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The State Of Emergency Lifted In Sri Lanka

The State Of Emergency which was declared in Sri Lanka, on the 6th of this month has been removed effective from today.

Maithripala Srisena
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Lift The State Emergency Immediately: Restore Fundamental Freedom & Rights Of The People

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to immediately lift the state of emergency and restore fundamental freedom and rights of the people immediately.

Lift The State Emergency Immediately: Restore Fundamental Freedom & Rights Of The People
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Thailand Delegation Interested in Sri Lankan Reconciliation Processes

Embassy of Thailand, Ms. Chotika Attapimon-First Secretary, Embassy of Thailand , and Ms. Nawarat Narkvichit-Policy and Planning Analyst, Office of the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Justice, Thailand visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on March 12, 2018 to get first-hand information on national integration and reconciliation processes in Sri Lanka.

Thailand Delegation Interested in Sri Lankan Reconciliation Processes
Thailand Delegation Interested in Sri Lankan Reconciliation Processes
Thailand Delegation Interested in Sri Lankan Reconciliation Processes
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New Mission Director for USAID in Sri Lanka and Maldives Arrives as New Projects Start Up

Reed J. Aeschliman assumed his duties as the new Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Sri Lanka and Maldives on March 5, 2018. Mr. Aeschliman's arrival corresponds with the start-up of several new initiatives and more than 4.5 billion Sri Lankan rupees in programs that advance youth employability, rule of law, and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

eed Aeschliman, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, being sworn in as Mission Director for USAID/Sri Lanka & Maldives by USAID's Administrator, Mark
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“We have done our best for finding solution to Naga issue” - Zeliang

Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang said his Government had done their best for finding a solution to the longstanding Naga political issue even to the extent of passing “Resolutions” in the Assembly urging the Government of India to resolve the Naga issue before the General Elections or else defer the General Elections to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly till the Naga issue was resolved.

 TR Zeliang -  Leader of Opposition
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Livelihood Development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the direction of the President as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, has initiated livelihood development programmes to support the conflict affected community which covers internally displaced persons, refugee returnees, women headed families, rehabilitated ex-combatants, families of missing persons and low income families.

Livelihood Development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives
Livelihood Development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives
Livelihood Development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives
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Restrictions on Social Media in Sri Lanka to be removed by Friday

In Sri Lanka, the social media platforms, including the Facebook, which were blocked last week, would be accessible by Friday morning, says Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando.

 Harin Fernando - Minister for Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure
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Government to implement two more water projects at a cost of Rs 11,285 million in Walasmulla and Ambatale areas.

Having recognized the importance and urgency of implementation of Kirama Katuwana Water Supply Project and project for Augmentation of Water Pipelines along with the Orugodawatta Ambatale Road Development Project, the Government has now been able to finalize the funding arrangements with foreign and local banks.

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Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara –The New Minister Of Law & Order

Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara was sworn in as the Minister of Law and Order before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara –The New Minister Of Law & Order
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Paris airports to go under the hammer

The French government is set to launch its first major sell-off with Paris airports due to go under the hammer, according to latest reports.

Paris airports to go under the hammer
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