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The Chief Minister of the Northern Province has called on the Indian government to “apply political pressure” on Sri Lanka in order to bring about a political solution to ... He also noted that the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution has diluted powers that provincial councils were envisaged to have.
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 ...

Moreover, Sri Lanka's biggest exports markets are Europe and the US which already demand adherence to strict health and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities (IUU) requirements. In 2012 and 2013, Sri Lankan seafood export earnings grew at approximately 20 per cent. However ...
Asia) Colombo, March 2 (newsin.asia): The Provincial Council of Sri Lanka's Tamil majority Northern Province has passed a resolution asking the UN ... The resolution passed on February 27, Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council called upon the Members Countries of the UNHCR to refer the Sri Lankan ...
A layman can be utterly confused in examining the complex nature of Sri Lankan legal system as its present form has derived from different routines. ... Discriminatory outlook of both Kandyan Sinhalese laws and Theswalamai law among Tamils in Northern Province were accepted by Colonial rulers in Sri ...
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 ...

“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 ...
Balaranjan, 33, was born in the north of Sri Lanka in Jaffna, the capital of the country's Northern Province, and lived in fear for the majority of his childhood during the Sri Lankan Civil War. "As a kid growing up I couldn't wrap my head around the realities of war. That had an effect on me because I was ...
The Local Government elections have sent tremors through the body politic of Sri Lanka, and the fall out of the shaken Coalition Government is yet to unfold. With the ... The elections in the Northern Province, on the other hand, point to possible changes in Tamil politics in the years ahead. This article ...
The Sri Lankan government "do not want to punish the offenders who committed war crimes – including torture, rape, plunder and acted brutally, calling them heroes instead" the chief minister of the Northern province, C V Wigneswaran told the Huffington Post in an interview this week. Asked for his opinion ...
Sri Lanka's North is always considered a dry zone, but excessive rainfall without smart irrigation systems should be of concern to the Northern Provincial Council. Though classified a dry zone, partly due to the scorched earth, the Northern Province can be a lush, green, cultivatable land mass. It is still ...
This policy brief discusses the types of livelihood interventions that have been implemented in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka as well as the effectiveness of such interventions in creating economic opportunities for women. The findings discussed in this brief are based on a quantitative and qualitative ...
A large crowd was seen protesting against bull fighting in several areas in the Northern Province during Thai Pongal. At these events several of the bulls end up severely injured while the onlookers resort to gambling. Bull fighting is prohibited in many countries. In Sri Lanka it is not banned though gambling ...
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 ...
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. Sirisena praised the hard work undertaken by PowerChina, a leader in China's hydropower industry, ...
This policy brief will discuss the long-term, direct impacts that the war has had on women's labour market engagement 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 ...
While the Theravada Buddhist Sinhalese are a majority in most parts of the country, Tamils—who are mostly Hindus (15% of the island's population) and Christians as well—constitute the majority in the northern province of Sri Lanka. Although Sri Lanka is a secular state and its constitution guarantees ...

Once completed the Central Expressway is expected to connect two harbors and two airports in the country and lead to the development of the Northern part of the country including the North Western Province, the North Central Province, the Central Province, the Northern Province and the Eastern ...
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 ...
I traveled some 10,000 miles across continents and seas to Sri Lanka, and then drove another eight hours away from the capital, Colombo, among rice paddies and coconut palm farms, to the island's war-scarred Northern Province before I found people who had little interest in America's unusual president ...
Dr. Anula Wijesundere, a consultant physician involved with the work of the Nationalist Movement in Sri Lanka, speaks about the constitution making process, ... The Education Minister of the Northern Province refused to hoist the national flag at a school function in Vavuniya in front of all the students.
During the height of the war, the Tamil medium schools in the Central Province were filled with teachers from Jaffna or rather the Northern Province. The Northern Tamil teachers dropped their pride, set aside the Sri Lankan Tamil-Indian Tamil divisions and egos and humbly helped the children of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dialog Axiata PLC and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia have collaborated to launch a digital payment platform. This platform will be available across 200 ATMs located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka by means of Dialog's eZ Cash. The initial launch took place at the Dialog ...
... the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish, receives treatment at al-Husseiniya hospital in Egypt's northern province of al-Sharqiya on November 25, 2017. ... A few years after she apparently triumphed against the LTTE in the battlefield, Sri Lanka is yet to put its 'terror'-linked issues behind her and forge ...
The Sri Lankan side was led by Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade who was assisted by Chandanie ... At the same time there is a commitment on the part of Sri Lanka to develop the Northern Province and many concessions have already be given to ...
Bus drivers attached to the Ceylon Transport Board (CTB) in the Northern Province, began a strike action this morning. The strike action was launched demanding that two officers of the CTB be transferred. Secretary of the Joint Workers Union, R. Chamadevan said, the strike action aims at 'resolving these ...
TNA MP Shanthi Skandarajah today requested the government to allow those in the Northern Province to commemorate their war heroes by visiting the cemeteries in which they were buried. Ms Skandarajah who was speaking during the committee stage debate in Parliament today said residents in the ...
However, many importers in Sri Lanka source their imports from Singapore and the UAE because the bulk of the black monies of Sri Lankan ... Northern Province and the author of 'An Assessment of Contraband Trade and Capital between India and Sri Lanka' published by Kumaran Book House (Colombo ...
The Danish pump giant, Grundfos, which has been in Sri Lanka for a quarter-century, sees ample opportunity in the island nation as the demand for water ... In addition, Grundfos' Sri Lankan partners, Analytical Instrument and Hayleys Aventura (Pvt.) Ltd, provide after sales services to the industry and ...
The Sri Lankan flag of today was adopted in 1972, after modifications to previous variants. Dark red in colour with a yellow panel bordering it, the flag has a prominent image of a lion — considered a symbol of Sinhalese pride — holding a sword, and surrounded by four Peepal leaves that bear religious ...
The range of responses the incident evoked prompted Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray to seek legal opinion of the Attorney-General's ... a new national flag keeping in line with its recommendation for a secular state and representing Sri Lankan collective life without reference to ethnicity.
Opinion: Northern Province had highest growth rate in 2015. ... The Northern Province had the joint highest GDP growth rate that year. ... The graph showing Provincial GDP Growth between 2010 & 2015, using Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) data, is not encouraging with the North seemingly following ...
Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya are the five districts that constitute the Northern Province, which was the main theatre of the Sri Lankan civil war. Sri Lanka has a population of 18.5 million of whom the majority are Sinhalese (74 per cent). Other ethnic groups are made up of Sri Lankan ...
Heavy rains lashed Sri Lanka's Northern Province over the past few days, leaving over 9,000 people displaced, the chief government administrator of Jaffna said on Monday. The displaced have been shifted to relief camps. The rainfall in Jaffna was the highest since 2009, said Nagalingam Vethanayagam, ...
Furthermore it has been proposed that the territory of Sri Lanka which is ... of seats be allocated to the northern province on the basis that those who ... but to change the structure of the Sri Lankan state from unitary to federal.
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says a ... will be implemented to renovate such tanks in Northern Province too.
... a relocated village in Vavuniya in the Northern Province. ... is pleased to see the producer group attempting something unique in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka faced UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions for ... city of North Central Province) from Vavuniya (Northern Province).
Oct 14, Jaffna: The Northern Province program of the 'Let's get together and rise- Let's fill the Granary', National Food Production battle was ...
The business community in the Northern Province staged a hartal this morning urging the release of whom they called 'Tamil political prisoners' ...
The strategically placed Indian Ocean island Sri Lanka, is a case in point. ... Clause 16 calls on the Sri Lankan government to devolve power on the .... is only Tamil politicians claiming to represent the Northern Province (while ...
At the ongoing 36 session there is no agenda item on Sri Lanka. ... The vast majority of the Sri Lankan Tamil human rights defenders attending ... According to Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, the military is ...
Nobel Laureate, Dr. Barbara Lopes Cardozo is to visit Sri Lanka to conduct research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of war victims in the North. Dr. Barbara Cardozo has served in many countries, and is a founding member of Doctors Without Borders-Holland. She won the Nobel Price award in the ...
Sri Lanka's apex bank to aid war-hit families in debt trap ... Following a recent visit to the Northern Province to study the extent of the problem ...
The British minister for Asia and the Pacific met with the Sri Lankan government-appointed governor of the Northern Province during his trip to ...
... on my personal conviction that a tiny nation like Sri Lanka does not need a ... or the Northern Province, covering about 14% of the total area of the island ... the submissions of their Sri Lankan counterparts like ACS Hameed, ...
UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field to visit Sri Lanka today ... Karu Jayasuriya and Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray. ... He will also meet UK and Sri Lankan education institutions at the British ...
Oct 04, Colombo: Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Kayts in Jaffna in the Northern Province for allegedly violating Immigration and ...


 

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