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Former US War Crimes Amb. Stephen Rapp & Renowned Int’l Lawyer Richard Rogers to Speak at UN in Geneva on Sri Lanka

Mar 9, 2018 0

1024px-United_Nations_Human_Rights_Council_Logo.svgWhen: Monday, March 12th. Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Where: Room XXV (UN Human Rights Council).

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 8, 2018 / —

Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes issues Ambassador Stephen Rapp and renowned international Lawyer Richard J. Rogers will be speaking at a UN Human Rights Council side event in Geneva on:

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Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Mar 7, 2018 0

police-aaMULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.

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KKS – Point Pedro road opened after 27 years

Feb 6, 2018 0

On the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, the AB-21 Jaffna-Ponnalai-Point Pedro Road from Kankasanthurai to Point Pedro was opened from yesterday for public after 27 years. The road segment has been closed since the 28th of June 1990.

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UK failure allowed “slit throat” Sri Lanka military diplomat to work in London

Feb 6, 2018 0

A top Sri Lanka military officer who issued a death threat in public to Tamil protestors in London had been allowed to work as a diplomat in the UK by the British government that failed to check his human rights record.brigadier_api_fernando_3

On Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day, 4 February 2018, Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando repeatedly mimed slitting throat gestures to hundreds of chanting Tamil protestors outside the High Commission in London. The video of him, in full military dress uniform, doing this in front of the High Commission building went viral.

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US Embassy Delegates Call at SFHQ-MLT

Jan 13, 2018 0

The Deputy Head of the Political Wing at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Mr Patric Tillou and Political Officer, Sean Ruthe during a tour to the Mullaittivu had a courtesy meeting with the Commander, Security Forces – Mullaittivu (SF-MLT) Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru at the Security Force Headquarters -Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Thursday (11).

During the cordial meeting, both of them exchanged views on general matters of interest and prevailing peaceful environment in Mullaittivu army-b

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Prince Edward and Countess to visit Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2018 0

prince edward-aThe British High Commission in Colombo has confirmed that Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31 January to 4 February 2018.


Their Royal Highnesses will represent Her Majesty the Queen at the 70th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka’s independence on 4 February, a statement said.


“The Earl and Countess will travel to Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka, celebrating the long-standing friendship between the two countries and shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth development and education.”


Their Royal Highnesses will meet participants in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and young Sri Lankans selected as Queen’s Young Leaders, an initiative to recognise and celebrate exceptional young people across the Commonwealth.


The Earl and Countess will also meet representatives of a number of projects advancing causes they support through their work, including MENCAFEP, whose work to help differently-abled children and their families in the Nuwaraeliya, Trincomalee and Batticaloa Districts illustrates the close links between the people of Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.


“As the United Kingdom looks forward to hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018, Their Royal Highnesses’ visit will highlight our countries’ shared ambition to ensure the Commonwealth is well-placed to help deliver a bright future for its Members’ citizens.”


The Prince Edward is the youngest child of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  The Earl and Countess support Her Majesty in her official duties and undertake many public engagements each year in support of a wide range of charities and non-governmental organisations.

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The annual feast of St, Sebastian’s church, Puliyadikuda, Batticaloa

May 16, 2017 0

church-a church-b church-c church-dThe annual feast of St, Sebastian’s church, Puliyadikuda, Batticaloa was held yesterday  (14). The Festive Mass was concelebrated by the Provincial President Jesuit Priest for Pakistan and Sri Lanka Dexter Gray , Rev. Fr. Paul Satkunanayagam, Parish Priest of the church Re. Fr.  Laurence Loganathan and Rev .Fr. S. Navagi .

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