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British mercenaries probed over Sri Lankan war crimes: Report

The Metropolitan Police have launched a probe into British mercenaries over their alleged involvement in the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war, a media report said on Monday

12 leopard deaths reported in Sri Lanka this year

Another leopard was found dead in Matale, in the central hills of Sri Lanka over the weekend, raising the total number of reported leopard deaths in the island nation to 12 this year, wildlife officials said on Monday

Sri Lanka to pardon 606 prisoners amid pandemic

At least 606 inmates convicted on minor charges will be pardoned to ease congestion in Sri Lanka's prisons amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, state media reported on Monday

Death toll reaches eight in attempted Sri Lankan prison break

The death toll in an attempted prison break from a maximum-security prison in Mahara, on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, has increased to eight, while 45 others were injured, police said on Monday

Sri Lanka to send back to India 62 containers of illegally imported turmeric

Sri Lanka will send back 62 containers, containing illegally imported turmeric, to India, as per a report on ColomboPage

Six prisoners dead and over two dozen injured in Sri Lanka's prison violence

Six prisoners have died and 35 were injured following the unrest at the Mahara Prison, confirmed the Police Spokesperson to News 1st

Sri Lanka resumes sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says it has resumed sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia for employment

Sri Lankan priest arrested for organizing LTTE Heroes’ Day commemorations

A priest who organized a celebration with the image of former LTTE leader Vellupillai Pannirabhakaran at a religious place in Jaffna to commemorate Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) which falls on Friday (November 27) has been arrested

Deliver justice, truth and reparation to families of the disappeared in Sri Lanka: Amnesty

Following the announcement of the release of a list of complaints and information received by the Office on Missing Persons regarding people who were disappeared during Sri Lanka’s internal conflicts, the country’s authorities must now deliver justice, truth and reparation to the families, Amnesty International said today

Most Sri Lanka workers without formal protection amid COVID-19 shock

About 75 percent of Sri Lanka’s workforce or 1.5 million employees are facing a high risk of falling in to poverty, with 68 percent in informal employment amid a Coronavirus crises, a survey done by a Colombo based think tank said

Sri Lankan President takes charge of technology ministry

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Technology has been brought under the direct purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to create a technology-based society, his Office confirmed in a statement

Sri Lanka government and ADB sign USD 165Mn loan agreement to aid COVID-hit SMEs

The Government of Sri Lanka entered into loan and grant agreements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to obtain a loan of USD 165 million and grants worth of USD 3 million from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), to provide a credit line to the Small and Medium – Sized Enterprises (SMEs) through ten qualified Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs)

'European Union overreacting to Sri Lanka import controls'

The European Union, which protested Sri Lanka’s import controls, is overreacting the island’s Central Bank Governor W D Lakshman said while officials said the data showed that affected imports are minimal

Sri Lanka to invest in infrastructure at Mattala airport

Sri Lanka will invest in maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) facilities at the China-built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in the country's Southern province, local media citing a government official said here on Thursday

All operations at Colombo port return to normal

All operations and other services of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s (SLPA) terminals and all other sister terminals at the Port of Colombo are swiftly returning to normal, the SLPA said in a statement Thursday

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