Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 12 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka responsible for the safety of UN staff in the country - UN
Fri, Apr 29, 2011, 12:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, New York: The United Nations reminded Sri Lanka today that as a host country it has a responsibility to protect the UN staff and the assets in the country.

Responding to questions regarding the protests planned in Sri Lanka on May 1 against the Experts Panel report, Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesperson to the UN Secretary-General said the UN trusts the Sri Lankan government to assure the safety of the UN Staff.

"In light of the demonstrations in July 2010, it would be unacceptable if the authorities failed to prevent any disruption of the normal functioning of the UN offices in Sri Lanka as a result of unruly protests," the Spokesperson said.

Haq said that as the host country, the government has responsibilities towards UN personnel and assets, so as to ensure continuation of the vital work of the Organization without any hindrance or threats to the security of its personnel or facilities.

"The United Nations has reminded the Government of its responsibility and trusts that this will be done," he added.

A Sri Lankan government minster today said that the government is to organize a protest campaign, both locally and internationally, against the report by the Panel of Experts appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
World Bank, Sexual Violence Research Initiative launch 2018 call for proposals for innovation in addressing gender-based violence
-- [17 minutes ago]
EU joins Canada and Norway to oppose Sri Lankan government's decision to reinstate death penalty
-- [34 minutes ago]
Police arrest five people in Trincomalee with a high-powered metal scanner
-- [8 hours ago]
Law will be strictly enforced against errant traders arbitrarily raising prices - Finance Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka BOI says investment projects worth over $16 bn under discussion with Singapore
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch National Export Strategy this week to strengthen exports
Fisheries Ministry provides over Rs. 440,000 to bring Sindur-2 fishermen back
Sri Lanka President arrives in Rome to attend the 24th COFO & 6th World Forest Week
Rs. 17 million worth Heroin found in Serunuwara
Sri Lanka lawmaker suggests death penalty for prison officers abetting drug traffickers to organize crimes from jail

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.