Sat, 25 Jun 2022 Today's Paper

‘Lanka can’t be complacent’

22 June 2012 05:29 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

United Nations Human Rights Chief Navi Pillai had not made any reference to Sri Lanka in her address to the current UN Human Rights Council session, but the country could not be complacent about it, officials said yesterday.

External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunaratne Amunugama told the Daily Mirror that Canada was the only country that made a slight reference to Sri Lanka this time. However, Mr. Amunugama said Sri Lanka would continue to monitor the statements made by each country.

"Merely because the High Commissioner did not make any reference, we cannot assume that the international community had given up or had forgotten about Sri Lanka. We remain alert," he said.   He also said the invitation  extended to Ms. Pillai in April, 2011 to visit Sri Lanka still remained valid.  The US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted at the sessions held in March, 2012. According to the resolution, the High Commissioner was expected to submit her report on Sri Lanka to the session scheduled for March, next year.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's delegation in Geneva has made use of the present session to inform various countries about measures taken to develop the education sector here. (Kelum Bandara)
Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 6

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • Lanka Puthra Friday, 22 June 2012 01:00 PM

    this is what LTTE suppoters wanted and they will not be sucessful by all means

    Batta Friday, 22 June 2012 01:12 PM

    Looks like you've mis-interpreted what has been said in the article. Simply it says that there have been a few references to SL in the human rights session and its an improvement. This means that we are less likely to become a Myanmar. I'm not keeping my hopes up, but now its high time we stop whining about "everything" we see.

    Em Friday, 22 June 2012 06:22 AM

    Simply SL is moving towards a sanctioned state like Myanmar

    Bushel Friday, 22 June 2012 02:19 PM

    Calm before a storm?

    MalcomX Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:56 AM

    No this is due to the fact that now SL is a hevan where everyone's fundmental rights are protected, i mean including the rights of JVPers in Kauwana

    Dragonfly Friday, 22 June 2012 12:52 PM

    Ice Berg. We never know the depth.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Mirihana land reclamation project leaves farmers fuming

At present reclamation activities are underway at an 80-acre paddy land close

Is there a solution? Sustainable Fuel Bill for road transport

There is a great mismatch in spending between Sri Lanka’s total imports and

Aloka Pooja at Thanthirimale courtesy Wijeya Newspapers

The historical Thantirimale Raja Maha Viharaya, which associates itself with

Lessons from the fiasco over the detention of ‘Aeroflot’

As if Sri Lanka did not have enough problems, the government last week let an