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Britain continues to raise concerns

Britain continues to raise concerns

     Britain has issued a virtual ultimatum to the government saying if there is insufficient progress on Sri Lanka’s own commitments, or deterioration in the human rights situation, Britain will look for a strong and unified response at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) …

Sri Lankan Rupee falls

Sri Lankan Rupee falls

     A continuously weakening rupee to the US dollar may lead to a price spiral in essential food items, the trade warned yesterday. However, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal claimed on the telephone from Washington where he is on an official visit “it …

Malaysian NGO to be questioned

Malaysian NGO to be questioned

    A Malaysian NGO is to be questioned next week over its screening of the film “No Fire Zone, the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” in Malaysia. KOMAS Director Tan Jo Hann said in a statement that he had received a fax notice from the …

Sri Lanka beat South Africa in first one-dayer

Sri Lanka beat South Africa in first one-dayer

       Kumar Sangakkara celebrated his 350th one day international appearance with a career-best 169  as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 180 runs at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The veteran left-hander’s 16th one-day century steered Sri Lanka to a commanding 320-5 after …

Obama nominates Indian-American Nisha Biswal as assistant secretary of state for South Asia

Obama nominates Indian-American Nisha Biswal as assistant secretary of state for South Asia

    In a striking development, President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Nisha Desai Biswal an accomplished Indian-American administrator, to head the South Asia bureau in the US state department. When confirmed by the Senate, Desai will become the first person of Indian or even …

Detainees riot in Nauru, Lankans involved

Detainees riot in Nauru, Lankans involved

     Calm has been restored to the Nauru detention centre after the building was burned to the ground in a night of rioting and unrest. On Saturday morning, locals reported that only a few buildings were still standing and most of the facility had …

We don’t need CEPA any longer: Basil Rajapaksa

We don’t need CEPA any longer: Basil Rajapaksa

     Sri Lanka will not need the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India any longer, as both countries had moved on, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. According to him, the Sri Lankan business community felt it did not need CEPA as they …

EU asks Sri Lanka to show more progress on accountability

EU asks Sri Lanka to show more progress on accountability

       European parliamentarians Friday asked Sri Lanka to deliver on promises to investigate allegations of war crimes and ensure ethnic reconciliation more than four years after crushing Tamil separatists. The head of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with South Asia, Member of …

No EU monitors for North

No EU monitors for North

     The European Union (EU) will not be sending monitors for the provincial council elections in the North, a visiting EU delegation said today. Jean Lambert, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South Asia, said that the EU …

Rudd’s new bid to stop boats

Rudd’s new bid to stop boats

      Kevin Rudd has for the first time flagged a review of Australia’s obligations under the United Nations refugee convention as part of a new policy aimed at stemming the flow of asylum seeker boats. The Prime Minister signalled the review as part …