Mangala launches website for public consultation on designing reconciliation mechanisms


Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samarweera today officially launched the website for public consultation for the design of reconciliation mechanisms at the District Secretariat office in Jaffna.

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Lankan girl with Down syndrome receives temporary visa to live in Australia after minister intervenes


A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton intervened in her case.

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Weapons belong to LTTE unearthed by Madhu Police


 A cache of arms believed to have been buried by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists during the period of war was unearthed by the Madhu Police with the assistance of Air Force personnel at a place close to the Madhu Kirisuddhan jungle, National News Agency Lankapuvath said.

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European Parliament delegates briefed on Northern security status


Two delegates of the European Parliament during a tour to the Jaffna peninsula called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna  and had a brief exchange of views with the newly-appointed Commander, Major General Mahesh Senanayake, army said.

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PM in Kerala to offer prayers at Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple


Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements.

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US to promote investigative journalism in SL


The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country.

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UN Special Rapporteur on truth and justice asks Lanka not to be hasty


Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice.

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Unite and resist attempt by the Govt to betray the country and war heroes: MR


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called upon the Sri Lankan public to unite and resist the attempt by the government to betray the country and the war heroes following the assurance given to the UN Human Rights Commissioner that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented.

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President discusses issues related to coconut & Palmyrah products


A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and  Palmyrah products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, President Media Unit said.

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