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DW
Colombo to become a smart city |but also regionally and globally." The Colombo Metropolitain Area is the brigh
Colombo to become a smart city |
DW / Posted 12 hours ago
but also regionally and globally." The Colombo Metropolitain Area is the brightest spot on Sri Lanka's western coast The Sri Lankan government is determined to take up the challenge. In 2015, it initiated the Megapolis project. President... Read more
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Daily News
Public Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism to attract FDI: USAID,World Bank,JICA to help public finance management reformsof at least $8 trillion from 2010 until 2020. Traditional public funding source
Public Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism to attract FDI: USAID,World Bank,JICA to help public finance management reforms
Daily News / Posted yesterday
of at least $8 trillion from 2010 until 2020. Traditional public funding sources fall far short of this investment need and Sri Lankan Government was in the forefront of establishing public-private partnership( PPPs) to address that need, American... Read more
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New Kerala
Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Sri Lanka today to expand bilateral trade relations - newkerala.com #123787During her three-day visit, she will be meeting with her counterpart in Sri Lan
Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Sri Lanka today to expand bilateral trade relations - newkerala.com #123787
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
During her three-day visit, she will be meeting with her counterpart in Sri Lankan government Malick Samarwickrama who is the Minister for Development strategies and International trade. It is a reciprocal visit coming after Sri Lankan minister... Read more
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Daily News
Govt should expedite legislative process of implementing VAT- IMFrevenue to GDP ratio. According to Lee, the mission made a significant progres
Govt should expedite legislative process of implementing VAT- IMF
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
revenue to GDP ratio. According to Lee, the mission made a significant progress to reach a staff level agreement with the Sri Lankan Government on completion of the first review. He said further discussions in this regard will take place next... Read more
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asianage
EU court moves to keep Tamil Tigers, Hamas off terrorism listthe removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blackli
EU court moves to keep Tamil Tigers, Hamas off terrorism list
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism listthe removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blackli
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges,... Read more
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Reuters
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism listthe removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blackli
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the European Court of Justice, whose advice is usually followed by judges,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
High costs slowing Sri Lanka push towards solar energyCOLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan gove
High costs slowing Sri Lanka push towards solar energy
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan government to outfit 100,000 homes with solar panels, to turn them into power producers for the national grid, may be too expensive for many families to afford, experts... Read more
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Reuters
High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energyCOLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan gove
High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energy
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan government to outfit 100,000 homes with solar panels, to turn them into power producers for the national grid, may be too expensive for many families to afford, experts... Read more
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Daily News
Silent struggleenter the public domain and the government designs transitional justice mechani
Silent struggle
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
enter the public domain and the government designs transitional justice mechanisms, is an end to impunity in sight? The Sri Lankan government is currently designing transitional justice mechanisms to address human rights abuses connected to the... Read more
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Daily News
National Sports Festival in the North for first time2 at Durayappah Stadium in Jaffna amidst the government's full patronage. Afte
National Sports Festival in the North for first time
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
2 at Durayappah Stadium in Jaffna amidst the government's full patronage. After eradicating the 30-year-old war, the new Sri Lankan government has decided to hold the national sports festival in the northern region, which had been devastated by... Read more
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Slate
As Catches Dwindle, Fishing Wars Turn Deadlythe larger Tamil world, a fertile river dividing two provinces of the same unre
As Catches Dwindle, Fishing Wars Turn Deadly
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
the larger Tamil world, a fertile river dividing two provinces of the same unrealized nation. In 1974, the Indian and Sri Lankan governments signed a treaty establishing a firm maritime boundary between the two young states. It placed two of... Read more
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International Business Times
BBC journalist sacked for not prioritising Prince George's birth report wins unfair dismissal caseand unfairly targeted because of his views on the killings of the Tamils allege
BBC journalist sacked for not prioritising Prince George's birth report wins unfair dismissal case
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
and unfairly targeted because of his views on the killings of the Tamils allegedly at the hands of the Sinhalese-dominated Sri Lankan government. However, BBC said that the journalist was found guilty of gross misconduct, which included shouting... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka sounds alert over Zika, chikungunya - newkerala.com #120264passengers travelling to the affected countries," Quarantine Director Palitha K
Sri Lanka sounds alert over Zika, chikungunya - newkerala.com #120264
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
passengers travelling to the affected countries," Quarantine Director Palitha Karunaperuma was quoted as saying. The Sri Lankan government said that the island nation faced a threat from the two deadly diseases, and that state hospitals were... Read more
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Sunday Observer
SL committed to uphold NAM principles - Minister Samarasinghetwo-thirds of the members of the United Nations, accounting for over half of hu
SL committed to uphold NAM principles - Minister Samarasinghe
Sunday Observer / Posted 10 days ago
two-thirds of the members of the United Nations, accounting for over half of humanity,� the Minister said. The Sri Lankan government�s firm conviction that durable peace, meaningful reconciliation and non-recurrence can only be... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Clinton fundraiser was former SL govt PR agentboth the Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama presidential campaigns is being highli
Clinton fundraiser was former SL govt PR agent
Sunday Observer / Posted 10 days ago
both the Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama presidential campaigns is being highlighted in some US news media as a one-time Sri Lankan government-hired political liaison agent who has gone un-punished for failing to register his hiring with the US... Read more
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Daily News
PM to make first official visit to New Zealandopportunities for New Zealand, and an increasing number of New Zealand business
PM to make first official visit to New Zealand
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
opportunities for New Zealand, and an increasing number of New Zealand businesses were recognizing the potential. Wickremesinghe would be accompanied by four Sri Lankan government ministers, and a business and media delegation, Xinhua... Read more
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Daily News
Disappearances major topic at UNHRC sessionsdecades-long conflict will be a major topic of discussion at the 33rd session o
Disappearances major topic at UNHRC sessions
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
decades-long conflict will be a major topic of discussion at the 33rd session of The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Sri Lankan government, in a statement presented to the UNHRC before this week’s meetings, said that it steadfastly committed... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Attack on SL envoy arouses tempersto Malaysia suffered injuries due to LTTE activists assaulting him at the Kuala
Attack on SL envoy arouses tempers
Sunday Observer / Posted 17 days ago
to Malaysia suffered injuries due to LTTE activists assaulting him at the Kuala Lumpur Airport. It is an insult on the Sri Lankan Government, he said. He also queried as to why the Government is silent on LTTE activists assaulting a Sri Lankan... Read more
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Sunday Observer
The attack on SL envoy in Malaysia: Assailants roaming freeinstrumental in branding Tamils who support the Sri Lankan Tamil cause as membe
The attack on SL envoy in Malaysia: Assailants roaming free
Sunday Observer / Posted 17 days ago
instrumental in branding Tamils who support the Sri Lankan Tamil cause as members of the LTTE and handing them over to the Sri Lankan government.� Vaiko also alleged, the High Commissioner was once instrumental in denying him a visa to attend a... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan editor’s remains to be exhumedthe death occurred due to gunshot wounds while the surgeon said the wounds were
Sri Lankan editor’s remains to be exhumed
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
the death occurred due to gunshot wounds while the surgeon said the wounds were not from bullets, the police said. The Sri Lankan government, led by President Maithripala Sirisena, had reopened investigations into Wickrematunge’s murder,... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lankan editor's remains to be exhumed - newkerala.com #115888was a staunch critic of the former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has den
Sri Lankan editor's remains to be exhumed - newkerala.com #115888
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
was a staunch critic of the former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has denied any role in the editor's killing. The Sri Lankan government led by Maithripala Sirisena, who came to power in January 2015, had reopened investigations into... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan High Commissioner was attacked by Indian Tamils: Ranilanyone to indulge in violence,” he told The Hindu. Nonetheless, he said such a
Sri Lankan High Commissioner was attacked by Indian Tamils: Ranil
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
anyone to indulge in violence,” he told The Hindu. Nonetheless, he said such attacks and protests were inevitable as the Sri Lankan government was resorting to all kinds of unethical means to “exterminate Tamils” even after it had claimed that it... Read more
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asianage
Making India healthier: Lanka has tips to offerwere rampant as plantation, irrigation and agricultural projects taken up by th
Making India healthier: Lanka has tips to offer
asianage / Posted 20 days ago
were rampant as plantation, irrigation and agricultural projects taken up by the British administration and then the Sri Lankan government opened up many forested areas. Major epidemics took place every few years. The infamous 1934-35... Read more
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asianage
Making India healthier Lanka has tips to offerwere rampant as plantation, irrigation and agricultural projects taken up by th
Making India healthier Lanka has tips to offer
asianage / Posted 20 days ago
were rampant as plantation, irrigation and agricultural projects taken up by the British administration and then the Sri Lankan government opened up many forested areas. Major epidemics took place every few years. The infamous 1934-35... Read more
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Daily News
[Parliament–taken with the approval of the relevant ministry. MP Bimal Rathnayake asked wh
[Parliament–
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
taken with the approval of the relevant ministry. MP Bimal Rathnayake asked whether an agreement was signed between the Sri Lankan government and the Indian government or an Indian company to modernise the Palali airport and whether open tender... Read more
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Daily News
Report called from Malaysian govt: PreMierwith the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the main Opposition party in Malaysia.
Report called from Malaysian govt: PreMier
Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
with the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the main Opposition party in Malaysia. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the Sri Lankan government was planning on sending a mission to engage with this group as well as South India to explain the true... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
SLC to construct stadiums in Polonnaruwa and Jaffnaof the game in those areas." Cricket in the north was hit very badly by the 30
SLC to construct stadiums in Polonnaruwa and Jaffna
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 21 days ago
of the game in those areas." Cricket in the north was hit very badly by the 30-year civil war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government. Since the end of the war, seven years ago, there has been large-scale development in the region, with... Read more
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Daily News
Diplomacy in dangerat the airport though it was not part of the duties of a High Commissioner. Th
Diplomacy in danger
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
at the airport though it was not part of the duties of a High Commissioner. The recent attack however has prompted the Sri Lankan government to request for, “Adequate security to the High Commissioner, High Commission staff, the office of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Mahinda Rajapaksa says attack on Sri Lankan envoy was against governmentRajapaksa said. Ansar was seeing off the joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawa
Mahinda Rajapaksa says attack on Sri Lankan envoy was against government
Business Standard India / Posted 22 days ago
Rajapaksa said. Ansar was seeing off the joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardana at the airport when he was attacked. Sri Lankan government on Sunday expressed concern over the incident and summoned Malaysia's High Commissioner here to the... Read more
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dna
Mahinda Rajapaksa says attack on Sri Lankan envoy was against governmentsympathisers in Malaysia were angry with Ansar as he hosted Rajapaksa, who led
Mahinda Rajapaksa says attack on Sri Lankan envoy was against government
dna / Posted 22 days ago
sympathisers in Malaysia were angry with Ansar as he hosted Rajapaksa, who led the opposition delegation at the meeting. Sri Lankan government on Sunday expressed concern over the incident and summoned Malaysia's High Commissioner here to the... Read more
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Daily News
Five arrested over assault on Sri Lankan envoywould also focus on identifying any links to the LTTE, including financially su
Five arrested over assault on Sri Lankan envoy
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
would also focus on identifying any links to the LTTE, including financially supporting them in the fight against the Sri Lankan government. The five suspects were picked up in Dengkil, Ipoh and in KL, in an operation that be... Read more
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asianage
Two assassinations and a conspiracyleader’s projected return to power was as much a threat to the Pakistan Army an
Two assassinations and a conspiracy
asianage / Posted 23 days ago
leader’s projected return to power was as much a threat to the Pakistan Army and the ISI as it was to the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government, under Ranasinghe Premadasa. Indeed, the threat to Rajiv Gandhi’s person could have originated from... Read more
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Daily News
Strategic perspectivevia the Bali Process. This cooperation was strengthened when the Australian gov
Strategic perspective
Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
via the Bali Process. This cooperation was strengthened when the Australian government gifted two Bay-class vessels to the Sri Lankan government in 2013, to increase the Sri Lankan Navy’s capability to intercept people smugglers in Sri Lankan... Read more
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Daily News
Govt back in business with China in a big way - Dr Harshaat the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka,
Govt back in business with China in a big way - Dr Harsha
Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
at the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka, the Minister expressed confidence that the Sri Lankan government’s relationship with China is going to be tremendously beneficial in time to come. “We have to build... Read more
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Sunday Observer
After crippling of President�s home page, cyber experts warn � � : Is computer �hacking� this easy?was a �defacement�, which didn�t do anything more than cosmetic harm, no data s
After crippling of President�s home page, cyber experts warn � � : Is computer �hacking� this easy?
Sunday Observer / Posted 24 days ago
was a �defacement�, which didn�t do anything more than cosmetic harm, no data stolen, nor was any security breached. �The Sri Lankan government departments release far more important information than is necessary, due to incompetency,� he said.... Read more
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The Columbian
U.N. chief says Sri Lanka killings led to self-scrutinylands occupied by the military and involving foreign prosecutors and judges in
U.N. chief says Sri Lanka killings led to self-scrutiny
The Columbian / Posted 25 days ago
lands occupied by the military and involving foreign prosecutors and judges in probing allegations of war crimes. The Sri Lankan government has said that it will not involve foreign judges. In his speech in Colombo, Ban urged the government... Read more
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Boston Herald
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutinylands occupied by the military and involving foreign prosecutors and judges in
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutiny
Boston Herald / Posted 25 days ago
lands occupied by the military and involving foreign prosecutors and judges in probing allegations of war crimes. The Sri Lankan government has said that it will not involve foreign judges. In his speech in Colombo, Ban urged the government... Read more
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Daily News
The Ban Ki-moon chapterof Indonesia, Yasmin Sooka, a high court judge from South Africa and Steven R.
The Ban Ki-moon chapter
Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
of Indonesia, Yasmin Sooka, a high court judge from South Africa and Steven R. Ratner an American Professor of Law. The Sri Lankan government reacted angrily to the panel's appointment, calling it “an unwarranted and unnecessary interference... Read more
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Daily News
Before the praiseful eyeslargest terrorist groups, was militarily crushed. In the face of growing intern
Before the praiseful eyes
Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
largest terrorist groups, was militarily crushed. In the face of growing international pressure on the manner in which the Sri Lankan government carried out the final battle, the UN Secretary-General managed to sign a historic joint statement with... Read more
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Daily News
Prabhakaran’s siblings unlikely to petition Sri Lanka OMPdeath bed in November 2010, it is highly unlikely that they will file a petitio
Prabhakaran’s siblings unlikely to petition Sri Lanka OMP
Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
death bed in November 2010, it is highly unlikely that they will file a petition to trace their brother Prabhakaran. The Sri Lankan government has said that Prabhakaran was killed in the battle at Mullivaikkal in the last stage of Eelam War IV in... Read more
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The Hindu
Stanly Johny reviews Commodore Ajith Boyagoda's memoir A Long Watchjudgements on the government’s decision. “Military forces are designed precisel
Stanly Johny reviews Commodore Ajith Boyagoda's memoir A Long Watch
The Hindu / Posted a month ago
judgements on the government’s decision. “Military forces are designed precisely to make every soldier replaceable… The Sri Lankan government was sending a signal that they did not want to do business with the LTTE in any way,” Boyagoda writes... Read more
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The Indian Express
Buzz of change in Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed flies secretly to LankaSri Lanka since Nasheed went into exile. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry spoke
Buzz of change in Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed flies secretly to Lanka
The Indian Express / Posted 1 months ago
Sri Lanka since Nasheed went into exile. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishi Colonne said as far as the Sri Lankan government was aware, Nasheed was in the United Kingdom. An official in the Ministry of External Affairs said New... Read more
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New Kerala
UN Chief to meet war displaced in Sri Lanka - newkerala.com #110305week, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Ban will visit Sri Lanka from Augus
UN Chief to meet war displaced in Sri Lanka - newkerala.com #110305
New Kerala / Posted 1 months ago
week, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Ban will visit Sri Lanka from August 31 to September 2 at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government, Xinhua news agency reported. In Colombo, the Secretary General will meet Prime Minister Ranil... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka airlines to face losses due to runway closure - newkerala.com #110245by the eight-hour closure of the runway during the day from January 6 to April
Sri Lanka airlines to face losses due to runway closure - newkerala.com #110245
New Kerala / Posted 1 months ago
by the eight-hour closure of the runway during the day from January 6 to April 6, Xinhua news agency reported. The Sri Lankan government last month said the airport will be closed for eight hours a day during which a selected area of the... Read more
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Daily News
Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka: CERDmechanisms along with UN resolutions, offered a very different picture of the c
Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka: CERD
Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
mechanisms along with UN resolutions, offered a very different picture of the current situation than that presented by the Sri Lankan government – the discrepancies were concerning, Tzay stated. The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other... Read more

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