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Wednesday October 27th, 2021

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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Sri Lanka police defuse hand grenade found near popular Buddhist temple

A similar incident occurred in September when police found a hand grenade inside a private hospital.

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Sri Lanka Catholic church head doubtful Easter victims will find justice under present admin

Power gained through blood of innocents will not endure, the archbishop said.

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.

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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India foreign secy to visit Sri Lanka ahead of China-backed Port City groundbreaking

“Harsh Vardhan Shringla is likely to inaugurate some key bilateral projects,” The Hindu said on its website.

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Sri Lanka opp MP Manusha Nanayakkara arrives at CID to give statement

“Sometimes we wonder if it is at the behest of certain businessmen that people are summoned for questioning."

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JVP leader smells scheme to whip up extremist sentiment in Sri Lanka

Dissanayake said it could be an attempt to distract the public from multiple crises the country is facing.

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British envoy raises concern over “high profile” cases with Sri Lanka foreign minister

Hulton also raised concerns relating to certain high profile Sri Lankan cases that are of current interest and focus.

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Sri Lanka likely to lose GSP+ by April '22 if govt doesn't take drastic steps: TNA MP

The EU is the second largest export destination for Sri Lankan products.

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EU to review Sri Lanka’s access to GSP+ trade concession amid rights abuse concerns

The EU delegation visit comes after two key incidents of alleged human rights violations in the last two weeks.

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Sri Lanka opp. MP Ranawaka, ex-media secy summoned by CID; MP claims witch hunt

Ranawaka is the second SJB parliamentarian to be summoned by the CID this week.

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