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LocalDisna MudaligeTags: Print EditionThe Action Plan prepared to qualify to regain the GSP+ facility from the European Union has been revised as per the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said. He said President Sirisena strongly objected to several clauses included in the ‘National Action Plan’ for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights 2017-2021’ and demanded to remove those clauses when it was taken up for discussion. The …
01.17 / 22:29
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ANI: New Delhi- Highlighting the changes taking place in Sri Lanka between the majority and Tamils, Field Marshal turned politician Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday said that there are no grouses with the majority community in the northern Sri Lanka regarding the 13th amendment. “We have given that message to the majority community in the south also. There are no grouses with the majority community with the people in the north now. We didn’t want to make the same mis…
01.17 / 21:07
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The Joint Opposition yesterday slammed the Government for considering what it termed as conditions that would be harmful to the country to regain GSP+ and claimed diaspora communities were responsible for the European Union (EU) holding Sri Lanka to 27 international conventions. Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peremuna (SLPP) Chairman and JO Member Prof. G. L. Peiris charged that the EU was attempting to get involved in the internal matters of Sri Lanka and alleged it would be beneficial to…
01.17 / 20:47
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Sri Lanka is making its contribution to the economic integration in South Asia by making Sri Lanka the hub of Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. Addressing a press conference at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday along with Ministers Malik Samarawickrema, Ravi Karunanayake and Harin Fernando, the Premier said with Sri Lanka’s hub concept, logistics and the business hub, the integration will become more v…
01.17 / 20:06
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LocalMEHR News AgencyTags: Print Edition  TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – Sri Lanka’s Minister of Science, Technology and Research and Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology signed an MoU for cooperation on laboratory analysis for oil and gas. In a meeting with Sorena Sattari in Tehran on Tuesday, Sri Lankan Minister Susil Premajayantha lauded Iran’s many scientific and technological achievements in spite of years of sanctions, adding “given Iran’s advances in the field of science an…
01.17 / 11:53
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A fully fledged Vavuniya Bus Stand has been built for the first time in the Northern Province and vested in the public. The opening took place under the patronage of Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva. This Bus Stand has been built in Vavuniya, The expenditure incurred was 195 million rupees. It has facilities to…
01.17 / 08:26
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LocalNew Indian ExpressTags: -  RAMESWARAM:  A 27-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at Arichal Munai, Tamil Nadu, after he arrived by an illegal ferry, four days after another man from the island nation was held from the same area. Police said Rochen (27) told them he had come here from Vavuniya in the island nation after paying Rs 40,000 to a ferry operator, who dropped him and then went back to Sri Lanka. On January 13, another Lankan national Prithviraj landed in the same area by i…
01.17 / 03:21
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LocalTags: Print EditionColombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday appealed to all priests in the Colombo Archdiocese to dedicate January 22 for combating the spread of dengue. The Archbishop made a very special appeal to all priests in the Archdiocese to spend time on January 22 as a special day of prayer and activity to help curb the spread of dengue among the people. Following is the full text of the Archbishop’s appeal: “Given the number of increasing casualties and the …
01.16 / 22:16
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LocalNuawan Jayasekera in SooriyawewaTags: Print EditionWhen the 34 suspects held in remand custody in connection with the violent incidents caused in Hambantota on January 7 were produced before the Hambantota Magistrate and Additional District Judge Manjula Karunaratne yesterday, 10 of them were released on bail with three sureties of Rs. 500,000 each. The other two suspects were further remanded till January 30. The suspects released on bail were Mahanama Geeganage, Tharaka Reshan,…
01.16 / 22:15
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LocalSwitzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after winning his Men’s singles first round match against Austria’s Jurgen Melzer.Tags: Print EditionMELBOURNE, Monday: Top-ranked Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber fought their way into the second round as tournament favourites struggled in hot conditions on day one at the Australian Open on Monday. As temperatures topped 32 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit), Murray came through a two hours, 47 minutes test against Ukraine`s Illya Marchenko 7-5, 7-6 (7…
01.16 / 22:14
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  President Maithripala Sirisena has said some sections of society were acting in an uncivilised manner to prevent the prestige and respect gained by the Government, with the decision of the EU to restore the GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka. The President expressed his disappointment over a newspaper article stating that the EU offered the GSP + facility to Sri …
01.16 / 19:50
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(AFP) Colombo: Sri Lanka on 13 January tightened the rules governing the around one million tuk-tuks - rickety three-wheel taxis - on its streets after road traffic accidents claimed a record 3,000 lives last year. The transport ministry said all tuk-tuks must now have head and tail lights, and made it an offence for drivers to smoke while carrying passengers. All three-wheelers will also have to be fitted with fare meters and issue receipts to passengers, it…
01.15 / 19:41
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LocalTags: -  The government of Sri Lanka deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Office last week, becoming the 81st ILO member state and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha who deposited the instrument of ratification said Sri Lanka looked forward to working closely with the ILO, for capacity bui…
01.15 / 10:28
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