UK Indicates improvement in HR situation in SL; while expressing concern over intercommunal tension


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) of the United Kingdom   in its annual Human Rights Report for 2016 released on Tuesday said it rcognises and welcomes improvements in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, but emphasized the need for further progress.

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Protest over alleged attempt to 'abduct' student leader


A protest is currently ongoing outside the United Nations (UN) Head Office in Colombo.

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Illegal vehicle assembly racket busted


The Walana Anti-Vice Squad has busted an illegal vehicle assembly racket in Dambokka, Pothuhera.

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United Nations Secretary-General says setting up of Office of Missing Persons an important step


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.

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Practical examinations for drivers licenses to be streamlined


The Cabinet of Ministers this week approved a proposal on the preparation of a suitable method to conduct practical examinations for issuing of driving licenses in a more qualitative and productive manner.

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New online project to reveal activities and influences of local tobacco industry


A  new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lanka.

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Rural dairy farmers raise production, incomes through USAID Assistance


The Supporting Opportunities in Livelihoods Development (SOLID) of the  United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping hundreds of rural dairy farmers across the country.

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Two Japanese Maritime vessels arrived at Colombo port


Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) vessels arrived at the Colombo Harbour today on a good will visit, Navy said.

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Top level meeting on dengue prevention held


A top level meeting headed by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held with the Operations Committee on Dengue Prevention at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Australia announces assistance to combat dengue


Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka.

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Two suspects arrested with illegal drugs


Two suspects arrested with possession of illegal drugs, during a joint raid operation carried out by Navy and police at Batuwatta are in Negombo, Navy said.

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