Pakistan reaches out to rehabilitate farming community in East‏


In order to promote and rehabilitate agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka handed over a made in Pakistan Tractor worth of US $ 10,010.

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Govt supports legally – binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons


Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha expressing  concern on the slow progress made over the decades on international multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts, has affirmed Sri Lanka’s support for the convening of a conference in 2017, to negotiate a legally – binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva said  Sri Lanka further noted that the agreement on such a negotiation would ensure the fulfillment of the wish of the UN membership at large.

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MFA holds mobile consular service from Aug 28 to 31 in Jaffna


The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be organizing a Mobile Consular service in the vicinity of Nallur Temple, Jaffna from August 28 to 31 to coincide with the festival of Nallur Temple, the mininstry said.

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ONUR launches website of language facilitators pool


The Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) in partnership with the Department of Official Languages launched the website for Bilingual and Trilingual Resources Pool which allows public institutions to have access to qualified translators in ensuring language rights of all citizens, a statement from the institute said.

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Visa (cards) International opens Sri Lanka office


Visa international on Thursday opened its Colombo office - the second in the region of South Asia.

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Abducted businessman found dead


A Colombo based businessman Sakeem Sulaiman who was abducted by unidentifed group early this week found dead in Hemmathagama road, Mawanella, police said.

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Navy rescue 3 persons drowning in the sea off Gopalpuram


Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba in Nilaweli and the lifesavers of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard rescued three persons who were drowning in the seas off Gopalpuram on Tuesday,navy said.

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Scots engineer due in court in Sri Lanka over nightclub brawl


A Scot is due in court in Sri Lanka over a nightclub brawl with the son of a former government minister in the country in 2014.

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Four large ships arrive at Colombo port


Four large ships arrive at the same time to the Colombo Port’s Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) of the Sri Lankan Ports Authority, the Ministry of Port and Shipping said.

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