US keeps Sri Lanka on watch list in human trafficking report

US keeps Sri Lanka on watch list in human trafficking report

🕔21:02, 30.Jun 2016

The United States has kept Sri Lanka on a watch list in the latest human trafficking report released by US Secretary of State John Kerry today. The report states that Sri Lanka is primarily a source and, to a lesser extent, a destination

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Foreign ship which left Colombo without clearance detained off Galle

Foreign ship which left Colombo without clearance detained off Galle

🕔20:07, 30.Jun 2016

A foreign ship which left Colombo without clearance was detained off Galle by the Navy and Coast Guard, the Navy media unit said. The Navy said that on a request made by the Sri Lanka Customs, the Navy in coordination with the Coast

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Carey, Trinity and Dharmaraja suspended over clashes

Carey, Trinity and Dharmaraja suspended over clashes

🕔16:54, 30.Jun 2016

Three top schools in the country have been suspended from school rugby matches over recent clashes at their games. Carey College Colombo and Trinity College Kandy have been suspended for 6 months while Dharmaraja college has been suspended for 9 months.

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HRW tells UNHRC Sri Lanka has failed to meet key commitments

HRW tells UNHRC Sri Lanka has failed to meet key commitments

🕔16:00, 30.Jun 2016

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was told today that Sri Lanka has failed to meet some its key commitments to the Council. Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the Council this morning during the 32nd session, that in Sri Lanka, the Government

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Tamil Nadu fishermen accuse Lankan Navy of damaging their boats

Tamil Nadu fishermen accuse Lankan Navy of damaging their boats

🕔15:18, 30.Jun 2016

Tamil Nadu fishermen have accused the Sri Lanka Navy of damaging seven of their boats. The Press Trust of India reported that seven boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were damaged allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedhunthivu in the

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Deputy Minister Palitha Thewaraperuma attempts suicide

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewaraperuma attempts suicide

🕔14:05, 30.Jun 2016

Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Palitha Thewarapperuma attempted to commit suicide inside a school in Mathugama today. He tied himself to a ceiling fan and attempted to commit suicide. He was later taken to hospital. The Minister had earlier staged

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Sarath Fonseka joins UNP, made Kelaniya chief organiser

Sarath Fonseka joins UNP, made Kelaniya chief organiser

🕔12:07, 30.Jun 2016

Former army commander Sarath Fonseka today joined the United National Party (UNP) and was made Kelaniya chief organiser of the party. Fonseka obtained the party membership from party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe at the headquarters of the UNP,

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Case filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa over defamation

Case filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa over defamation

🕔11:52, 30.Jun 2016

A case has been filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa at the Supreme Court over alleged defamation. The case was filed by the bribery commission. The commission has accused the Parliamentarian of insulting the commission by not appearing to make a statement despite being

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Ex Minister Johnston Fernando granted bail in bribery case

Ex Minister Johnston Fernando granted bail in bribery case

🕔11:43, 30.Jun 2016

Former Minister Johnston Fernando was granted bail today by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, in the case filed by the bribery commission.  

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Protest over VAT in Ampara, police deployed following claims of threats

Protest over VAT in Ampara, police deployed following claims of threats

🕔11:32, 30.Jun 2016

A protest was staged in Ampara today by some traders over the 15 percent VAT increase. The police was deployed to the area following claims some traders were threatened to join the protest. Government officials in the area said that

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China risks ‘outlaw’ status on South Sea issue

China risks ‘outlaw’ status on South Sea issue

🕔08:18, 30.Jun 2016

An international ruling next month is expected to deprive China of any legal basis for its claim to most of the South China Sea, and Beijing risks being seen as an “outlaw state” unless it respects the outcome, the Philippines’

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EgyptAir black box data downloaded

EgyptAir black box data downloaded

🕔08:15, 30.Jun 2016

Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyze it, bringing them closer discovering what caused the jet to crash, Egypt’s investigation committee said on Wednesday. The Airbus

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US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq

US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq

🕔08:11, 30.Jun 2016

U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40

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Australia rope in Samaraweera as batting consultant

Australia rope in Samaraweera as batting consultant

🕔08:07, 30.Jun 2016

Former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera is working with some Australia Test players ahead of their tour to Sri Lanka, in his brief consulting stint at Australia’s National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. Samaraweera has been hired as a consultant for

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Jason Roy’s 162 seals England ODI series win against Sri Lanka

Jason Roy’s 162 seals England ODI series win against Sri Lanka

🕔08:01, 30.Jun 2016

Jason Roy scored a second century in three games to give England a series-clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international. Roy made 162, the second-highest score by an England batsman in an ODI. It led England

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Maithri, Ranil hold talks at Central Bank on state of economy

Maithri, Ranil hold talks at Central Bank on state of economy

🕔22:10, 29.Jun 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held key talks at the Central Bank today on the state of the economy. There was speculation a new governor will be named after the meeting. However officials at the Prime Minister’s

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Russia says hands off Sri Lanka; US and others want more progress

Russia says hands off Sri Lanka; US and others want more progress

🕔21:04, 29.Jun 2016

Russia today told the international community to keep its hands off Sri Lanka as the Government looks to address the accountability issue on the war. The Russian delegation at the UN Human Rights Council said that Sri Lanka should be allowed to

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EU calls for international participation in accountability process

EU calls for international participation in accountability process

🕔20:36, 29.Jun 2016

The European Union (EU) today called on the Sri Lankan Government to ensure international participation in the accountability process related to the war. The EU made the statement at the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

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UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon to visit Sri Lanka this year

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon to visit Sri Lanka this year

🕔20:13, 29.Jun 2016

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon is to visit Sri Lanka this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The Foreign Minister made this announcement during the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today. Samaraweera told the United

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Government denies claims of delaying tactics in war probe

Government denies claims of delaying tactics in war probe

🕔20:12, 29.Jun 2016

The Government today denied claims that it was adopting a delaying tactic in the investigations over incidents related to the war. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the 32nd session today that consultations were

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