UNHRC Chief urges member states to pay close attention to developments in Sri Lanka on human rights

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Expressing concern over the new state of emergency declared in Sri Lanka on 30 August aiming to ensure food security and price controls, amid deepening recession, the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today urged the member states of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) pay close attention to developments in Sri Lanka on human rights.

"UNHRC Chief urges member states to pay close attention to developments in Sri Lanka on human rights"

Eternal vigilance essential to contain terror – PM tells Bologna Interfaith Forum

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Extremist ideology, and violence associated with it, represents one of the most serious challenges of our time and there is a need for eternal vigilance against all forms of terrorist action, whatever be their professed aims and purposes, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated yesterday(12).

"Eternal vigilance essential to contain terror – PM tells Bologna Interfaith Forum"

Government provides funds to local councils for cremation of Covid bodies

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Roshan Ranasinghe, State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Affairs has decided to provide funds to the crematoriums of the Ministry of Local Government in carrying out the cremation of the people who died due to Covid-19.

"Government provides funds to local councils for cremation of Covid bodies"

Media Minister apologizes to Professor Prof Neelika Malavige for media misquoting her statement

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that he had called Prof Neelika Malavige of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura yesterday (8) and apologized to her for the damage and distress caused to her by media.

"Media Minister apologizes to Professor Prof Neelika Malavige for media misquoting her statement"