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Norway Extends Partnership with UNDP to Support Resettled Communities

UNDP Sri Lanka Country Director, Mr. Jorn Sorensen and the Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther signed a partnership agreement to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the recently resettled communities in the Jaffna District (with an emphasis on the Myliddy Harbour areas).

Norway Extends Partnership with UNDP to Support Resettled Communities
Norway Extends Partnership with UNDP to Support Resettled Communities
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23 Indian fishermen arrested for fishing illegally in Pakistan's waters

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) in its report arrested 23 30fishermen and impounded four boats after they were found violating territorial water limits of country, read a statement issued on Sunday.

Arrested Indian Fishermen in a police station in Karachi
Arrested Indian fishermen eat lunch at a police station in Karachi.
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UNCTAD to support Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review in Sri Lanka

Secretary General of the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Mikhisa Kituyi has assured the Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha that the UNCTAD stands ready to assist with Sri Lanka’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review (STIP) and to explore modalities of technical assistance and a strategy for mobilizing the funding required.

UNCTAD to support Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review in Sri Lanka
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India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Tour: Complete schedule

Virat Kohli and Co. are all set to lock their horns with the Sri Lanka Lions, in a series commencing from November 16.However, the Board of Control For Cricket in India has denied staging any matches in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Tour: Complete schedule
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Brigadier General Rick Uribe Calls On Chief Of Defence Staff

Deputy Commanding General, of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command in Baghdad, Brigadier General Rick A. Uribe, USMC, met with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne yesterday, 11th November, 2017.

Brigadier General Rick Uribe Calls On  Chief Of Defence Staff
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US state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs.

Nebraska intends to use a new drug protocol for prisoner executions which could prompt legal challenges, especially from death penalty opponents
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British High Commission on integration and reconciliation initiatives in Sri Lanka

The 2018 budget proposal incorporates many reconciliation focused interventions with very clear focused on the North and East Districts will be of much significance in bringing the reconciliation initiatives such as 50,000 housing projects, road rehabilitation, Myliddy fisheries harbor interventions, Atchuvely industrial estate, rehabilitation economic centre in the Northern Province, Economically integrated ex- combatants and support for the disable women will contribute significantly to make the National integration a reality.

British High Commission on integration and reconciliation initiatives in Sri Lanka
British High Commission on integration and reconciliation initiatives in Sri Lanka
British High Commission on integration and reconciliation initiatives in Sri Lanka
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EU Foreign Ministers Urged To Pressure Burmese Authorities To End Crimes Against Rohingya

As EU Foreign Ministers meet on 13 November to discuss the continuing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Rakhine State, Burma, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for action to pressure Burma’s authorities to end the violence.

EU Foreign Ministers Urged To Pressure Burmese Authorities To End Crimes Against Rohingya
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Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Sri Lanka

A delegation from the Canadian branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is in Sri Lanka for a three day visit. The multiparty delegation’s presence will strengthen bonds with an important Commonwealth partner with which Canada has deep and longstanding, economic, social and people-to-people ties.

Meeting with Hon Prime Minister 1
Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Sri Lanka
Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Sri Lanka
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The United States fully supports those working to build a reconciled Sri Lanka - Thomas A. Shannon

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., commended Sri Lanka on its courageous decision to commit to a process of reform that promotes greater equality and prosperity for Sri Lankans regardless of ethnicity or religion.

Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
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