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::

* Opposition Leader challenges Sri Lankan President to a public debate on the resolution
Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 10:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 25, Colombo: Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has challenged Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to a public debate on the resolution on Sri Lanka that is currently tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in Geneva.

Wickremesinghe has been quoted in the local media as making this challenge during an election rally in Kiribathgoda.

He has observed that the debate should be telecast worldwide as well as on all local television and radio channels.

However, he has said a date and time for the debate should be fixed before the vote on the resolution at the UNHRC.

According to Wickremasinghe, an all-party discussion has to be initiated in order to prepare and submit a common action plan to the UNHRC.

The Opposition Leader has also expressed doubts over the government's failure to implement recommendations made by its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

He has added that the UNHRC cannot take Sri Lanka before the international criminal courts and it cannot impose sanctions on Sri Lanka.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Procedure announced for foreign passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka's North
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to take control of relief centers for landslide victims
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Carson group completes acquisition of Millers Brewery
-- [4 hours ago]
Controversial Sri Lankan Minister's son assaulted at night club
-- [5 hours ago]
Lee Hedges Investments enters into lease agreement with Sri Lanka's UDA for a mixed development project
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch two projects to enhance power sector capacity
-- [6 hours ago]
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
India pledges Rs.10 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on 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.