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::

* Indian President says India making progress to ensure equality for Sri Lanka Tamil people
Fri, Feb 22, 2013, 12:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday that India is making progress in its engagement with Sri Lanka to ensure "a life of peace, dignity and equality" for the Tamil minority in the island nation.

Addressing the Indian Parliament today President Mukherjee said India is also making progress to resettle and rehabilitate the nearly 300,000 people displaced at the end of the three decades long war in May 2009.

"We are making progress in our engagement with Sri Lanka, including in our efforts to resettle and rehabilitate the internally displaced persons there and to ensure a life of peace, dignity and equality for the Tamil people," the Indian President said in parliament.

While Mukherjee made the comment that India, as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council during the last two years, played an important role in the Councilís efforts to promote international peace and security, his brief statement did not give any indication on the stand India would take on a fresh resolution against Sri Lanka at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session later this month.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
FCID instructed to make arrests over investigations into companies owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa
-- [26 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Colombo inflation rises to 6.0 percent in June 2016
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to attend the third South Asian Diaspora Convention in Singapore on July 18-19
-- [3 hours ago]
External debt of Sri Lankan government stood at US$ 23.1 billion by the end of April 2016
Sri Lanka exports 78 tonnes of fish in a week after EU ban lifted
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister in serious condition after suicide attempt
Term of 23 LG bodies end today, will not be extended - Minister
Norway calls on Sri Lanka to include international jurists in judicial mechanism
Sri Lanka demonstrated increased efforts to prevent human trafficking in 2015, but failed to meet minimum requirements - report
Former Sri Lanka Army chief Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka joins ruling UNP

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.