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New Kerala
Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces - newkerala.com #82149London, June 26 : The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons i
Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces - newkerala.com #82149
New Kerala / Posted 50 minutes ago
London, June 26 : The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons in the former war-hit areas of the country following reports of cluster bombs being found in the region. Responding to questions over a Guardian report, which produced for... Read more
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The Hindu
CM writes to Modi again on fishermen arresther letter to Mr. Modi, which was released to the media. “I urge you to take t
CM writes to Modi again on fishermen arrest
The Hindu / Posted 12 hours ago
her letter to Mr. Modi, which was released to the media. “I urge you to take this up with the highest authorities of the Sri Lankan government and ensure the immediate release of the precariously berthed boats. Denying our fishermen the right to... Read more
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Daily News
Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lankafive fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week "drifted ashore" due to an engine snag
Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 19 hours ago
five fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week "drifted ashore" due to an engine snag following which they were arrested by the Sri Lankan government. "This appears to be an 'inhumane' act of arresting fishermen in distress at sea," she said in the... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Special court for accountability with TNA and victims- Foreign Affairs MinisterSpeaking at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo on
Special court for accountability with TNA and victims- Foreign Affairs Minister
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 hours ago
Speaking at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo on Tuesday (June 21), the Minister said the Sri Lankan government has been working with the government of South Africa about their experiences in setting up a Truth and... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Jaya urges Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lankafive fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week �drifted ashore� due to an engine snag
Jaya urges Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 hours ago
five fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week �drifted ashore� due to an engine snag following which they were arrested by the Sri Lankan government. �This appears to be an �inhumane� act of arresting fishermen in distress at sea,� she said in the... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Government calms furore over CB Governorincomes and higher levels of education also had a greater tendency to vote �Rem
Government calms furore over CB Governor
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 hours ago
incomes and higher levels of education also had a greater tendency to vote �Remain�. It was common knowledge that the Sri Lankan government was supportive of the �Remain� campaign. Even Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, two weeks ago, urged... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Only 8,000 refugees have returned to Sri Lanka - Studyto return�. Mayuran points out that the first three to six months is the most d
Only 8,000 refugees have returned to Sri Lanka - Study
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 hours ago
to return�. Mayuran points out that the first three to six months is the most difficult period for returnees, but the Sri Lankan government has been offering support. �Once a returnee comes back to village, he has to register with the... Read more
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New Kerala
To reduce Brexit after-effects, Lanka expects to sign trade pact with UK - newkerala.com #81798Colombo, June 25 : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva annou
To reduce Brexit after-effects, Lanka expects to sign trade pact with UK - newkerala.com #81798
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Colombo, June 25 : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva announced that the Sri Lankan Government will take measures to sign a trade pact with the United Kingdom as soon as possible, following Britain's exit from the European Union.... Read more
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dna
Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lankafive fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week "drifted ashore" due to an engine snag
Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka
dna / Posted yesterday
five fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week "drifted ashore" due to an engine snag following which they were arrested by the Sri Lankan government. "This appears to be an 'inhumane' act of arresting fishermen in distress at sea," she said in the... Read more
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The Hindu
Jayalalithaa again writes to Modi on fishermen arrestfive fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week “drifted ashore” due to an engine snag
Jayalalithaa again writes to Modi on fishermen arrest
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
five fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week “drifted ashore” due to an engine snag following which they were arrested by the Sri Lankan government. “This appears to be an ‘inhumane’ act of arresting fishermen in distress at sea,” she said in the... Read more
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Daily News
Ravi in China for AIIB maiden annual general meeting2014 in Beijing in China. So far, five multilateral consultation meetings have
Ravi in China for AIIB maiden annual general meeting
Daily News / Posted yesterday
2014 in Beijing in China. So far, five multilateral consultation meetings have been held on the establishment of AIIB. The Sri Lankan government entered an MoU with 22 countries to join the AIIB as a founding member in October 2014. The... Read more
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Daily News
Plea to enforce fishing rights for Indian fishermen in Lankan waters rejectedThe petitioner wants a permanent solution to this problem. “This court has no
Plea to enforce fishing rights for Indian fishermen in Lankan waters rejected
Daily News / Posted yesterday
The petitioner wants a permanent solution to this problem. “This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on the Sri Lankan government. These are matters which have to be left to the diplomatic channels of the two countries. Deccan... Read more
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dna
Sri Lanka defends Brexin campaignsupporting UK Prime Minister David Cameron's failed campaign to persuade Britis
Sri Lanka defends Brexin campaign
dna / Posted 2 days ago
supporting UK Prime Minister David Cameron's failed campaign to persuade British people to remain in the European Union, Sri Lankan government on Friday said the decision was made keeping in view national priorities. Leading a team of government... Read more
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Daily News
HC dismisses plea to ensure fishing rights in Katchatheevu watersBench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan said, “This court has
HC dismisses plea to ensure fishing rights in Katchatheevu waters
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan said, “This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on the Sri Lankan government. Counsel for the petitioner did strenuously seek to contend that the said relief is not being prayed... Read more
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The Hindu
HC dismisses plea to ensure fishing rights in Katchatheevu watersBench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan said, “This court has
HC dismisses plea to ensure fishing rights in Katchatheevu waters
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan said, “This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on the Sri Lankan government. Counsel for the petitioner did strenuously seek to contend that the said relief is not being prayed... Read more
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New Kerala
Lankan govt rejects allegations of using cluster bombs during civil war - newkerala.com #80768Colombo, June 23 : The Sri Lankan government has rejected allegations that the
Lankan govt rejects allegations of using cluster bombs during civil war - newkerala.com #80768
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Colombo, June 23 : The Sri Lankan government has rejected allegations that the Sri Lankan Army used cluster bombs during the final phases of the war and questioned the authenticity of the report published in the media. Co-Cabinet Spokesperson and... Read more
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The Hindu
Relief to those who lost land during civil warLaw covers those who were forced to abandon land in the period from May 1983 to
Relief to those who lost land during civil war
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Law covers those who were forced to abandon land in the period from May 1983 to May 2009 The Sri Lankan government has enacted a law enabling residents of the Northern and Eastern Provinces to reclaim their land lost to encroachers during the civil... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka suspends firm from defence HQ construction - newkerala.com #80416Colombo, June 22 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday suspended a private c
Sri Lanka suspends firm from defence HQ construction - newkerala.com #80416
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Colombo, June 22 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday suspended a private consultancy firm involved in the construction of the new defence headquarters. The former Sri Lankan government decided to shift the headquarters of the tri-forces from... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. T
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. "The government of... Read more
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The Age
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Tamils wait on the beach. Photo: Fadly Th
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Tamils wait on the beach. Photo: Fadly The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. "The government of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Tamils wait on the beach. Photo: Fadly Th
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Tamils wait on the beach. Photo: Fadly The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. "The government of... Read more
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Canberra Times
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. T
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
Canberra Times / Posted 5 days ago
country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. Sri Lankan boat... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. T
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. Sri Lankan boat... Read more
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WA Today
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. T
Indonesia asks for help with stranded Tamils, admitting 'their boat can't be fixed'
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
country but if they are refugees they will be sheltered here," Mr Heru said. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta said the Sri Lankan government was strongly committed to the policy of voluntary return of Sri Lankan refugees. Sri Lankan boat... Read more
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Business Standard India
Sri Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTAat the time of arrest and ensuing detention. The New York-based Human Rights W
Sri Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTA
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
at the time of arrest and ensuing detention. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) had last week called on the Sri Lankan Government to abide by the directives issued by the HRCSL and take measures to revoke the draconian Prevention of... Read more
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New Kerala
Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTA - newkerala.com #79203at the time of arrest and ensuing detention. The New York-based Human Rights W
Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTA - newkerala.com #79203
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
at the time of arrest and ensuing detention. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) had last week called on the Sri Lankan Government to abide by the directives issued by the HRCSL and take measures to revoke the draconian Prevention of... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Sri Lanka’s Long Road to Reform: The Human Rights Council’s continued critical rolepeace and a just settlement of its decades-old ethnic conflict. Following years
Sri Lanka’s Long Road to Reform: The Human Rights Council’s continued critical role
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 days ago
peace and a just settlement of its decades-old ethnic conflict. Following years of bitter resistance by the previous Sri Lankan government to international efforts to encourage post-war reconciliation and accountability, the new government... Read more
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The Financial Express
India’s economic growth will drive development in neighbours too: Narendra Modiof its citizens, he said. He further said New Delhi’s assistance to Colombo wi
India’s economic growth will drive development in neighbours too: Narendra Modi
The Financial Express / Posted 8 days ago
of its citizens, he said. He further said New Delhi’s assistance to Colombo will be based on the “priorities” drawn by the Sri Lankan government and the cordial ties between two countries should not be “limited to the confines of our two... Read more
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New Kerala
India's economic growth will drive development in neighbours too: newkerala.com #78442of its citizens, he said. He further said New Delhi's assistance to Colombo wi
India's economic growth will drive development in neighbours too: newkerala.com #78442
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
of its citizens, he said. He further said New Delhi's assistance to Colombo will be based on the "priorities" drawn by the Sri Lankan government and the cordial ties between two countries should not be "limited to the confines of our two... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka’s foreign policy trends since January 2015this process of re-configuring Sri Lanka’s global relations and strategies. For
Sri Lanka’s foreign policy trends since January 2015
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
this process of re-configuring Sri Lanka’s global relations and strategies. For the first time since 2009, we could see the Sri Lankan government, the UN, the EU and Western governments – the West-led managers of the global political system –... Read more
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Daily News
Tighten fiscal policy: IMFThe Sri Lankan Government will have to come out with a tighter fiscal policy as
Tighten fiscal policy: IMF
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
The Sri Lankan Government will have to come out with a tighter fiscal policy as it received the already approved International Monetary Fund (IMF) three-year US dollar 1.5 billion Extended Facility Fund. This is being granted by the IMF to support... Read more
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Daily News
SL-Turkey economic cooperation pact soonfor increased financial cooperation, wherein Turkey’s EXIM bank will allocate a
SL-Turkey economic cooperation pact soon
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
for increased financial cooperation, wherein Turkey’s EXIM bank will allocate a credit line worth US $ 350 million to the Sri Lankan Government, Foreign Affairs Minister Managala Samaraweera said yesterday. “We are keen that our trade turnovers... Read more
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SiliconIndia
'Modi's Visit Gave Opportunity To Assess Indo-U.S. Partnership': Obama Administrationour behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly onl
'Modi's Visit Gave Opportunity To Assess Indo-U.S. Partnership': Obama Administration
SiliconIndia / Posted 11 days ago
our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly only just beginning," she said. She said the Sri Lankan government that came into power in January 2015 has taken "some very encouraging steps" with respect to the... Read more
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Daily News
Govt expresses interest in buying LafargeHolcim’s Sri Lankan operationsafter the unsuccessful merger of Lafarge and Holcim in July last year. Compared
Govt expresses interest in buying LafargeHolcim’s Sri Lankan operations
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
after the unsuccessful merger of Lafarge and Holcim in July last year. Compared to its global operations LafargeHolcim’s Lankan operations is less than one percent. Sources said the Sri Lankan government has about two percent shares in this comp... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka, ADB sign two million USD grant for relief efforts - newkerala.com #76755Colombo, June 14 : The Sri Lankan Government and the Asian Development Bank (AD
Sri Lanka, ADB sign two million USD grant for relief efforts - newkerala.com #76755
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
Colombo, June 14 : The Sri Lankan Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a two million US dollars grant agreement to finance the relief efforts in the country following the recent floods and landslides, which caused mass destruction.... Read more
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dna
'Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnership'our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly onl
'Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnership'
dna / Posted 12 days ago
our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly only just beginning," she said. She said the Sri Lankan government that came into power in January 2015 has taken "some very encouraging steps" with respect to the... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka should have national policy on International Trade Agreements; GMOAThe Sri Lankan government should launch a National Policy on signing Internatio
Sri Lanka should have national policy on International Trade Agreements; GMOA
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
The Sri Lankan government should launch a National Policy on signing International/Foreign trade agreements before signing any more trade agreements, especially ETCA, Government Medical Officers' Association President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya... Read more
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The Economic Times
Narendra Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnershipour behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly onl
Narendra Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnership
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly only just beginning," she said. She said the Sri Lankan government that came into power in January 2015 has taken "some very encouraging steps" with respect to the... Read more
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Business Standard India
'Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnership' : Obama administrationour behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly onl
'Modi's visit gave opportunity to assess Indo-US partnership' : Obama administration
Business Standard India / Posted 12 days ago
our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly only just beginning," she said. She said the Sri Lankan government that came into power in January 2015 has taken "some very encouraging steps" with respect to the... Read more
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Daily News
Questions loom over Google Loonin with the idea that Sri Lanka would be the ideal place to test the new techno
Questions loom over Google Loon
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
in with the idea that Sri Lanka would be the ideal place to test the new technology. As interest in the project grew, the Sri Lankan government too, came on board and by July 28, 2015, the government had signed a MoU with Google to implement the... Read more
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Daily News
Reconciliation and good governance, the way forwardthrough my government’s foreign policy. I reject such allegations. No nation ha
Reconciliation and good governance, the way forward
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
through my government’s foreign policy. I reject such allegations. No nation has tried to influence or pressurise the Sri Lankan government. But, they have one common view; which is a call to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedom,”... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Dheepanof the civil war, which places events depicted in the film around 2009. A soldi
Dheepan
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 12 days ago
of the civil war, which places events depicted in the film around 2009. A soldier from the Tamil Tigers (which opposed the Sri Lankan government), a woman and a 9-year-old girl meet and pose as a family to increase their chances of being granted... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Human Rights Watch Calls on Sri Lanka to Speed Up Repeal of Prevention of Terrorism Actand permits detention for up to 18 months without producing the suspect before
Human Rights Watch Calls on Sri Lanka to Speed Up Repeal of Prevention of Terrorism Act
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 13 days ago
and permits detention for up to 18 months without producing the suspect before a court. New York, NY - infoZine - The Sri Lankan government should abide by National Human Rights Commission guidelines on arrest and detention while taking urgent... Read more
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New Kerala
Global human rights organization urges Lanka to abide HRCSL directives - newkerala.com #76294Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on arrests and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Ac
Global human rights organization urges Lanka to abide HRCSL directives - newkerala.com #76294
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on arrests and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The organization has also asked the Sri Lankan government to take measures to revoke the draconian Act. "The Sri Lankan government should abide by National... Read more
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The Financial Express
Sri Lanka’s investment in disaster risk insurance gives fast payoffcompensation for deaths, said Manjula de Silva, chairman of the insurance trust
Sri Lanka’s investment in disaster risk insurance gives fast payoff
The Financial Express / Posted 13 days ago
compensation for deaths, said Manjula de Silva, chairman of the insurance trust, known as NIFT. (Reuters) On April 1, the Sri Lankan government paid 300 million rupees ($2 million) as a premium to buy its first national natural disaster cover from... Read more
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Daily News
Enforce Commission Directives on Terror DetaineesThe Sri Lankan government should abide by National Human Rights Commission guid
Enforce Commission Directives on Terror Detainees
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
The Sri Lankan government should abide by National Human Rights Commission guidelines on arrest and detention while taking urgent steps to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), Human Rights Watch said today. Sri Lankan authorities... Read more
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New Kerala
Exiled Lankan Tamils willing to testify against human rights violations: ITJP report - newkerala.com #75887the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka," said Sooka. She said that d
Exiled Lankan Tamils willing to testify against human rights violations: ITJP report - newkerala.com #75887
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka," said Sooka. She said that donors, the international community and the Sri Lankan Government must take note and facilitate the participation of these victims. Both President Maithripala Sirisena... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka to expedite Chinese-funded projects - newkerala.com #74981Colombo, June 10 : The Sri Lankan government has decided to expedite developmen
Sri Lanka to expedite Chinese-funded projects - newkerala.com #74981
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
Colombo, June 10 : The Sri Lankan government has decided to expedite development projects funded by China, the Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs has said. The ministry said the decision was taken following talks held between a Chinese... Read more
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Daily News
NORWAY RETURNS: watch out, what may be their goal?they elevated the LTTE to the “sole representative of the Tamil community”. Nor
NORWAY RETURNS: watch out, what may be their goal?
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
they elevated the LTTE to the “sole representative of the Tamil community”. Norway always treated the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government as ‘equals’. It was Solheim who covertly built up LTTE into a military force comparable in strength to... Read more
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New Kerala
Six Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy - newkerala.com #74488on Indian fishermen fishing in the Palk Strait, where New Delhi and Colombo are
Six Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy - newkerala.com #74488
New Kerala / Posted 17 days ago
on Indian fishermen fishing in the Palk Strait, where New Delhi and Colombo are separated by only 12 nautical miles. The Sri Lankan Government wants India to ban use of mechanized trawlers in the Palk Strait region and negotiations on the same... Read more
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