US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday warned Sri Lanka that "true reconciliation" with Tamils will take time, even as he praised the "openness" of the new government in efforts to boost democracy, human rights and reaching out to the minority community.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday praised the "openness" of the new Sri Lankan government in its efforts to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with the country's minority Tamils.
US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Sri Lanka`s new reformist government Saturday for making "enormous progress" since the departure of strongman Mahinda Rajapakse and for pursuing reconciliation with Tamils after the island`s devastating ethnic conflict.
A key amendment adopted by the Sri Lankan Parliament last week is only a halfway measure towards abolishing executive presidency as only 60 to 65 percent of powers of the top post have been reduced, according to an architect of the legislation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive here tomorrow on a 2-day visit to express support for the efforts by the new Sri Lankan government to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with Tamils.
NDA ally, PMK, on Thursday asked the Centre to evolve a practical strategy to solve the contentious fishermen issue involving India and Sri Lanka and stressed that the row could be resolved only through dialogue.
A second-string East Bengal dished out a spirited show but failed to cancel out Mohd Amri Yahyah's early goal to suffer a 0-1 loss to Johor Darul Ta'Zim in a rain-interrupted AFC Cup football match here today.
Sri Lanka’s parliament overwhelmingly passed reforms on Tuesday reducing some of the president’s powers, in a move that did not go as far as President Maithripala Sirisena had promised but is nevertheless seen as a victory for the leader.
A group of 85 fishermen on Tuesday left this coast, escorted by Indian Coast Guard Personnel, to tow back 14 Indian fishing boats released by a Sri Lankan court about a month back, fisheries department officials said.
Sri Lanka`s government Monday unveiled a bill that will restore a two-term limit for presidents and ensure the independence of the police and the judiciary, undoing moves by the country`s former strongman to consolidate power.
In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police on Sunday launched a special beach bike for patrolling between Pamban and Arichal Munai areas here.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday expressed fears that the new government led by his successor Maithripala Sirisena might end up prosecuting his entire family, a day after his two younger brothers faced questioning by anti-graft investigators.