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UK welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report on SL

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September 16, 2015 06:16 pm

The United Kingdom (UK) government today  welcomed the publication of the report from the investigation on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)...


TN assembly for international probe on Lanka

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September 16, 2015 06:11 pm

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu today stepped up pressure on the Modi government for an ...


Government responds to OCHCR report, encouraged by High Commissioner’s recognition of its efforts

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September 16, 2015 05:00 pm

The government of Sri Lanka has expressed its views regarding the OHCHR report saying it is encourages by  the High Commissioner’s recognition of the efforts of the new Governm...


U.N. calls for special court to prosecute Sri Lanka war crimes

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September 16, 2015 02:25 pm

(Reuters) - Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels "most likely" committed war crimes including mass killings of civilians during their long conflict that should be pr...


Sri Lanka's justice system not yet ready to deal with Human Rights issues: Prince Zeid

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September 16, 2015 02:11 pm

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein currently holding a press conference to discuss the findings of the report, including recommendations for the way for...


CID, FCID to start probe on millions of dollars spent by CB on foreign PR

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September 16, 2015 10:12 am

  CID, FCID to start probe on millions of dollars spent by CB on foreign PR Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Divi...


Ranil to meet with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

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September 16, 2015 10:00 am

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan today ,Indian media reported. Sri Lankan Prime Minister is also schedu...


Top Sri Lankan bankers led by Arjuna in Dubai to whip up investment interest

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September 16, 2015 09:45 am

    Top Sri Lankan bankers led by Arjuna in Dubai to whip up investment interest A high level delegation of Sri Lankan bankers led by Arjuna Mahendran has left for Dubai...


Detained former CIFL chairman presents repayment plan to depositors

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September 15, 2015 10:26 pm

        Deepthi Perera, former chairman of failed Central Investments and Finance Co (CIFL) who had been in hiding in Cambodia, on Tuesday presented...


Kothala -Himbutu Shipment returned to Sri Lanka

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September 15, 2015 06:27 pm

A container was returned to Sri Lanka after the customs found that the container was carrying 8 metric tuns of Kothala Himbutu chips (Salacia reticulata )to Japan ,Customs Media Sp...


India and Sri Lanka resolve to intensify cooperation

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September 15, 2015 04:51 pm

Reflecting growing congruence in ties, India and Sri Lanka today held extensive talks on sticky fishermen issue, ensuring justice to Tamils and ways to deepen trade and defence eng...


Swaraj meets Ranil

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September 15, 2015 04:25 pm

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in New Delhi today morning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is curren...


US to assist SL over OHCHR report

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September 15, 2015 04:02 pm

The United States will work with the Sri Lankan Government to develop a resolution which will gain the consensus support of the UNHRC, The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau ...


Mihin Lanka to launch flights to Muscat in Oman

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September 15, 2015 03:00 pm

Mihin Lanka, the region’s leading low-cost airline, will commence flight operations to Muscat, the capital of Oman from October 25 onwards. A total of four weekly flights will...


Cricket: Kaushal undergoes tests in Chennai after reported bowling action

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September 15, 2015 02:59 pm

Sri Lanka spinner Tharindu Kaushal has undergone a series of tests on Monday (14) after being reported on his bowling action after the concluded home Test series against India. ...


Vehicle leasing rates limited to 70% of the cost compared to 100 % earlier - CB directive

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September 15, 2015 02:57 pm

  Banks, finance and leasing companies were directed by Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Monday to follow new leasing rates which have been set at a maximum 70 per cent per vehi...


Modi confident of genuine reconciliation in Lanka

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September 15, 2015 02:50 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that India is confident that Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation and development under the current leadersh...


Indo-Lanka relationship to reach new heights : PM Wickremesinghe

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September 15, 2015 02:20 pm

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the relationship between India and Sri Lanka can reach newer heights. At a media briefing in New Delhi, Mr Wickremesing...


Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

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September 15, 2015 12:53 pm

Indian MP and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stress on his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe for an international judicial probe i...


Ranil calls on Indian PM

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September 15, 2015 11:52 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickreamsinghe  who is in India on a three day official visit called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi a short while ag...


Indian police seize abandoned Lankan boat off TN coast

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September 15, 2015 11:34 am

A Srilankan high-speed fiber glass boat was found abandoned at the Maniantheevu Shore, near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam District, raising suspicion of the Intelligence agencies that...


Chamara Sampath sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uva PC

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September 15, 2015 11:30 am

United Peoples Freedom Allaince (UPFA) councillor Chamara Sampath Dassanayake has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uva Provincial Council. Mr Dassanayake, who was a on...


HRW wants UNHCR to setup concrete benchmarks for Lanka's domestic process

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September 15, 2015 11:20 am

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to set out concrete benchmarks for an effective justice and accountability mechanis...


Premier Wickremesinghe to hold talks with Modi

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September 15, 2015 11:02 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is to hold bilateral talks today. Wickremesinghe, who is on his first overseas trip a...


Program from next year to select best farmers in provincial & national levels: President

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September 15, 2015 09:54 am

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would implement a program from next year to select the best farmers in provincial and national levels. He said he would take any poss...


President congratulates new Australian PM

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September 15, 2015 09:50 am

President Maithripala Sirisena today congratulated Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, as Australia continues its journey as an exemplary parliamentary democracy. "...


Bridge to link Talaimannar to Danushkodi on the anvil: Indian Minister

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September 15, 2015 09:46 am

The Centre has taken a policy decision for building a bridge linking Talaimannar in Sri Lanka with Danushkodi, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today said. "We have decided to build...


CBK appointed as Attanagalle SLFP organiser

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September 15, 2015 09:41 am

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has been appointed as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Organiser of the Attanagalle electorate,  a spokesperson for the former presi...


Ranil to meet Modi today, fishermen issue expected to be on agenda

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September 15, 2015 09:28 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to meet PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Wickremesinghe, who is on his first overseas trip after assuming the top office for the fou...


Full text of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera's response at 30th session of the UNHRC

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September 14, 2015 09:13 pm

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera's response to the General Debate of the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in  Geneva Mr. President High Commissioner for Human...




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