12th March 2018

Let’s not allow extremists to turn us back from our desired goal! — CBK

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We deplore the recent incidents of violence in Ampara. We believe that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that immediate action is instituted against all those who are responsible for the incidents. Our country has gone through much suffering due to provocative actions by some individuals to further their own political interests. We are fully aware of the immense harm caused to our country and its citizens by such acts. We must learn lessons from the past and do all that is required to prevent a recurrence of those tragic times. We have begun to move forward along a new path of national unity and reconciliation, recognizing and celebrating the pluralism of our multi-ethic multi-cultural nation. Let us not allow a small […]

Sri Lankan Muslims in UK stage protest in London

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Sri Lankan Muslims living in the UK staged a demonstration in London on Saturday at the famous Hyde Park Garden in front of Sri Lanka’s High Commission in the UK and the British Prime Minister’s official residence.  They demanded rightful protection of minority Muslims in Sri Lanka by the Government. They condemned anti-Muslim attacks that took place in the Kandy District last week and Ampara District in the previous week and called for the safety and security of their community in Sri Lanka. http://www.ft.lk/news/Sri-Lankan-Muslims-in-UK-stage-protest-in-London/56-651046

TNA asks govt. to fulfil Geneva commitments

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By Shamindra Ferdinando Contrary to pledges given by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government that it has reached some consensus with the UN and it is not under pressure to set up a hybrid war crimes court here, the Tamil Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has reiterated that Sri Lanka should be held accountable for the implementation of its own commitments in line with Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted on Oct 1, 2015. The resolution envisages hybrid court comprising local and foreign judges, including those from the Commonwealth. Geneva sessions are currently underway with the Sri Lanka issue to be taken up later this week. TNA leader R. Sampanthan has told visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman that the international community should ensure the full implementation of the […]