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UN rights chief hails steps taken by Lankan govt. in key commitments  Jun 29, 1:36 pm
Geneva, June 29 (ANI): Stating that the steps taken by the Sri Lankan government to implement some of the key commitments made in United Nations Resolution last year are encouraging, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that more rapid and sustained progress could have been made on some other issues.
Steps taken by Sri Lanka encouraging, report hopeful- UN Rights Chief  Jun 28, 5:12 pm
Geneva, June 28 (ANI): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in his report, concluded that overall the steps taken by the Sri Lankan government to implement some of the key commitments made in UN Resolution last year are encouraging.
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).
Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces  Jun 26, 6:20 pm
London, June 26 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons in the former war-hit areas of the country following reports of cluster bombs being found in the region.
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).
Lanka's Eranga suspended for illegal bowling action  Jun 19, 6:40 pm
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been suspended for bowling in international cricket with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be 'illegal'.
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.
Modi, Sirisena to inaugurate stadium in Jaffna renovated by India  Jun 18, 8:26 am
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will today jointly dedicate to the people of Sri Lanka a renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna.
Lankan asylum seekers to be escorted to international waters by Indonesia  Jun 17, 4:38 pm
Banda Aceh (Indonesia), June 17 (ANI): The Aceh provincial authorities have said that Indonesia will escort the boat carrying 44 Australia-bound Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers back to international waters after repairs on Friday.
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.
Three India fishermen apprehended by Lankan navy  Jun 16, 1:49 pm
Rameswaram, June 16 (ANI): Three fishermen were apprehended and a boat was impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy in the Palk Strai Delft Island in northern Sri Lanka Navy.
Series defeat in England a `learning curve` for young Lanka: Mathews  Jun 15, 2:40 pm
Melbourne, June 15 (ANI): Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has insisted that the Test series defeat against England was a good learning curve for the young players, who are now better prepared for the upcoming challenge against Australia.
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.
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.
Sangakkara annoyed by lack of DRS consistency   Jun 10, 5:05 pm
Melbourne, June.10 (ANI): Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has criticised the Decision Review System after England batsman Jonny Bairstow survived an extremely tight review on the opening day of the third Test at Lord's.
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.
Six Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy  Jun 9, 9:18 am
Rameshwaram, June 9 (ANI): As many as six Indian fishermen and one boat were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy at Gulf of Mannar in early morning hours today.
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.
Ensure fishermen are allowed to peacefully pursue their livelihood: Jayalalithaa urges PM  Jun 7, 2:34 pm
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Asserting that the situation at sea remains precarious with the continued offensive acts of the Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently direct the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to use diplomatic channels to ensure that Indian fishermen are allowed to peacefully pursue their livelihood in their traditional fishing waters.
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.