UNP urges protection for women

The UNP Lakvanitha Front meanwhile says a condolence book will be placed at the Viharamaha Devi Park tomorrow (Monday) at 9.30 am for the public to sign and express their sorrow over the death of the rape victim in India.The body of the 23-year-old Indian woman who was gang-raped was flown back to New Delhi for cremation today (Sunday). The victim, whom police have not yet identified, died in a hospital in Singapore while being treated for severe organ failure.Hours upon returning to India, she was taken to her residence for cremation. The brutal rape at the hands of six men on a bus has shaken India, leading to protests about women’s safety in the nation and calls for harsher punishments for the perpetrators.  (Colombo Gazette) She claims that even in Sri Lanka women are being abused and have failed to be given protection by the government. The opposition United National Party (UNP) has condemned the brutal rape of a girl in India and called for urgent measures to be taken for the protection of women around the world.A statement by Shanthini Kongahage, head of the UNP Lakvanitha Front, said that the rape incident which drew regional and international headlines, highlighted the fact that there has been a rise in the number of women being abused. The UNP notes that some government politicians are also known to have abused women and so even locally there needs to be an uprising to protect the rights of women. read more

Goldman Sachs CFO David Viniar to retire Goldman veteran Harvey Schwartz named

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chief financial officer is retiring, and his replacement is a longtime executive at the investment bank.David Viniar, 57, is stepping down after 32 years with Goldman, the last 12 as CFO. Harvey M. Schwartz, 48, will replace him at the end of January, the bank said TuesdayAfter Viniar leaves the post, he will join Goldman’s board as a non-independent director.Schwartz served most recently as the global co-head of Goldman’ securities division. He joined the firm as a vice-president in 1997, became a managing director in 1999, and was named partner in 2002.In his new role, Schwartz will have oversight of operations, technology and finance at the bank. He will also serve as co-head of the Firmwide Risk Committee.Schwartz “has deep experience in credit, liquidity, market and operational risk,” Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein said. “Harvey’s risk management judgment and broad understanding of our business and our clients have defined his career, and will be the basis of his strengths as an effective CFO.”Viniar made “extraordinary contributions” to Goldman Sachs and “represents the very best of Goldman Sachs and its culture,” Blankfein said.The announcement was made after shares of Goldman slipped 2 cents to close at $119.88. The stock lost another 3 cents, to $119.85, in after-hours trading.Goldman, which is based in New York, said Viniar is the longest-serving chief financial officer of a major Wall Street financial institution.He joined Goldman in 1980 in the Investment Banking Division. He assumed responsibility for the firm’s financing activities in the Treasury Department in 1992 and for the Controllers Department in 1994. From 1998 until 1999, Viniar was deputy CFO.Before becoming global co-head of Goldman’s securities division, Schwartz was global head of the division’s sales operations. Before that, he was co-head of the Americas Financing Group within Goldman’s investment banking business, which centralizes financing-related advice, origination and execution for clients.With Viniar set to join the company’s board as a non-independent member, Goldman said it expects to appoint additional independent directors “in the near term.” Goldman Sachs CFO David Viniar to retire; Goldman veteran Harvey Schwartz named replacement by News Staff Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more