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::

* US resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by UNHRC with a majority of 11 votes
Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 06:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 27, Geneva: The United States led resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was adopted today with a majority of 11 votes.

Out of the 47 members of the UNHRC 23 voted for the resolution and 12 opposed it while another 12 abstained from voting.

Voted against the resolution are Algeria, China, Congo, Cuba, Kenya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Abstained from voting are Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines and South Africa.

Voted for the HRC25 are Argentina, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cote DeVore, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Korea, Romania, Sierra Leone, FYR Macedonia, UK and the US.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$ 125 million credit to modernize agriculture sector
-- [5 hours ago]
LAUGFS Rubber showcases customized tire solutions at CeMAT, Germany
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission kicks off Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today
-- [5 hours ago]
Indian Minister assures a solution to Tamil Nadu fishermen's issue with Sri Lankan Navy
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to set up a degree granting nursing faculty
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Turkey
-- [9 hours ago]
The UK wants to see Sri Lanka fully implementing Resolution 30/1, stands ready to help
Sri Lanka to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus
Sri Lanka government to obtain JICA assistance to set up light rail transit system in capital city
Sri Lanka has taken 'giant leaps' not 'baby steps' so far to achieve reconciliation, Minister tells UNHRC

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.