Daya Gamage - US National Correspondent Asian Tribune
Michele Sison, the nominee to be the next United State ambassador to Sri Lanka, at the US Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday June 6 reiterated that "serious allegations of violation of international human rights law committed during the island nation's civil war have yet to be investigated and have slowed reconciliation."
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's bid to avoid trial in a case pertaining to the validity of his election, in 2009, from Sivaganga parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu failed on Thursday with the Madras high Court refusing to entirely strike off an election petition filed by AIADMK's losing candidate R S Raja Kannappan.
It comes to the notice that Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press’s dishonorable and unethical behaviour, has lead to an investigation to expel him from the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA).
President Mahinda Rajapakse was received warmly by the British establishment. He was treated as the head of a sovereign state of Sri Lanka, one of the important member state of the Commonwealth Union. Also the relationship between Sri Lanka and Britain is getting warmer and warmer and closer and closer.
India on Wednesday told China that it sees improving bilateral ties as a priority of its foreign policy and expressed desire to expand strategic cooperation, setting aside concerns here over future direction of the relations in the backdrop of the big US push into the Asia-Pacific region.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday refused to apologise to the Indian Medical Association which has accused him of defaming the medical profession through his popular TV show "Satyamev Jayate" and said he is ready to face any legal action threatened by it.
Pakistan’s month long tour in Sri Lanka commenced on 1st June where two T20 matches were played at Hambantota. The T20 miniseries was squared as Sri Lanka won the first match by 37 runs and Pakistan won the second match by 23 runs.