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Sri Lanka set to appoint Tri-Forces to combat drug trafficking

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it had decided to enact legislations to give powers to the Tri-Forces to assist the police in dealing with drug-related violence, the media reported.

Sri Lanka to impose death penalty for drug trafficking

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has agreed to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers including those who are already facing the death sentence in prisons, an official said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan authorities make a massive drug haul

Sri Lankan authorities have seized 103.9 kg of heroin worth seven million US dollars in one of the country's biggest drug busts, officials said on Monday.

ADB grants $12.5m to boost women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted $12.5 million to help women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka who have difficulty in accessing finance.

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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  

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Bhutan slips on Ease of Business; foreign workers blocked

As Bhutan’s ranking on ease of doing business slipped eight places to 81, foreign workers from four professions will not qualify to get work permits in Bhutan starting this month, accordin...

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