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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Politics

Sri Lanka President land in US for UN General Assembly

President Rajapaksa will hold bilateral discussions with several heads of state

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Elected Sri Lanka ruling party MP to resign for diplomatic posting in US: source

Kalutara district SLPP candidate Wadduwage Manju Lalith Varna Kumara is next in the list to succeed Samarasinghe.

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Sri Lanka's report on anti-terror law ready ahead of EU delegation visit: Foreign Min Secy

“We are waiting for the EU delegation. We are not scared. There is nothing to hide. We are quite open to them,” he s...

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Security tightened at Sri Lanka's main airport following suspicious email

Some media reports speculated that the email might be a Trojan horse.

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Sri Lanka prisons minister resigns after opposition MPs demand removal, legal action

Earlier on Wednesday, the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Ratwatte's removal and arrest over the allegations.

Sri Lanka ruling party local govt member disqualified in landmark verdict

The Right to Information (RTI) act had also proved helpful in acquiring information to secure the verdict, he said.

Sri Lanka sticks to domestic mechanism; says UN probe will polarise country

“This will polarise our society, as we experienced with Resolution 30/1,” the foreign minister said.

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Sri Lanka police find hand grenade in Colombo private hospital

The grenade has now been disarmed, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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UN rights boss unhappy over Sri Lanka’s attempts at addressing alleged abuses

She also criticised recently passed emergency regulations on essential food supply.

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Sri Lanka's Jayantha Ketagoda to be reappointed national list MP to replace Cabraal

“Names of Yoshitha and Duminda being considered were rumours. No such names were considered,” another source said.

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Sri Lanka opposition MP rubbishes opposition leader's call for snap election

“Statements like this are immature and unwise,” he added.

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Nivard Cabraal resigns from Sri Lanka parliament ahead of being made CB chief

Appointed governor later this week

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Continued UNHRC scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record crucial: HRW

“No one should be in any doubt that Sri Lanka’s human rights situation is deeply alarming and getting worse."

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Sri Lanka seeks stronger economic ties with Iran amid US sanctions

Sri Lanka was forced to stop importing Iranian light crude officially after sanctions were imposed

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Detained Sri Lanka human rights lawyer's work conflated with terrorism: UN special rapporteur

On July 14 this year, Amnesty International declared Hizbullah a prisoner of conscience.

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Sri Lanka added to US CDC high risk country list

Sri Lanka, Jamacia Brunei made to the high risk list on Tuesday, September (07).

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Sri Lanka Tourism defends controversial request to relax restrictions for inbound travellers

Fernando is currently away in Russia promoting tourism in Sri Lanka.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka parliament passes tax amnesty bill, opposition abstains from SEC bill

Opposition objects to SEC's discretion to initiate prosecutions being taken away

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Sri Lanka emergency temporary, says minister as opposition fears authoritarianism

“There is also clear public resentment toward traders who hoard and cheat the people,” the minister said.

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Sri Lanka on dangerous path of Enabling Law with gazette rule, emergency: opposition

Part III, Section 17 provides for the declaration of essential services without emergency rule

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Philippines lifts COVID-19 travel ban on 10 countries including Sri Lanka

The country has also introduced a red and yellow travel restriction list as it had only maintained a green list so far.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka parliament passes emergency regulations to seize food stocks, warehouses

The emergency was passed convincingly with 132 legislators voting for it against 51

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Sri Lanka’s emergency regulations are to control food mafia: agriculture minister

“It is not a food shortage but a food mafia. The new emergency regulations are to control this mafia.”

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WHO Sri Lanka takes down reports after wrong referral; health minister endorses tweet

Rambukwella thanked the organisation “for taking swift action to stem the spread of misinformation by certain parties...

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Sri Lanka's GMOA questions Army-run Pfizer-BioNTech rollout in Hambantota

"There is no rationale behind vaccinating the 20 to 30-year group with Pfizer-BioNTech," the doctors said.

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"IS inspired" Sri Lankan who stabbed six in Auckland supermarket shot dead

The man was allegedly inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group.

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