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 allows International Bar Association delegation to visit country
Tue, May 14, 2013, 02:24 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has lifted its ban on fact-finding visits by the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

The government has said that the institute is welcome to make an "objective and impartial analysis of the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka," according to the institute.

In February 2013 Sri Lankan authorities revoked the visas of a previously constituted delegation and prevented them from undertaking a rapid response mission to Colombo to probe the impeachment of the former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.

The External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka said the four members of the delegation provided inaccurate information on their visa applications and therefore the delegation was barred form entering the country.

Last month the institute released a report on Sri Lanka raising the issue whether Sri Lanka is a suitable venue to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in November 2013.

Since the delegation was not allowed to visit the country, it conducted interviews and consultations remotely in preparing the report "A Crisis of Legitimacy".

** Related Story :: International Bar Association concerned by Sri Lankan government\'s blocking of delegation

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Opposition Leader will be the Presidential candidate from Sri Lanka's main opposition party
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two trying to smuggle 45 kilograms of gold
-- [6 hours ago]
New Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen's boats back from Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
WFP distributes food and cash to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
New Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Bill to be presented in parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to create a mechanism to promote coexistence among communities
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government does not endorse the views of the extremist Buddhist group - Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Rights of children are adequately protected in Sri Lanka - President
-- [9 hours ago]
Two Pakistan naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit
Sri Lanka cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences

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.