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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021
Political News

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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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.

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Sri Lanka to update MOU with UK to facilitate employment for marine professionals

The 2007 MOU allows Sri Lankan marine professionals to work in UK flagged vessels.

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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.

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

Appointed governor later this week

LGBTQ rights: Sri Lanka still undecided, says govt in response to homophobic police video

The video circulated online showed a counsellor openly making homophobic remarks at a police training in Kandy.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Speaker to probe alleged verbal sexual harassment of Sri Lanka female opposition MP

The MP in question had allegedly sung a lewd song lyric directed at MP Athukorala.

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Sri Lanka removes limits on flights carrying full vaxxed passengers

However, existing limitations on unvaccinated passengers will remain, the CAA said in a circular.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka opp. leader wants death penalty for terrorists, drug traffickers

As recently as October 2020, the SJB leader called it an “urgent need” of the hour.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka police on the prowl for employers of underage domestic workers

The operation comes in the wake of the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at MP Rishad Bathuideen's residence.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o domestic aide: Police record statement from other employees

The victim's mother, R Ranjani, rejected speculation of possible suicide by the girl.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Death of former Sri Lanka MP’s 16-y-o maid: Police seize male coworker's phone

The victim’s mother said she had asked Bathiudeen’s wife to go easy on the child as she was still minor.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha amid third wave of COVID-19

Prayer congregations are limited to just 100 people.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Vietnam envoy Ho Thi Thanh Truc meets Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

Vietnam had recently offered to share the country's experience in organic fertilizer

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Death of former Sri Lanka MP's 16-y-o maid: Postmortem reveals vaginal penetration

The postmortem report is to be presented to court on Monday.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka apparel exporters hopeful of GSP+ extension

Says authorities addressing concerns

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Vietnam offers to help with organic farming, Sri Lanka proposes Port City, religious ties

Expanding tourism also discussed

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16-year-old working in former Sri Lanka minister's residence dies of burn injuries

The teenager was a resident of Dayagama and had come to work as a maid at the former minister’s house , police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka, India, Maldives train to combat maritime crime, rescue in Indian Ocean

Virtual table top exercise (TTX) to improve joint operations and co-operation

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Amnesty International declares detained Sri Lanka lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International said Hizbullah was detained on "trumped-up charges" under the "draconian" PTA.

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Alleged Sirasa conspiracy: Sri Lanka media minister dismisses opposition claims

"I will not hesitate to take legal action against any media organisation that attempts to disturb the peace."

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Human rights situation in Sri Lanka further deteriorated in 2020: UK report

The report noted, among other issues, an alleged increase in surveillance and intimidation of civil society.

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New prison complex in Horana to expand Sri Lanka's prison capacity to 100,000: Minister

Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons housed 28,000 to 30,000 prisoners at any given time before the pandemic.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka president, three other regional leaders in RSF "press freedom predators gallery"

Seventeen of the 37 leaders are making the list for the first time.

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Duminda pardon: Slain former Sri Lanka MP's family reluctant to go to int'l community

However, the family has yet to arrive at a final decision, she said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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