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::

* UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants to visit Sri Lanka in May
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has stated that the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau is planning a week-long visit to Sri Lanka.

The visit, which will be Crépeau's first visit to Sri Lanka, will take place from May 19-26 to assess the situation of migrant workers, the Sunday Times reported.

The Canadian Professor in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University in Canada will focus on a number of issues during his visit, according to the report.

He is expected to address recruitment practices of labor migrants while looking at a number of relevant topics, including the legal and institutional framework, bilateral agreements signed with migrant receiving States, pre-departure training and information provided to prospective migrants, the role and regulation of private recruitment agencies and brokers (sub-agents), recruitment fees, consular assistance provided to Sri Lankan migrants in their country of employment, and reintegration services offered to returned migrants.

Government officials have said that the Special Rapporteur visit is based on an invitation extended by the Sri Lankan government.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Government to gazette terms and conditions for SAITM, halts further enrollment and degree awarding
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy nabs two persons with 135 kg of Kerala Cannabis
Tamil Nadu fishermen increase poaching in Sri Lankan waters, Navy arrests 39 fishermen in last three days
Peace Winds Japan teams up with local partner to provide emergency relief items for Sri Lanka flood victims
Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka for immediate implementation of Office on Missing Persons
CSE announces revision of share transaction fee structure from Tuesday
Sri Lanka launches another Dengue eradication program as disease spreads
Sri Lanka's ornamental fish sector wins international accolades
Sri Lanka state doctors end strike amid heavy protest from public
Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka formally declared landmines Free

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.