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October 12, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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The foreign ministry asserts that there is no need to accept any advises from the special Rapporteurs, in a statement. The statement has been released by the foreign minister regarding the visit of Mr. de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees ...
In Srilanka
August 9, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake has not attended today’s Cabinet meeting, informed government sources said. The Cabinet meeting took place under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning, amid speculation that Karunanayake might resign from his Cabinet portfolio. Political...
In Latest Stories
March 8, 2017 7:38 am gmt |
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The foreign ministry says that preliminary investigations revealed that the Sri Lanka navy did not shoot at Indian fishermen. Issuing a communique the ministry noted that the safety of fisherman is important and the government would act humanely in any instance. The communique further noted that the ...
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January 25, 2017 7:10 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will open a Regional Consular Office in Jaffna on Thursday (January 26), with the aim of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the public, a statement said. The Consular Office which will be located at the District Secretariat in Jaf...
In Europe
September 20, 2016 10:10 am gmt |
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Two Italians have been kidnapped in Libya, the Italian foreign ministry has said. The ministry said in a statement it heard of the kidnapping on Monday morning, but gave no further details. Media reports said the two were taken in the southern town of Ghat, along with a Canadian national, and that al...
In Srilanka
August 11, 2016 9:29 am gmt |
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Several files at the Foreign Ministry related to overseas tours by Parliamentarians and officials in the past have gone missing. This was revealed to Parliament by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today when he was responding to a question raised on foreign tours by Government members and officia...
In India
June 24, 2016 12:12 pm gmt |
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The broad sentiment at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was in favour of India’s accession to the club, except for one country, said foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Friday (June 24). Without naming China, Swarup said support for India’s membership to NSG was “overwhel...
In Business
April 19, 2016 5:29 am gmt |
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China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday (April 18) called for talks after Costa Rica’s state-run oil company Recope said last week it had decided to abandon a $1.5 billion refinery upgrade project it was working on with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). In 2009, the two firms formed a comp...
In Colombo
March 26, 2016 11:04 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to bring under his direct supervision the Ministries and key public institutions which had failed to achieve the stipulated targets within the first quarter of this year and which were subjected to bureaucracy during the previous Rajapaksa reg...
In Colombo
February 14, 2016 10:42 am gmt |
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Foreign Ministry said today (Feb 14) the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has decided to work with the Sri Lankan government in assisting the families of those reported missing during the nearly three-decade long separatist conflict in the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had d...
In World
December 11, 2015 10:26 am gmt |
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova urged countries to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries in fighting terrorism. Zakharova told a press conference Thursday that the international community should act more actively on the basis of respecting the sover...
In Srilanka
October 29, 2015 6:05 am gmt |
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The Government has dispatched a report to the European Union (EU) on the steps taken so far to meet the requirements of the EU on fishing. The Foreign Ministry said that an EU delegation is scheduled to visit the country next month to assess the progress and will submit a follow-up report. The EU has...
In India
September 7, 2015 5:13 am gmt |
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PM Narendra Modi’s foreign trips cost the exchequer over Rs.37 crore with his Australia trip proving to be the most expensive one. Documents accessed under RTI Act reveal that Indian missions in 16 countries spent Rs 37.22 crore in one year. Modi visited 20 countries between June 2014 and June ...
In World
May 29, 2015 6:38 am gmt |
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The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as Myanmar told a regional meeting on the crisis that it was not to blame. More than 3,000 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have landed in Indonesia and Malaysia since Thail...
In Srilanka
April 7, 2015 4:28 am gmt |
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The Chinese Embassy announced that, the Chinese Government evacuated 44 Sri Lankans and a foreigner married to a Sri Lankan from Yemen, yesterday. Chinese diplomats are said to be accompanying the Sri Lankans who have been evacuated together with Chinese Nationals on a ship. The Sri Lankans were take...