pg 7 | Pg 8