UNFPA Survey: 90% of women have experienced sexual harassment on public transport in Sri Lanka


Findings of a nationwide study commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed that 90% of women and girls in Sri Lanka have been subjected to sexual harassment on public buses and trains.

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Update Kalutara shooting incident : Death toll rises to seven


The death toll following the Kalutara shooting incident has risen to seven.

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Lankan doctor freed after manslaughter of abusive husband in Geraldton


A Sri Lankan-born doctor who was convicted of the manslaughter of her abusive husband last year has been granted parole and will be released from prison in Australia this week, Australian media reported.

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34th UNHRC sessions underway; Mangala to address assembly tomorrow


The thirty-fourth Session of the Human Rights Council has been inaugurated in Geneva by its newly elected President, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli foreign media reported.

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SriLankan takes delivery of a A320-Neo aircraft


SriLankan Airlines took delivery of a A320-Neo aircraft today at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

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U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council : Report


The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being biased against Israel and criticized for including abusive governments, according to two sources in regular contact with former and current U.

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Underworld gang member and prison official killed in attack at Kalutara


Six persons including a leading underworld gang member and prison official was killed when their vehicles came under attack today morning in Kalutara as the prisoners were being transported to attend court proceedings, officials said.

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Lankan Police deny going after Hong Kong based asylum seekers who sheltered Snowden


Sri Lankan police  formally denied hunting nationals who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and said their claims to the contrary could have been made to bolster asylum applications.

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Lankan student in Wales, refused asylum to be deported


A Sri Lankan student studying at Bangor University in Wales is reported to be deported to Sri Lanka just three months before completing her Electrical Engineering degree, Wales Online reported.

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