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Reconciliation process is proceeded step by step – President to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is performing for the betterment of its people with much responsibility, in keeping with the charters of UN, as a member of United Nations. He said the government is taking the process to ensure human rights and reconciliation forward step by step.

President Maithripala Sirisena with Prince Zeid al-Hussein
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World Bank commends GoSL on positive social indicators;

Executive Director of the World Bank for the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, Ms. S. Aparna, together with the World Bank’s Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mrs. Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, called on the Minister of Finance and Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday (21), at the Ministry of Finance.

World Bank commends GoSL on positive social indicators;
World Bank commends GoSL on positive social indicators;
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U.S. Embassy Provides Strategic Trade Enforcement Training to Sri Lankan Customs Officials

The U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the World Customs Organization (WCO) trained 34 Customs Officials from Sri Lanka in strategic trade controls enforcement from September 12 to September 15, 2017.

 Strategic Trade Enforcement Training organized by the U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security program.
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British High Commission celebrates Britain’s creative industries.

20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Pvt Ltd, celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.

Kingsman Pre Launch Reception
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Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita were granted bail today by the Colombo High Court.

Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail
Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail
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Two villagers on the verge of vacating their homes, as Police vows to arrest all males

The Police has threatened to arrest all males in the Thunnalai East and Kudawattai villages in Point Pedro.

Two villagers on the verge of vacating their homes, as Police vows to arrest all males
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Sri Lanka President To Hold Bilateral Discussions Whilst In New York

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York yesterday to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations will be addressing the UN General Assembly today evening.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena addressing the UN General Assembly session - File Photo
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Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs

The Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly, P. Dhanapal, on Monday (Sept 18) disqualified 18 MLAs loyal to ousted AIADMK ‘general secretary’ V K Sasikala and ‘deputy general secretary’ TTV Dinakaran.

 P. Dhanapal -  Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly
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Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this morning (Sep. 18).

Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
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Indonesia: FORUM-ASIA condemns forced dispersal of academic discussion on 1965-66 human rights violations

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses grave concern over the forced dispersal of an academic discussion on the human rights violations of 1965-55 at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) building, which houses the Jakarta Legal Aid (LBHI) office, by the Indonesian Police on 16 September 2017. FORUM-ASIA further strongly condemns the inaction of the police on intimidation and threats of hundreds of protesters who surrounded the LBH Jakarta office on the night of 17 September 2017 following a solidarity event held by LBH Jakarta calling for actions to save democracy.

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