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Key appointments of Senior Military Officers Announced

Military Secretariat at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters has made several new key appointments for under-mentioned Senior Officers as stated against their names:

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Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty

Norway is deeply concerned that Sri Lanka intends to implement the death penalty, which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on the use of this cruel and irreversible punishment.

 Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty
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Shavendra Silva - The Most Wanted Man From Sri Lanka For Crimes Against Humanity

Sri Lanka President continues to be on a collision course with country’s minorities, especially with the Tamil ethnic group by earlier appointing him to the office of Chief of Staff in 9 January 2019 and again extending his period of service by another six months’ time.

Major General Shavendrav Silva being appointed as the Chief of Staff by Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Seisena
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Pakistan donates sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat presenting sewing machine to Father Quintus Fernando
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Rishad dares Wimal to quit politics, Parliament

The Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber, identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.

Rishad dares Wimal to quit politics, Parliament
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo - Not Visiting Sri Lanka

It has been announced that U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Unable to Visit Sri Lanka During Upcoming Travel to Region.

Michael R.Pompeo - US Secretary of State
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USD 50 million Assistance from ADB to Strengthen Regional Development Bank projects

The Government’s vision 2025 – A Country Enriched policy document has identified the importance of enhancing the access to finance for the micro, small and medium enterprises. Accordingly, the Government launched the “Enterprise Sri Lanka” Loan Schemes on an Island-wide basis in 2018, to create an entrepreneurial society, particularly amongst our youth, by providing access to capital at concessionary interest rates.

USD 50 million  Assistance from ADB to Strengthen Regional Development Bank projects
USD 50 million  Assistance from ADB to Strengthen Regional Development Bank projects
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Sri Lanka pioneer’s bamboo crafts training with UNIDO

After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019, the second phase of the program will take-off in Colombo on Saturday 15 June. The project, pioneered in early 2019 by UNIDO, introduces international bamboo craft expertise for local craftsmen for the first time. Launched by the United Nations industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), it is also guided by URAVU (Indigenous Science & Technology Study Centre) of India.

A Sri Lankan craft maker works on a bamboo stem during the first phase of pioneering UNIDO training program for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen, held in Colombo in early 2019.
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5th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 15 June

United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the ‘International Day of Yoga’. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution.

5th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 15 June
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Sri Lanka ‘resigned’ Muslim Ministers continue in their portfolios

Sri Lankan Parliamentary sources revealed that the resignations of Muslim MPs were still not processed by Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat even by 4 June.

Sri Lanka ‘resigned’ Muslim Ministers continue in their portfolios
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