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Land ownership gives people dignity and pride: Rajapaksa
Aug 20, 2014 Land value is increasing significantly owing to the ongoing infrastructure development, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President remarked.
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SL officials pleased with build-up polls in North Colombo
Aug 23, 2013 The election is seen as crucial by international observers who regard it as a major step towards reconciliation with the nation's Tamil minority.
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Most vital civil right in SL is to live sans war threat: Abbott
Nov 14, 2013 According to the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the most important civil right in Sri Lanka is to live without threat of war.
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Sri Lankan govt to upgrade health facilities
Aug 14, 2012 The Sri Lankan government will spend 4 billion rupees to upgrade health facilities and improve health services in the Southern district of Galle.
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Sri Lanka to receive over $1bn from China for infra projects
Aug 24, 2012 The Sri Lankan government has received approval from the Cabinet of Ministers to obtain financial assistance from China for two major infrastructure projects in the Southern Province.
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Drought in Sri Lanka may lead to spurt in kidney disease cases: experts
Aug 29, 2012 Soaring temperatures in Sri Lanka’s dry zone in the northeastern parts of the country are likely to heighten the risk of chronic kidney disease as residents increasingly consume poor quality drinking water, experts warned.
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Sri Lanka to set up a center for dengue research
Aug 31, 2012 The Sri Lankan government plans to set up a center to conduct research on dengue which is spreading fast in the country.
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Sri Lanka to receive UN rights team
Sep 05, 2012 Sri Lanka, which was censured over its human rights record in March, is set to welcome a team of technical experts led by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to check on the country’s resettlement programmes.
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Returnees in Sri Lanka’s north do not have IDs
Jul 17, 2013 Without national identity cards (NICs), many residents struggle to access public services such as health and education.
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'Language parity is one of the biggest challenges to Sri Lanka's peace'
Jul 24, 2012 According to activists, enhancing practical efforts to uphold the language rights of millions of ethnic Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans could play a key role in the country’s long-term peace and reconciliation.
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Talks to repatriate Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu
Aug 02, 2012 The Sri Lankan government plans to initiate bilateral consultations with India with regard to the issue of repatriating Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu.
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Govts keen to learn from evaluation of projects that failed, says Sri Lankan official
Oct 17, 2012 Velayuthan Sivagnanasothy, Secretary for Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development in Sri Lanka, shares his insights on evaluation of development programmes.
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Sri Lanka: Massacre of aid workers goes unpunished
Aug 06, 2012 Six years on, and despite compelling evidence, the Sri Lankan government has failed to prosecute those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers. This is indicative of its deeper unwillingness to prosecute soldiers and police for atrocities.
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25 years on, Sri Lanka’s Muslim IDPs still homeless
Jan 28, 2013 Despite a time lapse of almost 25 years, thousands of Muslims displaced during the civil war of Sri Lanka, are still grappling for means to return to their homes.
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World Bank managing director to visit Sri Lanka
Nov 15, 2012 World Bank managing director Mulyani Indrawati will visit Sri Lanka from November 15 to 19 to see how the global lender can do more to support Sri Lanka's progress.
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No intimidation of UN workers, says Sri Lanka
Nov 15, 2012 Sri Lanka strongly denied allegations that it intimidated the United Nations staff during the final stages of the conflict between the security forces and the Tamil Tiger terrorists.
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Flood control plan kicks off in Colombo
Oct 18, 2012 The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs 1000 million (or $7.7 million) for a flood control work in Colombo, the emerald island’s commercial and financial heart.
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Sri Lanka transfers 29 sentenced prisoners to India
Aug 22, 2013 The transfers have taken place in accordance to the bilateral agreement signed on Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners between India and Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka to reduce women migrant workers by 90%
Jan 07, 2013 According to the Sri Lankan authorities, the island nation’s migrant labor force has been dominated by female domestic aides (especially to the Middle East), for many years.
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Sri Lanka issues warning over outbreak of Rat Fever
Jan 07, 2013 Ten Leptospirosis patients have been reported from Polonnaruwa district of the island nation during just one week.
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Sri Lanka hands over land records to war displaced
Oct 16, 2012 Sri Lanka took an initial step today towards rehabilitation of millions of people left homeless by decades of war by providing documents for home and hearth.
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Sri Lanka is a valued development partner: Philippines
Aug 08, 2013 Both Sri Lanka and Philippines placed emphasis on the need for social equity, said Albert del Rosario, Secretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
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Sri Lanka to reduce troop presence in northern province
Jul 29, 2013 The Army had said earlier that the lands taken by the military for camps would be handed back to their original owners.
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Sri Lanka condemned for interference with judiciary
Oct 10, 2012 Highlighting apparent attempts to curb the freedom of Judiciary in Sri Lanka, the Asian Human Rights Commission has criticised the Sri Lankan Government for trying to interfere with the country’s judicial services.
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Sri Lanka releases 19 Indian fishermen
Apr 12, 2013 A Sri Lankan court has ordered the release of 19 Indian fishermen who will return to India today.
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Development initiatives will continue in Sri Lanka: Mahinda
Apr 10, 2013 The government programme to develop rural areas will not be overturned in the face of any adversity, said Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President.
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Impeachment committee unconstitutional: SL apex court
Jan 04, 2013 A Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the impeachment charges against Chief Justice of Sri Lanka has ‘no legal power or authority’, the court said.
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New Chief Justice of Sri Lanka assumes duties
Jan 16, 2013 Amidst global criticism over removal of former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Shirani Bandaranayak, newly appointed Chief Justice, Mohan Peiris assumed duties today.
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Sri Lanka allocates more funds for ex-rebels’ rehabilitation
Jan 17, 2013 The Government of Sri Lanka has increased the allocations for rehabilitating the former LTTE cadres from LKR 300 million to LKR 500 million, said Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms.
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Freedom is the greatest gift people can have: Rajapaksa
Feb 14, 2013 People do not see the good things done by the government and are in the habit of pointing out shortcomings, said Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President.
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