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updated Tue. May 14, 2024

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Tens of thousands of people lost their lives over the course of the war, which lasted 26 years until the LTTE were defeated by Sri Lankan government troops in 2009. ... The island's ethnic Tamil majority northern province lags behind Sri Lanka's overall economic development, and is one of the island's most ...
Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda said yesterday the State did not intend setting up separate High Court Trial-at-Bar but a Bench constituted from the existing cadre of High Court judges. He said the proposed permanent High Court-at-Bar shall consists of three judges nominated by ...

Travel tips: The art of tea in Sri Lanka ... In Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, tea production has been a way of life for more than 150 years. ... The Virgin White Tea Plantation in Handunugoda near Galle, in the southern province, specialises in the production of the world's most sought-after speciality teas, such as ...
Later, President Sirisena symbolically handed over appointment letters for ten Graduate Teachers marking the presentation of appointment letters for 197 Graduate Teachers in the Northern Province. Speaking further, the President said that it is vital to be given a good education for the people in the country ...
Buddhist monks and army troops have begun rebuilding and renovating scores of properties damaged during a series of anti-Muslim riots near Kandy in Sri Lanka's Central Province, an area known for its scenic tea plantations. The government announced a nationwide state of emergency after two people ...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday lifted the island-wide state of emergency that he imposed on March 6 to contain spiralling anti-Muslim ... groups carried out a series of targeted attacks against the Muslim-owned mosques, shops and homes in Kandy located in the Central Province.

... refers to 'missing in the course of conflict which took place in the Northern and Eastern Provinces'. It is very clear that the OMP was set up to please the LTTE supporters and the fee-paying NGOs and activists by focusing attention only on the Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka whereas the issue ...
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, condemned the "racist and violent acts" in Kandy and promised to "take further action." The city, the country's second largest with a population of around 125,000, is an important religious center for Buddhists, and is home to numerous monasteries and ...
The staff of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) including the engineers are to stage a protest in front of the Colombo Town Hall tomorrow against the removal of Commissioner V. K. Anura by the Western Province Governor. Mr. Anura was removed on Friday, March 2 following the recommendation of the ...
The staff of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) including the engineers staged a protest in front of the Colombo Town Hall today against the removal of Commissioner V. K. Anura by the Western Province Governor. Pix by Nisal Baduge ...

During his visit to Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy will call on the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said he is also scheduled to undertake a field visit to the Northern Province, accompanied by Rehabilitation and Resettlement Minister D. M. Swaminathan, where ...
Mar 05, Colombo: Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, who on Monday commenced his three-day visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government, called on the Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana today. Congratulating Sri ...
Mar 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged to implement a program to provide job opportunities to all unemployed ... The President said that graduates will be recruited soon for the teaching profession in the Eastern Province as well as to fill vacancies in other state and ...
The OIC delegation proceeded to Yala province where it was received by the secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC). The delegation held constructive talks with key officials regarding the educational and social programs being organized in the region.
Travelling in the Ruhunu Province I have come upon several Mahayana sites with granite statues belonging to Mahayanist. ... There were many exchange of visits between the Indian and Sri Lankan Mahayanists. ... Apparently, most of the Mahayanist sites scatter around the Southern Province today.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — After a week-long shutdown of popular social media networks, journalists and rights activists are demanding the Sri Lankan government lift the censorship after anti-Muslim violence. Freddie Gamage of the Professional Web Journalists' Association said the government could have ...
“Collecting agents often harass them at their doorsteps, pushing many to the brink of suicide,” said Sarojini Pathmanabhan, secretary of the Northern Province Federation of Thrift and Credit Cooperative Societies. Amid growing calls for government intervention to address the problem, Sri Lanka's Central ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Northern Province Council has passed a resolution requesting the UN Human Right Council to establish an International Court to ... Sri Lankan troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have faced international condemnation for alleged human rights violations during the ...


 

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