Political events over the last few days were dominant with the news that came from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Sri Lanka. Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Kurshid had been busy dealing with multiple concerns related to bilateral issues in a very diplomatic way.
The United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ravi Karunananayake, speaks to Daily Mirror expressing his views on the upcoming budget discussions in the aftermath of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the current political and economical situation of the country.
Professor G.L Peiris the Minister of External Affairs, in a brief interview spoke to the Daily Mirror about the outcomes of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Following are excerpts of the interview.
Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan said today that Channel 4 had lost its credibility in his eyes due to airing an edited clip of an interview which distorted the context he spoke in.
Children are our future. They are the budding young leaders of tomorrow. Therefore it is imperative to protect and ensure the wellbeing of children. One action that can clearly demonstrate the extent of a government’s commitment towards fulfilling the rights of children is its allocation of financial resources for the benefit of children.
Amidst the strong international criticism that came Sri Lanka’s way during the recently concluded Commonwealth summit, there emerged one leader of a developed country that supported Sri Lanka to the hilt: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
In the afterglow or aftermath of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)—whatever way in which different analysts may chose to look at it—the Rajapaksa regime’s eighth budget will be presented in Parliament today.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which ended on Sunday without a hitch was a remarkable feat for Sri Lanka considering the massive forces of the Tamil diaspora and International NGOs doing their damnedest to sabotage the event, nationally and internationally.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says countries cannot force reconciliation on Sri Lanka, nor is it their business to intervene in another country’s affairs.
Mr Lee was speaking to Singapore media at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.
The British Prime Minister, speaking at the summit of Commonwealth nations over the weekend, repeated demands for an independent war crimes inquiry and set the deadline for March, before pressing for an international probe under UN auspices.
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