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Ravinatha Aryasinha observed : “it is fitting that Sri Lanka, which, as early as in 1971 spearheaded the Indian Ocean Peace Zone (IOPZ) proposal at the UN and promoted the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Cooperation (IOMAC) in 1985 - at a time when few recognized the importance of these concepts or supported these processes - continues to remain in the forefront in further efforts to ensure Freedom of Navigation and the safety and security of the Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs) in the Indian Ocean. These are essential pre-requisites not only in maintaining regional security and stability, but also crucial for the future prosperity of the region” External link

adaderana Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : "The recovery over the past five months demanded that we be resolute in governance. If we are to truly overcome these challenges, we must move to incorporating a 'Whole of Society' approach to that with a 'Whole of Government' approach," External link

colombopage Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : "The recovery over the past five months demanded that we be resolute in governance. If we are to truly overcome these challenges, we must move to incorporating a 'Whole of Society' approach to that with a 'Whole of Government' approach," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As a close neighbor and a fellow South Asian nation, Sri Lanka enjoys strong bilateral ties with the Maldives, and it is gratifying that one of the primary initiatives embarked upon by the new Maldivian administration last year was to convey its intention to re-join the Commonwealth," External link

colombopage Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As a close neighbor and a fellow South Asian nation, Sri Lanka enjoys strong bilateral ties with the Maldives, and it is gratifying that one of the primary initiatives embarked upon by the new Maldivian administration last year was to convey its intention to re-join the Commonwealth," External link

slmuslims Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : “In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack, the security machinery swiftly jumping into action took all necessary security measures with the support of the communities of all ethnicity by imposing emergency regulations and banning three major Islamic extremist organizations and crippling their funding sources and arresting those aiding and abetting those involved or supporting or financing terrorist networks in accordance with UNSG resolutions. Within a short span, the government was able to dismantle their foreign networks and financing sources to a great extent. A conference of this nature provides a platform for formulating collective policy insights. The global strategy is to fight against terrorism but at the same time protect human rights,” External link

news-lk Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “I am asking you; did you agree to this?” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “We visited morgues and hospitals. In terms of those deceased ambassadors of their countries in Colombo have been informed. ” External link

dailynews-lk Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “We visited morgues and hospitals. In terms of those deceased ambassadors of their countries in Colombo have been informed. ” External link

news-lk Monday, April 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "At a time when we have a new Government that is adopting a calmly different path to that which was followed in the era, before 8 January, 2015 the expectation is, naturally, that there would be a similar change in tone, tenor, and even strategy on the part of the Council as well" External link

island Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "These visits reflect the Government�s commitment to address, in all sincerity, its obligations to the people of Sri Lanka with respect to the promotion and protection of their human rights," External link

colombopage Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As you are aware, during the last 30 years or so, due to the internal armed conflict in Sri Lanka, and other social, economic and political reasons, many of our people left the country. The Government, under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken steps, since January 2015, to create safe, secure and conducive conditions for their return. As of September, 582 Sri Lankan refugees (231 families) have returned to the country during this year, 2016, under UNHCR’s facilitated Voluntary Repatriation Programme. The Government of Sri Lanka works closely with the UNHCR in this process, and is pleased that there is an increased interest in Sri Lankan refugees to return to the country, and the rate of return is higher than that of 2015. Sri Lanka recognises refugee returns as vulnerable individuals who require government assistance for re-integration, and as such the Government provides assistance to returning refugees, especially in the sectors of livelihoods and housing in addition to the re-integration grant and non-food relief assistance provided by the UNHCR. A National Steering Committee on Refugee Returnees has also been established enabling those involved in the refugee returnee process to discuss challenges, find solutions and have regular follow-up. Due to the conflict that prevailed, Sri Lanka is still grappling with issues related to the Internally Displaced. However, the Government is firm in its commitment to make all efforts to ensure the resettlement of the families who are still in welfare camps. It is an important component of the reconciliation and peace building efforts of the Government. On 16 August 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers’ approved the " External link

island Monday, October 10, 2016 6:46:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "while Sri Lanka together with the G- 21 members will continue to work in favor of a Comprehensive nuclear weapons convention at the Conference on Disarmament, Sri Lanka on its part considers that it is reasonable for the G-21 States to also extend support for other processes on nuclear disarmament such as the negotiation of a prohibition treaty, which can lead to the ultimate objective of complete elimination of nuclear weapons" External link

colombopage Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "At a time when we have a new Government that is adopting a calmly different path to that which was followed in the era, before 8 January, the expectation is, naturally, that there would be a similar change in tone, tenor, and even strategy on the part of the Council as well" External link

island Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ambassador100.00%EN11/24/201324/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Ravinatha AryasinhaEN35.14%
Ravinatha AryasinhaDE32.43%
Ravinatha AryasinhaFR32.43%


 
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Ravinatha Aryasinha

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Ravinatha Aryasinha observed : “it is fitting that Sri Lanka, which, as early as in 1971 spearheaded the Indian Ocean Peace Zone (IOPZ) proposal at the UN and promoted the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Cooperation (IOMAC) in 1985 - at a time when few recognized the importance of these concepts or supported these processes - continues to remain in the forefront in further efforts to ensure Freedom of Navigation and the safety and security of the Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs) in the Indian Ocean. These are essential pre-requisites not only in maintaining regional security and stability, but also crucial for the future prosperity of the region” External link

adaderana Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : "The recovery over the past five months demanded that we be resolute in governance. If we are to truly overcome these challenges, we must move to incorporating a 'Whole of Society' approach to that with a 'Whole of Government' approach," External link

colombopage Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : "The recovery over the past five months demanded that we be resolute in governance. If we are to truly overcome these challenges, we must move to incorporating a 'Whole of Society' approach to that with a 'Whole of Government' approach," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As a close neighbor and a fellow South Asian nation, Sri Lanka enjoys strong bilateral ties with the Maldives, and it is gratifying that one of the primary initiatives embarked upon by the new Maldivian administration last year was to convey its intention to re-join the Commonwealth," External link

colombopage Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As a close neighbor and a fellow South Asian nation, Sri Lanka enjoys strong bilateral ties with the Maldives, and it is gratifying that one of the primary initiatives embarked upon by the new Maldivian administration last year was to convey its intention to re-join the Commonwealth," External link

slmuslims Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha added : “In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack, the security machinery swiftly jumping into action took all necessary security measures with the support of the communities of all ethnicity by imposing emergency regulations and banning three major Islamic extremist organizations and crippling their funding sources and arresting those aiding and abetting those involved or supporting or financing terrorist networks in accordance with UNSG resolutions. Within a short span, the government was able to dismantle their foreign networks and financing sources to a great extent. A conference of this nature provides a platform for formulating collective policy insights. The global strategy is to fight against terrorism but at the same time protect human rights,” External link

news-lk Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “I am asking you; did you agree to this?” External link

sundaytimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “We visited morgues and hospitals. In terms of those deceased ambassadors of their countries in Colombo have been informed. ” External link

dailynews-lk Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : “We visited morgues and hospitals. In terms of those deceased ambassadors of their countries in Colombo have been informed. ” External link

news-lk Monday, April 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "At a time when we have a new Government that is adopting a calmly different path to that which was followed in the era, before 8 January, 2015 the expectation is, naturally, that there would be a similar change in tone, tenor, and even strategy on the part of the Council as well" External link

island Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "These visits reflect the Government�s commitment to address, in all sincerity, its obligations to the people of Sri Lanka with respect to the promotion and protection of their human rights," External link

colombopage Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "As you are aware, during the last 30 years or so, due to the internal armed conflict in Sri Lanka, and other social, economic and political reasons, many of our people left the country. The Government, under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken steps, since January 2015, to create safe, secure and conducive conditions for their return. As of September, 582 Sri Lankan refugees (231 families) have returned to the country during this year, 2016, under UNHCR’s facilitated Voluntary Repatriation Programme. The Government of Sri Lanka works closely with the UNHCR in this process, and is pleased that there is an increased interest in Sri Lankan refugees to return to the country, and the rate of return is higher than that of 2015. Sri Lanka recognises refugee returns as vulnerable individuals who require government assistance for re-integration, and as such the Government provides assistance to returning refugees, especially in the sectors of livelihoods and housing in addition to the re-integration grant and non-food relief assistance provided by the UNHCR. A National Steering Committee on Refugee Returnees has also been established enabling those involved in the refugee returnee process to discuss challenges, find solutions and have regular follow-up. Due to the conflict that prevailed, Sri Lanka is still grappling with issues related to the Internally Displaced. However, the Government is firm in its commitment to make all efforts to ensure the resettlement of the families who are still in welfare camps. It is an important component of the reconciliation and peace building efforts of the Government. On 16 August 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers’ approved the " External link

island Monday, October 10, 2016 6:46:00 AM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "while Sri Lanka together with the G- 21 members will continue to work in favor of a Comprehensive nuclear weapons convention at the Conference on Disarmament, Sri Lanka on its part considers that it is reasonable for the G-21 States to also extend support for other processes on nuclear disarmament such as the negotiation of a prohibition treaty, which can lead to the ultimate objective of complete elimination of nuclear weapons" External link

colombopage Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ravinatha Aryasinha said : "At a time when we have a new Government that is adopting a calmly different path to that which was followed in the era, before 8 January, the expectation is, naturally, that there would be a similar change in tone, tenor, and even strategy on the part of the Council as well" External link

island Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ambassador100.00%EN11/24/201324/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Ravinatha AryasinhaEN35.14%
Ravinatha AryasinhaDE32.43%
Ravinatha AryasinhaFR32.43%


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