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Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities.

Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities...

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Two corruption caes: Sarana pleads guilty; fined Rs.2000.

Former Development Lotteries Board Chairman Sarana Gupta Gunawardena who pleaded guilty for failing to declare his assets and liabilities from 2005 to 2007 was yesterday ordered to pay a fine of Rs.2000 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Fast bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake resigns.

Fast bowling coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team, Champaka Ramanayake has resigned from his post, sources said.

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UN Secretary General commends Sri Lanka for establishing OMP.

UN Secretary General Antůnio Guterres today commended the Sri Lankan government for establishing the Office of Missing Persons .

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FCO announces SL as one of 30 'Human Rights Priority Countries'.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in its annual Human Rights Report for 2016 announced that Sri Lanka was one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ , countries with which the UK looks for positive engagement that contributes to addressing human rights concerns.

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Sri Lanka captain Chandimal out of Galle test due to flu.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss next week's first test against India after being diagnosed with pneumonia, dealing a big blow to the hosts ahead of the three-test home series against India.

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Garbage crisis will be resolved soon: PM.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the government has put in place a well coordinated system to permanently resolve the garbage crisis which has hit Colombo as well as several other cities in the country.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of first Test, Rangana Herath to lead.

Chandimal will not be able to play the first Test as he's down with pneumonia and Rangana Herath will lead the side. The post India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of first Test, Rangana Herath to lead appeared first on Firstpost.

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UN Chief commends Sri Lankan government for establishing Office of Missing Persons.

July 21, New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons on Thursday.

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Sri Lanka President endorses the necessary actions to implement the Office of the Missing Persons.

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has endorsed the necessary course of action to implement the Office of the Missing Persons following the sign off on the relevant Act on Thursday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said.

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Sri Lanka power regulator approves Electricity Board's alternate plan for electricity generation in next 20 years.

July 21, Colombo: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka , the electricity sector regulator, has granted approval to the alternate Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan 2018- 2037 of the Ceylon Electricity Board's , with the view of ensuring energy security and continuous supply of electricity in Sri Lanka.

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Japan grants US$ 611,000 for demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka

July 21, Colombo: The Government of Japan has extended a grant assistance of US$ 611,000 to Sri Lanka for de-mining activities in Northern Sri Lanka.

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FACETS 2017 set to showcase the best of Sri Lanka's Gem & Jewelry Industry

July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association announced the launch of the 27th edition of the FACETS International Gem & Jewelry Exhibition, on the 19th of July at a press conference held at the OZO in Colombo.

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Learn from Sri Lanka's mega Chinese debt fiasco, says DAP rep

Yeo Bee Yin warns nation could end up in deep debt disaster if no 'due diligence' is given to mega infrastructures.

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Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka

The Diplomat's Taylor Dibbert speaks with Frances Harrison of the International Truth and Justice Project.  

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Kashyap, Sameer, Prannoy reach US Open quarters

Indian shuttlers P Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advanced to the quarterfinals of the mens singles competition at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold here.Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungarys Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18 17-6 in favour ...

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Kohli, Shastri hail Harmanpreet's ton in WWC semis

New Delhi, July 20 Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri led Twitter users in congratulating all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who on Thursday blasted an unbeaten 171 off only 115 deliveries to help India post a massive 281/4 in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side Women's World Cup ...

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Hacking President's Website: Two suspects acquitted from case

Two suspects, including the 17-year-old schoolboy, who were remanded and later released on bail on charges of hacking President Maithirpala Sirisena’s official website was today acquitted from the case by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Never easy playing Sri Lanka in their backyard, says Kohli

Sri Lanka are languishing at the seventh position in Test rankings.

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Shastri, Kohli stress on keeping No.1 Test spot

Shastri, who returned to the national team as the head coach, a year after being snubbed as the team director, on Thursday said that his and the team's main focus will be on maintaining India's status as the top Test playing nation. "I came to Sri Lanka as an 18-year-old kid as part of the U-19 team, my first stint as a ...

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Sri Lanka takes major step to establish an Office of Missing Persons

Sri Lanka took a major step towards setting up an Office of Missing Persons, when President Maithripala Sirisena signed an order appointing State Minister for Reconciliation AHM Fowzie to the office.

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Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday.

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Visiting top UN official meets PM, religious leaders

July 20, Colombo: Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 19 July for a three day visit met with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today at the Temple Trees.

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WHO says no need for travel restriction to Sri Lanka on the basis of dengue outbreak

July 20, Colombo: The World Health Organization says that there is no need to impose restriction on travel to Sri Lanka on the grounds of dengue outbreak.

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Sri Lanka court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands till 25 July

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today extended the interim injunction banning Colombo Municipal Council from dumping garbage at Muthurajawela sanctuary.

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With GSP+ Sri Lanka begins the battle to enter world's richest market - PM

July 20, Colombo: A national conference jointly organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka and Maldives was held in Colombo Wednesday under the theme "Is Sri Lanka the next economic miracle of Asia".

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Shikhar or Abhinav should not feel burden of pressure: Kohli

Whether its Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund, whoever opens alongside KL Rahul in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle should treat this as an opportunity rather than feel the pressure to perform, India skipper Virat Kohli said today.The skipper termed regular Test opener Murali Vijays wrist injury as "unfortunate" but ...

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Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

COLOMBO - Australia announced programmes on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.

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Australia to help Sri Lanka in combating dengue outbreak

, July 20 : Australia will help Sri Lanka in combating a severe dengue outbreak in the country by providing a life-saving support through the World Health Organization .This was announced by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop in presence of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday.Bishop, who ...

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Protests in Sri Lanka affect medical students

Classes for 120 Bhutanese medical students in Sri Lanka have been disrupted for more than five months following protests against the educational and medical standards of the only private medical university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Management .

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Sri Lanka's rural dairy farmers raise production, incomes through USAID assistance

July 20, Colombo: K. Mathanakumari, a single mother of three from Mullaitivu, faced many challenges to feed, clothe, and educate her children.

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Sri Lanka President signs Office of Missing Persons Act

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today signed the Office of Missing Persons gazette establishing the Office on Missing Persons .

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Australia to provide Rs. 116 mn for Dengue control

Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julia Bishop said the Australian government will assist Sri Lanka in the eradication of Dengue by providing Rs.116 million for a joint research programme with Monash University.

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Will vet SL soldiers similar to other countries: UN

The United Nations has said that when selecting soldiers for the UN peacekeeping mission, it would vet Sri Lankan troops similar to soldiers from other countries, to ensure they were not involved in illegal activities in their home country.

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SriLankan Airlines global network expands to highest number of destinations

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines recorded an exciting milestone last Sunday as it launched a new four-times-a-week service to Coimbatore. This took SriLankan's online destination count to 41, the highest ever in Sri Lanka's aviation history.

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Sri Lanka’s bilateral security and defense relationship with the U.S. continued to grow in 2016 - Report

July 20, Washington, DC: Although Sri Lanka's counterterrorism cooperation and training with the United States in 2016 was limited, the bilateral security and defense relationship continued to grow, a U.S. report on global terrorism released Wednesday said.

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Sri Lanka Army releases 189 acres of land in Mullaitivu to original residents

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, has released 189 acres in Mullaitivu.

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Australia provides support to help combat dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka

July 20, Colombo: Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today announced that the Australian Government will provide life-saving support through the World Health Organization to help combat a severe dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan government ensures free vocational education to the youth

July 20, Colombo: The current government is taking measures to strengthen the free education and provide free vocational education to the youth in the country, President Maithripala Sirisena assured.

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Seven arrested over the cocaine stock in sugar container

July 20, Colombo: Seven suspects have been arrested over the haul of cocaine seized yesterday at the Ratmalana Economic Centre police said.

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Cabinet nod for immediate measures to resolve problems of Uma Oya project

July 20, Colombo: The cabinet has given approval to a set of proposals presented by the government to immediately resolve the problems resulted from the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development scheme.

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Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

COLOMBO - Australia announced programs on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.

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Australia Helping Sri Lanka Fight Dengue Outbreak

Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people so far this year in the Indian Ocean island nation. Visiting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday night that Australia is giving $475,000 Australian to the ...

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Visiting FM says Jaffna holds special significance to Singapore

July 19, Jaffna: Singapore Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan after visiting Jaffna and meeting with the Northern Provincial officials today said Jaffna holds special significance for Singapore given the strong cultural and people-to-people ties between the two sides.

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Turkey's largest tea importer wants to expand cooperation with Sri Lanka

July 19, Colombo: Turkey's largest tea importer and the world's 12th largest tea firm in the world, Beta Food Industry has expressed interest to expand cooperation with Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka to install CCTV cameras in public areas to monitor illegal garbage dumping

July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers yesterday has approved the installation of CCTV cameras in public areas where garbage is unsystematically disposed and establishing a system for relevant officials to monitor this footage via mobile phones.

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Sri Lanka welcomes Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today welcomed the Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop who arrived in the island today on a two-day official visit.

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Lankan maid files law suit in HK

A Sri Lankan house maid had filed a law suit in the Hong Kong High Court claiming that the HK Government requirement that helpers lived and worked in their employer’s residence violated international law against slave labour, the EJ Insight news website said.

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Top UN official arrives in Sri Lanka

UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit today to hold talks with Sri Lankan leaders on the peace building process, the UN office in Colombo said in a statement.

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Julie Bishop arrives in SL

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit a short while ago. †

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