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June 6, 2018 8:42 am gmt |
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Profits at Sri Lanka’s ports authority surged to 13.2 billion rupees in 2017, up from 1 billion rupees a year earlier, helped by lower forex losses as the rupee steadied and finance costs fells after the Hambantota Port was leased to China, finance ministry data shows. SLPA was hit by a forex l...
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March 2, 2018 6:01 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan security forces have continued to use torture against Tamils on the island, reports Al Jazeera, who has uncovered allegations and evidence of torture. In a piece by Barnaby Phillips, Al Jazeera interviewed Tamils who had been beaten, burnt with cigarettes and raped. A support group in Lond...
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March 2, 2018 5:20 am gmt |
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The British High Commission yesterday said to Island newspaper that the UK wouldn’t take further action regarding an incident outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Feb. 4, leading to Sri Lanka recalling its defence attache Brig. Priyanka Fernando until Colombo completed its own inquiry....
In Cricket
August 20, 2017 11:51 am gmt |
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Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said his best wishes are always with the Indian cricket team and he will continue to support the side even if its performance doesn’t meet expectations all the time. “Our good wishes are always with the (Indian) team. Be it men’s team or women’s ...
In Srilanka
September 18, 2016 11:24 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s entry and exit points, particularly the Bandaranaike International Airport and the Colombo Port, have been placed on high alert to prevent the spread of two deadly diseases raging in Asia. One is Chikungunya which is fast spreading in New Delhi. The other is the Zika virus prevalent in Si...
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September 13, 2016 5:39 am gmt |
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The UN Human Rights Council’s 33rd session is to begin today (13th September) in Geneva and will continue till 30th September 2016. UN Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid Al Hussein is also due to submit a report on the human rights plight of 47 UN member states during the 33rd session of the United Natio...
In Srilanka
September 7, 2016 8:30 am gmt |
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The assistant chief prelate of the Sri Lanka Ramanya Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven. Nauyane Ariyadhamma Maha Thera‍ has passed away. The most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Thero was aged 78 at the time of his demise. He passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. The Mahathero...
In Srilanka
July 22, 2016 6:31 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government will look to expand trade ties with China in the future, the Sri Lankan president’s office said. The President’s office quoted foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera as saying that while Sri Lanka is working on trade agreements with India and Pakistan, it is also looking to ex...
In Colombo
January 18, 2016 10:28 am gmt |
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Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed upon not to re-join the North-Eastern parts of the island and also not to grant more power beyond 13th constitutional amendment. Speaking at a public event at the Abeyarama Temple in Narahenpita, the former President said on Sunday (Jan 17) that he was ready to go for 13+ d...
In Srilanka
December 1, 2015 9:14 am gmt |
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SriLanka refuses visa to 6 foreign judges appointed by the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam. Judges schedule to visit SriLanka to investigate on war crimes allegations reported in this island. These judges are from Britain, US and France countries to monitor the internal mechanism progress on w...