Palitha Kohona

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Palitha Kohona said : “The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by the report we received, the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and a team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West,” External link

island Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : “It’s inevitable that whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it’s difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We’re worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-funded health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest,” External link

island Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by report we received the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West,” External link

adaderana Monday, July 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : “It’s inevitable whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it’s difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We’re worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-fund health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest,” External link

adaderana Monday, July 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by report we received the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : "It's inevitable whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it's difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We're worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-fund health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “We are confident that at some point the Chinese system will agree to our requests because these are not unreasonable requests,” “We have made similar requests to other creditors. Sri Lanka needs the funding to bring stability to our financial system and we are confident that the Chinese will come to the party sooner than later” External link

adaderana Friday, July 15, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The president has gone, but in coming weeks we will decide on a successor,” “What we went through was a popular uprising, a popular expression of disenchantment. The people have expressed themselves” External link

adaderana Friday, July 15, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “We are confident that at some point the Chinese system will agree to our requests because these are not unreasonable requests,” “We have made similar requests to other creditors. Sri Lanka needs the funding to bring stability to our financial system and we are confident that the Chinese will come to the party sooner than later” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 15, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The president has gone, but in coming weeks we will decide on a successor,” “What we went through was a popular uprising, a popular expression of disenchantment. The people have expressed themselves” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 15, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The current situation is difficult, but it’s the result of a combination of factors really coming together at this very moment and then, naturally, people of the country are feeling the pressure and the pain, and they have the freedom to protest,” “The immediate need is to meet our debt repayments, and our crying need is to finance certain imports, like petroleum, gas and other items like that. No economy can last for too long without petroleum and gas, and without electricity” External link

island Friday, April 15, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, April 15, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, April 15, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

ceylontoday Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

time Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship -- this very close and warm relationship -- and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "For us, it can't come any sooner," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship — this very close and warm relationship — and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:07:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:07:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “One of the reasons for nothing tangible to be eventuated so far is the inability to send their specialists to Sri Lanka to assess the situation at ground levels. Once travel is restored to some extent, we can expect many of these companies to show greater interest in Sri Lanka. We have also encouraged travel companies to invest in Sri Lanka. One company with a client base of over 40 million is interested in developing resorts in Sri Lanka, like the resorts in southern Europe or Hainan Island. We can expect it once things return to some sort of normalcy. Many other companies will make a beeline to Sri Lanka” External link

eurasiareview Monday, January 10, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "Just as the peonies will bloom next spring, and for many springs to come, the warm friendship between the people of the two countries, especially with the people of Luoyang, will continue to blossom" External link

news-lk Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “If there is a negotiation, it’s very secretive and nobody would say it to you. They are whispering to each other so that nobody else hears it,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “It’s also very important to remember that no project starts producing returns immediately,” “It takes time. People have to get used to the idea and investors have to get used to the idea” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Today, the Law of the Sea Convention is considered to be the Constitution of the oceans and seas,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "There is a huge issue with Sri Lankan exports and also positioning which has to be addressed soon," External link

sinacom-en Monday, November 23, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

srilankasource Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “China is a rich and major market and Sri Lanka should explore all avenues to enhance trade. While emphasising on tea, we should also consider exporting cinnamon, pepper and other spices. We can also supply natural rubber tyres and mattresses to the Chinese market,” External link

sundayobserver Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “There is pressure on the government not to hand over the terminal to Japan and India … and the political mood is entirely against the MCC,” “It is also a reaction that you cannot conduct foreign policy by giving out bits and pieces of our real estate” External link

island Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “There is pressure on the government not to hand over the terminal to Japan and India … and the political mood is entirely against the MCC,” “It is also a reaction that you cannot conduct foreign policy by giving out bits and pieces of our real estate” External link

island Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona argues : “The resounding electoral victory on August 5 of the SLPP, and particularly of the Rajapaksa brothers, clearly reflects the emphatic re-emergence of Lankan nationalism. To be precise, Sinhala Buddhist nationalism,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told : “Western-funded NGOs, nurtured with the views of the English-speaking and Westernised elite of the country, will definitely have to recognise the gap in their assessments of the thinking among the common people of the country,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “Gotabaya was one of the three appointed by the then President Mahinda to communicate with India during the war. He has a strong network in Delhi among bureaucrats and politicians. His role in strengthening the bilateral relationship with India was well appreciated as it helped us finish the war. He will maintain very cordial relations with India and ensure that Lankan soil will never be used against another country,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 18, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized,” External link

adaderana Friday, September 20, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president ... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 20, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold ... But the bags of gold never materialised," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 20, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialised,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, September 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialised," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was,” External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized,” External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

wsau Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

wsau Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Where a country is a party to the Convention and a refugee meets its requirements, the country concerned is obliged to extend its umbrella of protection,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona added : “It would be unwise and patently ungrateful to the extreme to drift in to an anti-China configuration,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona added : “It would be unwise and patently ungrateful to the extreme to drift in to an anti-China configuration,” External link

asiantribune Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The Sri Lankan economy, along with business confidence, was the clear victims of the deadly Easter Sunday Islamic terrorist bombings of churches filled with the faithful and luxury hotels overflowing with carefree holiday makers. There is much debate as to why the Islamic State and its local followers decided to bomb Sri Lankan targets and further as to why it picked on Catholic churches and luxury hotels. Whatever the reasons, severe harm has been caused to the Sri Lankan economy and business confidence, particularly the tourism sector,” External link

sundayobserver Monday, May 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Monday, May 13, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “It will need to deploy considerable resources to secure a seat and then to realise its goal because Security Council elections, unfortunately, have become a competition among aspirants to see who can spend most on entertaining, junkets and obligatory visits to capitals. These ‘poojas’ become bigger and bigger by the year,” External link

ipsnews Friday, July 28, 2017 11:44:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "Despite every effort made to ensure a more equitable representation of the Member States of the UN in senior positions, certain posts tend to be given to specific nationalities or to certain regional groups," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Despite every effort made to ensure a more equitable representation of the Member States of the UN in senior positions, certain posts tend to be given to specific nationalities or to certain regional groups,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:36:00 PM EAT



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Palitha Kohona

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Palitha Kohona said : “The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by the report we received, the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and a team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West,” External link

island Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : “It’s inevitable that whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it’s difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We’re worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-funded health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest,” External link

island Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by report we received the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West,” External link

adaderana Monday, July 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : “It’s inevitable whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it’s difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We’re worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-fund health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest,” External link

adaderana Monday, July 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "The IMF visited Sri Lanka at the end of last month, and judging by report we received the official discussions were very satisfactory. We have appointed a team of legal advisors in London, and team of experts who understand debt restructuring from the West," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona explained : "It's inevitable whenever the IMF comes along we will have to tighten our belt, but in some cases it's difficult because the belt is already on the last notch. We're worried that the IMF may insist that we curtail our state-fund health care system. The education system which is free from grade one to university level might be another area the IMF recommends to cut. These may add to the unrest," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “We are confident that at some point the Chinese system will agree to our requests because these are not unreasonable requests,” “We have made similar requests to other creditors. Sri Lanka needs the funding to bring stability to our financial system and we are confident that the Chinese will come to the party sooner than later” External link

adaderana Friday, July 15, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The president has gone, but in coming weeks we will decide on a successor,” “What we went through was a popular uprising, a popular expression of disenchantment. The people have expressed themselves” External link

adaderana Friday, July 15, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “We are confident that at some point the Chinese system will agree to our requests because these are not unreasonable requests,” “We have made similar requests to other creditors. Sri Lanka needs the funding to bring stability to our financial system and we are confident that the Chinese will come to the party sooner than later” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 15, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The president has gone, but in coming weeks we will decide on a successor,” “What we went through was a popular uprising, a popular expression of disenchantment. The people have expressed themselves” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 15, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The current situation is difficult, but it’s the result of a combination of factors really coming together at this very moment and then, naturally, people of the country are feeling the pressure and the pain, and they have the freedom to protest,” “The immediate need is to meet our debt repayments, and our crying need is to finance certain imports, like petroleum, gas and other items like that. No economy can last for too long without petroleum and gas, and without electricity” External link

island Friday, April 15, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, April 15, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, April 15, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

ceylontoday Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

time Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship -- this very close and warm relationship -- and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

srilankamirror Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "For us, it can't come any sooner," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship — this very close and warm relationship — and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “For us, it can’t come any sooner,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:07:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Given the nature of our relationship - this very close and warm relationship - and Sri Lanka’s dire situation, I would say that I am confident that China will respond positively to our request,” External link

adaderana Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:07:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “One of the reasons for nothing tangible to be eventuated so far is the inability to send their specialists to Sri Lanka to assess the situation at ground levels. Once travel is restored to some extent, we can expect many of these companies to show greater interest in Sri Lanka. We have also encouraged travel companies to invest in Sri Lanka. One company with a client base of over 40 million is interested in developing resorts in Sri Lanka, like the resorts in southern Europe or Hainan Island. We can expect it once things return to some sort of normalcy. Many other companies will make a beeline to Sri Lanka” External link

eurasiareview Monday, January 10, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "Just as the peonies will bloom next spring, and for many springs to come, the warm friendship between the people of the two countries, especially with the people of Luoyang, will continue to blossom" External link

news-lk Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “If there is a negotiation, it’s very secretive and nobody would say it to you. They are whispering to each other so that nobody else hears it,” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “It’s also very important to remember that no project starts producing returns immediately,” “It takes time. People have to get used to the idea and investors have to get used to the idea” External link

srilankamirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Today, the Law of the Sea Convention is considered to be the Constitution of the oceans and seas,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "There is a huge issue with Sri Lankan exports and also positioning which has to be addressed soon," External link

sinacom-en Monday, November 23, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

srilankasource Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market,” External link

adaderana Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I would like to see a number of tea companies, rubber products companies, spice companies, coconut products companies, gem and jewelry producers, and other service providers, including Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines, make use of this opportunity to access the Chinese market," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “China is a rich and major market and Sri Lanka should explore all avenues to enhance trade. While emphasising on tea, we should also consider exporting cinnamon, pepper and other spices. We can also supply natural rubber tyres and mattresses to the Chinese market,” External link

sundayobserver Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “There is pressure on the government not to hand over the terminal to Japan and India … and the political mood is entirely against the MCC,” “It is also a reaction that you cannot conduct foreign policy by giving out bits and pieces of our real estate” External link

island Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “There is pressure on the government not to hand over the terminal to Japan and India … and the political mood is entirely against the MCC,” “It is also a reaction that you cannot conduct foreign policy by giving out bits and pieces of our real estate” External link

island Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona argues : “The resounding electoral victory on August 5 of the SLPP, and particularly of the Rajapaksa brothers, clearly reflects the emphatic re-emergence of Lankan nationalism. To be precise, Sinhala Buddhist nationalism,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told : “Western-funded NGOs, nurtured with the views of the English-speaking and Westernised elite of the country, will definitely have to recognise the gap in their assessments of the thinking among the common people of the country,” External link

eurasiareview Monday, August 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said ( about Mahinda Rajapakse ) : “Gotabaya was one of the three appointed by the then President Mahinda to communicate with India during the war. He has a strong network in Delhi among bureaucrats and politicians. His role in strengthening the bilateral relationship with India was well appreciated as it helped us finish the war. He will maintain very cordial relations with India and ensure that Lankan soil will never be used against another country,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 18, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized,” External link

adaderana Friday, September 20, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president ... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 20, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold ... But the bags of gold never materialised," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 20, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialised,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, September 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialised," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : “Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was,” External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized,” External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

firstpost Friday, September 20, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 20, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona told ( about Gotabhaya Rajapakse ) : "Now China is looking at us differently. When Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the president... he will set the record right and restore the relationship to where it was," External link

wsau Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized," External link

wsau Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Where a country is a party to the Convention and a refugee meets its requirements, the country concerned is obliged to extend its umbrella of protection,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona added : “It would be unwise and patently ungrateful to the extreme to drift in to an anti-China configuration,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona added : “It would be unwise and patently ungrateful to the extreme to drift in to an anti-China configuration,” External link

asiantribune Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “The Sri Lankan economy, along with business confidence, was the clear victims of the deadly Easter Sunday Islamic terrorist bombings of churches filled with the faithful and luxury hotels overflowing with carefree holiday makers. There is much debate as to why the Islamic State and its local followers decided to bomb Sri Lankan targets and further as to why it picked on Catholic churches and luxury hotels. Whatever the reasons, severe harm has been caused to the Sri Lankan economy and business confidence, particularly the tourism sector,” External link

sundayobserver Monday, May 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Monday, May 13, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "It is not the role of the UN office to say anything in public to embarrass the host government," External link

tamilguardian Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “It will need to deploy considerable resources to secure a seat and then to realise its goal because Security Council elections, unfortunately, have become a competition among aspirants to see who can spend most on entertaining, junkets and obligatory visits to capitals. These ‘poojas’ become bigger and bigger by the year,” External link

ipsnews Friday, July 28, 2017 11:44:00 AM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : "Despite every effort made to ensure a more equitable representation of the Member States of the UN in senior positions, certain posts tend to be given to specific nationalities or to certain regional groups," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Palitha Kohona said : “Despite every effort made to ensure a more equitable representation of the Member States of the UN in senior positions, certain posts tend to be given to specific nationalities or to certain regional groups,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
former foreign secretary1.67%EN10/24/201624/10/2016
ambassador8.33%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
secretario de estado1.67%ES05/18/200918/05/2009
head60.00%EN10/17/200617/10/2006
spokesman1.67%EN10/17/200617/10/2006
président1.67%FR08/17/200617/08/2006
chief11.67%EN08/14/200614/08/2006
responsable1.67%FR05/12/200612/05/2006
australian diplomat1.67%EN04/06/200606/04/2006
chef5.00%SV11/12/200512/11/2005
chef5.00%FR11/12/200512/11/2005
Names Lang Count
Palitha KohonaEN39.51%
Palitha KohonaEU30.24%
Palitha KohonaSV30.24%
Palitha KohanaEN0.00%


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