Following a successful side event at the Palais des Nations, where “The Last Phase”, a documentary was screened based on the lives of two former LTTE combatants and told from the point of view of Jeyawadani, a former female combatant, who grew up with the doctrine of the said terrorists group in ‘Sencholai’ and spent her youth in the medical wing of the same group, participating in many of battles launched by this group.
The United States and the Western countries suffered a humiliating set back at the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday when the vote was taken up on the US proposal against Sri Lanka yesterday.
India has decided to abstain from voting for the US-backed resolution at the 25th session of the UNHRC in Geneva against Sri Lanka claiming that an external investigation mechanism hinders the efforts of the Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation rather than contributing constructively and complicates the prevalent situation in the country.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the National ICT Solutions Provider announced that it has been given the opportunity to build, operate and manage South Asia’s first state-of-the-art Submarine Cable Depot in Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MMRP) at Hambantota. As a token of the company’s appreciation and gratitude to President Mahinda Rajapaksa , for his guidance and support towards achieving this significant milestone for Sri Lanka, the company presented him with an appreciation plaque at the Carlton House at Tangalle recently.
Sri Lanka Navy arrested 19 Indian fishermen and 04 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas north of Mannar on Wednesday (26). The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimanner for legal action.
Exercising the right to reply on statements made regarding the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari, and the incidents in Killinochchi last week, Sri Lanka asked the member states at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council on 26 March 2014 how their respective countries would react if there was a credible threat of re-grouping terror networks and if they would remain passive bystanders or take proactive action to ensure terror networks were kept at bay.
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha responding to the High Commissioner's Report on Sri Lanka, informed the UN Human Rights Council on 26th March 2014 that rather than encourage and support the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka,