US urges Sri Lankan government to take quick action on alleged violations

June 29, Washington, D.C.: The United States Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government to take prompt measures to investigate alleged violations of international human rights law or else face the growing demand from the international community to intimate an independent investigation. Issuing a press release in response to a question taken on Monday on the […]
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Talks between Sri Lanka government and major Tamil party today

June 29, Colombo: Representatives of the Sri Lankan government and the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are to hold discussions on power devolution this evening at the Presidential Secretariat. The government at the last discussion with the TNA on June 23 agreed to hand in its recommendations to a political solution in writing. […]
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Rinderpest, Scourge of Cattle, Is Vanquished – Sarasota Herald

The disease is rinderpest. Everyone has heard of smallpox. Very few have heard of the runner-up. That’s because rinderpest is an epizootic, an animal disease. The name means “cattle plague” in German, and it is a relative of the measles virus that infects cloven-hoofed beasts, including cattle, buffaloes, large antelopes and deer, pigs and warthogs, […]
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Star exporters’ shining moment

Star exporters’ shining moment Chaminda PERERA Sri Lankan exporters who made great contributions for the uplift of the national economy and society were recognized by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 18th Presidential Export Awards ceremony held at Temple Trees yesterday. The Presidential Export Awards organized by the Export Development Board was first held in 1981 […]
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Sri Lanka Supreme Court releases two persons that were in remand for three years without charges

June 28, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka expressed concern today regarding a case where two persons were kept remanded for three years without framing charges for smoking a cigar of cannabis. The Supreme Court considering a petition filed by the two persons arrested by Minuwangoda police in 2008, ordered the two remand prisoners released […]
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Sri Lanka President inspects new national performance theater built with Chinese funds

June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspected the newly constructed National Performance Theatre constructed in the old Colombo Municipal Council grounds at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo Monday (27). The five-storied modern theater, built on a model similar to the Lotus Pond of Polonnaruwa, was constructed with the expertise from China. The main […]
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Dengue, viral flu and hospital corridors flooded with patients

Wijeratne Gunawardana (56) of Beliatta came to Colombo National Hospital (CNH) seeking advanced treatment for his son Shan’s (28) kidney ailment. By the time the Daily Mirror met him at the OPD of CNH on Thursday, it was 11.50 in the morning. Father and son were waiting until the doctor would call them with the […]
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Sri Lanka making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking

June 28, Washington, DC: Although Sri Lanka does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking the country is making significant efforts to do so, a report on human trafficking said. The 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report released Monday by the United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton placed Sri […]
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