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Opposition claims arrests to coincide with UNHRC session

The former Media Minister said that he has no issue with criminals being arrested but he said due legal process must be followed.Rambukwella also accused the Government of violating the legal process to arrest suspects over various incidents. (Colombo Gazette) “In the Keith Noyahr case the military intelligence officers were arrested just to show the UNHRC something is being done,” he said. The joint opposition today claimed that some arrests are being made to coincide with the upcoming UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session.Joint opposition member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters today that military intelligence officers are being arrested over criminal incidents to show the UNHRC something is being done to address concerns on serious criminal incidents. Rambukwella claims the suspects in the Keith Noyahr case were arrested purely on some telephone calls and where they originated from. read more

WFP appoints George McGovern as Global Ambassador on hunger

In his new role, Mr. McGovern will act as the agency’s worldwide advocate on hunger issues and promote programmes focused on poor children and mothers as ways to eradicate hunger and poverty.”We are honoured that Ambassador McGovern has agreed to continue his fight against hunger, through a renewed affiliation with WFP,” said Ms. Bertini. “As a WFP founder and a long-time supporter, he is ideally placed to help ensure that hunger remains at the top of the humanitarian agenda.”A child of the Great Depression and a decorated veteran of the Second World War, and a witness to widespread hunger and poverty in war-torn Europe, Mr. McGovern has devoted his life to furthering the cause of the hungry poor in the United States and around the world.As the first director of the US Food for Peace Program appointed by President John F. Kennedy in the 1961, he was instrumental in founding WFP. Forty years later, the agency has become the largest humanitarian aid agency in the world. It provides life-saving food aid to millions every year in emergency and development projects.Among his many other accomplishments, Mr. McGovern is the author of a book on how to fight global hunger. Published last spring, the book, titled Ending World Hunger in Our Time, lays out a strategy to end world hunger by focusing on programmes that feed and educate poor children.”I can’t think of anyone better than George McGovern to serve as our first ambassador,” Ms. Bertini said. “And at a time like this, when it is more important than ever we find long term ways to solve world hunger, I am proud he will be at our side.” read more