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Friday June 25th, 2021
International Relations

Duminda's release typical of Sri Lanka's arbitrary pardons that weaken rule of law: OHCHR

"Another example of selective, arbitrary granting of pardons that weakens rule of law and undermines accountability"

5 minutes

Compensation, salaries due paid to family members of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers

Redresses were handed over at a ceremony marking International Workers Day and International Day of Family Remittance

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US President Joe Biden nominates Julie Chung for ambassador to Sri Lanka

Chung currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Dept of State

1 min read

Sri Lanka to discuss preferential trade deal with Bangladesh

Bilateral trade minimal despite various agreements

1 min read

Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

77 tourists among 859 arrivals on June 01 after Sri Lanka lifts ban on inbound passengers

As of 5.30 pm, 77 tourists had arrived for the bubble concept with more flights coming in during the day, officials said

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

New COVID-19 strain: Sri Lanka suspends inbound passengers from Vietnam

The new strain is said to spread quickly by air.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Half a million doses of Sinopharm arrive in Sri Lanka; three million more in June

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he will ensure a strong vaccination drive for all.

2 min read

Bahrain latest country to ban inbound passengers from COVID-hit Sri Lanka

Singapore, Kuwait, Italy, Dubai and the Maldives have also slapped a travel ban on Sri Lanka till May 31.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Former president CBK slams Port City act, claims Sri Lanka becoming Chinese colony

"This is a dangerous situation. We remember Mrs Bandaranaike now more than ever," she said.

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May 20, 2021, a day of betrayal, says Sri Lanka's Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna

Government members have forfeited their right to boast about patriotism, Silva said.

3 min read

All detained Sri Lankan workers in Saudi Arabia repatriated: embassy

The repatriated workers had been held in detention centers in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

"Illegal" Indian family arrested in Sri Lanka amid calls for tighter border control

This is the third family Sri Lanka police has arrested for alleged illegal migration to the island.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Opp leader yet to inform govt of any int'l aid he secured for Sri Lanka: Minister

“If the opposition does have such connections, the government will happily accept their assistance.”

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

WHO chief to help Sri Lanka secure more AstraZeneca: President Rajapaksa

Tedros will “make effort to fulfill Sri Lanka’s need” for the doses, the president said.

2 min read

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Sri Lanka's participation in UN peacekeeping missions must not be weakened: UNP

There is scope for further involvement in future contingents, the UNP said.

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Sri Lanka restricts inbound passengers from India as COVID-19 cases surge

"Aircraft, cargo and seafarers will keep coming but they will not be allowed to disembark," he said.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Chinese intervention in Port City could pose danger to both Sri Lanka and region: Opposition MP Fons...

Chinese intervention in Sri Lanka’s Port City could pose a danger to the economic and security interests of both the i...

3 min read

Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Myanmar to be repatriated to Sri Lanka: Foreign Ministry

A group of Sri Lankan fishermen who were arrested near Myanmar’s shores in February 2021 are to be brought back to Sri...

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Happy Aluth Avurudda: US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden has wished a "happy Aluth Avurudda" and happy Tamil New Year to Sri Lankans and other South Asia...

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Oman extends amnesty for stranded Sri Lankan workers till June

The government of Oman has extended an amnesty granted to stranded Sri Lankan workers with a full waiver of all penaltie...

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Sri Lanka calls for early finalisation of BIMSTEC association of parliamentarians charter

Sri Lanka has called for an early finalisation of the charter of the Association of Parliamentarians of the Bay of Benga...

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Mangala urges the government not to get confrontational at International fora

Sri Lanka should use diplomacy and not engage in confrontation at international fora such as the United Nations Human Ri...

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

License for Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters: Minister to go ahead with discussions

Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda expects to hold discussions with the Tamil Nadu government to allow a limited numbe...

Imesh Ranasinghe

4 min read

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 ...

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