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PM Modi has consistently flagged India's concerns over detention of fishermen with Sri Lanka: Sushma Swaraj

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently flagged India's concerns over the detention of fishermen with the Government of Sri Lanka.

Sushma Swaraj  - India's External Affairs Minister
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Mystery Shrouds Over Foreign Ministry Statement On North Korea Missile

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered for an investigation into a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the ‘firing of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ( North Korea), on 29 July.

Maithripala Srisena
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Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns

Nearly 275,000 iPhone cases that contain glitter suspended in liquid are being recalled after reports of leakage that caused burns and skin irritation.

A recall of MixBin Electronics' liquid glitter iPhone cases went into effect August 1.
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Central Bank of Sri Lanka Issues Bonds Under New System

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has conducted its first Treasury Bond auction under the new issuance system on 27th July 2017.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Issues Bonds Under New System
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People to People contact to further enhance friendly ties: Pak Envoy

A 17-member Pakistan Army Rugby Team, which is currently in Sri Lanka to play a bilateral series with their counterparts in Sri Lanka Army under Army-to-Army sports exchange programme, visited the High Commission of Pakistan today.

Group Photo - Acting High Commissioner Dr  Sarfraz Sipra with Pakistan Army Rugby Team
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Three Northern Provincial Councilors Summoned By CID In Jaffna Today

Three Northern Provincial Councilors - M.K.Sivajilingham, S. Pasupathipillai and M.Thiagarajah are summoned today to the CID office in Jaffna, for investigation and record statement.

M.K.Sivajilingham addressing the media at the Press Club, Jaffna
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EU: LTTE funds continue to remain frozen

The LTTE remains designated as a terrorist organization in the European Union (EU), and the EU’s restrictive measures against the LTTE remain in force. "Thus LTTE funds remain frozen as a result of the two most recent reviews by the Council which took place in July 2016 and January 2017.”

EU: LTTE funds continue to remain frozen
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Shehbaz Sharif next Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is likely to be made Prime Minister after his brother Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers scandal, according to a media report.

 Shehbaz Sharif - Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister
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Fearing Arrest, Vijayakala Maheswaran obtains postponement for appearing before CID

Vijayakala Maheswaran State Minister for Women and Child Affairs has managed to obtain a postponement for appearing before the Criminal Investigation Department sleuths today.

Vijayakala Maheswaran -  State Minister for Women and Child Affairs
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U.S. alarmed by the recent actions of the government of Maldives

The Embassies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives are alarmed by the recent actions of the Government of Maldives which seriously damage and undermine democracy, and run counter to the Maldives’ Constitution and the country’s international human rights obligations.

Western democracies have called on the Maldivian government to immediately restore the independence of the legislature after the unprecedented expulsion of opposition lawmakers from the parliament building by the police and military
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