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 Lanka deeply concerned by the situation in Gaza
Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 07:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 15, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka today expressed its deep concern at the recent escalating violence in Gaza, resulting in "tragic loss of civilian lives" and extensive damage to property.

The Sri Lankan government also called for the cross border provocations on locations in parts of Israel to cease.

"Sri Lanka calls upon the parties concerned to exercise utmost restraint in a bid to halt the violence and ensure a climate conducive to the recommencement of negotiations for a lasting solution to the conflict. Sri Lanka calls upon the parties to engage at the earliest in direct dialogue which is the only viable initiative for sustained peace and security in the region," a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs said.

"Sri Lanka is, therefore confident that since both parties wish to secure the right to life for their peoples, concerted action would be taken towards this end," it said.

An Egypt-backed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fell apart Tuesday as rockets fired from Gaza by Hamas attacked Israel and Israel resumed airstrikes again.

The current wave of attacks resulted when three Israeli teenage seminary students were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank and killed by the Palestinians.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Financial Fraud Investigation Unit of Sri Lanka police investigates MIG- 27 deal
-- [4 hours ago]
CID questions former Sri Lankan minister over journalists' murder
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to visit North to hold discussions with Tamil leaders
-- [6 hours ago]
Two Universities Visit at Indiana Buddhist Temple
President Obama intends to nominate Atul Keshap as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives
Suspect attacked Sri Lankan President's brother surrenders
Sri Lanka Freedom Party MPs attend rally in Ratnapura despite party directive to stay away
Sri Lanka to participate in the universal exposition World Expo 2015
Sri Lankan court orders probe into former Defense Secretary's bank accounts
Sri Lankan minster writes to President and PM asking not to nominate the 'corrupted' for elections

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.