UK Indicates improvement in HR situation in SL; while expressing concern over intercommunal tension

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July 21, 2017 01:26 pm

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) of the United Kingdom   in its annual Human Rights Report for 2016 released on Tuesday said it rcognis...

Protest over alleged attempt to 'abduct' student leader

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July 21, 2017 11:00 am

A protest is currently ongoing outside the United Nations (UN) Head Office in Colombo. The protest is being carried out by university students against the alleged attempt by pol...

Illegal vehicle assembly racket busted

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July 21, 2017 10:34 am

The Walana Anti-Vice Squad has busted an illegal vehicle assembly racket in Dambokka, Pothuhera. Police Media Unit said officers from the squad had raided the location following...

United Nations Secretary-General says setting up of Office of Missing Persons an important step

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July 21, 2017 09:23 am

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an...

Practical examinations for drivers licenses to be streamlined

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July 21, 2017 09:19 am

The Cabinet of Ministers this week approved a proposal on the preparation of a suitable method to conduct practical examinations for issuing of driving licenses in a more qualit...

New online project to reveal activities and influences of local tobacco industry

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July 20, 2017 06:09 pm

A  new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lank...

Rural dairy farmers raise production, incomes through USAID Assistance

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July 20, 2017 04:19 pm

The Supporting Opportunities in Livelihoods Development (SOLID) of the  United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping hundreds of rural dairy farmer...

Two Japanese Maritime vessels arrived at Colombo port

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July 20, 2017 04:13 pm

Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) vessels arrived at the Colombo Harbour today on a good will visit, Navy said. The two ships were welcomed in accordanc...

Top level meeting on dengue prevention held

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July 20, 2017 04:10 pm

A top level meeting headed by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held with the Operations Committee on Dengue Prevention at the Presidential Secretariat. Heads of r...

Australia announces assistance to combat dengue

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July 20, 2017 04:04 pm

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka. She made this announcement when she called on...



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