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Sri Lanka Poised To Be Springboard To South Asia: NCCIM

October 16, 2014

By Azizul Ahmad

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysian manufacturers should use Sri Lanka as a springboard to penetrate markets in South Asia, said the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM) Secretary General, Datuk Syed Hussien Al-Habshee.


Sri Lankan High Commission To Host Food Festival To Coincide With Deepavali

October 14, 2014

By Azzah Mohamad Som

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- A Sri Lankan Food Festival will be held here for the first time from Oct 16 to 30 to coincide with the upcoming Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar said here Tuesday.

Depoliticise UN system and mechanism to enhance credibility President Rajapaksa calls on member nations

September 26, 2014

Although the role of the UN in advancing international peace, security and prosperity is crucial in the contemporary world, in order to gain the confidence and goodwill of the international community as a whole, one of the essential requirements is consistency of standards across the board without any perception of selectivity or discrimination, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “It is in this context that the current functioning of the system needs fresh examination in order to enhance its credibility. To be successful, this process must involve de-politicisation of the UN systems and mechanisms and they must stop being hostage to different forms of funding,” he elaborated.

Sri Lanka will not help legitimize a flawed process that could set dangerous precedent by cooperating with the OHCHR investigation

September 26, 2014

Responding to the ‘Oral Update’ on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva today (25 September 2014), Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha  said “the Government of Sri Lanka does not wish to help legitimize a flawed process and have a detrimental precedents established”, and hence “has to respectfully refuse those who urge that Sri Lanka cooperate with the OHCHR investigation.” 

Sri Lanka and China agree to deepen their Strategic Cooperative Partnership

September 18, 2014

Sri Lanka and China have agreed to deepen their Strategic Cooperative Partnership, following official talks between the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (16th September 2014).

About Sri Lanka

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


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