OHCHR needs $362,000 to implement Sri Lanka resolution

OHCHR needs $362,000 to implement Sri Lanka resolution

🕔17:16, 23.Mar 2017

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) would require $362,000 to implement the new resolution on Sri Lanka. The Secretary of the Human Rights Council said that in order to implement the requests contained in draft resolution A/HRC/34/L.1, one-time

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Education Minister orders full report on students misbehaving

Education Minister orders full report on students misbehaving

🕔16:50, 23.Mar 2017

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today ordered a full report on students who misbehaved during the school ‘big match’ season. A statement by the Education Ministry said that Kariyawasam has called for disciplinary action to be taken on the students. Students

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Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack on UK Parliament

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack on UK Parliament

🕔16:31, 23.Mar 2017

Sri Lanka is shocked by the terrorist attack at the British Parliament yesterday, 22 March 2017, resulting in death and injury. This attack at the heart of London, at Westminster, which is home to the oldest Parliament in the world

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Wigneswaran tells Malik to withdraw Army from North

Wigneswaran tells Malik to withdraw Army from North

🕔16:25, 23.Mar 2017

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today told International Trade Minister Malik Samarwickrama the Army must be withdrawn from the North and replaced by an enhanced efficient Police force. Wigneswaran said that during the past eight years there has

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President to take key decisions over next few weeks

President to take key decisions over next few weeks

🕔15:28, 23.Mar 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena is to take some key decisions over next few weeks, State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today. He said that the Government needs to address several crucial issues over the next two years, including issues related to

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Government insists will not violate Constitution in war probe

Government insists will not violate Constitution in war probe

🕔15:05, 23.Mar 2017

The Government today insisted that it will not violate the Constitution in the truth seeking or transitional justice process. Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksha told Parliament today that calls for foreign judges to be included in the transitional justice process cannot be accepted.

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Pakistan says relations with Sri Lanka based on mutual trust

Pakistan says relations with Sri Lanka based on mutual trust

🕔13:18, 23.Mar 2017

Pakistan says its relationship with Sri Lanka is based on mutual trust, respect and the desire to promote friendship. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are located

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Russia, Sri Lanka in talks over Gepard 3.9-class frigates

Russia, Sri Lanka in talks over Gepard 3.9-class frigates

🕔12:12, 23.Mar 2017

Russia and Sri Lanka are in discussions over a contract on the delivery of Gepard 3.9-class frigates to Colombo, the deputy director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) told Sputnik. An export version of Gepard-class Project 1166.1 frigates,

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Rajinikanth to visit Jaffna to hand over keys for new homes

Rajinikanth to visit Jaffna to hand over keys for new homes

🕔12:01, 23.Mar 2017

Actor Rajinikanth will hand over to Tamils, the keys to 150 homes built for them by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, The Hindu newspaper reported. While the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils is still a contentious issue, Rajinikanth’s visit

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Huawei announces collaboration with Honeywell

Huawei announces collaboration with Honeywell

🕔11:48, 23.Mar 2017

At CeBIT 2017, the world’s largest ICT exhibition, Huawei announced that it is collaborating with Honeywell to bring to market smart building offerings that take advantage of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help make buildings more sustainable,

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Kusal out of first two ODIs against Bangladesh

Kusal out of first two ODIs against Bangladesh

🕔11:36, 23.Mar 2017

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against Bangladesh, after sustaining a hamstring strain during Wednesday’s warm-up match in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed. The strain – to his left thigh –

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Five dead, around 40 injured in UK attack

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK attack

🕔11:20, 23.Mar 2017

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament. The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,”

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France’s Macron seen winning presidential vote

France’s Macron seen winning presidential vote

🕔11:12, 23.Mar 2017

Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed

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North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say

North Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say

🕔11:08, 23.Mar 2017

A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the

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Probe launched into intimidation of Lankan activists in Geneva

Probe launched into intimidation of Lankan activists in Geneva

🕔23:31, 22.Mar 2017

An investigation has been launched into alleged intimidation of members of Sri Lankan civil society in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that he was disturbed to hear reports

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Westminster in lockdown after London ‘terror attack’

Westminster in lockdown after London ‘terror attack’

🕔23:16, 22.Mar 2017

A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in London as a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, stabbing a policeman before being shot dead by armed officers. Around three shots rang out outside the Palace of Westminster after

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US, UK tell UNHRC much remains to be done in Sri Lanka

US, UK tell UNHRC much remains to be done in Sri Lanka

🕔23:09, 22.Mar 2017

The United States and the UK told the UN Human Rights Council today much remains to be done in Sri Lanka despite the progress seen so far. William J. Mozdzierz, speaking on behalf of the US Government, told the UNHRC

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Sri Lanka asserts commitment to reconciliation process

Sri Lanka asserts commitment to reconciliation process

🕔22:02, 22.Mar 2017

Sri Lanka today asserted its commitment to the reconciliation process after the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein presented a report on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council. Speaking on the debate on Sri

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Zeid calls for time-line for transitional justice in Sri Lanka

Zeid calls for time-line for transitional justice in Sri Lanka

🕔20:59, 22.Mar 2017

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today called for an agreement on a comprehensive strategy, with a time-line and detailed benchmarks, to address all the transitional justice pillars identified in Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

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Opposition tells Government to amend clause on foreign judges

Opposition tells Government to amend clause on foreign judges

🕔17:22, 22.Mar 2017

The joint opposition today called on the Government to amend the clause on foreign judges in the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. Former Foreign Minister G.L Peiris said that if the Government maintains it does not

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