UNITED NATIONS, October 1 -- It was on the final day of the week-long UN General Debate that Sri Lanka's G.L. Peiris spoke, along with North Korea, Belarus and Syria.
India attaches “highest and most important priority” to the resettlement and rehabilitation of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and remains engaged with Colombo for achieving a “future” for them, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.
1 October 2012 – Addressing the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minster, G. L. Peiris, today deplored the selective intervention in the internal affairs of some countries, stressing from the Assembly’s podium that conflict resolution must be based on the United Nations principle of the sovereign equality of States.
I want to tell you, and from your mouth to God's ear, the tragic tale of Rizana Nafeek, an inconsequential and faceless housemaid from Sri Lanka who is presently incarcerated and awaiting public execution by beheading in Saudi Arabia.
An official who recently visited the outskirts of Mlivaaykkaal with the soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army told TamilNet this week that he had personally witnessed skeletal remains of hundreds of slain people surfacing along the few kilometers long, L-shaped bunker, running from Vadduvaakal to northwards along the land of the genocidal onslaught.
Chief incumbent of the Sri Sarananda Pirivena in Anuradhapura and Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, Ven Girambe Ananda Thero has said the opposition is weak because of people who are dealing with the government and that Sajith Premadasa was heading the list. The Thero had made this comment to the media after the Adhishtana Pooja in Anuradhapura on Sunday.
Legal action is to be initiated against the Chief Justice’s husband, former Chairman of the National Savings Bank (NSB), Pradeep Kariyawasam as soon as possible, reliable sources said. The action is to be taken as part of the campaign against the Chief Justice that has been initiated by the President.
Robert Sullivan, director of the honors program, Sonali Samarasinghe, international visiting scholar in honors, and Jason Freitag, associate professor of history, share a laugh at the welcoming event for Samarasinghe Sept. 19 in the Klingstein Lounge.
Eric Hobsbawm was one of the UK's leading historians and one of the most significant intellectuals of the past half century. His life and works were shaped by his emotional commitment to radical socialism.
External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has been assigned the task of carrying out the campaign against the Chief Justice after the meeting convened at Temple Trees last Friday with the UPFA party leaders and the SLFP lawyers to decide on bringing a Doshabhiyoga against the Chief Justice had failed, sources from Temple Trees said.
UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa had turned down an invitation by Ven. Girambe Ananda Thero from the United Bhikku Front to participate in the Adhishtana Pooja organized by the Movement for Justice in Anurdhapura on Sunday. Premadasa had said he had to participate in a ceremony under the Sasunata Aruna programme.
The President’s coordinating secretary for parliamentary affairs, Kumarasiri Hettige is currently working hard over the President’s issues with the Chief Justice and the Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).
A senior career diplomat at the External Affairs Ministry said Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Chris Nonis should learn Sinhala before asking career diplomats, who have successfully served the country for over tow or three decades, to learn English.
Eastern provincial councillor and national organizer of the UNP Daya Gamage pledges to do his utmost towards ensuring the rights of the province’s people, while adhering to the policies of his party.
FUTA put up a good show on Friday, as well it might, given the support it drew from disparate opposition forces hoping that the long-drawn struggle of university academics would be the incubus of regime change.
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