Event to mark the International Women’s Day

An event to mark the International Women’s Day was held at the Committee Room no. 01 of Parliament today. It was organized by the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan parliament to probe organizations that confer honorary titles

The parliament of Sri Lanka has decided to call for a probe on organizations that confer honorary titles on people. The decision was made following a statement made by United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva that an organization has requested for money from him to confer an honorary title on him.

Geneva and PC elections

President J.R. Jayewardene, whatever his faults, was not without wisdom. At a time when non-alignment was a buzzword, he remarked that there were only two non-aligned nations in the world and they were the United States and the Soviet Union. Once the Soviet Union disintegrated, only the US which was the sole remaining superpower, remains Read More

Minister Peiris tells HC Pillay that the disproportionate negative attention is making the difficult task of reconciliation in Sri Lanka even harder

External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris has said, the highly prejudiced actions taken by a few countries and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to give disproportionate negative attention to Sri Lanka, has made the separatist Tamil elements in Sri Lanka and abroad more intransigent, making the intensely difficult task Read More

National Statement by Prof. G.L. Peiris at the 25th Session of the HRC

Minister of External Affairs and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation Prof. G.L. Peiris, delivering the National Statement at the High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 5 March 2014, rejected the Report of the High Commissioner in its entirety, saying it was fundamentally flawed and Read More