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PM to participate in UN Ocean Conference

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is in New York for a personal medical examination will attend the United Nations Ocean Conference which begins in New York. The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources …

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Police talks tough on inciting racism

Strict action would be taken against any individual or group, who incited racism via social media, the Police said . The Police said OICs of respective areas would be held responsible if there were such incidents or clashes. IGP Pujith Jayasundara had instructed OICs, ASPs, Divisional in-Charge Police officers and …

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PM to return early

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently in the USA would meet two senior officials of the White House tomorrow, sources said today. Sources close to the Prime Minister said he would meet the two officials from the While House, who would represent President Donald Trump. Mr. Wickremesinghe will also …

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US pledges Rs 350 million flood aid to Sri Lanka

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Atul Keshap, met with President Maithripala Sirisena today and pledged Rs 350 million to assist those affected by the adverse weather in Sri Lanka. The aid will be used to provide safe drinking water, hygiene kits, emergency shelter materials, home repair kits, and …

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Sri Lanka to release 42 Indian boats

Minister of Fisheries Mahendra Amaraweera has confirmed that 42 Indian boats will be released but warned that Sri Lankan will continue to seize the boats that cross the International Maritime Boundary Line. Sri Lanka has 143 boats belonged to Tamil Nadu fishermen in custody, India Today reported. When the Indian …

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High Court permits Gammanpila to go abroad

Colombo High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe yesterday granted permission to Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila to go overseas for three days from June 12 to 15. He is to travel to Laos. Gammanpila is indicted on an allegation of forgery of documents of power of Attorney, purportedly issued by two Australian Nationals. …

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Primary industries ministry distributes relief

Dry rations, bottled water, clothing and medicines worth more than Rs. 10 million collected by the Primary Industries Ministry began to be distributed to the people affected by the floods and the landslides. A group led by minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage today (02) took the …

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