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Month: February 2012

UNP opposed to resolution brought on SL by UNHRC

The main opposition UNP today assured that it is willing to support the government in any action that is taken on behalf of the country and it is fully opposed to any resolution that is being adopted on Sri Lanka by the UN Human Rights Council….

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Oman may help Sri Lanka if Iran oil sanctions bite

(Reuters) – Oman may sell oil to Sri Lanka in the event of a crisis, which the island nation is racing to avert with U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude threatening its primary refining supply, Sri Lankan officials told Reuters on Friday….

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25 injured as buses collide

Twenty five people were injured outside the Technical College on the Ratnapura-Kuruvita road after a private bus had crashed into a stationary SLTB bus, police stated….

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Darusman report should be withdrawn: Vasu

The government yesterday claimed that the inaccuracy of the Darusman Report was proven by the census that was carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics….

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As UNHRC Summit begins: Islandwide protests against anti – Lanka resolution

The government is to hold massive islandwide protest campaigns today against the resolution which is to be presented against the Sri Lankan government at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva to be held from today to March 24….

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GoSL welcomes US stand on ‘accountability’

The Sri Lankan government says that those talking of moral obligation on the part of the US and its allies to intervene in Sri Lank have conveniently turned a blind eye to the position taken by the US at the first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the world’s solitary superpower  before the UN Human Rights…

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Sri Ranga, Digambaram threaten to leave govt

Two Nuwara-Eliya District Parliamentarians K. Sri Ranga and P. Digambaram representing the National Workers Union (NWU) are contemplating leaving the Government ranks if their discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa within the next few days does not bear any fruit….

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Sri Lanka official records reveal 11000 deaths in north in 2009

Sri Lanka has officially released a report on the deaths occurred in the  Northern Province during the last four years of the war that ended in May 2009….

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Sri Lanka delegation complete successful discussions in Geneva

The Sri Lankan delegation engaged in a lobbying spree against the proposed resolution against Sri Lanka said today that they had highly successful rounds of talks with the representatives of different countries yesterday….

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Geneva: Good news and bad news

Tomorrow will be D-Day in Geneva with the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka due to come up for discussion at the 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council. This will be the second time that Sri Lanka has had to face a vote at the UN-HRC. In May 2009, the Western powers…

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Clarion call for solidarity demonstration from Ruling UPFA

The government has made several counter programmes to defeat the attempts  by the Opposition and certain NGOs at the instigation and financing of the international forces to create unrest in the country and thereby give a boost to the attempts being made by certain western countries, the resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations…

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Govt. delegation meets Navaneetham Pillay in Geneva

Two days ahead of the 19th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) here in Geneva, Human Rights Commissioner Navaneetham Pillay raised the issue that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) had not dealt with the accountability issues raised in the UN panel report dubbed by the government as the Darusman report….

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Put off UNHRC resolution till October: Govt.

Amid attempts by the United States to bring a resolution against Sri Lanka at the 19th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, the government said it would prefer the matter being taken up at the Universal Periodic Review in October this year….

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Homicide inquiry launched into Christchurch death

Christchurch police have launched a homicide inquiry into the death of a 28-year-old Sri Lankan man whose body was found in a burning house on Wednesday….

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Shangri-La hotels enters local hospitality industry

The ground breaking ceremony of the much awaited Shangri-La hotel, Colombo, took place yesterday in the presence of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and a large number of foreign and local dignitaries….

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Sri Lanka take top spot with record chase

Sri Lanka 7 for 283 (Jayawardene 85, Chandimal 80, Christian 3-53) beat Australia 6 for 280 (Forrest 104, Clarke 72) by three wickets Sri Lanka sure know how to keep things interesting. On a day when Peter Forrest announced himself as Australia’s new No.3 with his maiden one-day century, Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal helped…

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