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Friday October 22nd, 2021
Politics

Sri Lanka cabinet approves next step towards banning cattle slaughter

Analysts say the SLPP leaders think the cattle slaughter ban is politically rewarding at a time of easy vigilantism.

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Sri Lanka's proposed new constitution to be ready by Jan 2022: minister

"In January 2022, Sri Lanka parliament will have the opportunity to focus on the new constitution,” he said.

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Sri Lanka Easter attack probe: Prez said he couldn't implement some recommendations, claims cardinal

"The report has been a waste of time and a waste of hope to all of us,” he said

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Sri Lanka teachers' strike: minister threatens legal action if teachers disrupt school reopening

Weerasekara drew parallels between a dragging teachers’ strike – now into its fourth month – and Sri Lanka’s civ...

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Another Sri Lanka govt MP calls for social media regulation amid online backlash

“I think those who harm the country and destabilise the country have seized the opportunity,” he said.

Sri Lanka to amend Kandyan marriage and divorce act

A minor under the age of 18 cannot enter legal marriage in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka may hold PC polls in early 2022, but no pressure from India: foreign minister

“India didn’t say they were putting pressure. The word ‘pressure’ is wholly incorrect," Minister Peiris said.

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Sri Lanka president acknowledges shortcomings, repledges new constitution

“However, we have done a lot of work for the people under these circumstances."

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Blame game in Sri Lanka parliament over detained MP's DIY urinal

Bathiudeen is also facing inconvenience in offering his two night-time prayers due to this issue, the MP said.

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Three women SSPs promoted to DIG in historic first for Sri Lanka Police

Promotions for women cadre in the police force have long been fraught with a number of issues.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka's State Ministry of Money & Capital Markets abolished

The state ministry’s functions and duties have been brought under the purview of the Ministry of Finance.

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Sri Lanka opposition questions impartiality of probe on Pandora revelations

“The president is asking the commission to investigate a relative of his. Will such inquiry be fair?” said Rahuman.

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Visitors to Macao from "high risk" countries including Sri Lanka must test negative for COVID-19

The tests must be taken 24-hours apart and the last test within 48-hours prior to departure.

Mahadiya Hamza

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EU: Focused on non-discrimination, PTA during Sri Lanka’s GSP+ monitoring mission

 “The meetings also reviewed drugs policy, environment and climate change, as well as corruption.”

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Sri Lanka businessman named in Pandora papers denies any wrongdoing

“I assure Your Excellency that my wife and I are totally innocent and are guilty of no wrongdoings,” Nadesan said.

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No threat to Indian interests, Sri Lanka president assures India foreign secy

Rajapaksa has reassured the Indian official that there was no reason for India to have any concerns.

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Sri Lanka president orders immediate investigation on Pandora papers exposé

Alahapperuma said the Commission is required to submit a report within a month.

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Govt and opp MPs trade charges in Sri Lanka parliament over Pandora papers exposé

“If this family spent 10 million rupees a month, that’s still enough money for 250 years or five generations," he sa...

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Sri Lanka ex-sports minister “not satisfied” with 2011 Cricket World Cup fixing probe

The police within four days called off the investigations, citing a lack of evidence.

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India Foreign Secy invites Sri Lanka to mutually deepen “time-tested” ties

Shringla’s comments come as India is seen trying to repair strained ties with Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Finance Minister, India foreign secy discuss taking forward joint projects

To take forward joint projects of mutual benefit

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Members of Sri Lanka president, PM ruling family in Pandora papers

Nirupama Rajapaksa had been connected with Challan Oil Exploration Limited, and Rosetti Limited, the analysis showed.

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Sri Lanka can’t develop Trinco oil tanks without India as per 1987 accord: Minister

“There is not even a modicum of truth about what is reported everywhere,” said Gammanpila.

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Either file case against Bathuideen, or release him: Former Sri Lanka PM

“If he is guilty, if there is evidence against him, take him to court and proceed with the case."

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Activists call for child protection framework, say Sri Lanka lags behind

"We need to go further on the child protection area. Since these are binding obligations, the state has duties."

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka teachers unions angered by police minister's call for "tough" measures

“As public security minister, I have said at the cabinet meeting too that we mustn’t be soft [on these protests]."

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