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Sri Lanka accedes to the Optional Protocol

Sri Lanka has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on December 5, 2017 and it will enter into force for Sri Lanka on January 4, 2018, a UN document stated. This was announced by the United Nations …

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PM promises assistance for farmers hit by extreme weather

A mechanism to provide relief to farmers affected by extreme weather would be put in place within two weeks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament yesterday.   The Prime Minister said so, making a special statement on the economic impact of the inclement weather and the steps initiated by the Government …

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UNP geared to win LG polls – Eran

United National Party (UNP) paid deposits for the Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Maharagama and Boralesgamuwa local councils at the Colombo district election office yesterday. State Finance and Media Minister Eran Wickremaratne speaking to the media said the UNP will be victorious and requested the public join hands with the UNP to …

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