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Sri Lankan President grants amnesty to 432 prisoners

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena granted amnesty to 432 prisoners on Sunday in view of Vesak festival celebrated by the Buddhists in the country, a spokesman here said on Sunday.

Unjust personal laws foster gender discrimination in Sri Lanka

The discriminating status of women under the personal laws existing in the Sri Lankan legal system has awakened special concern of the CEDAW Committee, which has asked the government to repeal all discriminatory provisions in the personal laws, writes PunsaraAmarasinghe for South Asia Monitor.

Three islands, one goal

Sri Lanka received two very important visitors this week – the leaders of Singapore and Indonesia. The leaders of the two countries, who happen to be close neighbours, came to Sri Lanka within a span of just four days. This is perhaps the first time in recent memory that two world leaders arrived in Sri Lanka almost back-to-back on normal State visits.

MR’s selective amnesi

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, these days, is so engrossed in the pohottuwa election campaign that he is given to laspses of memory. Addressing an election meeting in Mahaiyawa, Kandy, Rajapaksa accused IGP Pujith Jayasundera of supporting the Yahapalanaya election campaign.

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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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Time to breathe life into India's languishing business environment

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report provided some resp...

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