Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* No-confidence motion against Minister over Sri Lankan housemaid's execution
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 08:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party (UNP) today presented a no confidence motion in parliament against Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera.

UNP parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera has handed over the no-confidence motion to the General Secretary of parliament today.

The no confidence motion is over the Minister's failure to prevent the beheading of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. It has been signed by 14 UNP legislators including Joseph Michael Perera, and Lakshman Kiriella.

Saudi Arabian authorities beheaded Rizana Nafeek, who was sentenced to death over an alleged murder of na infant under her care, on January 09 despite numerous requests from international community as well as from the Sri Lankan government.

Following the abrupt execution that shocked the world as well as Sri Lanka, relations between the two countries have taken a hit with Sri Lanka recalling its ambassador as a mark of protest. In response Saudis recalled their Ambassador in Colombo yesterday.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Sri Lankan rugby player's death was not an accident - police
-- [3 hours ago]
US speaks of the progress in Sri Lanka under the new government
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister says general elections only after fulfilling all election promises
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court orders BMICH to pay compensation to doctor paralyzed due to an accident
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court grants bail to former minister's wife accused of passport fraud
-- [4 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka at 'AAA(lka)'/Stable
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 86 Indian fishermen, seizes 10 boats
-- [5 hours ago]
Rights watchdog asks Sri Lanka to press ahead on rights reforms
-- [6 hours ago]
Iran to continue funding projects underway in Sri Lanka, look for new contracts
-- [7 hours ago]
Court rejects request to transfer former Sri Lankan minister's wife from Prison Hospital to National Hospital

Copyright © 2000, 2012 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.