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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* International investigations on Sri Lanka would impact reconciliation - Justice Minister
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 11:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Passing proposals to conduct international investigations against Sri Lanka will have unexpected results and damage the sensitive reconciliation process, Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem has said.

During a meeting with the South African High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Geoff Q.M. Doidge recently at the Ministry, Minister Hakeem has pointed out that the rebuilding and reconciliation process will be adversely affected as a result of certain anti-Sri Lankan activities in the international arena.

Many issues related to the re-organization procedure have been discussed at the meeting, the state-run radio SLBC said.

The Minister has stressed that the Sri Lankan government gives priority to safeguard human rights of every citizen. The South African envoy has noted that Sri Lanka should find its own solution to the problems.

Sri Lanka has expressed interest in establishing a restorative justice body modeled after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has discussed the South African model of restorative justice when he met the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2013.

The Justice Minister has also discussed the trade relations with South Africa and requested the High Commissioner to encourage South African entrepreneurs to invest in the country as the country is achieving rapid development.

Ivor Jenkins, the Director of the Kutlwanong Democracy Centre (KDC) of the Institute for Democracy (IDASA) in South Africa also participated in the discussions.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
New UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka to work with government to deliver positive change for children
-- [32 minutes ago]
COPE heated: Chairman walks out of meeting over controversial Treasury bond report
-- [51 minutes ago]
India considering a proposal to relax visa rules for visiting Sri Lankan monks
-- [1 hour and 36 minutes ago]
CA Sri Lanka offering CPFA qualification for senior public servants
-- [2 hours ago]
UN scales up support to Sri Lankan government's peacebuilding and development agendas
President to instruct Provincial Councils on spending their allocations based on priority of development
Sri Lanka judiciary rules financial crime investigating unit is legal
High level ministerial meeting to counter drug trafficking in Colombo on 29 October
Sri Lanka Central Bank teams up with Inland Revenue Department to fight money laundering, terrorist financing
Sri Lanka government values the work of the United Nations in the country - Foreign Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.