Solution cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan deal, President tells Indian delegation

Published : 12:56 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  692 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s unity is not negotiable, visiting Indian delegation tells President All political parties must get together for an all-inclusive political solution for Sri Lanka’s ethnic issue and it cannot be just an agreement between the ruling party and the Tamil party, President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasised yesterday. “All parties must get together for an all-inclusive political solution. We cannot import a solution and it cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan agreement,” President Rajapaksa told a visiting Indian delegation when they called on the President at Temple Trees.  Read More →


New dharmasalawa for Gallellagama Dodamgastenna Rajamaha Viharaya

Published : 12:53 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  306 views  |  

Senior Minister for International Monetary Co-operation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Sarath Aumnugama has allocated a sum of Rs. 1.5 million out of the Decentralised Budget for the construction of a dharmasalawa (preaching hall) at the ancient temple at the Gallellagama Dodamgastenna Rajamaha Viharaya. Hitherto there was no suitable dharmasalawa at the above temple.  Read More →


India’s HC reserves judgment on closure of High Commission in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:51 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  556 views  |  

Hindu: A Division Bench of the Madras High Court here has reserved its judgment on a petition seeking review of an earlier order rejecting a plea to close down the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


South Korean firm look to invest in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:51 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  759 views  |  

A business delegation from the South Korean city of Busan, headed by Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in that country Jung-Taek Shin, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.  Read More →


Friday Forum wants good governance, rule of law discussion at C’wealth Peoples’ Forum

Published : 12:50 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  562 views  |  

The Citizens’ Group Friday Forum has called on Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to make the Commonwealth Charter-led Good Governance and rule of law to realise the Millenium Development Goals a sub-theme of the Peoples’ Forum scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the groupings Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in November this year.  Read More →


Australia-Sri Lanka workshop for Magistrates on people smuggling, mutual legal assistance

Published : 12:01 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  718 views  |  

Australia and Sri Lanka have continued to demonstrate their commitment to combating people smuggling and transnational crime, by holding a workshop on people smuggling and international crime cooperation for 39 Sri Lankan Magistrates, from 31 May to 2 June 2013 in Negombo.   Read More →


Sri Lanka pledges funds to the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy

Published : 12:00 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  480 views  |  

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, on 5 June handed over a pledge from the Government of Sri Lanka to contribute US$ 30,000 in support of the operations of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.  Read More →


German Ambassador launches logo to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations with SL

Published : 12:00 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  586 views  |  

German Ambassador Dr. Juergen Morhard unveiled the official logo to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany. “On 9 December 1953, Sri Lanka and Germany placed an official seal on the bonds of friendship and cooperation,” said Ambassador Morhard. “Since then, our economic, cultural and development ties have strengthened, based on mutual respect and understanding of cultural values. The launch of the logo marks the kick-off of the 60 year celebrations for this longstanding relationship.”  Read More →


NZ Foreign Minister meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Published : 12:00 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  366 views  |  

A meeting between New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa took place on 5 June. At this meeting, the two Ministers discussed the friendship and diplomatic relations between the two countries which have prevailed over a long period and emphasises on strengthening economic, investment, tourism and trade affairs between the two countries.  Read More →


Pakistani Envoy meets Minister Ranawaka

Published : 12:00 am  June 8, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  173 views  |  

The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Major General (Retired) Qasim Qureshi paid a courtesy call on Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka.  Read More →


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