One moment please..
 
News
Callum Macrae and Frances Harrison permitted to visit Lanka: Gove make final decision
[ Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 03:00.30 AM GMT +05:30 ]
Controversial British journalist Callum Macrae may get access to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka if his application falls within the guidelines of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, when asked if Macrae and former BBC corespondent Frances Harrison will be given entry to Sri Lanka for the summit, said that the government will have the final say.

However he said that there are stipulated guidelines issued by the Commonwealth Secretariat and if any journalist falls within those guidelines then they will be granted access.

Asked if Macrae will be granted access if he falls within those guidelines, Minister Rambukwella said “yes”.

Several groups including Sri Lankan diplomats overseas have openly said that Macrae should not be granted access to Sri Lanka to cover the summit.

There has also been strong opposition in the government to Frances Harrison after she had spoken out in support of calls to the international community to boycott the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka over human rights concerns.

Minister Rambukwella meanwhile said that he is confident the summit will get maximum exposure through the local and international media.

Minister finally said government will make final decision on this regard.

Advertisements
Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 04:50.10 AM ] []
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday. [More]
President Rajapaksa will not attend Commonwealth’s official First World War commemoration service
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:25.25 AM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not attend the Commonwealth’s official First World War commemoration service in Glasgow next week, The Times reported. [More]
More SriLankan lands to China
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:23.27 AM ]
Sri Lankan government has signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for “defence-related development”. [More]
Wigneswaran should not testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:25.18 AM ]
General Secretary of the National Patriotic Movement Dr.Vasantha Bandara today said Northern Chief Minister should not testify before the UN investigation panel appointed by the UNHRC commissioner Navaneetham Pillay. [More]
Close ties between SL government and BBS- US
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 08:07.52 AM ]
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the US State stated that the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) continued to promote its anti-Muslim campaign, which was linked to violent activities last year. [More]
Callum Macrae to testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 04:59.33 AM ]
Callum Macrae, Channel -4 Journalist played leading role on informing international community on war crimes reported during final perhaps of war in SriLanka, schedule to testify before the UN international investigation panel, sources said. [More]
Lankan immigrants arrested in Texas
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:50.08 AM ] []
Sri Lankans were among a group of illegal immigrants arrested while entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend, international media reports today. [More]
200 000 Complaints against Gnanasara thera and Champika Ranawaka
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:03.37 AM ]
Media reports have stated that within 24 hours over 200 000 complaints have been lodged with the Facebook administration against Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thera and Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]