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EU welcomes Sri Lanka acceding to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty

The European Union today welcomed Sri Lanka becoming the 163rd State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention after depositing the instrument of accession to the treaty on the 13th December. Issuing a statement, the Spokesperson for the European Union External Action said in acceding to the Convention, Sri Lanka …

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Minister instructs CEB to resolve issue

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has instructed the Ceylon Electricity Board management to take a decision with regards to the issues raised by CEB trade unions presently engaged in a fast, media spokesman for the ministry Sulakshana Jayawardena said. According to Jayawardena, these instructions were given by the …

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3Q GDP growth slows to 3.3 percent

The country’s economy grew by 3.3% in the 3Q driven by services and moderate industry growth but was hampered by lackluster performance in agriculture that showed negative growth of 3.3%, the Census and Statistics Department (CSD) said yesterday. The third quarter performance shows slower growth comparison to 4% in the …

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UN calls for legal reforms

UN representatives speaking in Colombo on Friday, said Sri Lanka must reform its legal system to meet UN standards. The three-member Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, who were in Sri Lanka on a two-week official visit, commended the government for its continuing engagement with UN human rights mechanisms. “The visit …

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North- East monsoon to establish over the island

North-East monsoon may establish in next few days over the Island, the Department of Meteorology announced. Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Eastern and Uva provinces and few showers may occur in the other provinces. Fairly heavy falls (about 75mm) can be expected at some places …

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