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Responding to the joint statement issued by the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng and the United Nations Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect Karen Smith on 13 May 2019, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Dr Rohan Perera stated that their prejudiced statement only serves to sensationalize issues at a time the government is taking stringent measures to maintain law and order and quell unrest in the interest of safety of all and that it skews the situation on the ground and interprets post-April 21 events through a narrow prism of stereotypical labels, while disregarding the deeper and more nuanced issues at play.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his Liberal-led coalition election win on Wednesday.

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Vistara, a joint venture between Tata India and Singapore Airlines has slowed down the implementation of its ambitious plan to start flights to Colombo after series of suicide bomb blasts rocked the island nation, aviation authority officials said.

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High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore facilitated the investment promotion forum “Invest Sri Lanka” organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) at Hotel Ritz Carlton Millenia in Singapore on 21 May, 2019.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met the representative of the Pope, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, at Temple Trees.

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British Labour leader, and Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP said that a future Labour Government would use diplomatic pressure and action on trade and arms sales to push for human rights and would suspend aw aid to the security forces due to their involvement in the oppression of Tamils and anti-Muslim attacks.

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The French Spring Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Sri Lanka, is coming back with a brand new programme . It will be held during the spring period from June 14 to July 14 in Colombo.

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The Ambassador of China Cheng Xueyuan this week called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Temple Trees.

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Controversy surrounds Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s move to award another 400MWs of emergency power to a Turkish company, Daily Mirror learns.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday appraised foreign envoys in the country on Sri Lanka’s security situation with aims to reverse the travel advisories issued.

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The European Union (EU) will be introducing a New legislation ("Plant Health Law") impacting wood packaging material for imported goods with effect from 14th of December 2019. Shippers are affected – if a violation takes place, it may lead to disruptions and delays in shippers' supply chains.

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චීනයේ Huawei සමාගම සමග තිබෙන වෙළද ගිවිසුම අත්හිටුවීමට අමෙරිකාවේ ගුගල් සමාගම තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා. ඒ සමග ගුගල් සමාගම විසින් ලබාදී තිබු ඇන්ඩ්‍රෝයිඩ් Play Store පද්ධතිය හරහා Huawei දුරකථන වෙත ලබාදෙනු ලබන සේවා සිමා කිරීමට ලක්වනු ඇති බවයි විදෙස් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කරන්නේ.

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Japanese Sri Lanka Friendship (JSF) Corporation, a Board of Investment Company has increased its work force with the aim of enhancing the production of Sakura solar panels.

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Sri Lanka High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa Anuruddha Kumara Mallimaratchi presented Letters Of Credence to the President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu at a ceremony held on 3 May at the State House in Lusaka.

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The United States of America stands with Sri Lanka against terrorism and supports the island nation’s counter-terrorism efforts following the horrific Easter Sunday terrorist attacks of April 21.

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The United States has sought to amend the 1995 agreement with Sri Lanka on the status of Department of Defence (DoD) military personnel and civilian employees, only to include some additional privileges, such as the mutual recognition of professional licenses, fees for support services rendered, and regulations for hiring foreign and local contractors, a spokesman said yesterday.

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Tokyo: The governments of Japan, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to jointly develop the Port of Colombo, Nikkei has learned, as the Indian Ocean becomes more integral to global trade.

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Based on the security agreements signed between Sri Lanka and China during President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent tour to China, the Chinese Government has pledged to supply several machines to defuse bombs, according to Presidential Secretariat sources.