Chandrika to receive the highest honor from France

21 ViewsFrance’s Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh after presenting the award to Kumaratunga. Picture by Rukmal Gamage. Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. President Kumaratunga served as […]

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New appointed ambassadors assumes responsibilities.

60 ViewsThe newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka assumed duties at the Mission on 03 September 2018. Addressing the staff of the Embassy upon assumption of duties, Ambassador Jayatilleka spoke on the decades – old ties between Sri Lanka and Russia outlining the main political focus of his […]

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Sri Lankan asylum seeker, deported in Australia

58 ViewsKavi’s mother and sister are missing and his brother was killed in 2009 A Tamil asylum seeker has been deported to Sri Lanka despite a last-minute plea to re-examine his case, after his father was shot dead and his mother and sister disappeared earlier this year. The 25-year-old asylum seeker, known as Kavi, had […]

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Sri Lanka accedes to the Optional Protocol

117 Views Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka, as announced at the U.N Human Rights Council last month, has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture to cooperate with international agencies in combating torturehe Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, announced that Sri Lanka acceded to the Optional […]

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A US Senate committee has opposed Trump Administration’s proposal of a drastic 92 per cent cut in US aid to Sri Lanka,

25 Views “In Sri Lanka, US foreign assistance will be cut by 92 per cent, mostly from accounts that have supported programs to promote the rule of law, democratic reforms, post-Civil War reconciliation and related efforts,” rued Congressman Ted Yoho, Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee on Asia and the Pacific. The Senate committee […]

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