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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday attended the prize giving of the Benedict XVI Cultural Institute, Bolawalana, Negombo. One of the winners receiving her certificate from the Prime Minister.

(pic courtesy Benedict XVI Cultural Institute)

Call for foreign

judges renewed


The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has renewed its call for international participation in the proposed war crimes probe in Sri Lanka following representations made by the government of Sri Lanka and the four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

The Island yesterday revealed that TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran had disclosed a tripartite understanding among the GoSL, the US and the TNA in respect of foreign judges as well as other personnel to be accommodated in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism.

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US urges Britain and EU to negotiate calm divorce

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London, United Kingdom | AFP : US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Brussels and London on Monday to urge British and European leaders not to allow anger to poison their divorce proceedings. Washington was dismayed by last week’s &qu...

GSP Plus concessions by UK to SL seen as being hit with EU exit

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"Some of the GSP-Plus concessions will no longer be on offer by the UK to Sri Lanka when the UK is out of EU, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies Dr. Saman Kelegama said. "It is said that 35 percent of Sri Lankan ex...

Brexit worsens external economic environment for Sri Lanka

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The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) following the referendum of Brexit –abbreviation of British exit – last Friday has created ripples in global markets. The British pound fell to its lowest level since 1985. In the ci...

Ledecky blazes path to Rio with 400m free win

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Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. Seizing the race by the throat, Ledecky was more than two seconds under the pace o...

 
 
 
 

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