More supportive Approach to Sri Lanka needed says MEP Mr Geoffrey Van Orden MBE MEP Chairman of the Friends of Sri Lanka Group in the European Parliament
Following a recent visit to Sri Lanka, the Chairman of the European Parliament's informal 'Friends of Sri Lanka' Group has called for supportive engagement with Sri Lanka as it recovers from 30 years of conflict.
Meaningful democracy requires closest interaction between govt and community
The Speech,delivered by H.E. the President at the Democracy Forum,Bali,Indonesia on December 08,2011
If democracy is to be meaningful and command their respect, it must have a direct impact on their everyday lives. This necessarily calls for the closest possible interaction between government and the community. The mechanisms of government must have effective application at the grassroots level, in order to address issues and to provide relief, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said addressing the Bali Democracy Forum IV in Bali, Indonesia this morning (Nov 08).
Appalling journalism of Channel 4 – By Engage Sri Lanka
The following report has been published by Engage Sri Lanka, an independent body aimed at strengthening Sri Lanka‘s relationship with the U.K., on the controversial documentary “Sri Lanka Killing Fields” by British TV – Channel 4.
The report analyzes the documentary against the professional standards of journalism and exposes the seriousness of the damage that it intended to inflict on Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process. Also, it offers a glimpse into the mess that the British media is currently in.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2011
On this solemn occasion to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, I wish to reaffirm, on behalf of my Government and the people of Sri Lanka, our sincere support for the just struggle of the Palestinian People to achieve their inalienable rights, including the right to Statehood.