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28-year-old Sri Lankan jailed by Czech police


The daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) reported that a 28-year-old Sri Lankan man who allegedly experienced torture at home and arrived in Prague late last year to seek asylum has ended in a Czech prison, sentenced for abusing another person’s passport, ...

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CHEC,Port City agreed to cut off compensation from the Government


The Chinese company, CHEC Port City Colombo, has agreed not to seek compensation from the Government for the losses incurred after the project was temporarily suspended.Government spokesman and Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said today. Karunatillake said that“In view of the ...

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SL was made a mini China by MR


Kabir Hashim accused Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of making Sri Lanka a mini China when his Government was in office. Minister Kabir Hashim speaking in Parliament said that Rajapaksa brought down workers and several other items from China without having ...

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National unity government will exist until 2020


SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said that the national unity government will exist until 2020,” Dissanayake said. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party had announced that it would continue the “understanding” with the United National Party until 2020. Addressing a press ...

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Torture still continues in Sri Lanka-Juan E. Mendez


UN Special Rapporteur Juan E. Mendez on Saturday said that torture still continues in Sri Lanka. The UN Special Rapporteur Speaking to reporters after concluding his visit to Sri Lanka said on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment ...

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Democratic Tamil National Front reject federal solution


Tamil United Liberation Front leader, former MP V. Anandasangaree, said that the political party recently formed will reject a federal solution. Anandasangaree said about 15 Tamil organizations including EPDP and EROS have expressed their support for the new party which ...

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10-hour water cut several areas in Pitakotte and Nugegoda


The Water Supply and Drainage Board said that a 10-hour water cut will be implemented in several areas in Pitakotte and Nugegoda from 10 pm tomorrow to 8 am on Saturday (7) due to maintenance works. It was said that ...

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Over 12000 citizens who were displaced by the civil war


Over 12000 citizens who were displaced by the civil war have applied for permanent housing Vavuniya District Secretary M. B. Pushpakumara said. “Therefore, funds have been allocated for 357 houses from Vavuniya town, 238 houses from Vavuniya South, 102 houses ...

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Action against who boycotted SLFP May Day rally


SLFP General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is to call a meeting this week to discuss action to be taken on SLFP members who did not participate in ...

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UNAIDS respects decision by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court


News sources reported that the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (he Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed a decision by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court to prohibit HIV discrimination in education settings. The country’s highest court issued the ...

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