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Sri Lanka to implement digital ID cards

The Sri Lankan government will soon implement digital identification cards for its citizens aimed at strengthening the island's digital economy, officials said on Monday.

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Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said.

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age for juvenile convictions

Sri Lanka will soon raise the minimum age for juvenile convictions from the existing eight-year-old to 12-year-old, authorities said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to attract more Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more Chinese visitors to the island nation, it was reported on Sunday.

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials sai?d.

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