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February 13, 2018 5:45 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressiv...
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February 3, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of ...
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January 29, 2018 12:26 pm gmt |
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Human Rights watch said in report released today that, the Sri Lankan Government has failed to fulfill its pledge to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitatin...
In World
January 26, 2018 11:25 am gmt |
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The ninth round of the UN-led Syrian peace talks began in the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holding talks with delegations from the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition respectively. The special envoy first talked with the go...
In Srilanka
January 19, 2018 9:11 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. In the 643-page World Report, its 28th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in...
In Srilanka
December 28, 2017 10:21 am gmt |
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The statement of the High commissioner of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council will be submitted in the UN session, which scheduled to gather in March 2018. The 37th session is expected to discuss regarding the war allegation of Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner would be presented a special speech...
In America
December 19, 2017 9:27 am gmt |
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The United States was further isolated on Monday (December 18) over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor...
In Srilanka
December 16, 2017 5:59 am gmt |
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A delegation from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urged the Sri Lankan Government to ban the Prevention Terrorism Act immediately and asking Sri Lanka to repeal the draconian law They expressed their expectation to introduce an internationally acceptable law, while addressing ...
In America
December 9, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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The United States is disqualified as Middle East peace broker, says Palestinian U.N. envoy. Speaking to a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday (December 8), Palestinian U.N. Observer Riyad Mansour said, “The U.S. decision to reward Israelis impunity undermines and essentially disqu...
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November 24, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis...
In Canada
November 16, 2017 7:56 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday (November 15) unveiled measures to increase the number of women deployed in UN peace operations around the world. At a peacekeeping summit in Vancouver, Trudeau announced the launch of the Elsie Initiative on Women in Peace Operations that will pro...
In World
November 8, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Russia rejected on Tuesday (November 7) a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation’s mandate before it expires next week. Russia vetoed an initial U.S....
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October 19, 2017 4:23 am gmt |
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The United States accused Iran on Wednesday (October 18) of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer “turn a blind eye” and asking the 15-member council of Tehran’s behavior: “where’s the outrage?” U.S. President Dona...
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October 17, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has told the United Nations that it will not negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the US reversed its “hostile” policy. North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly’s committ...
In Srilanka
October 12, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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The US look forward to the expansion of their military to military relations with Sri Lanka through military exercises, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said. He said U.S. Pacific Fleet forces joined the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee as part of Exercise CARAT 2017 last week and activi...
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October 12, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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The foreign ministry asserts that there is no need to accept any advises from the special Rapporteurs, in a statement. The statement has been released by the foreign minister regarding the visit of Mr. de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees ...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
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About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed ...
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September 29, 2017 8:08 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan Parliament delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had talks with US Speaker Paul Ryan while on a visit to the US yesterday (Thursday), the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US said. The Sri Lankan multi-party delegation met the US Speaker at Capitol Hill. Separately, the Sri Lankan delegation...
In Srilanka
September 29, 2017 7:31 am gmt |
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Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said troops were deployed in the North and East after analysing the situation in the provinces and no need is there to withdraw them. The Commander was addressing the media after participating in the flag blessing ceremony at the sacred Sri Dalada M...