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::

* India's stand on Sri Lanka's human rights issue depends on Indian elections
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 01:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: India's stand on the Sri Lanka's human rights issue at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva will depend on the Indian parliamentary elections this year, Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid has said.

The Indian Minister has told a group of Sri Lankan journalists visiting New Delhi that the Indian government is in an "election mood" and it is not easy to explain to the public during election time.

"We are in an election mood. In election time it is not always easy to explain to people. There is no time and no willingness to listen to things. And lots of people get excited and sometimes get upset," Express News Service quoted Khurshid as saying.

The Indian Minister has said that Sri Lanka "should do things that will enable India to help" the island nation at the UNHRC session when a third United States-sponsored anti-Lankan resolution is tabled.

"Sri Lanka has to realize that the international community is taking up the human rights question in the island nation in a certain historical context, a context which cannot be wished away," Khurshid has said.

Commenting that Sri Lankans are "over-sensitive" while the world is "over-active", Khurshid has stressed the need for moderation and urged Sri Lanka not to isolate itself.

"While everyone realizes that a 30-year conflict cannot be resolved overnight, Lanka cannot take 30 years to bring about reconciliation," the Indian Minister has told the journalists.

"Sri Lankans will have to find means to satisfy the world, while convincing the world that it needs more time to find its own solution at a pace and in a time frame convenient to it," Khurshid has said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Budget debate kick starts in Sri Lanka parliament
-- [37 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka government says it will follow due process if it wants to amend the Constitution
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Central committee of Sri Lanka coalition party JHU meets to discuss whether to support the budget
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
German tourist went missing in Sri Lanka jungle found safe
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian fishermen seek BJP leader's help to get Sri Lanka to release their boats
-- [4 hours ago]
Indian Tamil party leader accuses BJP government of openly aiding Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
India issues stamp commemorating Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist
-- [5 hours ago]
INFOTEL ICT exhibition opens in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Navy Commander to leave for India tomorrow on an official visit
Sri Lanka's Northern Province CM's visit to India not yet decided

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.