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U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–            The U.S. Embassy in a press release said it has opened two new hospitals at a cost of over $1,000,000 to provide services in conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. On February 12, Deputy …

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

       Switzerland is backing a South African post-Apartheid reconciliation initiative to bring the parties involved in Sri Lanka’s conflict to the negotiating table. Since 2011 South Africa and civil society groups have been leading a multi-pronged peace initiative aimed at restarting Tamil National …

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Sri Lanka’s growth rate at around 6.25 per cent this year, observing that the country has achieved notable progress on a number of economic fronts over the past few years. Sri Lanka’s estimated growth …

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new Test and one-day captain replacing Mahela Jayawardene, for  next month’s series against Bangladesh, selectors announced today. Dinesh Chandimal, named Mathews’s deputy in Tests and one-day internationals, will lead the side …

Government of Sri Lanka Observations on the draft report of the UNHCfor Human Rights (OHCHR) on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka

Government of Sri Lanka Observations on the draft report of the UNHCfor Human Rights (OHCHR) on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka

       The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) forwarded their report  to the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) “on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka ” prior to releasing their report on what …

Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket Team Resigns.

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Charith Senanayake resigned today (12) as the Manager of the Sri Lanka Cricket team stating that this decision was taken due to the false allegations and the pressure being exerted on him by Sri Lanka Cricket, which has also affected his …

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 …