Commonwealth Lawyers Association passes a resolution against Sri lanka.

Thursday, 18 April 2013 - 13:05

Commonwealth+Lawyers+Association+passes+a+resolution+against+Sri+lanka.+++

 

The Commonwealth Lawyers Association yesterday, passed a resolution on Sri Lanka calling for the island to be suspended from the commonwealth over allegations of serious and persistent violations of the Commonwealth fundamental values.

 

The resolution jointly submitted by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the Commonwealth Legal Education Association and the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association at a special plenary session during the Commonwealth Law Conference in South Africa.

 

They also urge members of the Commonwealth to reconsider the holding of the next Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka as to do so will tarnish the reputation of the Commonwealth.

 

It also calls upon the Members of the Commonwealth, through the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, to place Sri Lanka on the agenda of its next meeting on 26th April 2013.

 

When asked to comment on this, Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilake Amunugama said that the government would not concern much on such a resolution as far as it has no any diplomatic accredit-tation.



Special program to send the trapped workers in the Western province to their hometowns
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 11:32

With the introduction of curfews, the government has focused its attention on formulating a special program to deport the trapped laborers in the Western... Read More

Infants decomposed body found in Agarakande
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 11:25

An infant's body has been found abandoned near a road in the Agarakanda area along the Talawakelle - Dayagama road. The police said that the infant's body... Read More

Hotline by a volunteer medical team - dial 1390 for health issues
Sunday, 05 April 2020 - 11:34

With the prevailing situation in the country, a volunteer medical team has taken the initiative to introduce the 1390 hotline to help people solve their... Read More