Yala national park goes on the World Wide Web
March 11, 2014
Official website for Yala national park in Southern Sri Lanka launched yesterday in line with the Department of Wildlife’s ambitious drive to improve national parks. www.yalasrilanka.lk, the official website for Yala National Park, was launched by Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa at a special event to mark Wildlife Day.
Afghan President Karzai to President Rajapaksa: Peace the Best Guarantor of Human Rights
March 7, 2014
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai held bilateral discussions at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this morning, and during the talks, President Karzai commended President Rajapaksa for achieving peace in the country.
Minister Peiris rejects High Commissioner’s Report, saying those "who exalt its virtues only seek to inflict harm on the reconciliation process”
March 6, 2014
Minister of External Affairs and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation Prof. G.L. Peiris, delivering the National Statement at the High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today (5 March 2014), rejected the Report of the High Commissioner in its entirety, saying it was fundamentally flawed and disregarded the substantial progress made by the Government during the five years which have elapsed since the end of the thirty year conflict against terrorism. He said it also pays scant regard to the complexities and local nuances of a sensitive reconciliation process, while eroding the confidence of the people of Sri Lanka by the constant changing of unjustifiable demands.
BIMSTEC bridges South Asia and Southeast Asia, two most dynamic regions in the world - President Rajapaksa
March 5, 2014
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, lauding the significant strides made by the BIMSTEC in increasing cooperation among nations in the Bay of Bengal region, said that the key characteristic of the organization has been the meeting of the ‘Look West’ policy of the ASEAN nations and the ‘Look East’ policy of their South Asian counterparts, thereby bridging two of the most dynamic regions in the world. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, lauding the significant strides made by the BIMSTEC in increasing cooperation among nations in the Bay of Bengal region, said that the key characteristic of the organization has been the meeting of the ‘Look West’ policy of the ASEAN nations and the &lsq
Sri Lanka rejects High Commissioner Pillay's call "to establish an international inquiry mechanism"
February 27, 2014
The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navananethem Pillay's call "to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of IHRL and IHL and monitor any domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka", saying "it gives scant or no regard to the domestic processes ongoing in Sri Lanka within the framework of the LLRC NPOA, and is politicized in premise". The government said, the trajectory that has emerged with regard to the recommendation of the High Commissioner "reflects the preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda which she has relentlessly pursued with regard to Sri Lanka&qu
About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th Century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. With a recorded history of more than 2500 years Sri Lanka has a rich herita