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Upgrading 130 KM Maho – Omanthai Railway Track Under Indian Concessional Financing

A contract agreement for around US$ 91.26 million for upgrading of railway track from Maho to Omanthai under Indian concessional financing was signed between IRCON International Limited and Government of Sri Lanka in Colombo on 18 July 2019.

Upgrading  130 KM Maho – Omanthai Railway Track  Under Indian Concessional Financing
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Sri Lanka: UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.

Sri Lanka: UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
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Phase III of UNIDO backed Sri Lanka bamboo initiative opens today

After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019 and later in June, the third phase of the program will take-off in Colombo today - 17th July.

A trainer from India’s URAVU addresses the second bamboo industry training session held at IDB on 15 June 2019.
Participants at the second bamboo industry training session held at IDB on 15 June 2019.
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Out of the 74 liquor licences issued in 2018, 68 0f them were issued in Jaffna district alone

Out of the total of Seventy four (74) new liquor licenses issued island wide, a total of 68 of them alone were issued in the Jaffna district for the year 2018.

Out of the 74 liquor licences issued in 2018, 68 0f them were issued in Jaffna district alone
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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith conducted a special mass in Rome to commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith at a special Mass in Rome to commemorate the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, said this is a golden opportunity for Sri Lanka to rise again and unite as a nation.

Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
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Muslim MPs in a special meeting on NCM

The Muslim MPs in Sri Lanka Parliament are in a special meeting at this moment.

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Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

Today, (9 July 2019) on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations have renewed their calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of Inquiry to conduct a thorough and effective investigation into his killing.

Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing
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Ambassador Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House, on 08 July 2019.

Ambassador  Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump
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A new National Security Council Appointed

A professional Advisory Council on National Security has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President's Media Division said a National Security Advisory Committee, headed by Opposition MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

A new National Security Council Appointed
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1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated

In a special event held on July 6, 2019, the first Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs - Ranidugama in Gampaha District was inaugurated and the completed houses are handed over to the beneficiaries.

1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated
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