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Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

The Sri Lanka Navy, together with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard seized a suspicious cargo ship sailing 7.5 nautical miles from Galle. The Navy and Coast Guard were tipped off…

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

Zeid wants use of cluster bombs by Lankan forces probed

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has called for a probe into allegations that cluster bombs were used by the Sri Lankan Security Forces in the final…

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

Tamil Nadu police holds 12 Lankan Tamils escaping to Australia

A new and scary dimension is now added to the long-standing problem of the trafficking of Sri Lankan Tamils to Australia by rickety boats, as the Tamil Nadu police on…

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

Cluster bombs in war zones: Lanka rejects link with govt. forces

The Sri Lankan Government has rejected that it used weapons in the former war-hit areas of the country following reports of cluster bombs being found in the region. Responding to…

EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

EU referendum: UK’s EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

The UK’s European Commissioner Lord Hill is to stand down, saying “what is done cannot be undone” after the UK voted to leave the European Union. In a statement, he…

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

Refugees should return, returnees are happy: SC Chandrahasan

There are about 65,000 refugees living these camps, almost half of them born here to parents who had fled by boats from the Eelam war zones. Almost 10,000 refugees have…

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

Asylum seekers need public health assistance

More than 40 Sri Lankans were stranded in Indonesian waters following a failure of their boat’s engine. The group of asylum seekers includes a pregnant woman and children and is…

Sri Lankan lawmakers approve right to info bill

Sri Lankan lawmakers approve right to info bill

Lawmakers in Sri Lanka unanimously passed the Right to Information bill, which is aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in a country plagued by corruption and misrule. Sri Lankan…

Korea mulls mega infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Korea mulls mega infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

A South Korean delegation has visited Sri Lanka to discuss cooperative methods for large-scale infrastructure projects including the Western Province Megapolis and the construction of the Central Expressway. Vice Minister…

Colombo questions reports on cluster bombs

Colombo questions reports on cluster bombs

The Sri Lanka government on Wednesday questioned the veracity of photographs published in sections of the media to suggest that cluster bombs were used in the final stages of the…

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