Sri Lankan NGO sends letters to foreign missions in the country calling to oppose resolution

Mar 04, Colombo: The Mawbima Lanka Foundation, a non-government, non-profit organization in Sri Lanka has sent letters to foreign missions in the country calling on them to oppose the US resolution against Sri Lanka to be tabled before the ongoing UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions. The Foundation has said it considers it is their […]
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Broad front formed to fight for the protection of free education in Sri Lanka

Mar 04, Colombo: A group of university lecturers, trade union leaders, representatives of students’ organizations and several civil society movements in Sri Lanka have formed a movement to agitate for the protection of free education in the country. Co-convener of the National Movement for Protecting Free Education, Ven. Dhambara Amila Thero has said at the […]
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Sri Lanka to conduct census of industries

Mar 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Industry and Commerce has decided to hold a census of industries in 2013. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiyutheen says that the State owned industrial establishments, industries coming within the purview of Board of Investment (BOI) and private sector establishments with 5 or more persons engaged, will […]
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Sri Lanka President holds discussions to resolve fishing community issues

Mar 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday has decided to meet with the representatives of fishing organizations in Negombo and Chilaw to solve problems faced by the fishing community in the two districts. The President arrived at this decision when he met with the Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the catholic leaders from […]
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Minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals to strike today

Feb 29, Colombo: The minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals are to strike work today demanding immediate solutions to a number of problems in their services. The strike is led by the All Lanka Health Workers’ Union and the minor employees such as attendants, general laborers and sanitary laborers are to join the protest. Employees […]
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Sri Lanka’s nationalist organizations call for abolition of power devolution

Feb 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Sinhala National and Buddhist Organizations have commenced collecting one million signatures for a petition demanding the abolition of 13th Amendment to the Constitution. The Collective of National and Buddhist Organizations demands to abolish all power devolution measures and to bring state back to total unitary nature. The signing of petitions […]
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Thailand supports Sri Lanka’s home-grown process for national reconciliation

Feb 28, Geneva: Thailand has publically come to the aid of Sri Lanka in its struggle to convince the United Nations Human Right Council that it should be given enough time to complete its domestic process for national reconciliation. Thailand, one of the 47 members of the UNHRC has said that the Council should take […]
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Pakistan’s High Commissioner inaugurates Exhibition of the Contemporary Sri Lankan Art in Colombo

Feb 28, Colombo: The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Ms. Seema Illahi Baloch, inaugurated the Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Art Tuesday at the National Arts Gallery in Colombo. The week long Exhibition, opened from Tuesday 28th February to Sunday 04th March will be featuring 101 paintings, and a number of sculptures and […]
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Sri Lanka opposition party continues island wide agitations against increase in fuel prices

Feb 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) continues to protest against the recent increase in fuel prices with its members in local government bodies carrying out various protest campaigns. While massive protests were being held across the island against the UN Human Rights Council’s move to table a resolution against the […]
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Sri Lankan protesters hand over petition to US Embassy

Feb 28, Colombo: Thousands of Sri Lankan protesters marched over to the United States Embassy in Colombo Monday and handed over a petition against the US-backed resolution to be brought at the 19th sessions of United nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The resolution, backed by the US and its Western […]
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