Sajin de Vass Gunawardena arrested

Former Foreign Ministry Monitoring MP, Sajin de Vass Gunawardena has been arrested by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID).He was arrested over allegations of misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat. The police said that the opposition Parliamentarian was arrested after he was questioned by the CID today over the allegations against him.Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate and remanded till May 20. (Colombo Gazette)

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Intransigence of Hamas Government will affect aid UN Middle East partners

“The Quartet welcomed President Abbas’ call for the new Palestinian Government to commit to a platform of peace and, having carefully assessed the programme of the new government approved on March 28, noted with grave concern that the new Government has not committed to the principles” spelled out by the Quartet in a pronouncement made soon after the January elections, the group said in a formal statement.Those principles include the acceptance of previous agreements including the Road Map peace plan – steps to be taken concurrently by the Israelis and Palestinians toward a two-state solution – it sponsors. read more

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