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Thursday May 6th, 2021

Sri Lanka's withdrawal from previous resolution led to Gevena outcome: UNP

Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from the previous United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution resulted in the fresh resolution that was ...

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Gazette has been issued but no Muslim Covid victims body has been released for burial

Although the Islamic world has welcomed the decision by the Sri Lankan government to permit the burial of Muslim victims of Covid 19, i...

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International concern that Sri Lanka continues to cremate Muslim Covid dead

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged to “push Sri Lanka to gazette” the step to end the forced cremation of Muslims who die of Covid...

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Top German companies renew their commitment to Sri Lanka

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka said that a record 176 German companies have pledged their commitment to Sri Lanka's market.

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Muslim COVID-19 burials: Maldives prez considering President Rajapaksa's request for assis...

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on a request from his Sri Lankan counterpart Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is looking to assist Sri Lanka with the bur...

Imesh Ranasinghe
India asks MR to lead a regional initiative on Covid economic recovery

An Indian envoy has urged the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to initiate a discussion among countries in the region to develop a common strategy to emerge ...

Sri Lanka-Myanmar explore the establishment of direct air connectivity

Sri Lanka is in talks with Myanmar Airways International (MAI), a private carrier based in Myanmar to establish direct a...

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President and PM taking tough line over the Port workers strike

The government is talking tough about the Port Authority workers whose strike has crippled the Colombo Port causing huge...

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SJB accuses govt of halting repatriations to keep COVID 19 numbers low

The Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is saying that the government is delaying the repatriation of Sri Lankans ab...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Mangala steps away from Parliament, where will he go now?

In Sri Lankan political terms Mangala Samaraweera has done the unthinkable. After being a major player in the break- up ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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MCC - themed Mural being erased

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Will Mural demonising the MCC deal be taken down?

The mural depicts a fearsome dragon-like creature emerging from the US flag moving to devour Sri Lanka.

Arjuna Ranawana

3 min read

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