Sri Lanka to recognize foreign employment agencies

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau will hold an awards ceremony on Tuesday to appreciate the performance of foreign employment agencies. The ‘Excellence -2012’ programme will be held tomorrow under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Dilan Perera. The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau joined hands with the Sri Lanka […]
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Sri Lanka holds protests in 150 local council areas today against UN resolution

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma said that protest demonstrations would be held today in 150 local council areas island wide against the resolution that is to be moved in the UN Human Rights Council session that starts today. Accordingly, protest demonstrations will be held today at […]
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Ruling party legislator of Sri Lanka threatens to quit the government

Feb 26, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s ruling party, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) threatened to quit the government today after being sidelined from the development work in his constituency. UPFA Nuwara Eliya District MP P. Digambaram told the media today that he would quit the government if he is continued to be ignored […]
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Sri Lanka police arrest 15 for trying fortune in gem land illegally

Feb 26, Kataragama: Sri Lanka police have arrested 15 people who were mining a land in Kataragama believed to be a newly discovered gem land. The Police have also seized 11 vehicles belonging to the suspects charged of removing earth from the purported gem mine. The southern town of Kataragama was once again in chaos […]
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Sri Lanka major opposition to hold next protest on March 01

Feb 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) has organized another protest next week against the government’s moves that the UNP claims caused the cost of living to rise. The protest demonstration will take place in the outskirts of Colombo, in Panadura on March 01. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that […]
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Sri Lanka university teachers set deadline for the government to grant their demands

Feb 26, Colombo: University teachers in Sri Lanka have given a deadline to the government to grant their demands and threatened to initiate stern trade union action if the demands were not granted by then. The executive committee of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) that met on February 24 has decided allow until […]
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Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party not to participate in the UNHRC sessions

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) announced today that the party would not participate in the next week’s UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva. The press statement released by TNA says that the party came to this decision at a discussion held by the seniors of the […]
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US issues warning on Sri Lanka’s mass demonstration against UNHRC resolution

Feb 25, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has issued a warning to the US citizens over the mass solidarity demonstration planned to be held in Colombo and other major cities in Sri Lanka on Monday (27). The protests are directed against the planned US-supported United Nations Human Rights Council resolution concerning alleged […]
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* Sri Lanka Marxist party to commence aggressive campaign for higher paddy price

Feb 25, Colombo: All Ceylon Framers’ Federation affiliated to Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) plans to commence an aggressive island wide campaign to demand the government to increase the certified price of a kilo of paddy to Rs. 40. The Federation last week organized a protest campaign with the participation of farmers […]
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* Third phase of Sri Lanka’s domestic agriculture program to start next month

Feb 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Economic Development will launch the third phase of the country’s domestic agriculture program next month. The Divi Neguma Phase III will be launched on March 05th, the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa announced Thursday at a special press conference held at the Ministry. The Divi Naguma phase […]
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