UN Lauds Lankan court's ban on HIV discrimination


The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's highest court prohibiting discrimination against people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek justice for other forms of prejudice.

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Two MPs suspended for a week


Two MPs were suspended from attending parliament sittings for a period of one week for their involvement in a brawl on the legislature that left one MP hospitalized.

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Navy arrests five Indians with 120kg of Ganja


Five Indian nationals who were attempting to smuggle 120 kilograms of Kerala Ganja into the country by boat were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (4).

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Cigarettes worth Rs.4.6 million seized at BIA


Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) detected 663 cartons of cigarettes worth Rs.

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Navy arrests 14 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing


Naval personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka apprehended 5 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities in the seas of Vedithalathive and Maddalampiddi, Mannar along with 5 canoes (Wallam) yesterday.

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CID records statement from DIG Traffic over Thajudeen murder


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today recorded a statement from DIG Traffic and Road Safety, Amarasiri Senaratne in connection with the death of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.

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Govt to redraft Inland Revenue Act


Cabinet has approved a proposal to redraft the Inland Revenue Act in order to simplify and modernize it, the Government said today.

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International tourism conference, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus an invitee -, in July in SL


An international conference in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and featuring Nobel laureate Muhammmad Yunus from Bangladesh will be held on July 11-14 to mark Sri Lanka’s golden jubilee of tourism.

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“See, feel and protect’ campaign to promote Sri Lanka’s domestic tourism


Sri Lanka will soon launch a domestic tourism promotion campaign, it was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting on Tuesday.

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