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Tuesday October 26th, 2021
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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.

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India army chief, Modi’s ally in Sri Lanka amid rising Chinese influence

The visits come a week after Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla came on a three-day official visit.

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India army chief, top politico in Sri Lanka days after India foreign secy visit

Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday (13) with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and/or other senior government officia

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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.

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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.

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.”

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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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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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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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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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 leader stresses home-grown solution for lasting peace amid global pressure

His speech came a week after the UN Human Rights Chief raised fresh concerns over alleged human rights violations.

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Sri Lanka focuses on investments, bilateral ties in New York

Discussions took place on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Sri Lanka to work closely with UN, agrees to 'pardon Tamil youth'

Immediate action with regard to missing persons

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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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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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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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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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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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