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Monday May 17th, 2021
International Relations

"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.

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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.

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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.

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

Chinese intervention in Sri Lanka’s Port City could pose a danger to the economic and security interests of both the island nation the region, oppos...

Imesh Ranasinghe
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 Lanka today (23) following ro...

Effects and implications of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka explained

The result of the passing of a resolution concerning Sri Lanka in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka's opposition parties hit out at govt for UNHRC "failure"

Sri Lanka’s opposition parties have hit out at the government for its handling of the resolution passed at the 46th se...

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Sri Lanka loses vote at UN Human Rights Council

A Resolution against Sri Lanka has passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council, but Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka deforestation: Irrigation reservoirs to be built in Sinharaja

The Sri Lankan government is proposing to build reservoirs and an irrigation scheme in the Sinharaja rainforest which is...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka president calls OIC Secy Gen, discusses situation of Muslims

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has engaged in a telephone conversation with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secr...

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Bangladesh and Sri Lanka pledge mutual assistance on a range of issues

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have signed 6 memoranda of understanding after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed a...

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Indian becomes the second woman to swim across the Palk Straits

A 47-year old Indian, Syamala Goli, became the second woman and 13th person to swim across the Palk Strait when she reac...

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Mahinda pledges to stand with Bangladesh

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stressed the possibilities of achieving closer cooperation in maritime, shipping, t...

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MR arrives in Dhaka, welcomed by Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the birth centenary of the founder of...

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Prime Minister in Bangladesh on two-day visit

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in Bangladesh today to join celebrations connected to the hundredth birth anniversar...

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Invitation for Myanmar: All BIMSTEC members have to be invited says Colambage

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has become the newest villain for Myanmarese fighting for democracy in...

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Sri Lanka hoping India will support it at the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Sri Lanka believes that India will stand with the right group and will support our country at the Human Rights Council, ...

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Sri Lanka will join India’s Adani Group to develop and operate the West Container Termin...

Sri Lanka will join hands with a giant Indian conglomerate in a Build, Operate and Transfer deal to develop the West Con...

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UN condemns use of force by Myanmar on democracy activists

The United Nations and world leaders have strongly criticised the Military junta ruling Myanmar for using “lethal forc...

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Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

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Sri Lankan exporters to the EU and Germany must develop sustainable supply chains

Sri Lankan exporters and providers of services to the European Union (EU) market are being encouraged to develop sustain...

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Pressure grows on Sri Lanka in Geneva over Human Rights issues

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena rejected the assertions of the High Commissioner warning member states that this int...

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Sri Lanka yet to finalise decision about Chinese power plants close to the Indian coast

Sri Lanka has not yet arrived at a final decision to grant the hybrid power projects in the Northern Island to the Chine...

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Dinesh asks the Human Rights Council to hold the scales even

At the Human Rights Council in Geneva Sri Lanka is faced with a hostile resolution to ensure the prompt, thorough and im...

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day visit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on an official two-day visit to Sri Lanka was welcomed by Prime Minister Mahin...

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