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NO GIVING IN TO GENEVA RESOLUTION: Well-being of SL, govt’s prime aim

* ‘A non - binding resolution’
* Home grown solution will continue as planned

The government’s policy on the Geneva resolution was based on one main clear fact. That was, no matter what the result is, the government would face the challenge without surrendering. “No deal, no compromise” was the Sri Lanka...


Statement by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs

It is a matter of great satisfaction to us that 15 countries voted with Sri Lanka, despite the intensity of pressure, in a variety of forms, exerted on them all.  We convey to them our warm thanks and deep appreciation....


Sri Lanka donates rice to refugees in Horn of Africa

Sri Lanka today donated 10,000 mertic tons of rice to the World Food Programme which will be sent to Ethiopia, where tens of thousands of refugees have fled, after devastating drought contributed to famine in Somalia last year.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a symbolic hand over of the rice to WFP's Acting Country Director Ms. Azeb Asrat at...


Response to the Channel 4 film on Sri Lanka on 14 March 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka regrets that, once again, Channel 4 chose not to share the video footage or any of the other material upon which it purports to have relied, prior to broadcast. This denied the High Commission of Sri Lanka and the Government of Sri Lanka the rightful opportunity to address any concerns raised. This appears to be a...


Obtrusive role by int'l community -External Affairs Minister


External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris yesterday stated that the international community does not have any legitimate right to involve itself in the national reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, when the Sri Lankan government itself is committed to it. ...


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