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Human Rights Commission in Lanka launches Anti-Torture Campaign  Jun 30, 4:45 pm
Colombo, June 30 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission (HRCSL) launched an Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today to eradicate torture, especially in police custody.
Lankan university suspends 331 students for ragging  Jun 29, 5:59 pm
Colombo, June 29 (ANI): The South Eastern University of Sri Lanka has suspended 331 second year students, including 220 female students of the Management Faculty, on charges of alleged ragging.
Lankan Prez. to appoint new Governor of Central Bank today  Jun 29, 4:56 pm
Colombo, June 29 (ANI): Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will today appoint a new Governor to the Central Bank.
36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in India returning home today  Jun 28, 4:10 pm
Colombo, June 28: A group of 36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu camps in India, arrive Sri Lanka on Tuesday under the voluntary repatriation program facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Global movement urges Lankan Army to release 'surrendee' records of civil war  Jun 25, 4:54 pm
Colombo, June 25 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, a global non-partisan movement, has urged the Sri Lankan Army to release the records of people who surrendered before the security forces at the end of the war in 2009.
To reduce Brexit after-effects, Lanka expects to sign trade pact with UK   Jun 25, 2:43 pm
Colombo, June 25 (ANI): Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva announced that the Sri Lankan Government will take measures to sign a trade pact with the United Kingdom as soon as possible, following Britain's exit from the European Union.
Lankan govt rejects allegations of using cluster bombs during civil war  Jun 23, 2:24 pm
Colombo, June 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has rejected allegations that the Sri Lankan Army used cluster bombs during the final phases of the war and questioned the authenticity of the report published in the media.
Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTA  Jun 20, 3:49 pm
Colombo, June 20 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a series of new directives to be followed by the police and security forces when arresting and detaining persons suspected of terrorism under the much criticized Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Duraiappah Stadium will enhance Lanka, India ties: Sirisena  Jun 18, 3:52 pm
Colombo, June 18 (ANI): President Maithripala Sirisena, who today jointly opened with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Sri Lanka's northeen Jaffna province, said this move is another opportunity to enhance the friendship between the two countries.
Lanka to issue biometric passports to prevent forgeries  Jun 18, 1:47 pm
Colombo, June 18 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration is taking measures to issue biometric passports (e-passports) early next year to prevent forgeries.
EU finalizes lifting ban on Lanka's fish exports  Jun 17, 4:51 pm
Colombo, June 17 (ANI): The European Union has finally lifted the ban imposed on Colombo's seafood exports with immediate effect.
Three Indian fishermen arrested for fishing in Lankan waters  Jun 16, 4:44 pm
Colombo, June 16 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Coast Guard with assistance from the Navy on Thursday arrested three Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Lankan waters.
Sri Lanka concerned about Brexit's impact on global economy  Jun 15, 4:00 pm
Colombo, June 15 (ANI): Asserting that global macro-economic stability is of vital importance to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed concern about the probable impact of 'Brexit'- withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) - on the global economy.
Amended RTI Bill to be tabled in Lankan Parliament on June 23  Jun 15, 1:45 pm
Colombo, June 15 (ANI): Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunaratna Paranavithana has said that the amended Right to Information (RTI) Bill will be presented in Parliament on June 23 for the second reading.
Sri Lanka, ADB sign two million USD grant for relief efforts  Jun 14, 5:37 pm
Colombo, June 14 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a two million US dollars grant agreement to finance the relief efforts in the country following the recent floods and landslides, which caused mass destruction.
Global human rights organization urges Lanka to abide HRCSL directives  Jun 13, 3:11 pm
Colombo, June 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka has been urged by a global human rights organization to abide by the directives issued by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on arrests and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Exiled Lankan Tamils willing to testify against human rights violations: ITJP report  Jun 12, 3:51 pm
Colombo, June 12 (ANI): The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) Sri Lanka in its report stated the exiled Tamil victims of war crimes and torture have said that they would testify via video before a special court in Sri Lanka only if international judges were involved and their identities protected.
Turkish Foreign Minister to visit Lanka next week  Jun 12, 3:47 pm
Colombo, June 12 (ANI): Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu will pay a two-day an official visit to Sri Lanka beginning on June 14.
Lankan, Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Association relaunched after 12 years  Jun 11, 1:59 pm
Colombo, June 11 (ANI): After a lapse of 12 years, the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Association has been revived and a new committee has been elected with the members of the current parliaments, the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo said.
Sri Lanka reports over 18,000 dengue cases since January  Jun 11, 1:52 pm
Colombo, June 11 (ANI): The Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lankan Health Ministry has said that during the first six months of this year, 18,613 suspected dengue cases have been reported from across the country.
Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe demands Rajapaksa's suspension  Jun 10, 2:49 pm
Colombo, June 10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded a motion against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and asked the Parliament to suspend him for a week. Wickremesinghe accused Rajapaksa of violating the Fiscal Management Responsibility Act, in his capacity as a Finance Minister during his presidential tenure.
No money to be granted until flood, fire affected provided relief: Lankan PM  Jun 10, 1:50 pm
Colombo, June 10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed treasury officials not to grant any money to purchase vehicles for ministers until the reconstruction of houses and state buildings damaged by the floods and the fire at the Salawa Army camp are completed.
Sri Lanka recall Maharoof for England, Ireland ODIs  Jun 8, 4:41 pm
Colombo, June 8 (ANI): Sri Lankan all-rounder Farveez Maharoof, who played his last international match in March 2012, has been recalled to the national squad for the upcoming ODI series against Ireland and England.
One dead, thousands evacuated after blast at Sri Lankan armoury  Jun 6, 5:08 pm
Colombo, June.6 (ANI): One soldier was killed and thousands of people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions on Sunday at one of Sri Lanka's biggest ammunition dumps, where the army stores heavy weapons, officials said.
Lankan President to visit China this year  Jun 4, 3:35 pm
Colombo, June 4 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be visiting China later this year for a second time since assuming the office to further strengthen bilateral ties between both nations.