Minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals to strike today

Feb 29, Colombo: The minor employees of Sri Lanka hospitals are to strike work today demanding immediate solutions to a number of problems in their services. The strike is led by the All Lanka Health Workers’ Union and the minor employees such as attendants, general laborers and sanitary laborers are to join the protest. Employees […]
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Sri Lanka’s nationalist organizations call for abolition of power devolution

Feb 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Sinhala National and Buddhist Organizations have commenced collecting one million signatures for a petition demanding the abolition of 13th Amendment to the Constitution. The Collective of National and Buddhist Organizations demands to abolish all power devolution measures and to bring state back to total unitary nature. The signing of petitions […]
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Thailand supports Sri Lanka’s home-grown process for national reconciliation

Feb 28, Geneva: Thailand has publically come to the aid of Sri Lanka in its struggle to convince the United Nations Human Right Council that it should be given enough time to complete its domestic process for national reconciliation. Thailand, one of the 47 members of the UNHRC has said that the Council should take […]
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Pakistan’s High Commissioner inaugurates Exhibition of the Contemporary Sri Lankan Art in Colombo

Feb 28, Colombo: The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Ms. Seema Illahi Baloch, inaugurated the Exhibition of Contemporary Sri Lankan Art Tuesday at the National Arts Gallery in Colombo. The week long Exhibition, opened from Tuesday 28th February to Sunday 04th March will be featuring 101 paintings, and a number of sculptures and […]
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Sri Lanka opposition party continues island wide agitations against increase in fuel prices

Feb 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) continues to protest against the recent increase in fuel prices with its members in local government bodies carrying out various protest campaigns. While massive protests were being held across the island against the UN Human Rights Council’s move to table a resolution against the […]
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Sri Lankan protesters hand over petition to US Embassy

Feb 28, Colombo: Thousands of Sri Lankan protesters marched over to the United States Embassy in Colombo Monday and handed over a petition against the US-backed resolution to be brought at the 19th sessions of United nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The resolution, backed by the US and its Western […]
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Sri Lanka urges loudest voices against the country to help the reconciliation efforts

Feb 27, Geneva: Sri Lanka today said it regrets that the ‘loudest voices’ among the international community vociferous on Sri Lanka’s human right issues are the least forthcoming to support the country in its reconciliation efforts and urged them to enable Sri Lanka to overcome the challenges it is facing in reconciliation and restoration of […]
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Sri Lanka Navy to host Indian Ocean Naval Symposium tomorrow

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy will host a two-day workshop beginning tomorrow on the operational issues in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The workshop is expected to enhance Maritime Security and Freedom of the Sea. Representatives from 14 countries are expected to participate in the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to be held under […]
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Inventor boosts tea industry

Inventor boosts tea industry By L.S. Ananda WEDAARACHCHI President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents the award to Ranjith Rajapaksa The local expertise should be tapped to manufacture machinery for indigenous industries said Ranjith Rajapaksa the presidential award winner for manufacturing the processed tea cutter. Rajapaksa said that the tea cutter has helped reduced wastage in tea plucking. […]
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Extensive reconciliation measures underway – envoy

Extensive reconciliation measures underway – envoy Sri Lanka has progressively adopted a broad range of measures to facilitate reconciliation after May 2009 when the conflict against terrorism ended, Sri Lankan ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya told a gathering of the Serendipity Group of retired US diplomats. He said international pressure might make it difficult to enact the […]
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