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's External Affairs Minister to meet Khurshid today
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 11:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris will meet his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid in New Delhi today to hold discussions on several important issues.

Minister Peiris arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for a three-day official visit during which he will hold discussions with Khurshid Wednesday on several important issues.

Among the urgent issues to be discussed are the fishermen's issue and the third US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka.

The Minister will also meet envoys accredited to Sri Lanka but based in New Delhi to apprise them of the government's progress in resolving the human rights issues and the measures taken to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

The US confirmed Tuesday that it will bring the third consecutive resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva in March as a follow-up on the first two resolutions adopted in 2011 and 2012 with India's support.

"This resolution will build upon previous resolutions in 2012 and 2013, and will urge Sri Lanka to do more to promote reconciliation, justice and accountability in the wake of the civil conflict," the State Department said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Construction work on Rajagiriya flyover begins today
-- [35 minutes ago]
MDMK leader Vaiko wants UNHRC, Red Cross to probe disappearances of Tamils in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 12 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka President to declare 2017 as the year to liberate the country from poverty
Government created a conducive environment in North for people to live a normal life - FM
U.S. Navy ship Frank Cable arrives at port of Colombo in Sri Lanka
Finance Minister invites SAARC nations to invest in Sri Lanka's Financial City
World Bank support of US$ 202 mn to improve livability and infrastructure in three major cities of Sri Lanka
The Lanka Hospital Corporation appoints new chief executive officer
Teenager arrested for hacking Sri Lankan President's website
LTTE leader's name may be submitted to OMP as a missing person - report

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.