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Catholic Services Still Void in Sri Lanka

Catholic services in churches across Sri Lanka will be cancelled for the second consecutive week on May 5 due to the prevailing security situation,...
Global human rights

Sri Lanka Authorities Resolve to Check Human Rights Protection and Reconciliation

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday reiterated its strongest commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights in the island country, in keeping...
death penalty

Sri Lankan President Re-introduces Death Penalty for Drug Convicts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free...
UNMISS Police chief hails female peacekeepers’ contribution to protection of civilians

Mali: 2 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers Dead whilst 3 Sustained injuries

Two Sri Lankan army personnel who were deployed for peacekeeping in Mali were killed on Friday morning when their armoured vehicle came under attack,...
crude oil tanker

Sri Lanka says crew on hijacked vessel released without ransom

The Sri Lankan government on Friday confirmed that eight local crew members aboard an oil tanker allegedly hijacked by Somali pirates had been released...
economic abuse

South Korea vows to expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said here Wednesday that his country will expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to...
Rescuers search for missing people in Bailong Lake of Guangyuan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 5, 2016. A leisure boat carrying 18 people capsized on the Lake due to strong gales Saturday afternoon. One child died and 14 people remain missing. [Photo/Xinhua]

Death toll rises to 13 after boat capsizes off southern Sri Lanka

Rescue teams on Wednesday recovered two more bodies after a passenger boat capsized in Sri Lanka's southern seas on Sunday, bringing the total death...
gambia

Gov’t Of Gambia To Rescind Decision To Live ICC

The new government in The Gambia has announced it is planning to rescind the decision by the previous administration to leave the International Criminal...
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Sri Lanka’s former rebel leader forms new party

Sri Lanka's former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan has formed a new party in order to voice the concerns of minority Tamils in...
India-Train

1 soldier killed in train collision in northern Sri Lanka

One solider was killed and another injured when the army vehicle they were travelling in collided with a train in the former war torn...
life imprisonment

Sri Lankan president commutes death sentence of 60 prisoners to life imprisonment

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena have commuted 60 prisoners who were on death row in jails to life imprisonment, in view of the country's...
fishing

Sri Lanka arrests 5 Indian fishermen in northern seas

The Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested 5 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in local waters, the navy media unit said here. ...
video

Sri Lanka to regulate national airline

The Sri Lankan government will take strict actions to regulate the national airline to cut its huge loss and prevent corrutpion. Minister...
Many expect a win for the BJP and allies to help boost infrastructure investment?

Sri Lanka to grant resident visa to large foreign depositors

The Sri Lankan government said on Thursday that foreigners investing a minimum 300,000 U.S. dollars in the island country would be granted a resident...
AFP/File / Sebastien Berda Eurozone unemployment in March fell to 10.2 percent, its lowest level since 2011, Eurostat said

Sri Lanka’s unemployment rate rises in Q2

Sri Lanka's unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 4.2 percent in the first quarter of the...
President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan president calls Chronic Kidney Disease national disaster

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that illnesses related to the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) had become a national disaster. ...

Public transportation disrupted in Sri Lanka as drivers strike against hefty fines

Thousands of commuters throughout Sri Lanka were stranded on Friday as a majority of drivers in the public transportation sector went on strike from...
HIV

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

The UNFPA said it supported Sri Lanka's efforts to implement a five year National Condom Strategy 2016-2020 as the correct and consistent use of...
warplane

Sri Lanka says no deadline to address allegations on war

Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the international community has accepted the efforts being taken by the Government to address the issues at hand. ...

WEDF ends with lot of business connections

Thousands of business connections were made by companies participating in business-to-business (B2B) meetings during the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka,...

Media: World Export Development Forum slated for 12-13 October

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board are pleased to invite members of the media to the 16th edition...
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Sept. 7 China-related world news summary at 0930 GMT

VIENTIANE -- Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, whose country holds the rotating ASEAN chair, said Wednesday that ASEAN and China had established effective dialogue...

Sri Lankan authorities capture armed officer over editorial manager’s murder

The arrest came months after police sought public assistance in tracking down the suspects in connection with Wickremetunga's murder after the police, in February,...
China sea

July 10 China-related world news summary at 1300 GMT

COLOMBO -- The relationship between China and Sri Lanka has returned to healthy and stable development after the change of Sri Lankan government, Chinese...
South Korea and US officials sign deal to launch a joint working group to discuss deployment of THAAD in this file photo

Sending of THAAD far surpasses Korean Promontory resistance needs

The visiting foreign minister told reporters that China had the reasons and rights to question the behind-the-scenes motives of this move, and any excuse...

July 9 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka would like to make joint efforts with China for 21 Century Maritime Silk Road construction, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil...
Boko Haram

May 18 world news summary at 1530 GMT

ABUJA -- One of Nigeria's missing 219 Chibok girls has been found by a local vigilante group on a rescue mission in Sambisa Forest,...

Sri Lanka strives for WHO prestige as malaria free nation

Dr. Kapila Jayaratne , National Program Manager of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance of the Family Health Bureau, said that Sri Lanka had reduced...

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrests 29 Indian fishermen over poaching

The navy said it assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard in arresting the fishermen at two different locations in the north and north-western seas....

Diplomats in Maldives to be informed about the arrest of VP

Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon will travel to Sri Lanka on Thursday to brief the diplomats based in Colombo and affiliated to the Maldives,...