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Article titled "Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy"

Please find attached hereto, for your information, an article titled "Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy" by Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, which appeared in The Island on Friday, 17th November 2017. The article is also available online at  http://www.islandlk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=175125

Article in PDF.....

 

Sri Lanka and Australia successfully conclude Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks

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The Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks between the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade concluded in Canberra on 16th November 2017.

Read more: Sri Lanka and Australia successfully conclude Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks

 

Sri Lanka's Response published in the Toronto Star

Your letters: Sri Lanka has a long, proud history of peacekeeping with the UN- 

Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 

Sri Lanka’s military aren’t ready to be peacekeepers, Opinion, Nov. 3 

Unfortunately, this column by Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree does not portray the factual position regarding Sri Lanka’s contribution to UN peacekeeping missions, or the progressive developments in the country under the National Unity government. 

Sri Lanka values its membership in the UN, which spans more than 60 years, and is committed to contributing positively to its work. Sri Lanka’s contribution to the work of the UN, for long years, is well acknowledged. 

Source: The Star.com (Toronto Star) - Read the full response......

 

Sri Lanka to be reviewed at the 28th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 15 November 2017

Sri Lanka's Report under the Universal Periodic Review comes up for consideration by the OHCHR Working Group on UPR on Wednesday 15 November 2017, in Geneva. 

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in 2006, as a process through which the human rights record of every UN Member State is peer-reviewed. 

Read more: Sri Lanka to be reviewed at the 28th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 15 November 2017

   

Ceylon Tea Promotion at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario

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Ceylon Tea was promoted at a “Tea Festival” organized by the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington, Ontario, in partnership with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and the Tea Association of Canada, held on 4th - 5th November 2017 at the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington. 

Read more: Ceylon Tea Promotion at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario

   

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Consulate General of Sri Lanka

36, Eglinton Avenue West,

Suite 301

Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

Tel

416 323 9133

Fax

416 323 3205

Email

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