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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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Customs officials seize 2.4 kg gold smuggled from Sri Lanka


In an early morning operation on Monday, Customs Preventive Unit (CPU) sleuths seized 2.4 kg of gold biscuits, smuggled from Sri Lanka, through the sea route after intercepting two fishermen on the coast between Mukuntharayar Chathiram and Dhanushkodi. Acting on ...

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SL beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in one-off test


Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne hit crucial half centuries to guide Sri Lanka to their highest ever run chase as the hosts defeated Zimbabwe by four wickets on the final day of an intriguing one-off test on Tuesday. Chasing 388 ...

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Time to go home, maybe, but is home Lanka or T.N.?


Eight years after the end of the war, Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who have been in the State for decades, are still stateless persons. There are suggestions that thecamps should be shut and refugees who are willing to stay back ...

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Launch of RTI Commission website


The RTI Commission announces the launch of its trilingual website on Monday 19th June 2017 – http://www.rticommission.lk/. The Commission’s logo, as unveiled, consists of Sri Lanka centered in the black pupil of an eye commonly symbolizing information, held aloft by ...

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Showers expected


Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50 kmph) can be expected over the island Met Department said. Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere ...

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Trump: I’d be honored to meet Kim Jong-un under ‘right circumstances’


US President Donald Trump said Monday he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances” to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet ...

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Right to Information and Batticaloa women : Hypothesis vs Reality


Yet, it is still questionable whether citizens from all corners felt the importance of such a law. Amidst all this drama, a unique incident reported from Batticaloa where 13 brave women marched their way to find the information they longed ...

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UK Parliament shooting: Police officer ‘stabbed’


A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is reported to have earlier mowed down several pedestrians ...

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India joins hands to offer a help in drought affected people in Sri Lanka


The Government of India donatedeight water bowsersto supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today(21). The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka,Taranjit Singh Sandhusymbolically ...

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