UNHRC approves SL's two-year extension request to implement human rights reforms

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Sri Lanka's proposal for an additional two-year period to implement the human rights resolutions adopted in 2015, was approved at the 40th UNHRC session in Geneva a short while ago.

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President dismisses claims of failure to notify Singapore govt. on extradition of Arjuna Mahendran

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The Presidential Secretariat has dismissed claims that the Singaporean government had not been notified on the extradition of former Central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

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President cautions against further loss of forest cover if measures are not taken

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President Maithripala Sirisena has claimed that politicians and racketeers were  responsible for destroying forest cover in countries where wars were not being fought.

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Inflation rises in February 

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Headline inflation in Sri Lanka as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)1 increased to 2.

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Sri Lanka to sign MoU with China to construct first phase of Central Expressway (Kadawatha to Mirigama)

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Sri Lanka will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese government for a USD 1 billion (Rs 178 billion) loan from the Chinese Exim Bank for the construction of the first phase of the Central Expressway project tomorrow (Mar 22).

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Indian family awaiting son's mortal remains from Saudi Arabia receive Sri Lankan woman's body

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An unfortunate mix-up took place in India recently where a couple mourning the death of their son in Saudi Arabia received the mortal remains a Sri Lankan woman.

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18-year old dies after collapsing while playing soccer

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An 18-year old boy who collapsed while playing soccer at Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa , died on admission to hospital today (Mar 21).

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Former Kalutara MC staffer sentenced to four years of RI for soliciting Rs 15,000 bribe

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A former works superintendent of the Kalutara Urban Council (KMC)  was sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for soliciting a bribe from an insurance company official while obtaining an insurance cover for a vehicle belonging to the KMC.

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Special Dengue Prevention campaign in the Western Province and Kalmunai tomorrow

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A special dengue eradication campaign will take place in the Western Province and the Kalmunai area tomorrow (Mar 21), the Health Ministry said.

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CID probing pepper re-export racket

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced an extensive investigation into a massive racket involving the re-export of pepper, Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment Daya Gamage stated today.

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Foundation ceremony for Rs 1.4 b pharmaceutical production plant in Ja-Ela tomorrow

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The foundation laying ceremony for a Rs 1.

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JVP to meet PM Wickremesinghe on proposed 20A tomorrow

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A special discussion on the proposed 20th amendment is set to take place between the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (Mar 21).

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