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13 December 2012 01:59 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka is concerned at the launch of a rocket using ballistic missile technology by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874.

Issuing a statement the External Affairs Ministry said that “Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue and cooperation between the relevant stakeholders at this juncture, Sri Lanka urges the concerned parties to work in close coordination within the existing UN Security Council Resolutions, in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.”

The UN Security Council on Wednesday also condemned the rocket launch announced by Korea calling the move “a clear violation” of relevant council resolutions.

The Korea's official KCNA news agency on Wednesday confirmed that the country launched and orbited an earth observation satellite.

  Comments - 26

  • Kaslana Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:17 PM

    Why don't we curtail sky rocketing cost of living and leave other rockets alone

    Hellllo Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Who'd want to attack sri lanka? We are not even worth a missile. via DM Android App

    Anti-fraud Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:11 AM

    You are dead right!
    This is as imaginative as a moronic government can get in its fence-mending efforts!

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 06:45 AM

    for the one who thumbed down,

    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea = South Korea

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 06:31 AM

    it is South Korea

    sach Friday, 14 December 2012 06:10 AM

    i guess it is South Korea

    raviraj Friday, 14 December 2012 04:51 AM

    that is perfectly within their legitimate rights and does not violate any international treaties

    Roshan Friday, 14 December 2012 04:46 AM

    May be SL wanted to please US.

    Thomas Friday, 14 December 2012 03:29 AM

    North Korea is a friend of Sri Lanka, and in the club of Pakistan etc. When you criticize North Korea, it is like criticizing Pakistan , as the technology is from Pakistan.

    Dee Friday, 14 December 2012 02:49 AM

    A wonder we didnt join hands.

    Gon Aliya Friday, 14 December 2012 02:03 AM

    Why not we concern about Indian nuclear plants

    Sriyani Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:11 PM

    You should be more concerned about what's happening in your own backyard prior to pointing fingers at other countries...

    Nuzrath Anver Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:13 PM

    We should be more concerned about law and order in the country. Why Sri Lankans are paid low salaries. North Korea should not be a concern for us. They are no threat to us. Let's have diplomatic relation with them.

    Mahendra Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:37 PM

    Srialnka does not really care for this but to gain support from the international community Srilanka is raising this issue.

    Mervin Aiyya Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:09 PM

    Want to please western to get some cover-up?

    desilva Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:03 PM

    Look after Srilankans . Gov should concern about the wellbeing of their people.

    Shan Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:42 PM

    Pot and the Kettle

    aroosh Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:48 PM

    what about the other nations concern about sri lanka ?

    YURI Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:41 PM


    RamUK Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:29 PM

    Iyo iyo.......

    bushel Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:23 PM

    But not concerned about Rs.149/= per liter of petrol and domestic water bllis increased heavily in Sri Lanka

    sbd Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:26 PM

    pot calling the kettle black!

    Fernando Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:25 PM

    In here violating All fundamental rights but he is not issuing any statements.

    kumar Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:23 PM

    This a conspiracy by the North Koreans to spy Sri Lanka's SupremeSAT.

    Suresh Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:21 PM

    Ha ha ha. So many international violations happening in our backyard !

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