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Tens of thousands of people lost their lives over the course of the war, which lasted 26 years until the LTTE were defeated by Sri Lankan government troops in 2009. ... The island's ethnic Tamil majority northern province lags behind Sri Lanka's overall economic development, and is one of the island's most ... Rebel
Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda said yesterday the State did not intend setting up separate High Court Trial-at-Bar but a Bench constituted from the existing cadre of High Court judges. He said the proposed permanent High Court-at-Bar shall consists of three judges nominated by ...

Travel tips: The art of tea in Sri Lanka ... In Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, tea production has been a way of life for more than 150 years. ... The Virgin White Tea Plantation in Handunugoda near Galle, in the southern province, specialises in the production of the world's most sought-after speciality teas, such as ...
Later, President Sirisena symbolically handed over appointment letters for ten Graduate Teachers marking the presentation of appointment letters for 197 Graduate Teachers in the Northern Province. Speaking further, the President said that it is vital to be given a good education for the people in the country ...
Buddhist monks and army troops have begun rebuilding and renovating scores of properties damaged during a series of anti-Muslim riots near Kandy in Sri Lanka's Central Province, an area known for its scenic tea plantations. The government announced a nationwide state of emergency after two people ... Muslims
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday lifted the island-wide state of emergency that he imposed on March 6 to contain spiralling anti-Muslim ... groups carried out a series of targeted attacks against the Muslim-owned mosques, shops and homes in Kandy located in the Central Province.
... refers to 'missing in the course of conflict which took place in the Northern and Eastern Provinces'. It is very clear that the OMP was set up to please the LTTE supporters and the fee-paying NGOs and activists by focusing attention only on the Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka whereas the issue ...
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, condemned the "racist and violent acts" in Kandy and promised to "take further action." The city, the country's second largest with a population of around 125,000, is an important religious center for Buddhists, and is home to numerous monasteries and ...
The staff of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) including the engineers are to stage a protest in front of the Colombo Town Hall tomorrow against the removal of Commissioner V. K. Anura by the Western Province Governor. Mr. Anura was removed on Friday, March 2 following the recommendation of the ...
The staff of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) including the engineers staged a protest in front of the Colombo Town Hall today against the removal of Commissioner V. K. Anura by the Western Province Governor. Pix by Nisal Baduge ...
During his visit to Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy will call on the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said he is also scheduled to undertake a field visit to the Northern Province, accompanied by Rehabilitation and Resettlement Minister D. M. Swaminathan, where ...
Mar 05, Colombo: Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, who on Monday commenced his three-day visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government, called on the Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana today. Congratulating Sri ...
Mar 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged to implement a program to provide job opportunities to all unemployed ... The President said that graduates will be recruited soon for the teaching profession in the Eastern Province as well as to fill vacancies in other state and ...
The OIC delegation proceeded to Yala province where it was received by the secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC). The delegation held constructive talks with key officials regarding the educational and social programs being organized in the region.
Travelling in the Ruhunu Province I have come upon several Mahayana sites with granite statues belonging to Mahayanist. ... There were many exchange of visits between the Indian and Sri Lankan Mahayanists. ... Apparently, most of the Mahayanist sites scatter around the Southern Province today.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- After a week-long shutdown of popular social media networks, journalists and rights activists are demanding the Sri Lankan government lift the censorship after anti-Muslim violence. Freddie Gamage of the Professional Web Journalists' Association said the government could have ...

“Collecting agents often harass them at their doorsteps, pushing many to the brink of suicide,” said Sarojini Pathmanabhan, secretary of the Northern Province Federation of Thrift and Credit Cooperative Societies. Amid growing calls for government intervention to address the problem, Sri Lanka's Central ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Northern Province Council has passed a resolution requesting the UN Human Right Council to establish an International Court to ... Sri Lankan troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have faced international condemnation for alleged human rights violations during the ...
Since the opening of Udawalawe National Park in June 1972, the surrounding area has earmarked as a popular travel destination for nature and wildlife lovers in the Sabaragamuwa province. Apart from Bundala, Minneriya and Yala, Udawalawe National Park and 'Ath Athuru Sevena' draw a major ...
Conveying his Pongal wishes as Tamils around the world celebrated Thai Pongal today, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap said he had reiterated the call for Sri Lanka to implement the cosponsored UN Human Rights Council resolution during a meeting with the northern province's chief ...
The Elections Department will hand over the postal ballot papers to the postal authorities for delivery to voters in seven provinces, an official said yesterday. Postal voting will take place on January 24 and 25 for public servants other than those serving in the police service and the district election offices.
He pointed out that in some parts of the Northern Province, local government elections are being held after 67 years and stressed that obeying the Election laws as well the law of the country is the responsibility of the candidates not only in the Northern Province but also in the entire country.
Further, he discussed possible development of the Palaly airport into a regional airport, and the revival of ferry services between Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district and Talaimannar on Sri Lanka's north-western coast. “When Sri Lankan refugees return to India, they are unable to bring ...
This policy brief will discuss factors impacting on women's engagement in the labour market in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka in the post-war context, emphasizing factors affecting female heads of households. The findings discussed in this brief are based on the quantitative and qualitative research ...
10 January: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has issued a tender for 10MW of solar PV at Polonnaruwa, in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This international tender will be on a build, own and operate basis and will be awarded via competitive bidding. The developer will have just over 20 ...
Sri Lanka was hit by an Indian Ocean Tsunami on 26, December 2004. It was recorded as one of the worst disasters ever in the history of Sri Lanka due to enormous loss of life, damage to infrastructure and economy of the coastal regions of Sri Lanka. About 75% of the Sri Lankan coastal region was ...
As on March 1, 2016, the Army was occupying 67,427 acres of land belonging to Tamil civilians in the Northern Province. The Army commenced the gradual release of private property used by the armed forces after the conclusion of the Eelam War on May 17, 2009. Earlier, Sri Lanka had transformed the ...
... designed and constructed by PowerChina, in Moragahakanda, in the island's Central Province. The president and prime minister were accompanied by Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan government ministers, officials from the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka and foreign dignitaries.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Sri Lankan delegation is on a visit to study the local governance mechanism in the state. The 12-member team led by the Sri Lankan Minister ... The delegation of chief secretaries of Northern, Eastern, Uva province and others. Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with ...
Sri Lanka Navy won the Emirates Airline Dubai Open 7s Womens Netball Championship 2017 held in the United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 2. In the final the Sri Lanka women Sailors beat Lucky Voice Fusion by 22-15. Sri Lanka was represented by Navy SC and the Western Province ...
Use of laptops appears to be making a comeback, especially in the urban areas of Sri Lanka, according to data released by the Census and Statistics ... most visible in the urban areas, while in a breakdown of provinces, laptops were becoming popular mostly in the densely populated Western Province, ...
Q. The Southern Province where I come from has a population of about 2.5 million. The Tamil population of the northern and eastern provinces together is 1.5 million. The Tamils resident outside the north and east are living their own lives just like all other Sri Lankans. All this turbulence is taking place ...
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has ruled that the fundamental rights of the girl who was accused of being pregnant and was ... The HRCSL had directed the Director Education of the North Central Province to hold an inquiry against those involved in making this hasty decision to ...
COLOMBO, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art kidney hospital, which will be constructed in the island's North-Central Province with Chinese assistance. The Sri Lankan government said the hospital in Polonnaruwa will ...
Canada is supporting the economic sustainability of the Northern Province, a UN statement said today. The statement said that David McKinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka made an official visit to the Thiruvaiyaru Educated Youth Project of Agriculture Products Consumers Cooperative ...
The fight had started when one of them claimed a right to have a greater say in regard to matters relating to the province than the other who called an ... There has been fierce rivalry between the two politicos for the party's leadership position in the province over the years and clashes between them now ...
Dismissing rumours that a cyclone could hit Sri Lanka in the coming days, the Department of Meteorology yesterday assured that there were no signs of the low ... Therefore, wind speed could increase in Eastern and Northern provinces and in Northern and Eastern sea areas from yesterday, he said.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces and at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m today, because the low pressure area in the South-East Bay of Bengal is located some 800 km away from the country, the Meteorology Department said.
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka is steadily becoming more prosperous over the last five years, according to an indicator introduced by the Central Bank to ... When prosperity of the provinces is considered, the Western province remained at the leading position recording the highest value of 1.272, for the ...
The low pressure area South-East of the Bay of Bengal was located nearly 1300km from Sri Lanka by this evening. The Meteorology Department warns of showers exceeding 75 mm particularly in the Northern, North-Central and Eastern and Uva Provinces and thundershowers in other areas with winds of ...
The massive Yan Oya irrigation project in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province has been criticized for destroying 5,400 hectares (20.8 square miles) of farm and forest land and displacing more than 340 families, for example. The project aims to irrigate 650 hectares (2.5 square miles) of new paddy land, but critics ...
The heavy downpour and strong winds experienced in a few provinces during the last two days caused 11 deaths, while forcing over 3,000 people to stay in welfare camps. According to Disaster Management Ministry sources, five persons have gone missing while, more than 30 persons have been injured.
Lawrence worked for the United Nations in Sri Lanka's Eastern province during the civil war which ended in the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers by the Sri Lankan majority Sinhalese government. In 2012, he left the country in hopes of protecting his family from any backlash for the work he did during that ...
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to contest the local government elections in the Eastern Province on its own. Party secretary general Nizam Kariyappar said the candidates cash deposits will be made tomorrow and added that his party was holding discussions with the United People's ...
Kandiah Sarveswaran, Education Minister of Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka, who triggered a controversy last week over his refusal to unfurl the ... the national flag, he asked the school authorities whether the latter had a flag of the Northern Province [each Province in Sri Lanka has its own flag] to ...
29 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center warned ... (local time) on Wednesday in the provinces of the southern part of the country.
It said the depression is now located in the South-West of Sri Lanka ... in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Western Province.
... heavy rains lashed several areas in Southern Province particularly in ... North Western, North Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces in ...
Strong winds exceeding 80 kmph accompanied by heavy rain hit several areas in the Southern Province last evening causing damage to ...


 

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