Another batch of rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres released


Another group of former LTTE cadres who successfully completed their rehabilitation program were released and handed over to their relatives at the Poonthottam Army Camp in Vavuniya yesterday (26).

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Bangladesh to send aid for flood victims


Bangladesh will send emergency relief aid to Sri Lanka in the wake of floods and landslides in the country as a follow-up to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive.

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Consultations Lacking on Missing Persons’ Office: HRW


The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today.

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Met Dept. issues severe weather advisory


The Met Department has issued a severe weather advisory warning of heavy showers and strong winds over several areas of the country.

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President meets Indonesian President


President Maithripala Sirisena met the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, at Hotel Hilton Nagoya yesterday.

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Lanka & Vietnam for agro-techno cooperation


President Maithripala Sirisena and Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngyuyn Xuan Phuc agreed to establish close cooperation in agriculture, technology related to rice and other common crops.

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Cabinet approved for office for missing persons


Cabinet has approved a proposal of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to establish an office for the missing persons, Government Information department said.

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Seven local fishermen held for illegal fishing


The naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba in Nilaveli, Eastern Naval Command arrested seven local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities using explosive in the sea area North of Erakkandi on  Tuesday.

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Xi offers condolences over floods, landslides


Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week.

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