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Sri Lanka rejects Pillay's call "to establish an international inquiry mechanism"

SL CHRC logoThe Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navnanethem Pillay's  "to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of IHRL and IHL and monitor any domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka", saying "it gives scant or no regard to the domestic processes ongoing in Sri Lanka within the framework of the LLRC NPOA, and is politicized in premise".

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The Unnoticed India-Sri Lanka Fishing War

fishing  war smallSINGAPORE (IDN) - A recent skirmish has highlighted a widely unnoticed fishing war that has been going on for two years in the Palk Straits, a stretch of sea about 30 km long, that separates India’s Tamil Nadu state from Sri Lanka’s northern province that was plagued by a civil war for over 30 years. The southern state of Tamil Nadu is often at daggers drawn with the central government in New Delhi.

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Road Map : Monetary and Financial Sector Policies for 2012 and beyond

Ajith Nivard CabraalPresented by Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal Governor Central Bank of SriLanka

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Sri Lanka season for Migrant Birds

Forest WagtailAs the regular seasonal journey of the migrant birds have begun many bird watchers and Ornithologists are flocking the lagoons and salterns of the eastern, north-western and south-eastern coasts and in the wetlands and forested areas of Sri Lanka to catch a glimpse of the various fascinating migratory species of birds.

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Arugam Bay : Sri Lankan New Wave

2surfingThe beauty, shape and the art of the human body mingle with the warmth and radiance of the ocean, surroundings and the sky. A person exploring the depths of human vigor strives to catch the perfect wave and seeks to reach utter fulfillment, completion harmonizing with nature. Surfing thus quenches his ardent thirst for adventure and ecstasy providing him the space and medium for athleticism and free expression. All these traits of Surfing draw millions to the ocean and a group of top rated surfers from many countries in the world flew to Sri Lanka recently to capture an exceptional surfing experience. 

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