Pacific Partnership exercise to return to Sri Lanka


The Asia-Pacific’s largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission is returning to Sri Lanka as the United States continues to cultivate partnerships in the region.

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Foreign Ministry responds to UK High Commissioner resignation


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that reports being circulated in the media attributed to the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK, Mrs.

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NIA to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat who served at High Commission in Colombo


India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui, Counsellor (Visa) at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, in a case of conspiracy to attack vital establishments in India, the Hindu reported.

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Transparency International's Corruption Index shows slow, imperfect progress across Asia


    • New Zealand tops the list as the least corrupt country • Bhutan, placed 26, heads the South Asia region in terms of least corrupt followed by India (81), Sri Lanka (91), the Maldives (112), Pakistan (117), Nepal (122) and Bangladesh (143).

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Navy assists repatriation of 109 Indian fishermen and 6 Sri Lankan fishermen


Navy assisted the repatriation of 109 Indian fishermen and six Sri Lankan fishermen who had been apprehended in past due to engaging in poaching activities in eachother's territorial waters yesterday, Navy said.

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Lankan asylum seeker to be deported after UN committee withdraws torture concerns


A SrilankanTamil asylum seeker appears set for deportation to Sri Lanka after the UN committee against torture withdrew a request to Australia to halt his removal while it investigated the risk of him being tortured upon return, The Guardian reported.

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US dollar seen stabilizing in Colombo's money markets


While there has been demand for US dollars in recent days as foreigners sold stocks in the Colombo bourse and bonds, the dollar appears to be stabilizing in the money markets here, dealers said The dollar was trading at around 155.

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Hand grenade caused Diyathalawa bus explosion


The Army Commander has informed that a hand grenade is the likely cause of an explosion and fire inside a bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament a short while ago.

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Parliament informed National Government continues


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament today that the National Government was still valid and continues.

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Speaker to make statement on national government today


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today in Parliament regarding the validity of the national government.

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Diyathalawa explosion not terror related - Military


Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu has clarified that the explosion this morning did not take place inside the private bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela, but on another bus to which the passengers got into along the way.

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