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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Only intention of Trade Unions is put the Government in a difficult situation

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United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara said that Petroleum Trade Unions’ Collective had started off by opposing the fuel tanks in Trincomalee and that they had by now changed their tune to bring up the fuel tanks in Hambantota to merely ...

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Due answers will be given before Commission on August 2 – Ravi K

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake says that he will give proper answers to the statements made against him when he appears before the Presidential Commission probing the Central Bank Bond Issue on 2nd August. The minister points out that ...

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PM says strike is not acceptable

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The CPC TU strike is not acceptable when a number of discussion rounds with unions had ended successfully, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday. He said the strike disrupts the dengue prevention programs, disrupts the economy and the ...

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EU continue to consider LTTE as a terrorist organisation

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The European Union announced that they would continue to consider the LTTE as a terrorist organisation, despite the ruling made by the European Court of Justice on 25th July 2017. The EU made this announcement yesterday (26) issuing a statement following ...

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