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Prosper Bani Leads Commonwealth Election Observer Mission to Sri Lanka

Former Chief of Staff, Mr. Prosper Bani has been nominated by the Commonwealth to lead a ten member election observer mission to Sri Lanka. The...

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,...

Sri Lanka: IFAD financed projects to boost Agricultural productivity

A new evaluation report presented in Colombo indicates that Rural development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)...

Indian Giant ‘LAVA’ Invades Ghana’s Technological Industry

In the coming days, the Ghanaians market will witness a fierce competition in the technology industry between the emerging technology giant and the Chinese...

Ghana, New Zealand, Sri Lanka lend support to Britain’s battle against marine pollution

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined Britain in an alliance to fight against plastic...
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Nigeria to close down embassy in Sri Lanka

The federal government has decided to close its embassy in Sri Lanka, Per Second News exclusively gathered Monday. The Federal Government recently announced its intention...

Tax Policy and expenditure management vital to Asia-Pacific Development

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Asia-Pacific policymakers at a high-level United Nations dialogue in Bangkok today concluded that tax policy and public expenditure management will...
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Stakeholders Pledge To Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

Leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations have congregated at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective effort...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

Pakistan sends rice for drought affected people in Sri Lanka

Pakistan on Wednesday sent 25 tons of rice for the people of drought-hit Sri Lanka, which is facing the worst drought in four decades,...

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. ...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Int’l Red Cross calls for funds to support Sri Lanka’s recovery from floods and...

In a statement, the Sri Lanka Red Cross said that since the onset of the flooding, up to 400 Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteers...
AFP / Lindsey Parnaby England's James Anderson (L) celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka for 4 runs on the third day of the first Test at Headingley in Leeds, northern England on May 21, 2016

James Anderson Worked Magic For England To Defeat Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, following on, were dismissed for 119 in their second innings as England went 1-0 up in the three-match series. Lancashire paceman Anderson took...
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Heavy rains in Sri Lanka leaves hundreds still missing with 63 reported deaths

Sri Lanka's central Kegalle District has so far reported the highest number of deaths with 34 people killed after two massive landslides hit the...
Military personnel and members of rescue teams search for survivors in Kegalle Province, Sri Lanka, May 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

37 Deaths Recorded In Sri Lanka Floods Disaster

Two massive landslides which struck Sri Lanka's Kegalle Province on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to strong winds and heavy rains, had killed at least...

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...

EU Ready To Lift Ban Imposed On Sri Lankan Fisheries Products

The EU ban took effect in January last year over the failure of the previous government to prevent local fishermen from violating international fisheries...

Sri Lankan Air Plane forced to return to Singapore

The statement, posted on the airline's website, said flight UL309, which took off on Thursday (April 14), later arrived in Sri Lankan capital Colombo...