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 backs Uganda's candidate for UN top post
Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 07:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka has confirmed that it will fully support Uganda's candidate Sam Kutesa for the president of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has assured Sri Lanka's support for Uganda's candidate when Uganda's Minister of State for International Affairs Mr. Okello Oryem called on the President at Temple Trees on Monday.

Okello said Sri Lanka confirmed its full support for Kutesa, who is currently Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister, for the UN top job.

Kutesa's election to preside the UN General Assembly from June 11 has come under severe criticism for his anti-gay stance and being a part of a cabinet that passed a brutal and widely denounced anti-gay law.

He has been elected uncontested for the 12-month post as this year it is Africa's turn to hold the post and the African Union has unanimously approved Kutesa's candidature.

(Photo by Chandana Perera)

** Related Story :: Ugandan Minister impressed with Sri Lanka\'s development

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Delimitation Review Committee hands over final report to Minister
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Iran sign agreement to cooperate on laboratory analysis for oil and gas
-- [7 hours ago]
New computerized system implemented to discharge merchant navy certificates
-- [7 hours ago]
India funds post of Hindi Professor at Sri Lanka's University of Kelaniya
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka is making its contribution to the economic integration in South Asia - Prime Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan signs US$125 million credit with World Bank to modernize agriculture
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government vehemently rejects media reports of pre conditions to GSP+
Sri Lanka urges APTA member states to expand trade, investment and economic integration
John Keells Holdings files its first patent related to novel energy storage material
Tamil Tiger fundraiser losses battle to stay in Canada as federal court upholds deportation order

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.