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


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


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


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 


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


The foundation laying ceremony for a Rs 1.

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JVP to meet PM Wickremesinghe on proposed 20A tomorrow


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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