Lanka in initial discussions on IMF loan: Ravi


Sri Lanka is in initial talks with the IMF about a loan, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Friday, amid concerns over pressures on its balance of payments, outflows from government bonds and a ballooning fiscal deficit.

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Jaya seeks Modi's intervention to secure release of fishermen


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 27 fishermen and 71 fishing boats from Sri Lankan authorities.

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Lanka willing for international probe on war crimes: Ranil


Prime Minister Ranil S Wickremesinghe on Friday made it clear that his government was not averse to international participation in investigating the alleged war crimes in his country, but said "final judgment will be made by the internal judicial system.

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Certificates of Absence for missing persons


The Government will issue a Certificate of Absence to the next of kin of persons who have gone missing owing to various reasons during the recent past, Parliament was informed today.

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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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