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Sunday Observer
Flood disaster: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang extend condolencesand landslides around the Island. The Chinese side believed that under the lea
Flood disaster: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang extend condolences
Sunday Observer / Posted 42 minutes ago
and landslides around the Island. The Chinese side believed that under the leadership of President Sirisena and the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest date... Read more
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Sunday Observer
US expert on disaster mitigation: People should be relocated from disaster-prone areaswill not help in mitigating disasters without public cooperation. He said the
US expert on disaster mitigation: People should be relocated from disaster-prone areas
Sunday Observer / Posted 42 minutes ago
will not help in mitigating disasters without public cooperation. He said the US government will collaborate with the Sri Lankan government to offer technical support to improve early warning mechanisms in the country as a long-term project... Read more
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Daily News
Chinese President extend condolences over Sri Lanka floodsand landslides around the Island. The Chinese side believed that under the lea
Chinese President extend condolences over Sri Lanka floods
Daily News / Posted yesterday
and landslides around the Island. The Chinese side believed that under the leadership of President Sirisena and the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest date... Read more
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Daily News
Consultations Lacking On Missing Persons’ Office: HRWThe Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearanc
Consultations Lacking On Missing Persons’ Office: HRW
Daily News / Posted yesterday
The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today. The... Read more
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Salon.com
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet approves office to learn fate of missingrun by the state, as suspected by families of the missing, and counted only 292
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet approves office to learn fate of missing
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
run by the state, as suspected by families of the missing, and counted only 292 people in government detention. Both the Sri Lankan government and the defeated Tamil Tigers are accused of serious human rights violations. According to U.N.... Read more
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The Hindu
Colombo to set up Office on Missing PersonsThe Sri Lankan government has decided to set up an Office on Missing Persons (O
Colombo to set up Office on Missing Persons
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
The Sri Lankan government has decided to set up an Office on Missing Persons (OMP), one of the four mechanisms proposed to deal with the civil war-related grievances. The OMP will not engage in prosecutions. However, it will have the power to... Read more
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New Kerala
Siemens to transform Sri Lanka's Western Province into megapolis - newkerala.com #67736Mumbai, May 23 : Siemens Ltd. India on Monday said it has signed an MoU with th
Siemens to transform Sri Lanka's Western Province into megapolis - newkerala.com #67736
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Mumbai, May 23 : Siemens Ltd. India on Monday said it has signed an MoU with the Sri Lankan government to construct smart cities in the island nation's Western Province and transform it into a megapolis within five years. The MoU, signed with the... Read more
5d
New Kerala
India to display Vesak lantern modelled on Mahabodhi stupa at Colombo - newkerala.com #67507in Colomobo. The High Commission of India has issued a statement and expressed
India to display Vesak lantern modelled on Mahabodhi stupa at Colombo - newkerala.com #67507
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
in Colomobo. The High Commission of India has issued a statement and expressed delight over the first ever invite from the Sri Lankan Government to participate in the celebrations. The event is being jointly organized by the Presidential... Read more
5d
International Business Times
Sri Lanka landslides: Skin diseases and diarrhoea loom military rescue team work at the site of a landslide at Elangipitiya village in
Sri Lanka landslides: Skin diseases and diarrhoea loom
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
military rescue team work at the site of a landslide at Elangipitiya village in AranayakaDinuka Liyanawatte/ Reuters The Sri Lankan government has called for urgent international assistance but mentioned that monetary aid would be preferred to... Read more
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dna
Sri Lanka Floods: United Nations to continue relief effortsfor United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Stephane Dujarric has sa
Sri Lanka Floods: United Nations to continue relief efforts
dna / Posted 5 days ago
for United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Stephane Dujarric has said the body will continue to support the Sri Lankan Government in its efforts to respond to disaster relief. Dujarric said the International NGOs were organising a... Read more
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The Hindu
Gaya-model lantern in Colombo“stupa” at the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya, Bihar. This has been arranged by the I
Gaya-model lantern in Colombo
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
“stupa” at the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya, Bihar. This has been arranged by the Indian government at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government. This year, the Vesak Poya fell on Saturday. The lantern will be on display till Wednesday as part of... Read more
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Daily News
Foreign aid flowsoutpouring of sympathy for the flood victims and they received donations. In r
Foreign aid flows
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
outpouring of sympathy for the flood victims and they received donations. In response to the request for assistance by the Sri Lankan government, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on May 19 that India would provide aid on emergency... Read more
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Business Standard India
Lanka floods toll reaches 84 as more bodies pulled outwater to affected areas as rescue operations continue, authorities said. The
Lanka floods toll reaches 84 as more bodies pulled out
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
water to affected areas as rescue operations continue, authorities said. The United Nations has pledged to support the Sri Lankan government in its efforts to respond to the needs on the ground. UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Una... Read more
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Daily News
China expresses condolences over flood in Sri Lankaover the flash floods and landslides hitting the island country. In the messag
China expresses condolences over flood in Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
over the flash floods and landslides hitting the island country. In the message, Wang expressed deep sympathy to the Sri Lankan government and people in the stricken area and conveyed profound condolences to the victims of the disaster. As... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
Many countries reach out in many waysof clean water and sanitation for children in shelters. The disaster has affect
Many countries reach out in many ways
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
of clean water and sanitation for children in shelters. The disaster has affected 22 of the country�s 25 districts. The Sri Lankan Government has opened 663 safety centres to house an estimated 360,000 who have been displaced. We commend the Sri... Read more
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New Kerala
India lends helping hand to Sri Lanka - newkerala.com #66996Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsingha, S. S. Miyanawala, Secretary, Ministry of Disast
India lends helping hand to Sri Lanka - newkerala.com #66996
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsingha, S. S. Miyanawala, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and other senior officials of Sri Lankan Government and Air Force were also present on the occasion. Separately, the two Indian Navy Ships (INS Sutlej and... Read more
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Daily News
Indian Navy sends aid ships to Sri Lankadecision to deploy the ships was taken by the government late in the night in r
Indian Navy sends aid ships to Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
decision to deploy the ships was taken by the government late in the night in response to the request for assistance from Sri Lankan government. The ships, in addition to providing the relief material, would also be participating in the rescue and... Read more
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The Hindu
India steps in to assist Sri Lanka in cyclone reliefIndia has dispatched military ships and an aircraft with rescue and relief mate
India steps in to assist Sri Lanka in cyclone relief
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
India has dispatched military ships and an aircraft with rescue and relief material to Sri Lanka, where torrential rains and landslides have resulted in several deaths and massive devastation over the last few days. “We stand resolutely to help the... Read more
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The Hindu
Trudeau seeks foreign juristsof foreign and Commonwealth investigators, prosecutors, and judges.” Pointing
Trudeau seeks foreign jurists
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
of foreign and Commonwealth investigators, prosecutors, and judges.” Pointing out that he was “encouraged that the Sri Lankan government is committed to working” with the UN Human Rights Council and the international community towards... Read more
8d
Daily News
Australia pledges supportAustralia has pledged to provide any assistance it can to the Sri Lankan govern
Australia pledges support
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Australia has pledged to provide any assistance it can to the Sri Lankan government following news that extreme weather had caused flash floods and landslides which have killed at least 58 people and displaced almost half a million more. Foreign... Read more
8d
Business Standard India
Ethnic, religious minorities in Lanka still feel marginalised: US lawmakergovernment won the war to keep the Sinhalese and Tamil communities within one c
Ethnic, religious minorities in Lanka still feel marginalised: US lawmaker
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
government won the war to keep the Sinhalese and Tamil communities within one country, but has not yet won the peace. The Sri Lankan government has made commitments on transitional justice and accountability, a political settlement of the ethnic... Read more
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The Hindu
‘Ethnic, religious minorities in Lanka still feel marginalised’government won the war to keep the Sinhalese and Tamil communities within one c
‘Ethnic, religious minorities in Lanka still feel marginalised’
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
government won the war to keep the Sinhalese and Tamil communities within one country, but has not yet won the peace. The Sri Lankan government has made commitments on transitional justice and accountability, a political settlement of the ethnic... Read more
9d
Hindustantimes.com
UK’s Labour Party supports Sri Lankan Tamil causeDavid Miliband of the Labour Party and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner
UK’s Labour Party supports Sri Lankan Tamil cause
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
David Miliband of the Labour Party and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner were accused of trying to influence the Sri Lankan government to stop the military offensive against the LTTE. They toured Sri Lanka in April 2009 a few weeks ahead... Read more
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dna
UK's Labour Party supports Sri Lankan Tamil causeDavid Miliband of the Labour Party and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner
UK's Labour Party supports Sri Lankan Tamil cause
dna / Posted 9 days ago
David Miliband of the Labour Party and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner were accused of trying to influence the Sri Lankan government to stop the military offensive against the LTTE. They toured Sri Lanka in April 2009 a few weeks ahead... Read more
9d
New Kerala
Pakistan to send Buddha relics to Sri Lanka for festival - newkerala.com #65743commemoration of the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddh
Pakistan to send Buddha relics to Sri Lanka for festival - newkerala.com #65743
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
commemoration of the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. The exposition is being organised by the Sri Lankan government. The relics would arrive in Sri Lanka for an extended period on the auspicious day of Vesak on May 21... Read more
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Daily News
Engage foreign and Commonwealth investigators, prosecutors, and judges in Sri Lanka ; Canadian PMovercome much adversity. I extend my deepest sympathy and support to Canadians
Engage foreign and Commonwealth investigators, prosecutors, and judges in Sri Lanka ; Canadian PM
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
overcome much adversity. I extend my deepest sympathy and support to Canadians of Tamil descent. “I am encouraged that the Sri Lankan government is committed to working with the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community... Read more
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Daily News
Cabinet Decisionsapproved by the Cabinet of Ministers. INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANC
Cabinet Decisions
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF MULTIDAY FISHING VESSELS The Sri Lankan government since the 1950s followed continuous programmes of extending assistance to the marine fishing industry.... Read more
10d
Daily News
Seychelles - Meeting maritime conservation goals50 percent of our organic waste to turn it into bio-gas to produce energy. Q:
Seychelles - Meeting maritime conservation goals
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
50 percent of our organic waste to turn it into bio-gas to produce energy. Q: There was talk in the recent past about Sri Lankan government plans to close its High Commission in Seychelles, established during the past government. How would... Read more
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Daily News
Sacred relics from Pakistan to arrive here for Vesakthe Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition to mark the Vesak festival. The exposit
Sacred relics from Pakistan to arrive here for Vesak
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
the Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition to mark the Vesak festival. The exposition is being organised on the request of the Sri Lankan government under the bilateral cooperation agreement in the field of culture. The relics will arrive in the... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Sri Lanka to get a glimpse of Pakistan’s Buddhist legacyshape and a golden casket are being sent from Pakistan to Sri Lanka. On Thursda
Sri Lanka to get a glimpse of Pakistan’s Buddhist legacy
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
shape and a golden casket are being sent from Pakistan to Sri Lanka. On Thursday, the artefacts will be given to the Sri Lankan government by officials from Pakistan. On Wednesday, Sri Lankan Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife... Read more
10d
Asian Correspondent
Sri Lanka: Flooding causes massive landslide, over 200 families missingrains and flash floods have already forced 137,000 people from their homes, wit
Sri Lanka: Flooding causes massive landslide, over 200 families missing
Asian Correspondent / Posted 10 days ago
rains and flash floods have already forced 137,000 people from their homes, with reports saying 11 people have died. The Sri Lankan government has deployed troops to evacuate people living in landslide-prone areas such as slopes, as well as... Read more
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The Hindu
A house for every hill-country TamilSri Lankan rupees (LKR) in the Central and Uva provinces. New Delhi will give L
A house for every hill-country Tamil
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
Sri Lankan rupees (LKR) in the Central and Uva provinces. New Delhi will give LKR 9.5 lakh to each beneficiary, with the Sri Lankan government pitching in for amenities such as water and power supply, land-filling and building of approach... Read more
12d
Daily News
Citizens’ access to transparency and insightstrengthen the rule of law, build a robust civil society, and strengthen democr
Citizens’ access to transparency and insight
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
strengthen the rule of law, build a robust civil society, and strengthen democracy and prosperity. At the request of the Sri Lankan government, we are now supporting reforms through assistance focused on public financial management, the Elections... Read more
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Daily News
Open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to Mahinda Rajapaksathe indignity of a foreign inquiry. Contrary to your claims, this resolution w
Open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to Mahinda Rajapaksa
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
the indignity of a foreign inquiry. Contrary to your claims, this resolution was not foisted on us. It was based on the Sri Lankan Government’s plans for establishing good governance, accountability under the rule of law, human rights and... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka Navy denies reports it's building facility on Katchatheevucarry out transportation of material. This was why we sought their help.” The
Sri Lanka Navy denies reports it's building facility on Katchatheevu
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
carry out transportation of material. This was why we sought their help.” The Navy would also arrange for labour and the Sri Lankan government might sound some private companies in Colombo to provide financial support for the shrine... Read more
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Daily News
Work on new church stopped due to rain: Navyconcerns over the move to demolish and reconstruct the Church. She had objected
Work on new church stopped due to rain: Navy
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
concerns over the move to demolish and reconstruct the Church. She had objected the move as a unilateral decision of the Sri Lankan government without consulting Tamil Nadu fishermen. Indian High Commission officers were not available for a... Read more
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Daily News
SL transit point for cannabis smugglersfrom there is finding its way to other countries. India’s Union Ministry of Hom
SL transit point for cannabis smugglers
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
from there is finding its way to other countries. India’s Union Ministry of Home Affairs also has inputs from the Sri Lankan government that Indian cannabis is landing in Sri Lanka The Lankan Navy arrested 140 smugglers, including 20... Read more
13d
Daily News
Digital transformation benefits country’s economy - Ministerthe gathering . According to Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Mini
Digital transformation benefits country’s economy - Minister
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
the gathering . According to Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Ministry, Microsoft Corporation has assured the Sri Lankan Government of its continuous support to develop the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT)... Read more
13d
The Hindu
Sri Lanka Navy denies reports it's building facility on Katchatheevucarry out transportation of material. This was why we sought their help.” The
Sri Lanka Navy denies reports it's building facility on Katchatheevu
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
carry out transportation of material. This was why we sought their help.” The Navy would also arrange for labour and the Sri Lankan government might sound some private companies in Colombo to provide financial support for the shrine... Read more
14d
The Hindu
No military parade to mark end of Eelam WarThe Sri Lankan government, in continuation of its policy of de- emphasising the
No military parade to mark end of Eelam War
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
The Sri Lankan government, in continuation of its policy of de- emphasising the military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, has decided not to have any military parade this year at an event to mark the conclusion of the Eelam... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Disciplinary action could disrupt SLFP unitySecretary, when he delivered �Dr. P. R. Anthonis memorial lecture� in Colombo o
Disciplinary action could disrupt SLFP unity
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
Secretary, when he delivered �Dr. P. R. Anthonis memorial lecture� in Colombo on Wednesday. He outlined as to why the Sri Lankan government was not in a position to avoid Foreign Involvement in its accountability process. Jayawickrama said,... Read more
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New Kerala
'Sri Lanka should consult Indian fishermen on new church in Katchatheevu' - newkerala.com #63542Lanka's plans to demolish the ancient St. Anthony's Church in Katchatheevu and
'Sri Lanka should consult Indian fishermen on new church in Katchatheevu' - newkerala.com #63542
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
Lanka's plans to demolish the ancient St. Anthony's Church in Katchatheevu and build a new one. "This reported move of the Sri Lankan government has greatly exercised the Indian fishermen in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu who have regularly... Read more
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Daily News
Jayalalitha writes to PM Modi over Sri Lanka church demolitionTamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ove
Jayalalitha writes to PM Modi over Sri Lanka church demolition
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports indicating that the Sri Lankan Government plans to demolish and reconstruct the ancient St Anthonys Church on the island of Katchatheevu, which holds great... Read more
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New Kerala
Jaya writes to PM Modi over demolition of church by SL - newkerala.com #63510May 14 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra
Jaya writes to PM Modi over demolition of church by SL - newkerala.com #63510
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
May 14 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports indicating that the Sri Lankan Government plans to demolish and reconstruct the ancient St Anthonys Church on the island of Katchatheevu, which... Read more
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The Economic Times
Lankan move to rebuild Katchatheevu church calculated provocation: Jayalalithaaits reconstruction should be taken up jointly by the two sides. "In this conte
Lankan move to rebuild Katchatheevu church calculated provocation: Jayalalithaa
The Economic Times / Posted 14 days ago
its reconstruction should be taken up jointly by the two sides. "In this context, the present unilateral decision of the Sri Lankan government to demolish and reconstruct St Anthony's Church without consulting Tamil Nadu fishermen who are vital... Read more
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The Hindu
Jayalalithaa slams move to rebuild Katchatheevu churchits reconstruction should be taken up jointly by the two sides. “In this conte
Jayalalithaa slams move to rebuild Katchatheevu church
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
its reconstruction should be taken up jointly by the two sides. “In this context, the present unilateral decision of the Sri Lankan government to demolish and reconstruct St Anthony’s Church without consulting Tamil Nadu fishermen who are vital... Read more
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Daily News
Seychelles ready to support Lanka’s probe on off-shore bank accountsThe Seychelles government is ready to cooperate with the Sri Lankan government
Seychelles ready to support Lanka’s probe on off-shore bank accounts
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
The Seychelles government is ready to cooperate with the Sri Lankan government in its efforts to investigate into fraud and corruption, especially with regard to off-shore bank accounts and assets in the Seychelles. The Seychelles is already... Read more
15d
asianage
Fishermen top talks agendasaid. On Thursday, India had asked its High Commissioner in Colombo to provide
Fishermen top talks agenda
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
said. On Thursday, India had asked its High Commissioner in Colombo to provide it with “more details” on reports that the Sri Lankan Government had laid the foundation stone for constructing a new church on Kachchativu Island without informing... Read more
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New Kerala
Lankan Prez holds discussion with Cameron on sidelines of Anti-Corruption Summit - newkerala.com #62980last night, and later held bilateral discussions with him. During the discussi
Lankan Prez holds discussion with Cameron on sidelines of Anti-Corruption Summit - newkerala.com #62980
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
last night, and later held bilateral discussions with him. During the discussion, Cameron commended the commitment of the Sri Lankan Government for corruption free good governance and added that President Sirisena's presence for the summit is very... Read more
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Daily News
Lanka discusses GSP applicationwith Sri Lanka regaining the GSP concession. “I think it would be formulated wi
Lanka discusses GSP application
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
with Sri Lanka regaining the GSP concession. “I think it would be formulated within a few weeks.” A joint statement by the Sri Lankan government and the EU said the application was discussed at the EU-Sri Lanka Working Group on Trade and Economic... Read more
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