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Lanka facing challenges for not being pro-West, minister says

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 21:46

Sri Lanka faces international and diplomatic challenges as the government has spurned pressure from powerful Western countries over its human rights record, a senior minister on Saturday alleged.

Putin slams West over Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 21:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticised Western countries again over their conduct in connection with the civil war in Syria.

Rajapaksa slams Western countries; cites SRK`s incident

Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 17:21

Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that some Western countries were discriminatory while raising concerns over resettlement of Tamil refugees and likened their attitude to questioning faced by Shahrukh Khan at a US airport.

Myanmar junta urges West to lift sanctions

Last Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 15:44

Army-ruled Myanmar urged Western countries on Thursday to lift economic sanctions and allow the country to modernise and achieve its democratic goals.