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::

* Canada regrets Sri Lankan government's unwillingness to engage constructively
Mon, Mar 3, 2014, 10:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 03, Geneva: Canada today expressed regret over the unwillingness of the Sri Lankan government to constructively engage on the substance of various reports on alleged human rights violations and abuses or to take genuine steps for reconciliation and accountability.

Addressing the high level segment of the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Monday, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular Lynne Yelich called for the Council's support for an international inquiry into Sri Lanka.

"Previous mechanisms have regrettably remained secret, partial or unfulfilled, and the continued inability to acknowledge what has occurred, combined with increasing rights violations and abuses, will not only continue to damage the rule of law and democracy inthis vibrant country but will risk undermining economic gains and a return to instability,"the Canadian Minister said.

"In the absence of credible actions by the Government of Sri Lanka, Canada supports the call for an international inquiry mechanism," her statement said further.

Sri Lankan President recently charged that the western countries are working against Sri Lanka to solicit the votes of the pro-separatist Tamil diaspora in those countries and Britain and Canada are supporting the US resolution because of the pressure from the Tamil Diaspora in those countries.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen harper boycotted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo last Novemebr over Sri Lanka's alleged human rights abuses.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
No truth to the rumors that security in North and East are in danger - Defense Secretary
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
President opens renovated Thriposha factory in Kandana
-- [2 hours ago]
London Stock Exchange Group opens new technology facility in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Researchers find link between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics
-- [6 hours ago]
Nepalese PM extended an invitation to visit Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Gulf Air rolls out timetable for weekly Colombo flights
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to visit Russia in March to strengthen bilateral ties
-- [7 hours ago]
Malaysian delegation visits a tea plantation In Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to set up a joint operation center to combat drug trafficking
Court rejects bail to former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman

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.