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Death toll reaches 126, more rain expected this week

The death toll from the floods and landslides reached 126 today with more rain expected this week. The Disaster Management Centre said that 97 people are missing and over one million people have been affected by the disaster. Click here for full story:

Pillay, GL In Key Talks

UK urges Government to work with the international community By Easwaran Rutnam External Affairs Minister, Professor G. L. Peiris is to have key talks with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay in Geneva this week, on the sidelines of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The meeting comes [...]

Government insists CJ impeachment constitutional

The government insisted that the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was constitutional. Addressing the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the Sri Lankan delegation at the session said that as a founding member of the Commonwealth, Sri Lanka is firmly committed to the values and principles of the organisation. “Due process [...]

Ban admits UN failed on Sri Lanka

  “The United Nations system failed to meet its responsibilities,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he released a United Nations report looking into the world body’s actions during the final months of the 2009 war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. In addition to finding that the UN system failed to meet its responsibilities, the [...]

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