Last Updated: Jan 15 2009 - Able2Act


Biography for Rohitha Abeygunawardena

First Name: Rohitha
Last Name: Abeygunawardena
Title: Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Upcountry Development
Country: Sri Lanka
Place of Birth: In Sri Lanka.
Languages: SinhalaEnglish
Politics: PA (Peoples Alliance).Source: Daily Mirror (captured 2004-12)
CV: CURRENT OCCUPATIONDeputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Upcountry Development Source: Priu. Gov. (captured 2004-12) and Sri Lanka Election (captured 2004-12) and News (captured 2004-12)
Quotes: In a confusing turn of events a host of privilege issues were raised in Parliament yesterday with PA Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena setting the ball rolling. Addressing the House on a privileges issue, Mr, Abeygubawardena said his right to participate in Parliamentary debates was violated during the JVP-initiated adjournment debate on Wednesday. "A breach of my privilege has taken place as I was not allowed to speak even during the one minute left for me," he said.Source: Daily Mirror (captured 2004-12) 
Compilation by Silobreaker
Although Silobreaker has relied on what it regards as reliable sources while compiling the content herein, Silobreaker cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, integrity or quality of such content and no responsibility is accepted by Silobreaker in respect of such content. Readers must determine for themselves what reliance they should place on the compiled content herein.

Quotes

...on Wednesday. "A breach of my privilege has taken place as I was not allowed to speak even during the one minute left for me" he said. Source:...

Related Stories

First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

SRI LANKA Easter should spur Catholics to defend human rights in Sri Lanka

Colombo (AsiaNews) - "If the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka really wants to build peace and development between human beings hurt in this country, it should participate in the reconciliation process through concrete actions," said Sr Deepa Fernando, a nun ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

IMF lauds Sri Lanka’s economic growth

Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama has said that Sri Lanka’s economy had come in for praise by the International Monetary Fund. The Minister made this reference on his return to the island after attending the International Monetary Fund and World Bank sessions ... [Published Independent Television Network - 10 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Sri Lanka targets increasingly MICE

BANGKOK - Sri Lanka is slowly emerging as a desirable destination for world?travellers, following the return of peace in the last decade. Growing?popularity is observed through high growth rates of ... ... [Published Big News Network - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka

* Apr 17, Boston: The United States is looking for resuming a "more comprehensive" military relationship with Sri Lanka once the Sri Lankan government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability, a top U.S. official said.Nisha Desai Biswal, ... [Published Colombo Page - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Sri Lanka Remains Committed To Reconciliation

UNHRC ) on March 27 to mount an 'independent' international investigation into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapkase said that Sri Lanka would continue ... ... [Published Big News Network - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Two new carriers for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan aviation authorities say they have received two new applications from firms seeking to commence domestic air services and if approved, the country will have a total of nine domestic airlines.The new applicants are believed to be Fly Me and ... [Published MICEBTN - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Sri Lanka, Aviation
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka: Long-term hope in Sri Lanka

Source: Caritas AustraliaCountry: Sri Lanka Our story for the final week of Lent comes from Sri Lanka, a country still healing after decades of civil war. Nirangini was forced to move nearly a dozen times due to the civil war. Now the war is over, she ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 7 reports

Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funds as a political tool

* Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable.Responding to the Canada's announcement ... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

SRI LANKA For Sri Lanka bishops, Easter is a time of reconciliation for our people

» 04/15/2014 16:05SRI LANKAFor Sri Lanka bishops, Easter is a time of reconciliation for our peopleby Melani Manel PereraIn their Easter message (in Sinhala, Tamil and English), the country's bishops call on fellow Sri Lankans to search for "true peace" ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka accuses Canada of misusing voluntary funds

:The Sri Lankan government Tuesday accused the Canadian government of using its voluntary funds to the Commonwealth Secretariat as a political tool based on the dictates of electoral compulsions. Canada earlier announced that it had decided to suspend ... [Published ProKerala.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Sri Lanka economy expected to grow 7.3 percent

(MENAFN) The World Bank said that Sri Lanka's economic growth is expected to hit surge this year, Xinhua reported.The World Bank said: "Sri Lanka would ... [Published MENAFN - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Sri Lanka: no cooperation with war crimes inquiry

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris  announced on April 7 that Sri Lanka would not cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the country's civil war. The UN Human Rights Council last month   voted  to launch ... [Published World War 4 Report - Apr 11 2014]
In Focus
Network
Network

Blogs

sort by: Date | Relevance
Sri Lanka: Drought parches Sri Lanka's farms, t... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 17 2014]
Source: Reuters - AlertNetCountry: Sri Lanka Author: Amantha Perera COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In mid-January, when a thick morning fog descended on some parts of Sri Lanka’s arid North Central province, the older generation was ...
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka - Drought (ECHO Daily Flas... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 10 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Sri Lanka The 2013-2014 monsoon season in Sri Lanka brought lower quantities of rain than usual; the months of February and March were particularly dry. The district Mullaitivu is the most ...
Sri Lanka: Rights, democracy under threat in Sr... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 01 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Sri Lanka 02/01/2014 15:15 GMT COLOMBO, February 1, 2014 (AFP) - Democracy is under threat in Sri Lanka and its rights record has deteriorated in the five years since the end of a bloody ethnic war, a top US envoy ...
Sri Lanka: Humanitarian demining in northern Sr... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 03 2014]
Source: Mines Advisory GroupCountry: Japan, Sri Lanka by Sean Sutton, International Communications Manager, MAG Deminers are pictured working on land close to houses. This work enabled the repatriation of people who had fled during the longstanding conflict ...
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka arrests New Zealand-bound ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 12 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka 02/12/2014 05:29 GMT COLOMBO, February 12, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's police arrested 75 would-be asylum seekers on Wednesday, including nine women and six children, who were trying ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

Audio/Video

sort by: Date | Relevance
Sri Lanka rights under scrutiny as Commonwealth... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Nov 15 2013]
New look to French telecoms [Published Reuters Video: Business - Apr 07 2014]
Prince Charles dances the 'Hokey Cokey' in Sri ... [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Nov 16 2013]
Breakingviews: Europe telecoms to follow cable M&A [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jan 27 2014]
Breakingviews: Europe telecoms to follow cable M&A [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 27 2014]
1 2

Press Releases

sort by: Date | Relevance
Empowering Sri Lanka’s migrant workers through ... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Nov 12 2013]
PRESS RELEASE - 3278th Council meeting - Transp... [Published European Council - Press - EN - Dec 04 2013]
IOM Supports Sri Lanka’s Border Health Strategy [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Mar 28 2014]
Fitch: What Investors Want to Know About Deutsc... [Published Fitch Ratings Headlines Corporate - Nov 20 2013]
2013 Vietnam Telecommunications Services Report [Published Financial Services - Nov 25 2013]
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Contact Us
Sales
Support


Freebase CC-BY Some image thumbnails are sourced from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Copyright (C) 2014 Silobreaker Ltd. All rights reserved.
The selection and placement of stories and images on any Silobreaker page are determined automatically by a computer program.
The time or date displayed reflects when an article was added to or updated in Silobreaker.