UK slams alleged attack on church in North West Sri Lanka

UK slams alleged attack on church in North West Sri Lanka

🕔08:49, 22.Feb 2017

The British Government has condemned an alleged attack on a church in North West Sri Lanka in January. Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma, said that Britain condemns all forms of violence against religious minorities. “The

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Report finds impunity persisted in Sri Lanka for war crimes

Report finds impunity persisted in Sri Lanka for war crimes

🕔08:37, 22.Feb 2017

A world report released by Amnesty International has noted that impunity persisted in Sri Lanka for alleged crimes under international law committed during the armed conflict. The Amnesty International Report 2016/17 documents the state of human rights in 159 countries and

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Japan tightens entry requirements for Sri Lankan students

Japan tightens entry requirements for Sri Lankan students

🕔08:19, 22.Feb 2017

Japan has decided to tighten its entrance requirements for overseas students from five countries including Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to prevent illegal immigration, the Global Times reported. According to Japanese newspaper Nishinippon Shimbun, Japan’s Immigration Bureau notified

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Cummins to meet Cricket Australia to discuss IPL

Cummins to meet Cricket Australia to discuss IPL

🕔08:14, 22.Feb 2017

Pat Cummins, the injury-prone Australian paceman, is set to meet with Cricket Australia (CA) in the aftermath of the Twenty20 International series with Sri Lanka to discuss his participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 23-year-old was recently snapped

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Amnesty says Trump made world a darker place

Amnesty says Trump made world a darker place

🕔08:07, 22.Feb 2017

Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a “darker” place. In its annual

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Canada will not halt illegal border crossing

Canada will not halt illegal border crossing

🕔08:04, 22.Feb 2017

Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada

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China finishing South China Sea buildings

China finishing South China Sea buildings

🕔08:01, 22.Feb 2017

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The

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US Congress delegation and President Sirisena hold talks

US Congress delegation and President Sirisena hold talks

🕔23:18, 21.Feb 2017

A bi-partisan group of representatives of the United States Congress visiting Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Presidential Secretariat. Accordingly, Congressman Peter Roskam (Chair – Republican), Congressman David Price (Democrat), Congressman Gerald E. Connolly

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TN fishermen claim Lankan Navy chased them away

TN fishermen claim Lankan Navy chased them away

🕔19:06, 21.Feb 2017

Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly chased away nearly 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen off Katchatheevu islet and snapped fishing nets of 40 mechanised boats, the Press Trust of India reported. The Lankan Naval personnel cut the nets and chased away the

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The best brunch in town got even better

The best brunch in town got even better

🕔16:34, 21.Feb 2017

For those who enjoy and indulge in the finer things in life be it exotic holiday destinations, fine watches, designer clothing and of course fine dining, the best of everything is simply a way of life. The pursuit of excellence

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Sri Lanka seeks support to improve export market

Sri Lanka seeks support to improve export market

🕔16:25, 21.Feb 2017

The Government today said that it needs to improve Sri Lanka’s exports by tapping new markets. Minister of International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told Parliament that Sri Lanka needs to look at new markets as the traditional markets have not helped Sri

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Malaysian activist guilty of airing documentary on Sri Lanka

Malaysian activist guilty of airing documentary on Sri Lanka

🕔16:01, 21.Feb 2017

Malaysian activist Lena Hendry was today found guilty of airing a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war – No Fire Zone – which had not been approved by the Malaysian Censorship Board, malaysiakini.com reported. Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris said

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Compensation to be paid to families of Katukurunda victims

Compensation to be paid to families of Katukurunda victims

🕔14:22, 21.Feb 2017

The Government has decided to pay compensation to the families of the victims of the Katukurunda tragedy. Several people were killed after a boat with pilgrims overturned at sea off Katukurunda on Sunday. The police said that 12 people were

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CB chief appears before SPC on bond scam

CB chief appears before SPC on bond scam

🕔13:33, 21.Feb 2017

Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy appeared before a Special Presidential Commission (SPC) today investigating the alleged treasury bond scam. President Maithripala Sirisena had appointed the three member commission to investigate the Central Bank treasury bond issue. The three member commission comprises

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Sri Lanka plans comeback despite minor setback

Sri Lanka plans comeback despite minor setback

🕔13:03, 21.Feb 2017

Following Sri Lanka’s stunning last-ball win over Australia during the second T20 match on Sunday at Geelong’s Kardinia Park, the team despite a few setbacks will return to clinch the trophy, in what hopes to be a whitewash of the

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Three Chinese Nationals arrested at BIA with cigarettes, liquor

Three Chinese Nationals arrested at BIA with cigarettes, liquor

🕔12:53, 21.Feb 2017

Three Chinese Nationals were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with cigarettes and liquor being smuggled into the country. The customs department said that a Chinese woman was arrested when she arrived in the country from Beijing with

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Sri Lanka accused of failing to implement security sector reforms

Sri Lanka accused of failing to implement security sector reforms

🕔11:06, 21.Feb 2017

The Government has been accused of not meeting its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Human Rights Watch said security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by

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Enthusiasts gather for Colombo Big Data Meetup

Enthusiasts gather for Colombo Big Data Meetup

🕔11:00, 21.Feb 2017

The fourth session of the Colombo Big Data Meetup was held at VirtusaPolaris recently, where industry professionals discussed the latest findings in Big Data tools and technologies. Samudra Kanankearachchi, Software Architect/Data Science Specialist 99X Technology, presented on the topic, “Forecasting

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eMarketingEye celebrates 10 years

eMarketingEye celebrates 10 years

🕔10:52, 21.Feb 2017

eMarketingEye (www.emarketingeye.com), the award-winning Sri Lankan Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the industry, celebrated its 10th anniversary recently. eMarketingEye is the only digital marketing agency in Sri Lanka specialising in the travel and hospitality industry. It provides integrated

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UN members urged to provide Lankan war victims safety

UN members urged to provide Lankan war victims safety

🕔08:29, 21.Feb 2017

UN member states have been urged to enter into agreements with Sri Lanka to relocate to their countries victims and witnesses who face serious risk due to their engagement with the justice, truth or reparation mechanisms. The request was made by

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