First National Symposium on Data for SDGs inaugurated


#SDGDataLK, Sri Lanka’s First National Symposium on Data for the SDGs, was inaugurated today morning with the presence of the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliament Select Committee for the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Thilanga Sumpathipala, and the UN Resident Coordinator a.

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No legal basis to approach ICJ against Sri Lanka;Indian Central Govt tells Supreme Courts


The Indian Central government on Monday told the Madras High Court that there is no legal basis for India to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) since there is no treaty, including human rights treaties, under which the alleged attacks by Sri Lankan Navy against Indian fishermen could be established as human rights violations, The Hindu reported.

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Govt assured HRC to continue reconciliation mechanisms & stern action against hate speech


A high-level Sri Lankan delegation told the 37th session of Human Rights Council (HRC) yesterday that the government is undertaking the commitments on reconciliation and accountability measures it committed by co -sponsoring UN -Resolution 30/1 and it will take stern action against hate speech considering recent ethnic violence incidents reported in parts of the country.

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LG bodies to commence sittings today


The Local Government institutions which enjoys simple majority of any single political parties or coaliations will be established from today and accordingly, local government bodies could be established within a month from today, the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Governments said.

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President warns of power greedy politicians


President Maithripala Sirisena warned yesterday that some individuals are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power and they are not interested in strengthening the peace and reconciliation or in solving any issues of the country.

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UPFA MP Prasanna Ranaweera remanded


United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Prasanna Ranaweera has been remanded in custody until March 22 after being produced before the Mahara Magistrate's Court.

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Under cover reporters pose as potential clients interested in changing outcomes of Sri Lankan elections in order to uncover operations of Cambridge Analytica


In a meeting with the head of Cambridge Analytica — the political data firm used by the Trump campaign in 2016 — reporters from NBC News’ U.

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Diyawanna Oya BMW: Owner remanded


The suspected owner of a BMW car that plunged into the Diyawanna Oya in Thalawathugoda on Saturday morning was remanded until March 27 after being produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate Court.

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UN Human Rights Council adopts universal periodic review outcomes of Sri Lanka


The Human Rights Council adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes yesterday of Sri Lanka, Japan and Ukraine.

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Police probe fatal shootings at Armour Street and Athurugiriya


Police investigations have been launched into two separate shootings which left two people dead and another injured yesterday (19).

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SL travel industry assures country back to normal


  Sri Lanka’s travel industry spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism came together on Monday to assure international operators that normalcy has been restored, two weeks after mob violence in Kandy.

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