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IAF chief meet Lanka PM, discuss bilateral issues
IAF chief meet Lanka PM, discuss bilateral issues

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here and held discussions on matters of bilateral importance, according to Sri Lanka Air Force. On Monday, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa also called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene…

Indian Express - Dec 12 16:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, History, SriLanka ]

Sri Lanka partners with U.S. to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025
Sri Lanka partners with U.S. to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025

Sri Lanka and the United States have launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS in the country by 2025, a local media report said here Tuesday."USAID Sri Lanka has been working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka on a number of social and economic development efforts. This partnership is very…

Xinhua - Dec 12 15:52 GMT - more ... [ Tags: USA, History, SriLanka ]

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  • 27 TN fishermen arrested in SL waters

    27 TN fishermen arrested in SL waters

    Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters early today, an official said. The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested off Neduntheevu by the Lankan Navy and taken to Kangesanthurai port along with five boats, Assistant Director of…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 12 16:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Tamil Nadu, History ]

  • Foreign experts to fight bribes, corruption

    Foreign experts to fight bribes, corruption

    The Government was mulling obtaining the assistance of external experts to carry out investigations on corruption, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake said over the weekend. He said that the assistance of external experts might be needed to carry out investigations on corruption. “There are areas where our investigators lack expertise, and they have to…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 11 14:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • China signs 99-year lease on Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

    China signs 99-year lease on Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

    Sri Lanka has formally handed over its southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, which government critics have denounced as an erosion of the country’s sovereignty. The $1.3bn port was opened seven years ago using debt from Chinese state-controlled entities. But it has since struggled under heavy losses, making it impossible for Colombo to repay…

    FT - Dec 11 14:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, China ]

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      - Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease - Diplomat
  • In defence of the mass media : a reply to PM

    In defence of the mass media : a reply to PM

    The Prime Minister wants to know why the media is criticizing the present government and why it isn’t criticizing the Rajapaksas on whose watch journalists were killed. Perhaps that is because the media recalls that two prominent journalist were killed when the Rajapaksas weren’t anywhere near the room at the top, but two pillars of Yahapalana were. The first…

    Island - Dec 07 15:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Media, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Dissenting Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka form new coalition

    A group of dissenting Sri Lankan Tamil lawmakers has formed a new coalition to challenge the TNA which has come under severe criticism for going soft on the governments delay in delivering justice to the minority community, a parliamentarian said today. Tamil parliamentarian Sivashakthi Anandan said the Tamil Liberation Alliance (TLA) has been formed to challenge the…

    PTI - Dec 07 15:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Colombia, Sri Lanka and referendums: Interview with Juanita Goebertus

    Colombia, Sri Lanka and referendums: Interview with Juanita Goebertus

    Juanita Goebertus is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. On a recent trip to Colombo, she shared some thoughts on the Colombian referendum, how it came about, her vast experience around planning for a plebiscite and other insights from her country’s violent history and how it could resonate with Sri Lanka’s constitutional reform…

    GroundViews - Dec 01 21:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka could have single day polling in February

    Sri Lanka could have single day polling in February

    All 341 local councils of Sri Lanka could have a single-day polling in February, the country's election commission said on Friday. The polls would be the first key test for the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe which is embroiled in a bitter infighting over a range of issues. The Sirisena faction of the…

    PTI - Dec 01 20:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Elections ]

  • Sri Lanka's bond inquiry scandal leaves top leaders shaken

    Sri Lanka\'s bond inquiry scandal leaves top leaders shaken

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made unwelcome political history on Nov. 20, appearing before a presidential commission of inquiry into a 10 billion rupee ($65 million) bond scandal that is shaking his government and damaging the country's economic prospects. "I have disclosed everything, as we have nothing to hide," Wickremesinghe told supporters as…

    Nikkei - Nov 30 20:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri LankaReuters Staff

    Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri LankaReuters Staff

    A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas. Heavy winds hit the island’s southern, western and south-central areas. “At the moment, there are reports of seven deaths,…

    Reuters - Nov 30 19:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, History, SriLanka ]

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  • Sri Lanka: UN experts on arbitrary detention launch official visit

    Sri Lanka: UN experts on arbitrary detention launch official visit

    A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from 4 to 15 December 2017 to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty. José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez, Leigh Toomey and Elina Steinerte will visit a variety of places where people are held, including prisons, police…

    UN - Nov 29 18:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Allow NP residents to commemorate their war heroes: TNA

    Allow NP residents to commemorate their war heroes: TNA

    TNA MP Shanthi Skandarajah today requested the government to allow those in the Northern Province to commemorate their war heroes by visiting the cemeteries in which they were buried. Ms Skandarajah who was speaking during the committee stage debate in Parliament today said residents in the Province should be allowed to visit cemeteries and commemorate their war…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 27 21:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, TNA ]

  • Maaveerar Naal commemorated across Batticaloa District

    Maaveerar Naal commemorated across Batticaloa District

    Events were held across Batticaloa District today at Thuyilum Illams and in village memorial sites commemorating Maaveerar Naal. At the Vaakarai Kandaladi Thuyilum Illam over a thousand people attended to pay respect and honour those who had fought in the Tamil struggle for liberation.

    TG - Nov 27 20:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Batticaloa, History ]

  • Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka's Ginthota after attack

    Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka\'s Ginthota after attack

    Muhammad Abrar is still in shock, nearly a week after his house in Ampitiya village in the southern Sri Lankan town of Ginthota came under attack from a Sinhalese-Buddhist mob. On November 17, he had returned from the mosque after evening prayers and was about to retire for the night, when he heard his neighbours' home being attacked. "The first attack on our…

    Al Jazeera - Nov 24 15:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, History, Muslims ]

  • NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    Northern Province Governor Reginald Coorey is to seek Attorney General's advice on how to proceed on, over the incident where the Education Minister of the Northern Province S. Sarweshwaren refused to hoist the national flag. The Northern Education Minister attended a function held at a school in Vavuniya as the Chief Guest last Thursday and had refused to hoist…

    CDN - Nov 20 18:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

  • Buddha tattoo woman Naomi Coleman wins compensation

    Buddha tattoo woman Naomi Coleman wins compensation

    A woman who was deported from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm has won compensation. Naomi Coleman, from Coventry, was detained for four days in April 2014. Granting her compensation of 800,000 Sri Lankan rupees - about £4,000 - the country's Supreme Court said her treatment was "scandalous and horrifying" and ruled her rights had been…

    BBC - Nov 16 11:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, UK ]

  • The 13th Amendment on watch

    The 13th Amendment on watch

    The Thirteenth Amendment has introduced a new conception of a unitary – decentralized State based on a system of Provincial Government at a sub-national level. This description is of extreme importance, since the Constitution specifically provides that the Republic of Sri Lanka is a Unitary State and the majority of the people attach much sentiment to the…

    CDN - Nov 14 19:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Forgotten people: On Sri Lankan refugees and why Indo- Lanka relations should consider repatriation of Tamil refugees

    Forgotten people: On Sri Lankan refugees and why Indo- Lanka relations should consider repatriation of Tamil refugees

    Around 62,000 refugees, living in 107 camps across Tamil Nadu, have been receiving various relief measures of the Central and State governments. In addition, in recent years, the Tamil Nadu government has taken steps for scores of young boys and girls of the refugee community to join professional courses, particularly engineering. This has benefitted eligible…

    Sunday Times - Nov 14 18:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Refugees, History ]

  • Lanka detains top Rajapakse aide on fraud allegations

    Lanka detains top Rajapakse aide on fraud allegations

    Sri Lanka Monday detained a senior aide to former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse on allegations of fraud , the second official close to the ex-leader swept up in a blitz on corruption. Gamini Senarath turned himself in to authorities on Monday and will face court over allegations of fraud involving the construction of the Hyatt Hotel in Colombo. Police…

    AFP - Nov 14 16:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka counts high cost of war and peace

    Sri Lanka counts high cost of war and peace

    In August this year, Jagath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Brazil, left the country abruptly after encountering an unexpected legal challenge: a suit accusing him of war crimes. Mr Jayasuriya was one of the army commanders who in 2009 led a crushing victory against Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka’s north — ending one of Asia’s longest-running…

    Financial Times - Nov 07 14:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, Politics, History ]

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