UNHRC session that discuss about Sri Lanka as well begins today


Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera would make a statement in Geneva today on the inaugural day of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s three-week-long session.

The statement is expected to throw light on how the Sri Lankan government will proceed further on the issues of accountability and reconciliation.

UNHRC Commissioner Said Raad Al Husain will present the UNHRC annual report today at 9 am.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera is scheduled to address the session at 11.40 am local time today.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the TNA members who are in Geneva will be meeting several representatives of the Global Tamil Forum this week.

According to foreign media they will be discussing the current political situation and the human rights situation in the country.

Meanwhile the march commenced under the leadership of Northern Provincial Councillors M. K. Sivajilingam and Anandi Shasheedaran rejecting local probe will take place today for the fifth day.

The group engaged in the march reached Kaithady in Jaffna by yesterday.

Northern Provincial Councillor M. K. Sivajilingam told our news team that a petition would be handed over to the offices of the Indian High Commission and the UN in Jaffna today.



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 Charging equipment for electric vehicles in all fuel stations;


            Push cycles in place of Motor bikes.




Petroleum and Petroleum products Minister Chandima Weerakkody says equipment and systems required for recharging electric vehicles will be set up in all fuel stations.


The Minister said that there is a huge demand for electric cars.


The Minister said that however vehicle owners had been severely inconvenienced due to the non-availability of equipment required for recharging these vehicles.


To solve this it has been decided to equip all fuel stations with recharging machinery.


The Minister pointed out that the use of bush bicycles in place of motorbikes should be promoted again.






PM Ranil Wickramasingha leaves for India today on a 2 day official visit;



            Preparation in New Delhi for welcoming the Prime Minister.



Making his first overseas visit to India after assuming office last month, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for New Delhi today on a day official visit.


Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is set to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and several other Indian leaders.


At Sri Lanka- India bilateral talks, the leaders of the two countries will focus on consolidating and strengthening the friendship of India and Sri Lanka and regional links for peace and reconciliation.


According to our corresponded in India all preparations have been made to welcome the Prime Minister in New Delhi.


Meanwhile, The government has decided to release 16 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody in view of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official visit to India.







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