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UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their report on what procedures have to be taken on Sri Lanka to further the processes started with last year’s resolution at the UNHRC. The report released …

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Indian High Commission in Colombo announced plans for language labs to be set up in each of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces. The initiative will fulfil a pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government during a June 2010 visit …

Sri Lanka stocks slip after IMF loan deal dropped

Sri Lanka stocks slip after IMF loan deal dropped

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Sri Lanka stocks slipped from a two-week high on Tuesday after the central bank said the country had decided not to pursue a new IMF loan after months of discussion. The main share index fell 0.26 percent, or 15.24 points, to …

Sri Lankan authorities have decided not to pursue a new programme with the IMF, but to continue maintaining the close relationship with the Fund under standard consultation processes similar to many other member countries the Central Bank said today in a press release. A statement …

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be in Jaffna today ( 12) and tomorrow to participate in number of official events and ceremonies. The President will declare open the Chunnakam power plant this morning and also will address the district …

Commonwealth Secretary General reviews CHOGM preparations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday afternoon at Temple Trees and held discussions with the President. The discussion focused on the Sri Lankan government’s ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

       An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is Sri Lanka to discuss a fresh US$ 1.5 billion budgetary support facility the government expects to obtain. When the Fund approved the final tranche of the in July last year, the IMF agreed that Sri Lanka’s current …

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

          The case filed against the 13-year-old girl who had allegedly stolen 08 coconuts from a garden was withdrawn from the Horana Magistrate’s Court today by the plaintiff through a motion. The coconut stealing incident became one of the most sympathetic cases and was controversial …

Common Opposition front to be formed today

Common Opposition front to be formed today

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      An opposition front comprising eleven parties will be formed today and a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed at the New Town Hall at 2.00 p.m. The political parties to sign the Memorandum of Understanding are the United Socialist …

Commonwealth Secretary-General opens talks pushing for judicial independence

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Director of Communications and Public Affairs Mr Richard Uku said the Secretary-General will discuss matters of shared interest between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which takes place in Sri Lanka in November. The …