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Duminda Silva leaves hospital

Duminda Silva leaves hospital

    Parliamentarian Duminda Silva left the Nawaloka hospital this morning, Silva was receiving treatment in hospital for injuries suffered during the Bharatha Lakshman shooting incident. A private radio channel that belongs to his brother said that he was scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa. …

Rally against hate at Green Path

Rally against hate at Green Path

      A voluntary, non-partisan, multi-ethnic/religious youth movement, committed to ending hate and injustice in Sri Lanka is to stage a rally against hate at Green Path in Colombo tomorrow. “Still recovering from a 26 year long war, we see the signs of more …

Uthayan news paper engaged in false propaganda:Jaffna commander

Uthayan news paper engaged in false propaganda:Jaffna commander

    Jaffna commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe has told the Govt’s “Dinamina” news paper that the Uthayan news paper in Jaffna is transmitting false propaganda to the international community with the intention of disrupting the mutual harmony built between the security forces and the …

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Holds Press Conference

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Holds Press Conference

    The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its 39th meeting yesterday (26).The meeting was Chaired Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister, Dr Dipu Moni, and reviewed developments of the only nation on the CMAG agenda, Fiji. At a news conference after the meeting yesterday the Commonwealth …

Australia rejects calls to boycott summit

Australia rejects calls to boycott summit

       Australia has vowed not to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka over allegations of human rights violations, despite mounting calls not to attend. Foreign Minister Bob Carr says he will not boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government …

UNP delegation refused access to a High Security Zone, wants international observers for polls

UNP delegation refused access to a High Security Zone, wants international observers for polls

   The leader of Sri Lanka’s main opposition party Ranil Wickremesinghe called for the deployment of international observers to monitor the provincial council elections in September in the Northern Province. “There has to be a group of international and Commonwealth election observers at the elections. …

Human Rights Watch calls for shifting CHOGM

Human Rights Watch calls for shifting CHOGM

    The Human Rights Watch said Thursday that a senior Commonwealth advisory group should recommend the organisation shift the venue of its November 2013 Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka. It should be done unless the Sri Lankan government makes prompt, measurable, …

India assures safety of Sri Lankan visitors

India assures safety of Sri Lankan visitors

     India on Thursday assured Sri Lanka it would continue to take all possible measures to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sri Lankan visitors to India, including to the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka …

DMK tells CMAG members to keep out of Sri Lanka

    A delegation of Members of Parliament of the DMK on Tuesday gave a memorandum to several member countries of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in Delhi urging them to not hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo slated …

It’s Time For U.S. Policy Toward Sri Lanka To Be More Symmetrical – Ajith Nivard Cabraal

It’s Time For U.S. Policy Toward Sri Lanka To Be More Symmetrical – Ajith Nivard Cabraal

    Sri Lanka’s economy is growing at about a 7.5% annual clip, with low inflation and a per capita income of US$ 2,923. We are striving towards a per capita income of over $4,000 by 2016 and are on track to surpass the United Nations …