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High Commissioner to Sri Lanka takes up fishermen issue with Sri Lankan PM

In the wake of the killing of an Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy, the government has conveyed its deep concerns.

Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi Party workers climbed a tower in protest against Sri Lankan Navy in Rameswaram
DMK working president M.K. Stalin
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Indian Captain Kohli stops short of calling Aussie captain Smith "cheat"

Indian captain Virat Kohli today stirred up a major controversy by virtually accusing the Australian captain Steve Smith of cheating in the usage of DRS, flaring up the tensions between the two sides.

Australian captain Steve Smith & Indian Captain Virat Kohli
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President Srisena in Jakarta

President Maithripala Srisena arrived at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport this afternoon (March 06) to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association Leaders’ Summit and to pay a state visit to Indonesia.

President  Srisena in  Jakarta
President  Srisena in  Jakarta
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Allegation of Sri Lanka Navy Killing India Fisherman Stirs New Wave Of Protest

Allegations of Sri Lankan Navy killing Indian fishermen have stirred a new wave of protest in Tamil Nadu, India.

Protest by youths by climbing atop the cell phone tower in Rameswaram
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U.S. Pacific Fleet and Sri Lanka Navy Lead Pacific Partnership Goodwill Mission in Sri Lanka

The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the U.S. Pacific Fleet and its transport ship USNS Fall River for the first-ever Pacific Partnership goodwill mission to Sri Lanka March 6-18.

USNS Fall River
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President Maithripala Sirisena to leave for Indonesia

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Indonesia today to attend the Leader’s Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) commencing on March 7.

President Maithripala Sirisena
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Former Chief Justice K. Sripavan paid a farewell call on President

The outgoing Chief Justice K. Sripavan,paid a farewell call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

 Former Chief Justice K. Sripavan paid a farewell call on President
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Mr. Trump – stop tweeting and behave like a president

Last week, President Donald Trump appeared before a joint session of the Congress – the Senate and the House of Representatives, and delivered his first speech. It was an exceptional speech delivered by a man who is known more for his nasty and vitriolic remarks or comments than anything good or decent. Beset by the lowest approval ratings of any new commander-in-chief of modern times, Trump made a profound effort to court voters who didn't support him with an offer to lay down the battles of the past and to unite to tackle the difficult problems facing the USA today.

Mr. Trump – stop tweeting and behave like a president
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President Initiates 1785 Micro-Enterprises in the Conflict-Affected North and East

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, with the concurrence of the Cabinet of Ministers on 28th February 2017 initiated action to establish 1785 micro-enterprises in the Northern and Eastern Provinces under the Enterprise Based Village Development Project said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy - Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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Conscription in Sweden to be reintroduced.

The Swedish Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 2 March that conscription in the country is to be reintroduced.

Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist
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