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::

* Sri Lanka against airing unauthenticated video at UN session
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 11:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Geneva: Sri Lanka has strongly stated its objection to screening an unauthenticated video on alleged humanitarian law violations during the final phase of its protracted civil war with the Tamil Tiger terrorists on the sidelines of the United nations Human Rights Council sessions commenced today in Geneva.

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has expressed his country's opposition to airing the documentary made by the Britain's Channel 4, titled "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka," on the sidelines of the UN session.

He has told the UNHRC President in a letter that airing of the "discredited, uncorroborated and unsubstantiated" video could be a violation of UN charter, according to an AP report.

The documentary described by the producers as "carefully evidenced and powerfully measured" film was screened in India on Friday (22) provoking severe anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in that country, especially in Tamil-dominated Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka has strongly rejected the video as "concocted lies, half-truths and speculations" to embarrass the country at the UNHRC session.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrives in Cocos Islands - report
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan state doctors to protest police attack on medical students protesting private medical college
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader calls on government to investigate past killings of journalists
-- [6 hours ago]
SLFP leadership considering disciplinary action against members attended the Joint Opposition rally
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's LG elections after delimitation process is complete - Minister
President hands over the 5th consignment of Navy's Thalassemia Infusion Systems
Court orders on Immigration officials and police to show cause on escape of kidney racket suspect
Full list of VAT exempted goods and services
Czech support to uplift Sri Lanka's transport and civil aviation sectors
VAT changes effective from today, exempt water, electricity, health and education

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.