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 Lankan government proposes a referendum on UN probe
Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 08:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has proposed to hold a referendum regarding the UN probe on human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

The proposal was made by ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Janaka Priyantha Bandara. He made this proposal while addressing the parliament at the beginning of the debate on the UN probe on Sri Lanka.

Motion in relation to "The Investigation against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be held" was taken up for debate today in parliament.

The MP said the decision whether to allow the UN investigation team to enter the country to conduct the probe on alleged war crimes needs to be taken based on the result of the referendum.

The debate adjourned for today will be continued tomorrow.

The proposal to hold a parliamentary debate on the investigation was submitted to parliament by a group of ruling party legislators including MP Bandara.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy arrests five people transporting and possessing over 6 kg of Kerala Cannabis
-- [2 hours ago]
British Council Sri Lanka opens refurbished Colombo and Kandy premises
-- [2 hours ago]
Buddhist nationalist organizations ask government to take over Northern PC
-- [3 hours ago]
Inflation in Sri Lankan capital Colombo declines marginally to 3.9 percent in September 2016
-- [4 hours ago]
Court grants bail to former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in floating armory case
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka also pulls out of the SAARC summit in Pakistan as environment is not conducive
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President discusses remedies for shortage of drinking water due to prevailing drought
-- [6 hours ago]
President appoints Right to Information Commission
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government takes measures to increase protection at unprotected rail crossings
Sri Lanka Navy to start a maritime program to safeguard the region

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.