UNHCR urges Australia to end separation of Lankan refugee family


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed by a separation of a Sri Lankan refugee family in Sydney by the Government of Australia, a statement from the UN Agency said today.

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President arrives in Georgia to attend the Open Government Partnership Summit


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Gerogia to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership this morning, President Media Unit said.

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Navy rescues two Indian fishermen stranded in the sea


The crew of a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, rescued the lives of two Indian fishermen who were drifting in the sea, yesterday, Navy said.

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Sri Lanka wins historic export judgment in US Court  


Sri Lanka has won the its first-ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in the US for a Lankan export, thanks to the continued pursuit of the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

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Aging population in Sri Lanka is on the increase.


Sri Lanka is experiencing an ageing population like many Western countries in Europe where life expectancy has grown from 71 - 75 years which is higher than the neighbouring countries.

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Welikada incident: Rangajeewa and Lamahewa further remanded


IP Neomal Rangajeewa and former Prisons Commissioner General Emil Ranjan Lamahewa were today remanded again till July 31 over the alleged killing of prison inmates during the 2012 Welikada Prison riots.

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Four Indian nationals apprehended with 36.1 kg of Kerala cannabis in northern seas


A group of naval personnel onboard a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, during routine patrol, apprehended four Indian nationals with 36.

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Peradeniya Uni Engineering Faculty closed indefinitely


The Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University has been closed indefinitely.

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Speaker signs National Audit Act


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has signed the National Audit Act, which was recently passed in parliament, enacting it into the country's law.

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Navy apprehends three Indians for Illegal stay in Sri Lanka


Three Indian nationals who stayed in Sri Lanka breaching the emigration and immigration regulations were apprehended by a Naval troop attached to the North Central Naval Command while on patrol along Thalaimannar beach, yesterday, Navy said.

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EU States write to President on reintroducing death penalty


The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years, a statement from the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Colombo said.

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