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Indian Coast Guard Ships CGS Samar and Aryaman are on a visit to Sri Lanka from 01 to 07 December 2018. The ships arrived in Colombo after participating in the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives Tri-Lateral Coast Guard Exercise ‘Dosti’ that was conducted from 25-29 November 2018 in Maldives. Two junior Sri Lanka Coast Guard Officers have also been embarked on the ships since their departure from India on 23 November 2018 to provide valuable sea experience and first hand insight into Coast Guard operations. During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ships would also be visiting Galle.

A journalist was assaulted as he attempted to take a photograph at the Fort Magistrate court premises by the security personals of Chief of Defense Staff RavindraWijegunaratne who was appearing in the courts to make a statement regarding the abduction of the 11 youth. We at Free Media Movement strongly condemn this action and behavior against the Journalists.

The Australian Advocacy for Good Governance in Sri Lanka (AAGGSL) strongly condemns the Sri Lankan President’s abrupt removal of the incumbent Prime Minister on the night of 26 October 2018. It is our considered view that the President’s irresponsible and unwarranted action is illegal, unconstitutional and a severe blight on Sri Lanka’s democracy.

The total population of 20 million people of Sri Lanka is supposed to elect 9215 members- 225 MPs for the Parliament, the supreme body of governance, 455 Councilors for Provincial Councils and 8535 members for local government bodies to represent them in these bodies to deliver the demands of the citizens which they themselves cannot achieve single handed as individuals.

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