Sri Lanka urges loudest voices against the country to help the reconciliation efforts

Feb 27, Geneva: Sri Lanka today said it regrets that the ‘loudest voices’ among the international community vociferous on Sri Lanka’s human right issues are the least forthcoming to support the country in its reconciliation efforts and urged them to enable Sri Lanka to overcome the challenges it is facing in reconciliation and restoration of […]
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Sri Lanka Navy to host Indian Ocean Naval Symposium tomorrow

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy will host a two-day workshop beginning tomorrow on the operational issues in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The workshop is expected to enhance Maritime Security and Freedom of the Sea. Representatives from 14 countries are expected to participate in the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to be held under […]
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Sri Lanka to recognize foreign employment agencies

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau will hold an awards ceremony on Tuesday to appreciate the performance of foreign employment agencies. The ‘Excellence -2012’ programme will be held tomorrow under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Dilan Perera. The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau joined hands with the Sri Lanka […]
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Sri Lanka holds protests in 150 local council areas today against UN resolution

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma said that protest demonstrations would be held today in 150 local council areas island wide against the resolution that is to be moved in the UN Human Rights Council session that starts today. Accordingly, protest demonstrations will be held today at […]
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Ruling party legislator of Sri Lanka threatens to quit the government

Feb 26, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s ruling party, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) threatened to quit the government today after being sidelined from the development work in his constituency. UPFA Nuwara Eliya District MP P. Digambaram told the media today that he would quit the government if he is continued to be ignored […]
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Sri Lanka police arrest 15 for trying fortune in gem land illegally

Feb 26, Kataragama: Sri Lanka police have arrested 15 people who were mining a land in Kataragama believed to be a newly discovered gem land. The Police have also seized 11 vehicles belonging to the suspects charged of removing earth from the purported gem mine. The southern town of Kataragama was once again in chaos […]
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Sri Lanka major opposition to hold next protest on March 01

Feb 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) has organized another protest next week against the government’s moves that the UNP claims caused the cost of living to rise. The protest demonstration will take place in the outskirts of Colombo, in Panadura on March 01. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that […]
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Sri Lanka university teachers set deadline for the government to grant their demands

Feb 26, Colombo: University teachers in Sri Lanka have given a deadline to the government to grant their demands and threatened to initiate stern trade union action if the demands were not granted by then. The executive committee of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) that met on February 24 has decided allow until […]
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Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party not to participate in the UNHRC sessions

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) announced today that the party would not participate in the next week’s UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva. The press statement released by TNA says that the party came to this decision at a discussion held by the seniors of the […]
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US issues warning on Sri Lanka’s mass demonstration against UNHRC resolution

Feb 25, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has issued a warning to the US citizens over the mass solidarity demonstration planned to be held in Colombo and other major cities in Sri Lanka on Monday (27). The protests are directed against the planned US-supported United Nations Human Rights Council resolution concerning alleged […]
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