Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President's special envoy for human rights to lead delegation to UPR in Geneva
Sun, Oct 14, 2012, 10:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's special envoy for human rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe will lead the government delegation to attend the 14th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva later this month.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on Sri Lanka's human rights is scheduled for 1st of November, 2012. Adoption of the report on Sri Lanka is scheduled for 5th of November.

A troika headed by India and included Spain and Benin has been appointed for the review of Sri Lanka. Following Sri Lanka's review the troika would prepare its report.

All three countries in the troika have voted in support of the UN resolution on Sri Lanka, sponsored by the United States and adapted by the UN Human Rights Council at the 19th sessions of UNHRC in Geneva on March 22.

The report by the troika is to be presented to the UNHRC on November 5th and will be adopted on the same day.

The Sri Lankan government has prepared and submitted a comprehensive report that included the work carried out by the country with regard to human rights between the period of 2008 and March 2012.

Legal advisor to the Cabinet of Ministers, Mohan Peiris, officials from the External Affairs Ministry and the Attorney General's Department are to accompany Minister Samarasinghe.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka has made important strides in the journey towards gender equality - UN official
-- [3 hours ago]
Those who accomplished the November revolution can also defeat counter-revolution President
-- [4 hours ago]
Only three LTTE detainees are eligible for rehabilitation - TNA MP
-- [5 hours ago]
President appoints directors for special projects
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President instructs to reinstate the reduced tax on low alcohol beer
-- [5 hours ago]
UK to continue monitoring the situation of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
U.S. helps young farmers in Sri Lanka build successful agri-businesses
-- [7 hours ago]
Nine new HIV infections every week in Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Government to revamp the Sri Lanka Transport Board to minimize losses
Police arrest a suspect involved in assault on a train driver

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.