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Sri Lanka Government Bans Maids to Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka Government Bans Maids to Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka has suspended sending maids to work in Saudi Arabia following an international outcry over the beheading of a young Lankan housemaid in the Kingdom. The Chairman of the Association of Licensed Foreign Employment Agencies (ALFEA) said the Government had ecided to suspend sending …

Respect UN’s Founding Principles – President

Respect UN’s Founding Principles – President

In his address to the nation, on the 65th Independence Anniversary celebrations, held in Trincomalee, President Mahinda Rajapakse said that “The UN charter gives no powers to interfere in internal affairs of countriesthat nothing contained in the present UN charter has authorised it to intervene …

Tamil Nadu Governor Wants Indian Government to Impose Economic Embargo on Sri Lanka – Courtesy – Deccan Herald

Tamil Nadu Governor Wants Indian Government to Impose Economic Embargo on Sri Lanka – Courtesy – Deccan Herald

“‘I reiterate the resolve expressed by the Tamil Nadu assembly June 8, 2011 to urge the Indian government to initiate action by working with other nations for imposition of an economic embargo on the Sri Lankan Government till the Tamils living in camps are resettled …

Ranil Challenges to Hold Referendum

Opposition and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe challenged the government to go for a referendum to extend the term of Parliament. The opposition leader alleged the government’s latest attempt was to hold a referendum to extend the term of the parliament in order …

Every Sri Lankan asylum seeker to arrive would be sent home

Every Sri Lankan asylum seeker to arrive would be sent home

Courtesy: The Australian Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said he would toughen the Coalition’s policies after this week visiting Sri Lanka with Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop. Mr Morrison will bring plans before senior colleagues that would see boosts in assistance to Sri Lanka’s navy …

We Are Ready to Face Resolution – External Affairs Ministry Secretary

We Are Ready to Face Resolution – External Affairs Ministry Secretary

 Mr. Amunugama said there was no reason for any adverse impact at the Human Rights Council session in March responding to questions regarding the impeachment responding to report of a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka. While claiming that the country has done much more than …

NDT to Homagama

NDT to Homagama

 The Moratuwa University said it would relocate the National Diploma in Technology (NDT) programme to a new location in Diyagama, Homagama on a proposal by higher education minister S.B. Dissanayake. This action is being taken to prevent further violence between the two student groups. On …

No damage to country over CJ

No damage to country over CJ

 The President pointed out that the constitution has vested powers in the Parliament to submit an impeachment motion to review discipline and conduct of higher judges. He said that it was the United National Party and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna who made the first demand …

U.S. To Sponsor Resolution against Sri Lanka

U.S. To Sponsor Resolution against Sri Lanka

 According to a Reuters news report (29) The United States will deliver a sharp public rebuke to Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March for failing to pursue those responsible for abuses as government forces were crushing Tamil rebels in 2009, …

C’ wealth Chief coming for talks Canada pushes for action

C’ wealth Chief coming for talks Canada pushes for action

 Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will arrive here on February 10 amidst continuing Canadian efforts to convince the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) to formally examine recent events in Sri Lanka He is coming on a routine visit to discuss arrangements for the Commonwealth Heads of …