The Indian CEO Forum in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Colombo, organised a concert by famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee) at Stein Studio in Colombo on August 17 to commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the First Lady, graced the occasion as the Chief Guests, and were welcomed by Y. K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mrs Girija Sinha and Sanjay Tiwari, President of the Indian CEO Forum. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Mrs Sinha, Mrs Maithri Wickremesinghe and Ranil Wickremesinghe are pictured at the concert (pic courtesy Indian HC).
SL says will refuse entry to
It is the first time that Rajapakse has said UN investigators will not be allowed into the country, effectively barring them from face-to-face access to Sri Lankans wanting to testify.
COLOMBO, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island’s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.
Sri Lanka has refused to accept the authority of the UN Human Rights Council, which voted in March to investigate allegations that the military killed 40,000 civilians in the final months of the separatist war, which ended in 2009. Read More...