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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Iran to seal oil sale deal with Sri Lanka


Iranian and Sri Lankan oil ministers have begun a fresh round of oil talks over signing the first oil sale contract in the post-sanction era, Iran’s MNA news service reported.

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Navy apprehends 156 kg of Kerala cannabis


Naval personnel attached to the North Western Naval Command in Silawathurai recovered 156.

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Japanese Naval ships in Colombo for port visit


Two Japanese naval ships, "JMSDF Inazuma" and "JMSDF Suzutsuki", arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and replenishment visit yesterday.

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Sri Lankan stabbed in Saudi Arabia


A Sri Lankan was stabbed to death with a sharp object in Saudi Arabia by a Yemeni national, foreign media reported.

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