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February 13, 2018 5:45 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressiv...
In Srilanka
February 8, 2018 12:40 pm gmt |
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 Ashley Jude, the Hollywood actress and UN Goodwill ambassador said that she was empathetic towards Sri Lanka’s war victims. Speaking to reporters in Colombo following a visit to the country, Judd said she did not have an opportunity to visit the North but was aware of the suffering the people had to...
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January 31, 2018 11:12 am gmt |
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The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day on February 4. Prince Edward accompanied by Princess Sophie will participate in Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebration as the chief gu...
In Srilanka
January 28, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the government of Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul on Saturday which claimed 95 lives and left at least 158 others wounded. The ministry stated it in the statement issued regarding the attack on Saturday. “Our thoughts and pr...
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January 27, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait today announced that over 15,000 Sri Lankan are currently residing in the country without valid documents. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan embassy urged those who live illegally in Kuwait to resolve their residency issues or leave the country without being blacklisted. ...
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January 23, 2018 12:52 pm gmt |
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The Republic of Singapore and Sri Lanka have signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) — the first modern and comprehensive one for the South Asian nation — to boost commerce, trade, and investments between the two island nations, a leading Singapore newspaper, the ‘TODAY’ reported this morning. ...
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January 22, 2018 8:35 am gmt |
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The Leader of Thamilarasu Katsi and the TNA Parliamentarian Mavai Senathiraja stated that, amount has been allocated according to the request of TNA, not personally but for the development of the Northern Province. He cleared it while, answering to the accusation of Parliamentarian Sivasakthi Anandan...
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January 22, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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The new Ambassador-designate of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan arrived in Colombo yesterday. Cheng and his family were received at the Airport by representatives from the Protocol Division of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Sri Lanka-China friendship Associations, ...
In Srilanka
January 21, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Chandrika Bndaranayake Kumarathunga, the former President of Sri Lanka, asked the members those who joint in Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), to rejoin. She requested it at the public meeting in Wattala yesterday. She further said that, the members who represent...
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January 20, 2018 10:38 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka’s largest dendro power plant in the country’s south. The power plant will produce 70,000 megawatts of renewable energy a year to the national power grid. The joint venture was signed between Beijing Full...
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January 20, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Shien Loong is due to visit Sri Lanka on 22nd Jan, the sources said. The Premier, who visits Sri Lanka, is expected to stay until 24th Jan. Lee Shien Loong is expected to discuss with President Maithiripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during his visi...
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January 19, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan, conferred “The Orders of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” upon Mr. Das Wijeratne and Mr. Frederick Medis, on behalf of His Majesty the Emperor, at a special ceremony held on January 18 at the Ambassador’s residence in Colombo.  ...
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January 19, 2018 5:33 am gmt |
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The U.S. government will award more than 183 million rupees ($1.2 million) to counter trafficking in persons in Sri Lanka over the next three years.  The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs will award the new project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Pers...
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January 15, 2018 10:41 am gmt |
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“There are the vast discontent among the international community over the manner in which the Sri Lankan government has acted over the past two years”,   Alan Keenan, Director of the International Crisis Group told Athavan News Alan Keenan, who visited Sri Lanka to evaluate the current situation in S...
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January 11, 2018 6:40 am gmt |
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The Prince of Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31st Jan to 4th Jan 2018 and will represent the Queen Elizabeth at the 70th Anniversary of the nation on 4th Feb 2018. They are expected to travel many part of the Nation including Colombo and celebrate the [&...
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January 7, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Tamils who lives internationally should invest in Sri Lanka and help the Tamil people in economic development, State Minister V.Radhakrishnan said. He said while addressing a gathering event held in Chennai. He further said, 30-year war in our country has been over and is now the country is becoming ...
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January 6, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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Disasters Bring Upheaval to Sri Lanka’s rural economy. Economy has been faced with serious disruptions due to natural disasters. The UN has termed the 2017 drought as the worst in 40 years. Climate shocks have been severe in Sri Lanka in the past few years. In 2017, a drought affected over two ...
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December 31, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has been urged to intervene and ensure justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka. The ‘Tamils for Trump’ organisation, in a letter to President Trump, wished him for the new year and urged him to work for international justice for the Tamil victims. “No Singhalese has ever been held a...
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December 26, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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The temporary ban on Sri Lankan Tea which implemented by the Russian Government has withdrawn. Sri Lankan ambassador for Russia, Saman Weerasinghe said yesterday that the withdrawal will be effective from 30th Dec, the sources said. He further said that the Russian government had been accepted to wit...