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SL among countries pushing for transparency in UN Human Rights body

By Shamindra Ferdinando in Geneva 

SriLanka will continue to campaign against the use of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to undermine UN member states.

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, is expected to raise the issue at the 19th sessions of the United Nations...


Resolution targeting Lanka detrimental to reconciliation – GL

February 21, 2012, 10:22 pm
By Shamindra Ferdinando in Geneva

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday alleged that a US-led initiative to move a Resolution targeting Sri Lanka at the forthcoming 19th sessions of the UN Human Right Council would be detrimental to national reconciliation efforts.

Addressing the media at the...


President Mahmoud Abbas appreciates Sri Lanka’s continued support for the Palestinian Cause

Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, M.P. visited Palestine from 18-21 February 2012 as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by Deputy Minister of Technology and Research,Hon Faizer Mustafa, Hon Rohana Pushpa Kumara M.P and Mr. K. Amunugama Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.


Press Release issued by Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York

On Tuesday (21st February 2012) evening, Madame Louise Fréchette, Chair of the Senior Advisory Group to consider rates of reimbursement to troop-contributing countries (SAG) asked Ambassador Maj. General Shavendra Silva, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, who is the representative of the Asia Pacific Group in the SAG to meet her. She...


Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam exposes U.S manoeuvres to deceive the Human Rights Council


Given below is the text of a communication issued today, by the Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, which rejects a misleading and unethical communication sent out to Missions in Geneva by the Permanent Mission of the United States, and exposes manoeuvres to deceive the Human Rights Council.  



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