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Sampanthan on permanent solution to Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict


The historic Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord that mooted a permanent solution to the decades-long-ethnic conflict in the island nation was signed on July 29, thirty years ago. Veteran Tamil leader and Leader of Opposition in the Sri Lankan Parliament R. ...

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Prasad Kariyawasam appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The President’s Media Unit noted that the former Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Esala Weerakoon ...

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Sirisena and Wickramasighe deceived the Cabinet regarding the agreement of port


Deputy leader of the National Freedom Front MP Jayantha Samarawwera said that there are some differences between cabinet paper and the agreement regarding the ownership of Hambantota International Port Services company. He made this allegation at a media conference yesterday. ...

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Three-Day Dengue eradication programme started


One more three-day long Dengue eradication programme, planned jointly by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defence in parallel with the ongoing Presidential Task Force on Dengue control got to a start yesterday (28) with the participation of school students, ...

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Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War


Eight years after the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, Tamil speaking women in the island’s north and east are still seeking justice and truth for wartime violations. Bold promises by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council ...

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Hambantota port agreement signed


The amended agreement on the Hambantota Port was signed between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and China Merchant Port Holdings, a short while ago in Colombo. The $1.1 billion deal to lease the southern Hambantota port to China was ...

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Trade Unions are political actions to cripple the functioning of the country


TNA MP MA Sumanthiran  called on workers to exercise their right to trade union action in a very responsible and constructive manner. He made this observation while participating in a debate in parliament on the government’s decision to declare petroleum sector ...

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Sixth SAARC Health Ministers’ Meeting in Colombo


The Sixth Meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Health, hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka, will be held tomorrow (29th July) at Mt. Lavinia Hotel under the patronage of Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarathne. The Meeting of Senior ...

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After Parliament debate amendments can be add to H’tota port agreement


Minister S.B Dissanayake said that the concession agreement for the Hambantota port has been re-prepared in favour of Sri Lanka. At a press briefing held in SLFP headquarters today Minister S.B Dissanayake pointed out that any party can highlight if there ...

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FCID 89 of 335 complaints had already completed


Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) had received 335 complaints in total up-to-date, out of which, investigations into 89 complaints had already been completed. He made this statement at a news ...

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