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  Sri Lankan government not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms, PM says

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday has clarified that that the government was not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms set up to deal with international crimes and human rights violations committed by individuals on both sides.

Speaking to reporters after his visit to the Lord Krishna Temple at Guruvayur in Kerala state of India, the Prime Minister said that foreign observers were welcome to participate in the discussions related to Sri Lankan war crimes, but a final judgment on the cases will be made by Sri Lanka's judicial system.

 Scarcity of multi-tenanted Grade A office buildings in Sri Lankan capital city:
Feb 14, Colombo: In office real estate, vacancy levels in prime commercial areas play a vital role in deciding who shall have the better bargaining power while executing the transactions. Minimal vacancy levels in commercial pockets give developers an edge while negotiating. Office occupiers always find it tough to find the right office space in such landlord market conditions.

 'Joint opposition' is not for women's rights in Sri Lanka - PM:
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says this government has taken the first step to provide the opportunity for women to their right place in politics.
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  Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait :
Feb 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government brought back over 100 harassed migrant workers to the country today from Kuwait.

 Sri Lankan President to visit Germany to strengthen economic and trade cooperation:
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to Germany seeking greater economic and trade cooperation with the economically powerful member State of the European Union.

  ICRC to work with Sri Lankan government on missing persons:
Feb 13, Colombo: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), currently undertaking an assessment in Sri Lanka to understand all the humanitarian needs of the families of missing persons, has offered to work with the Sri Lankan government in assisting the families of the missing, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 Sri Lankan government not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms, PM says:
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday has clarified that that the government was not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms set up to deal with international crimes and human rights violations committed by individuals on both sides.

 SLFP to take disciplinary action against members criticizing the party leadership:
Feb 13, Colombo: The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to take disciplinary action against members who criticize the party and its leadership regardless of their status in the party.

 Program to enlighten media personnel on proposed constitution:
Feb 13, Colombo: A program will be held at Visumpaya on the 16th of this month to educate media people about the proposed Constitution and to seek their views, the national radio said.

 State minister pays surprise visit to fish market to look into public complaints of corruption :
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi made a surprise inspection visit to Peliyagoda Central Fish Market on Wednesday (10 February) to look into corruption and malpractices at the fish market.

 Workshop on Sectoral Oversight Committees for Members of Sri Lanka Parliament:
Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament will hold a workshop on Sectoral Oversight Committees for Members of Parliament with the participation of a delegation of UK parliamentarians led by Labour Party MP Fiona McTaggart.

 Former President CBK commends government for efforts to increase women's participation in politics:
Feb 13, Colombo: Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says that as a woman she is pleased with this government's efforts to increase women's participation in politics and end the assessment requirements for women in politics.

 IMF says considering Sri Lanka's request for funding depends on certain conditions:
Feb 12, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is considering Sri Lanka's request for a new IMF program for the island nation to meet its balance of payments but the funding will depend on certain conditions.
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 Committee seeks proposals from public on a pension scheme for new recruits:
Feb 12, Colombo: The committee appointed to make recommendations to the government on introducing a suitable pension scheme for the new recruits to the public service seeks views and proposals of the general public on the new scheme.

 Major General Milinda Peiris appointed new Chief of Staff in the Army:
Feb 12, Colombo: Major General Milinda Peiris has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff (COS) of the Sri Lanka Army effective from 12 February 2016.

 Case against Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita postponed for April 29:
Feb 12, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today fixed the date for the trial against the two high profile state officials of the former government charged of misusing state money.

 Tamil Nadu CM calls Indian government to take action for a permanent solution to the fishermen issue :
Feb 12, Chennai: Following the arrest of twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy yesterday, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again asking to take action to find a permanent solution to the fishermen issue.

 Sri Lanka to issue US$ 75 million development bonds:
Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Central Bank has announced that it plans to sell US$ 75 million worth of development bonds to foreign and local investors.

 No foreign influence on government, Sri Lankan President assures:
Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that his government is not under any foreign influence as some politicians claim and emphasized that the government will not enter into any agreement that can endanger the local economy and the culture of the country.

 South Africa, Oman naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka Colombo Port:
Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a South African Navy frigate and two Royal Omani navy ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on Friday (February 12).

 Sri Lanka's Laugfs acquires mini hydropower plant for Rs. 200 million:
Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Laugfs Power, a subsidiary of Laugfs Gas has acquired the total issued shares of Pams Power (private) Limited on 10th February for Rs. 200 million.

 India invites Sri Lankan students for Self-Financing Professional Courses:
Feb 12, Colombo: Applications are invited from Sri Lankan students for nomination to undergraduate course in Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Medicine (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm).

 U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka visits historic Grand Mosque in Colombo:
Feb 12, Colombo: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap joined Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M.H.A. Haleem and Imam Moulavi M.S.M Thasleem yesterday (February 11) for a tour of Colombo's historic Grand Mosque.

 European Parliament delegation discuss security situation in North with Jaffna Commander:
Feb 12, Colombo: An European Union Parliamentary delegation, led by Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Friends of Sri Lanka Group Geoffrey Van Orden, and including MEP Morten Messerschmidt, called on the newly-appointed Commander of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Major General Mahesh Senanayake on Wednesday (10).

 Sri Lanka's Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume :
Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has set a new record in container handling volume on Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said yesterday.

 Former president opens new political office:
Feb 12, Colombo: A coordinating office of former President and Kurunegala District parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa was opened this morning at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla.
 UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka should not rush in meeting the commitments made to the UN :
Feb 12, Geneva: The UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, who visited Sri Lanka last month for a second time, said Sri Lanka should not rush to comply with the commitments that the country has made for the sake of demonstrating compliance.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister to offer prayers at Guruvayur Temple:
>Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by his wife Maithri Wickremesinghe has left for India Friday to visit the Lord Krishna Temple at Guruvayur in Kerala state of India.
 Sri Lankan President to sign MoUs with Germany during visit to bolster SME sector, education and sports:
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has identified the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector as an important aspect to be developed due to its contribution to the economic development of the country, employment generation and reducing the poverty.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party questions government on failure to reduce fuel prices:
Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today questioned why the government is not reducing the fuel prices while the oil prices plunge in the world market.
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 Shangri-La looking to build a third hotel in Sri Lanka:
Feb 11, Colombo: Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, is exploring the possibility of building a third hotel in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lankan President urges politicians to use power for the betterment of people :
Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that although the common nature of the world politics as well as national politics is that power corrupts the politician, it is the responsibility of the politician not to be destructed from power but to use that power for the betterment of the people.
 President discusses issues related to coconut and palmyra products:
Feb 11, Colombo: A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and palmyra products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (11), President's Media Division said.
 Sri Lanka to use transportation along Colombo Canal Network to ease traffic congestion, promote tourism :
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government announced today that it plans to use canal network in Colombo for transportation as a measure to ease the traffic congestion in the capital city and also to promote tourism.
 Sri Lanka condemns North Korea's long range missile launch :
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government Thursday condemned the long range missile launch by North Korea on Sunday and called upon the East Asian state to abide by the international obligations.
 Sri Lanka's TID to take legal action against the LTTE detainees refusing to undergo rehabilitation:
Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division has informed the Court that it will take measures against former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) detainees who are refusing to undergo rehabilitation.
  Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa further remanded:
Feb 11, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the former president and Kurunegala district parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others when they were produced in court today.
 Sri Lanka Navy assists Coast Guard to arrest 12 Indian fishermen :
Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has assisted the Coast Guard on Wednesday to arrest twelve Indian fishermen for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and poaching in island's waters.
  Sri Lanka's new Attorney General takes oaths:
Feb 11, Colombo: Senior Solicitor General President's Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths today as the 29th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence.
 Investigations on fraud, corruption are being conducted properly and systematically, PM says:
Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received a vast amount of details on fraud, corruption and misuse of public funds and resources, that took place during the previous administration and complaints are still being received, Prime Minister Ranis Wickremesinghe said.
 Sri Lanka stock exchange issues request for suppliers of Central Counter Party:
Feb 11, Colombo: Marking a significant step in its bid to establish a Central Counter Party (CCP), Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced that it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting potential suppliers to present information with relation to the supply, implementation and support for a Central Counterparty Institution.
  Sri Lanka to review former government's Airbus deal, US$ 12 million penalty if cancelled:
Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka will review a controversial deal reached by the previous administration to buy new Airbus aircraft despite huge losses at the national carrier, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Wednesday.
 Human Rights Watch criticizes former Army commander's appointment to parliament:
Feb 11, New York: The New York based global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the appointment of former Army Commander and Democratic Party leader Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a member of the Sri Lankan parliament.
 US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor funds $ 500,000 grant for Strengthening Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka :
Feb 11, Washington, DC: The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Wednesday announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for an opportunity for a project on Strengthening Investigative Journalism Sri Lanka.
 Former Chief Minister Pillayan further remanded till February 24:
Feb 10, Batticaloa: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police over the killing of a Tamil parliamentarian.
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 Matthew Abeysinghe breaks Julian Bolling’s record for most gold at SAG:
Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan swimmer Matthew Abeysinghe has broken the record set by Julian Bolling in 1991 by clinching 7 gold medals at the South Asian Games. In 1991, Bolling bagged five Gold Medals for Sri Lanka.
 High level Sri Lanka-Bahrain talks held to renew trade, strengthen bilateral cooperation :
Feb 10, Colombo: A series of recently concluded high level meetings between visiting Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce and the ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Bahrain have ushered a fresh renewal of ties between both countries.
  Senior Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya selected to be Sri Lanka's next Attorney General :
Feb 10, Colombo: The Constitutional Council has recommended Senior Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya to the post of Attorney General.
 Sri Lanka Speaker receives death threats for refusing demands of joint opposition:
Feb 10, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya has said that he has received death threats following his decision yesterday to refuse identifying the 'Joint Opposition' as an independent group in parliament.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests seven local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing:
Feb 10, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday said it has arrested seven local fishermen in two separate occasions for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices.
 Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera further remanded until 16th:
Feb 10, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has further remanded the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera until February 16th.
 Sri Lankan PM decides to directly respond to MPs in parliament:
Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister has given the opportunity for government as well as opposition parliamentarians to make direct queries to him from today.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court concludes Bhikku Kathikavath Bill contravenes the Constitution:
Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that the proposed Theravadhi Kathikavath (Registration) Bill contravenes the Constitution and should be approved with a two-third majority in Parliament with amendments and that it should also be directed to a referendum if the Bill is to be enacted.
 Sri Lanka investment promotion agency woos diplomats for investment:
Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) recently organized a special program for 57 non-resident Heads of mission and Defense Advisors and Defense Attachés who were visiting Sri Lanka to attend the 68th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo.
 U.S. government proposes US$ 31 million aid to Sri Lanka for next year:
Feb 10, Colombo: The United States government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka next year as the island nation entered a new era following the political transformation intimated with the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015.
 Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary briefs EU Parliamentary delegation on progress of military matters :
Feb 10, Colombo: An EU Parliament delegation, led by Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Friends of Sri Lanka Group Geoffrey Van Orden, and including MEP Morten Messerschmidt, met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the ministry premises on Tuesday (February 9th).
 Sri Lanka, Philippines agree on political cooperation and deepening ties:
Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the Philippines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), aimed at forging greater cooperation and further enhancing relations between the two countries.
 Litro Gas posts Rs. 6 billion profits in 2015:
Feb 10, Colombo: Litro Gas, the largest importer and market leader of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sri Lanka marks 2015 as a record year posting gross profits of over Rs. 6 billion with significant increases in volumes (22 percent) and market growth (acquiring a total 485,548 new connections).
 Mass transit essential for Sri Lankan capital city to succeed:
Feb 10, Colombo: The critical role earmarked for joined-up public transport in Colombo's development and what can be done to boost lending for housing were two topical issues explored by senior figures at the Urban Development Authority (UDA) in recent interviews they gave to the global research, publishing, and consulting firm Oxford Business Group (OBG).
 Sri Lankan Finance Minister asks public to inform government of undue political influence:
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has appealed to the public to keep the government informed of any attempts to exert undue political influence at a time the government is attempting to create an ethical society.
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 Artistes visit Yoshitha Rajapaksa in prison:
Feb 09, Colombo: A group of artistes along with several representatives of some civil organizations visited the Welikada Prison to inquire into the wellbeing of former president's second son, Yoshitha Rajapaksa who is in remand prison.
 Sri Lankan President to take stern action against violators of party discipline :
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, as the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), will take stern legal action against those who breach the party discipline, a senior party member said.
 Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera remanded again :
Feb 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has remanded the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera again after releasing him earlier on bail.
 Sri Lanka joint opposition protests in parliament:
Feb 09, Colombo: A group of Sri Lankan parliamentarians, who called themselves a 'joint opposition' staged a protest in the parliament today demanding that they be recognized as independent MPs in Parliament.
 Sri Lanka must confront and defeat demons of past - UN Rights Chief:
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka must seize the great opportunity it currently has to provide all its people with truth, justice, security and prosperity and the United Nations will fully support its efforts, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said today.
 Sri Lanka in second place in medal tally at South Asian games:
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka, with a total medal Tally of 64 is in second place after India at the 12th South Asian Games that is simultaneously underway in Guwahati and Shillong in India.
 Former Sri Lankan army commander sworn in as a member of eighth parliament:
Feb 09, Colombo: Former commander of Sri Lanka Army and leader of Democratic Party, field Marshal Sarath Fonseka took oaths as a member of Sri Lanka's eighth parliament today.
 Sri Lanka's joint opposition to form a new party under former president's leadership:
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's 'joint opposition' will form a new political party under the leadership of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to the local media reports.
 UN rights chief calls on President, Prime Minister:
Feb 09, Colombo: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the government, called on the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today.
 Finnish business delegation in Sri Lanka to explore investment potential:
Feb 09, Colombo: A eight-member business delegation of leading Finnish enterprises and banks has visited Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment (BOI), to study the island nation's Business climate and examine the potential for investment by Finnish enterprises in the country.
 Sri Lankan Navy accused of damaging Indian fishermen's nets:
Feb 09, Colombo: Indian fishermen have accused that the Sri Lankan Navy had damaged their fishing nets and chased them back till Indian territorial waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet today.
 Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign MoUs to promote academic, cultural cooperation:
Feb 09, Islamabad: Sri Lanka's College of Information Management and Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association have signed MoU with Preston University for collaboration in a variety of fields.
 Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka makes history winning coveted 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' Award:
Feb 09, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC won another accolade on the international stage recently when its 2014 Annual Report was adjudged 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards in Singapore.
 No objection to move Cecile Kotelawala to National Hospital, court told:
Feb 08, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department of police on Monday informed the court that the private hospital where Cecil Kotelawala is receiving treatment had no objections to admitting her to the Colombo National Hospital for further treatment.
 Three names recommended for Sri Lanka's next Attorney General:
Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has recommended the names of three persons to the Constitutional Council for the post of Attorney General.
 SLFP to take disciplinary action against errant members:
Feb 08, Colombo: General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Duminda Dissanayake has stressed that the party will take stern disciplinary action against members who contravene the Party Constitution.
 Rathupaswala water not suitable for drinking, Central Environment Authority informs court:
Feb 08, Colombo: The Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka has informed the Appeals Court that the pH value of water samples secured from wells within the environs of the Rathupaswala Factory are not within the stipulated limits.
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 MS Rotterdam skipper sees Sri Lanka's southern port as a springboard for growth in tourism:
Feb 08, Colombo: Captain of the visiting cruise liner MS Rotterdam Marco Carsjens says that the Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka is a springboard for the growth of the island's tourism industry.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests five local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing:
Feb 08, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Monday said it has arrested five local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices.
  UN Rights Chief meets with Sri Lanka's defense officials:
Feb 08, Colombo: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who is in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit, met with Sri Lanka's top defense officials today.
 Sumith Lal Mendis sworn in as a Western Province Minister:
Feb 08, Colombo: Member of Western Province Council, Sumith Lal Mendis, has been appointed as the Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare, Probationary, Child Protection and Women Affairs of the Western Province.
 Ruling party in Sri Lanka nominates former Army Commander to parliament:
Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party today has decided to nominate former Army Commander and Democratic Party Leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to Parliament to fill the vacancy created by the demise of Lands Minister M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardena.
 Sri Lanka's joint opposition to protest in parliament if not recognized as separate entity:
Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's 'joint opposition', the group of parliamentarians loyal to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has threatened to disrupt parliamentary proceedings if the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya does not recognize the group as a separate entity.
 Sri Lanka chamber of commerce presents seminar on promoting sustainable biomass energy production :
Feb 08, Colombo: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority is organizing a seminar to educate the private sector organizations about a project on promoting sustainable biomass energy production.
 Army officer, civilian killed in a road accident :
Feb 08, Kandy: An officer of Sri Lanka Army and a civilian were killed in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday at Getambe in Peradeniya when their car collided with a tractor trailer, police said.
  Another batch of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to arrive tomorrow:
Feb 08, Colombo: A group of 43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who were living in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu state of India, will arrive in the island Tuesday, February 09th under the UNHCR voluntary repatriation program, the Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Ministry said in a release yesterday.
 Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 24.3 percent in January 2016:
Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 24.3 percent in January this year compared to the same period last year, the data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.
 UN rights chief says releasing LTTE cadres should be resolved through Court :
Feb 07, Jaffna: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who was touring Jaffna on Sunday, said the charges levelled against LTTE prisoners should be resolved through the court and it is a responsibility of the Sri Lankan Government.
  Legal experts deem appointment of former Army Commander to parliament is a violation of Constitution:
Feb 07, Colombo: Legal experts in Sri Lanka deem it is a violation of the Constitution to appoint a member of the country's military to parliament, according to a report in Sunday Leader.
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 Sri Lanka government to appoint 11-member Task Force to obtain public views on UN proposals :
Feb 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, which is in the process of creating a mechanism to implement the proposals in the consensual UN resolution, has taken measures to appoint an 11-member Special Task Force to obtain public views on the Geneva proposals.
 Sri Lankan Navy chases away Indian fishermen:
Feb 07, Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Naval personnel have allegedly chased away some fishermen from Tamil Nadu while they were fishing near Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu islet on Sunday, a PTI report said.
 Sri Lankan government to file case at High Court against Carleton Sports Network:
Feb 07 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake says a case will be filed at the High Court over the alleged financial malpractices at the Carleton Sports Network.
 UN Human Rights Chief visits Sri Lanka's war torn North and East :
Feb 07, Colombo: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday on a four-day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government, is visiting Jaffna and Trincomalee today and tomorrow.
 Over 1,500 proposals on constitutional reforms submitted to the Committee:
Feb 07, Colombo: Over 1,500 proposals have been submitted to the Committee on Public Representations on the Constitution (CPRC) appointed by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to seek public opinion on the proposed constitutional reforms, Chairman, attorney-at-law Lal Wijenayake said.
 Sri Lanka CID to arrest four more Army personnel over journalist's disappearance:
Feb 07, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police plans to soon arrest four more army personnel suspected in the abduction of Lanka e News journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.
 India keen to establish refinery and bunkering operations in Sri Lanka :
Feb 07, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha: India is interested in establishing refinery and bunkering operations in Sri Lanka, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday when he held a bilateral meeting with Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development of Sri Lanka Anoma Gamage.
 Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora seeks dialogue with India to strengthen moderate voices:
Feb 07, Colombo: While India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was visiting Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora is seeking a dialogue with the Indian government in an effort to strengthen the moderate voices within the Diaspora as well as in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka bags four golds at the 12th South Asian Games :
Feb 06, New Delhi: Sri Lanka bagged four gold medals on the first day of the competition at the 12th South Asian Games that is simultaneously underway in Guwahati and Shillong.
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 UN rights chief says will listen to everyone, look for constructive discussion:
Feb 06, Colombo: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a four-day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government said he will listen to everyone.
 Sri Lanka opposition party protests UN Rights Chief's visit:
Feb 06, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF), Sri Lanka's opposition political party led by MP Wimal Weerawansa, organized a protest in the capital Colombo on Saturday against the visit of the United Nations human rights chief.
 Sri Lanka police chief defends dutiful police officers, will not cover up for wrongdoers:
Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Police Chief N.K. Illangakoon today defended his force saying that a majority of police officers dutifully carry out their responsibilities, even sacrificing their lives and he is bound to protect those police officers.
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