Archive for March 23rd, 2021

Have the Superpowers ever helped the Third World Countries?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

by Garvin Karunaratne Today at the UNHRC in Geneva we have seen the UK and other Developed Countries sponsor a vote against our country. In detail,  this resolution involves the UNHRC establishing a programme to document human rights violations and find and preserve evidence against our war heroes for prosecution in International courts for incidents […]

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Pakistan, China speak out in support of Sri Lanka at UNHRC

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The draft resolution L.1/Rev.1 brought against Sri Lanka by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has failed to condemn the crimes committed by the LTTE against Sri Lankan people, Pakistan says. The Pakistani representative stated this speaking before the vote on the UNHRC draft resolution L.1/Rev.1 on Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human […]

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UNHRC adopts draft resolution on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday adopted the draft resolution against Sri Lanka tabled at council by the Core Group. The vote on draft resolution L1/Rev.1 titled Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka” concluded, a short while ago, and was carried out via electronic voting during the […]

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සබුද්ධි කවයේ NLSL සබුද්ධි පොත්ගුල අනුරාධපුරයට…

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

සබුද්ධි කවය සබුද්ධි කවය සංවිධානය කරන, ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික පුස්තකාලය (NLSL) හා ප්‍රලේඛන සේවා මණ්ඩලය ප්‍රමුඛ සංවිධාන ශක්තියෙන් එක් වෙන ”NLSL සබුද්ධි පොත්ගුල” මාර්තු වැඩසටහන අනුරාධපුරය මහවිලච්චිය තක්ෂිලා මහා විද්‍යාලයේදී ලබන සිකුරාදා පැවැත්වේ. ඒ විද්‍යාලීය විදුහල්පති චමින්ද සේමසිංහ මහතාගේ අධීක්ෂණයෙන් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ෂෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි. වැඩසටහන උදෑසන 07.45ට ආරම්භ වෙයි. NLSL සබුද්ධි පොත්ගුල ක්‍රීඩාව සහ […]

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Lanka Property Show 2021 Virtual to Feature REAL TALK at the Virtual Conference

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

LankaPropertyWeb LankaPropertyWeb, Sri Lanka’s number one real estate portal will be hosting the first ever Lanka Property Show 2021 Virtual Conference. The event will be held alongside the Lanka Property Show 2021 Virtual Expo that is set to go live from the 26th to the 28th of March. The virtual conference will be conducted by […]

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What accountability, transparency at UNHRC?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Courtesy The Island The UNHRC is an intergovernmental organisation, reporting directly to the United Nations General Assembly, with a mandate to promote and protect human rights in member countries, by making recommendations to address situations of human rights violations. It is to be expected that institutions that have authority to make recommendations, in […]

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Has Geopolitics Virus infected UNHRC?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Donald Chandraratna Courtesy The Island The pile-on over Sri Lanka by UNHRC is a blatant use of human rights as a political weapon in the geopolitics of today’s world. Many have argued in these columns that Sri Lanka cannot capitulate merely on the grounds of allegations, which are serious in nature, levelled without regard to […]

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සිංහරාජ මායිමේ ඉදි කරන්නේ හෝටලයක් නොවේ.. නිවාස 04ක්.. අපට නවත්වන්න බෑ…- මද්‍යම පරිසර අධිකාරිය

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් සිංහරාජ රක්ෂිත වන රක්‍ෂිතය ආසන්නයේ ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ඉඩම තුල ඉදි කරමින් ඇති ගොඩනැගිලි හෝටලයක් නොවන නිවාස තුනක් බව මධ්‍යම පරිසර අධිකාරිය පවසයි. අධිකාරියේ සභාපති එස්. අමරසිංහ මහතා සඳහන් කරන්නේ එම නිවාස ඉදිකිරීම සඳහා ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවෙන් අවසර ලබාගෙන ඇති බවයි. එම ඉදිකිරීම් සඳහා මධ්‍යම පරිසර අධිකාරියේ කිසිදු මැදිහත්වීමක් සිදුකළ නොහැකි බවත් ඔහු […]

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UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka Is Partisan And Unfair – OpEd

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

By N. S. Venkataraman courtesy EurasiaReview The UN Human Rights Council has thought it fit to pass a resolution by majority vote against Sri Lanka for what the resolution termed as human rights violation. While reading the resolution, it is necessary to keep in view that it is not a unanimous resolution, but only a resolution by majority […]

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Perfume and cosmetic items of Rs. 17.2 Bn imported within five years: Cabraal

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was revealed in Parliament that Rs. 17.2 billion has been spent to import perfume and cosmetic items within five years from 2015 to 2019. It was also revealed that the amount of perfume and cosmetic items imported to the country during the said period was 13.8 million kgs. These figures […]

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Wijedasa raises ambiguity over US$ 5 mn sent for Easter Sunday attack victims

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While extending his gratitude for the benevolent decision to make an ex-gratia payment of US$ 5 million to the victims and their families of the Easter Sunday attack, MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa informed Saudi Minister of Justice Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, in a letter that the victims have not […]

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Covid deaths increase to 552

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Another death due to coronavirus infection has been reported in the country today (23). The number of coronavirus infected deaths in the country has increased to 552.

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Covid case load increased by 226 today

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Another 84 coronavirus infected persons have been reported in the country. Accordingly, the total number reported in the country today is 226.

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Sri Lanka says UN resolution will polarize society and adversely affect development, peace and harmony

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka says it considers the UNHRC’s latest resolution against the island nation to be unwarranted, unjustified and in violation of the relevant articles of the UN Charter and also rejected the ‘unprecedented’ proposal in the resolution to expand the role of the OHCHR. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of Sri […]

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