Suresh, Anandi, Gajan and Sivaji push UNHRC

Suresh, Anandi, Gajan and Sivaji push UNHRC

🕔20:16, 30.Sep 2015

A group of Tamil politicians attending the discussion on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva today, called on the Council to push for justice for the victims of the war. Tamil National Alliance members Suresh

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President tells UN he will pursue twin objectives

President tells UN he will pursue twin objectives

🕔19:53, 30.Sep 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena said the new vision for Sri Lanka by his Government involves achieving the twin objectives of sustainable development and reconciliation. He said that a fundamental requirement in this context is dealing with the past honestly and building

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Japan to send top prosecutor to Sri Lanka

Japan to send top prosecutor to Sri Lanka

🕔19:13, 30.Sep 2015

Japan is to send a top  prosecutor to Sri Lanka as the Government looks to address human rights concerns through a domestic process. The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva was told today that Motoo Noguchi, a former international judge of the

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Government ready to accept foreign assistance

Government ready to accept foreign assistance

🕔18:57, 30.Sep 2015

The Government says it will work with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his Office, systems and procedures of the Human Rights Council and the international community including bilateral partners to take necessary steps to safeguard and uphold the human rights

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Zeid urges Government to criminalize hate speech

Zeid urges Government to criminalize hate speech

🕔18:24, 30.Sep 2015

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today called on the Government to criminalize hate speech, after he formally submitted his report on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva through a video

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Sampanthan says will not allow destroy country

Sampanthan says will not allow destroy country

🕔16:19, 30.Sep 2015

Opposition leader R. Sampanthan says no one is ready to allow the country to be destroyed. He was speaking at the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Elections Department held today. Sampanthan said that if democracy does not survive in

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Newly renovated Renuka City Hotel reopens

Newly renovated Renuka City Hotel reopens

🕔14:18, 30.Sep 2015

Colombo’s rapidly developing hospitality sector witnessed its latest advancement on 29 September when Renuka City Hotel relaunched after a complete refurbishment. Patrons can expect to find the same familiar charm that they’ve grown accustomed to over the years but set

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Reforms to include 25 percent females in LG

Reforms to include 25 percent females in LG

🕔13:48, 30.Sep 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says reforms will be brought to include 25 percent females into Local Government (LG) bodies before the next polls, Lanka Business Online reported. The Prime Minister made these comments at the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the

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Over 300,000 people affected by bad weather

Over 300,000 people affected by bad weather

🕔12:52, 30.Sep 2015

Over 300,000 people have been affected by the bad weather, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. The DMC said that of those affected, several have been displaced and sent to temporary camps and shelters. The Southern, Eastern, Northern and North

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Two suspects in CBK attack incident sentenced

Two suspects in CBK attack incident sentenced

🕔12:40, 30.Sep 2015

Two suspects found guilty over the bomb attack targeting former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in 1999 at Town Hall, were sentenced to between 290 and 300 years imprisonment to be served in 30 years. Another suspect who was also in custody

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China will always stand together with Lanka

China will always stand together with Lanka

🕔11:29, 30.Sep 2015

  The Chinese Government says it will always stand together with Sri Lanka to strive for a more brilliant future for the bilateral relations. Speaking at a reception hosted in Colombo to mark the 66th Anniversary of the Founding of

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Susil makes statement at Presidential Commission

Susil makes statement at Presidential Commission

🕔11:07, 30.Sep 2015

Minister Susil Premajayantha made a statement at the Presidential Commission of inquiry into large scale corruption and fraud at the BMICH today. He was asked to appear before the Commission to make a statement with regards to unpaid election advertisements

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More protests in Chennai against Sri Lanka and US

More protests in Chennai against Sri Lanka and US

🕔07:47, 30.Sep 2015

The US support to a domestic probe into the Sri Lankan war crimes evoked more protests in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the ANI news agency reported. Hundreds of members of the regional Tamilaga Valvurimai Katchi (TVK) took to the streets

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All smiles

All smiles

🕔07:14, 30.Sep 2015

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet President Maithripala  Sirisena, during the United Nations General Assembly reception at the New York Palace Hotel in New York. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Obama hails change in Lanka under Sirisena

Obama hails change in Lanka under Sirisena

🕔07:03, 30.Sep 2015

United States President Barack Obama has praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka. The President’s media division said that Obama made these remarks at a meeting with President Sirisena

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SLFP gives green-light for resolution

SLFP gives green-light for resolution

🕔20:13, 29.Sep 2015

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has no concerns with the draft resolution on Sri Lank submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The SLFP has had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and United

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UPFA rebels raise objections to resolution

UPFA rebels raise objections to resolution

🕔17:34, 29.Sep 2015

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) rebels in Parliament today strongly opposed the resolution on Sri Lanka before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The UPFA rebels demanded that the Government oppose the resolution saying it is still a

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Office chaired by CBK backs certificate of absence

Office chaired by CBK backs certificate of absence

🕔16:46, 29.Sep 2015

The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation chaired by former President, Chandrika Kumaratunge, has hailed the move to issue a “Certificate of Absence” to the families of persons reported missing. “Repeated calls by families of the disappeared to the Office

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PM says concerns mainly on judiciary

PM says concerns mainly on judiciary

🕔15:39, 29.Sep 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says during talks on the resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the main concern was on the judiciary and not the security forces. Speaking at the National Management Conference in

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Huawei aims 10 Billion LKR revenue

Huawei aims 10 Billion LKR revenue

🕔14:47, 29.Sep 2015

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing smartphone announced that Sri Lanka is one of the fastest growing markets in the South Asia. Huawei also reports an increase of 300% of sales growth in only the H1 FY15, making it the best

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