Trade and services (CEPA) talks with India next week


High level talks will begin in the next few weeks with India, China and Singapore on new trade and economic arrangements and proposed pacts, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told reporters in Colombo on Tuesday.

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Disabled war heroes continue protest


A group of disabled war veterans who had been protesting since last evening opposite the Colombo Fort Railway Station continued their protest this morning.

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Canadian Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka after 13 years


The Foreign Minister of Canada Stéphane Dion will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow evening on an official visit after thirteen years, Foreign Affairs ministry said.

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Indrajith’s first CB Governor-led Monetary Policy Review on Thursday


  Sri Lanka’s monetary policy for July will be released by the Central Bank (CB) on Thursday, the first under Dr.

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77 Indian fishermen to be released


In a goodwill gesture the Sri Lankan government on Monday ordered the release of all 77 Tamil Nadu fishermen, local media reported.

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Canada encourages Govt to fulfill the commitments to UNHRC


The Canadaian government said that it will continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment to the United Nations Human Rights Council to bring about real peace, reconciliation, accountability and justice for the people in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka to brief media on proposed China, India, Singapore trade and economic pacts


  The Ministry of Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, one of the most powerful Sri Lankan ministries, is holding a media briefing on Tuesday, July 26 to discuss “objectives of Economic and Trade negotiations between China, Singapore and India”.

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Compensation to be given for deceased or disabled migrant workers


The Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Smaraweera will handed the cheques of compensations to the families of the deceased or disabled migrant workers to the respective families at the Foreign Ministry tomorrow, a statement from the ministry said.

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Defence Ministry officials evaluate progress of released lands in North


A high-level delegation of state officials, including Secretary of Defence Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi,, together with Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva arrived in Jaffna last Saturday for evaluating the status quo of the Army-released civilian lands in Jaffna and the ongoing house construction projects of the Army for resettlement.

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