Pillay, Sam lock horns in Geneva again

Published : 12:39 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  1,065 views  |  
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By Dharisha Bastians The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights remains convinced that an international inquiry into serious ‘human rights crimes’ in Sri Lanka is necessary, her office said yesterday, even as the country’s Head of Delegation slammed the report saying it served as a launching pad for a fresh resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Read More →


Harsha raises alleged violation of Monetary Law by Govt.

Published : 12:37 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,043 views  |  

By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent Section 89 of the Monetary Law Act No. 58 of 1949 is the latest among the “list of laws breached by the regime,” although it never came to the limelight before.  Read More →


OIC expresses concern over Sri Lanka’s ethnic tensions

Published : 12:37 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  2 Comments  |  940 views  |  

The Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, expressed its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka recently, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector.  Read More →


Ministers of DMK submit resignation to Indian PM

Published : 12:00 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  898 views  |  
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Ministers of India’s regional Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party submitted their resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday after the Southern Party withdrew its support from the Government demanding amendments in the resolution against Sri Lanka for the crimes committed in the country’s civil war.  Read More →


Pakistan’s new envoy presents credentials to President

Published : 12:00 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  844 views  |  
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Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (Retired) Qasim Qureshi, presented his credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees in Colombo on 19 March 2013. Major General (Retired) Qasim Qureshi arrived in Colombo earlier this month.  Read More →


Lok Sabha stalls over SL Tamils

Published : 12:00 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  299 views  |  

New Delhi (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on yesterday, following uproar over issues relating to Sri Lankan Tamils and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma’s remarks against Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.  Read More →


India erupts over Lanka

Published : 1:41 am  March 20, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  652 views  |  

 Congress loses key constituent ally; mulls parliamentary resolution and amendments to US resolution in Geneva   Sri Lanka’s case before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva caused major ripples in New Delhi yesterday after the Congress Party led ruling coalition in India lost a key ally and began mulling moving a resolution in the Indian Parliament against Colombo’s treatment of the Tamil people.  Read More →


India calls off Defence Secretary-level talks with Sri Lanka

Published : 1:39 am  March 20, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  530 views  |  

The Indian Government has called off the annual defence dialogue with Sri Lanka scheduled to begin from 23 March, the Press Trust of India reported. No reason was given for the cancellation of the Secretary-level talks which were to be held in New Delhi for three days.  Read More →


India’s Parliamentary Affairs Minister says Federal ‘Government is perfectly stable’

Published : 1:38 am  March 20, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  649 views  |  

NEW DELHI, INDIA:  India’s parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government is ‘perfectly stable’ after regional key ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) pulled out of ruling coalition in protest against the government’s position on a UN resolution on war crimes in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


Basil discusses plans for Deyata Kirula 2013

Published : 1:37 am  March 20, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,495 views  |  

The Economic Development Ministry will commission a number of development projects covering agriculture, irrigation, education, health, drinking water and power supply, completed at a cost of Rs. 10,625 million in the Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts, parallel to the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition 2013, which will be held in Ampara from 23 to 29 March under the theme ‘Wonder of the rising sun.’    Read More →


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