Sri Lanka is deeply concerned and disturbed at the recent serious escalation of violence in Gaza and deeply regrets the loss of lives and the great suffering experienced by the people of Palestine.
Daily Archives: November 23, 2012
The Ministry of External Affairs refers to the “Report of the Secretary General’s Internal Review Panel on UN action in Sri Lanka” or the “Petrie Report” which was leaked to the media the day prior to its being formally handed over to the Secretary General on 14th November, and officially made public the same day. While this Report is an internal review of the UN’s action in Sri Lanka during the terrorist conflict, the Ministry’s attention has been drawn to certain issues with regard to allegations directed at the Government of Sri Lanka, which are regrettably unsubstantiated, erroneous and replete with conjecture and bias. The Ministry, therefore, wishes to state the following:-
Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney Bandula Jayasekara,called on the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie R Bashir at the Government House in Sydney on Wednesday 21 November 2012. Jayasekara assumed duties as the Consul General on 15 November.
Over 130 members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora and other Sri Lankan community members living in the United Kingdom participated at the Deepavali celebration organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on 16th November 2012.
An event to celebrate the Deepavali Festival was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and, the Consulate General on 18th November 2012 at the Don Bosco Auditorium in Toronto.