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
TNA threatens to reveal SLPP's promises to them if continues to accuse of pact with UNP
-- [4 hours ago]
JVP to file impeachment motion against President if he continues his stance
-- [4 hours ago]
Motions filed requesting five-judge SC panel, and remove Judge Eva Wanasundera from panel hearing Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister expects President to respect the SC ruling
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules President's decision to dissolve parliament illegal
-- [7 hours ago]
Supreme Court to deliver verdict on petitions against dissolution of parliament today
Sri Lanka pledges US$ 15,000 to UNHCR's 2019 programs
Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference
Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to hear appeal against Interim Order on Mahinda Rajapaksa & Cabinet on December 14th

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.