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SLMC Leader and Minister Rauff Hakeem, who has been at logger heads with the government over his controversial decision to make representations to UNHRC, shares a light moment with Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa at a conference held by the Organisation for World Peace at Hotel Galadari during the weekend. (Pic courtesy SLMC media)

Canada withholds C’wealth funding
Colombo alleges Harper using funds as 'political tool'

A senior External Affairs Ministry (EAM) official yesterday accused the Canadian Government of using its voluntary funds as a political tool.

The EAM official was responding to controversial Canadian decision to suspend funding to the Commonwealth as long as Sri Lanka chaired the organization.

The Canadian media said that the Canadian government would fund other projects to the tune of USD 20 mn. "Canada remains deeply concerned about the absence of accountability for alleged serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian standards in Sri Lanka," the media quoted Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird as having said.
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Canada withholds C’wealth funding

A senior External Affairs Ministry (EAM) official yesterday accused the Canadian Government of using its voluntary funds as a political tool. The EAM official was responding to controversial Canadian decision to suspend fun...

New Year, Tony Greig and Geneva

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Sri Lankans celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the National Cricket Team.  I can remember how Arjuna Ranatunga guided Sri Lanka for the historical World Cup victory on 17th March 1996. This year too a similar incident has o...

Counter justification for a national security state through National Unity Charter

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Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge gave an early warning of things to come during his visit to Washington DC in February to lobby against the proposed UNHRC resolution on war crimes that was being led by the United States and reached it...

    Pakistan and Thailand vie for Zonal Group-I promotion

    While Sri Lanka made certain that they will retain their place in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone Group-II for next year (2015), by defeating Vietnam in Da Lat City on April 6, Pakistan and Thailand will vie for promotion into Zonal Group-I, when they...

     
     
     
     

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