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Sri Lanka s main concern is achieving a sustainable future – President (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Achieving a sustainable future is as in many other countries, a main concern of the Government of Sri Lanka, said President Maithripala Sirisena intervening in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Session. MORE..
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Prince Charles to be next head of Commonwealth (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Prince of Wales will be the next head of the Commonwealth, the BBC reported. MORE..
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Female bank accountant arrested over Rs 20 million fraud (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A female employed as an Accountant at a bank in the Gampaha area who is accused of financial fraud amounting to Rs 20 million has been arrested in Kegalle by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). MORE..
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CEA suspends operations at Horana rubber factory (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has decided to temporarily suspend operations at the rubber factory in Horana, where 5 deaths occurred yesterday. MORE..
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UNDP supports Sri Lanka to build back better after disaster (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster. MORE..
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Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. MORE..
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Manager of Horana rubber factory remanded (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The manager of the rubber factory in Horana, who was arrested over the death of 5 persons in the ammonia tank incident yesterday, has been ordered remanded until April 25 by the Horana Magistrate s Court. MORE..
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Interpol issued Red Notice for Arjuna Mahendran (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Interpol has issued Red Notice for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran in connection with the investigations being carried out by the CID on the central bank treasury bond scam. MORE..
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Special STF operation in Western and Southern provinces (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Police Special Task Force (STF) has carried out a special operation in the Western and Southern provinces within the past 2 weeks, resulting in the arrest of several suspects along with a host of weapons and narcotics. MORE..
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Sri Lanka designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage site (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A Sri Lankan agrarian system, the “Ellanga Gammana” or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone, has been designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). MORE..
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Sri Lanka Cricket elections on May 19 (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Elections for new board members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be held on May 19, according to SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. MORE..
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Time ripe for growth in Iran-Sri Lanka ties- Larijani (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Iranian Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani, says that Iran and Sri Lanka should increase their trade interactions and develop political and trade ties. MORE..
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Two underworld gang members arrested in Thotalanga (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Two persons suspected to be part of an underworld gang involved in a series of organized crimes have been arrested by STF personnel at Thotalanga, the Police Spokesman s Office said. MORE..
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From Afghanistan to Sri Lanka- Youth held with heroin worth Rs 85m (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A Kashmiri youth on his way to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo with 35 million Indian rupees (LKR 85 million) worth of pure Afghan heroin has been arrested in New Delhi, the Times of India reported today. MORE..
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PM commissions Sri Lanka Navy s 2nd AOPV - Sindurala (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of Sri Lanka Navy, built at the Indian shipbuilding facility - Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), received its graceful commissioning from the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Eastern Container Terminal of the port of Colombo. MORE..
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Sri Lanka to give leadership for Mangrove Conservation in C wealth countries (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Sri Lanka has been named as the country to give leadership for the conservation of mangroves in Commonwealth countries. MORE..
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Pro-LTTE group protest against President in London (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
A group of LTTE supporters are reportedly protesting in front of the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, against the visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba s president (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world s last communist states. MORE..
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President and PM will decide on fuel prices – Arjuna (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
The final decision whether or not to increase the fuel prices will be taken by the President and the Prime Ministers together, says Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Arjuna Ranatunga. MORE..
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Manager of Horana rubber factory arrested after ammonia tank deaths (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
Horana police have arrested the manager of the rubber factory in Bellapitiya where 5 persons died in the Ammonia tank incident, the Police spokesman said. MORE..
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VAT should be reduced, says Ravi K (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says it is time to reduce the Value Added Tax. He said it could be reduced to 9%. Karunanayake said this responding to journalists following an event in Colombo this morning (Apr. 20). Read More
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Unity Government to continue, new agreement to be signed (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
United Peoples Freedom Alliances General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says that a new agreement is being prepared under the instruction given by the President to continue the Unity Government. Addressing the media in Angunakolapelassa, Minister Amaraweera... Read More
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Fmr. Justice Minister says Executive Presidency needs more powers (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Former Justice Minister MP, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says that the powers of the Executive Presidency should be strengthened further if the country needs to gain political stability. The MP said having a Prime Minister vested with Executive Powers is... Read More
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Met Dept. warns of lightning hazard (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and Uva provinces during the afternoon. Showers may occur in the Western and Southern coastal areas in the morning too. Misty conditions can... Read More
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Fmr. President demands General Election (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Fmr. President says General Election should be held... Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (Apr. 20) paid homage to the sacred Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. Thereafter, he called on the Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Chapter. Following that... Read More
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Female bank accountant arrested for fraud (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Police have arrested a female accountant attached to a bank in Gampaha for allegedly defrauding Rs. 20 million. The investigations have been launched following a complaint lodged with the Criminal Investigation Department. The CID had also obtained... Read More
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Arsenal manager Wenger to leave after 22 years (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a nearly 22-year reign as manager. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four... Read More
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Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Kathmandu airport has been closed after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said. Nobody was hurt in the incident but incoming flights to the Nepali capital were diverted while authorities... Read More
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Western Chief Minister pledges to close down Horana Factory (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya visited the controversial rubber processing factory in Bellapitiya, Horana this afternoon (Apr. 20). Here he had pledged to close down the factory. Five persons including 4 villagers were killed... Read More
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Vision Care goes to Panadura (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Vision Care, one of the pioneering eye care companies in Sri Lanka, has inaugurated its newest branch at Panadura to facilitate access to its range of eye care products and services for residents of the popular suburb. The branch opening was followed... Read More
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Interpol issues Red Notice against Mahendran (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
International Police has issued a Red Notice against the former Governor of Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran. He has been mentioned as a suspect in the Central Bank bond scam probe carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department. Read More
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UK surgeon allowed to work at Karapitiya Hospital (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Sri Lanka Medical Council has recommended that British surgeon Dr. Richard Permin should be allowed to conduct heart surgeries at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital as he has the certificate of the UK Medical Council. Accordingly, the temporally ban... Read More
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Horana factory Manager remanded (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Manager of the Horana rubber processing factory where 5 persons were killed following an industrial accident, has been remanded until 25th of April. He was arrested last afternoon for negligence. The Manager was produced before courts by Horana police... Read More
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MP Abeygunawardana says remaining SLFP Minister should join them (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana says that he believes that the remaining Sri Lanka Freedom Party Ministers in the government should sit alongside the opposition next month.  Addressing a media conference at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna office in Battaramulla... Read More
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Government analyst visits Horana factory (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The bodies of 5 persons who died following an industrial accident at a rubber processing factory in Bellapitiya, Horana have been sent to Panadura Base Hospital for post-mortem inquiries. The Judicial Medical Officer Dr. Uthpala Aatygalle will conduct... Read More
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Largest aircraft leaves Mattala (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The worlds largest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya which arrived at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport on Wednesday, left the island this morning (Apr. 20). It landed at the MRIA, for refuelling and allow the crew to rest, the Airport... Read More
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Meter-less three-wheelers allowed to issue receipts (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The National Council for Road Safety says that three-wheeler drivers who are unable to issue metered-receipts to their passengers can issue written receipts instead. Addressing a media conference in Colombo this morning (Apr. 20), Chairman of the... Read More
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Police intensify operations to curb crimes (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Police have arrested 30 during special raids conducted in the Western and the Southern provinces. Police Media Spokesperson’s Office said that the raids were conducted from the beginning of this year till 17th of April. 5 grenades, two... Read More
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Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes secrets revealed (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Game of Thrones has won a fair amount of awards in its seven years on the air, but the BAFTA TV Craft Special Award being handed out at this years ceremony is a little different. This award recognises the behind-the-scenes craft that has gone into producing... Read More
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Police seek public support to arrest deceitful woman (Photos) (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Colombo Crime Division seeks public support to apprehend a woman who had cheated money to a number of people in the guise of a bank official. Police Media Spokespersons Office said that the suspect is wanted for cases being heard at Fort, Hulfsdorp,... Read More
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Married couple killed in Medawachchiya accident (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A married couple was killed in a head-on collision involving a motorcycle and a van in the Karambankulam area in Medawachchiya this morning (Apr. 20). The deceased woman was 21-year-old and her husband was aged 25. They were residents of Galkandegama,... Read More
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CCTV captures Seeduwa bank robbery (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The CCTV system has captured the recent bank robbery took place in a private bank in Seeduwa. Police said that the lone robber, who came into the bank with an object similar to a hand grenade, took away around Rs. 600,000 threatening the staff. The... Read More
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SLC election date fixed (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
President of Sri Lanka Cricket says that the next election to elect office bearers for the local cricket governing body will be held on 19th of May. Read More
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South African President cuts short his London visit (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end... Read More
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Huge WW2 bomb sends shockwaves in Berlin (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin this morning (Apr. 20) to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb. Buildings will be cleared in an 800m radius from the construction site where the bomb was discovered. The zone includes... Read More
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Horana rubber factory incident: Factory license temporarily suspended (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Will Ceylon Petroleum Corporation increase fuel prices? (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Sri Lanka to lead Commonwealth Center for Digital Health (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Basque separatist group Eta apologises to victims (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Three suspected underworld members arrested (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Prime Minister Wickremesinghe commissions second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel of SL Navy (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Interpol red notice issued on Arjuna Mahendran (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Wildlife Department launches special investigation into death of Tusker “Missaka” (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
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Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence - Channel NewsAsia (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Channel NewsAsia Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence Channel NewsAsia COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced Friday (Apr 20) it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. Police chief Pujith Jayasundara said 20 new stations would ... Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after Israelis beaten up ...The Times of Israel Sri Lanka tightens security at tourist hotspotsThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka all 14 news articles »
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A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury - Bloomberg - Bloomberg (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
Bloomberg A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury - Bloomberg Bloomberg In 2004 businessman Malik Fernando bought Castlereagh, a decrepit bungalow in the terraced, emerald hills of Sri Lanka's sprawling tea country. The structure had no roof. “It was in absolute shambles,” he recalls. “There were cattle roaming through the ... A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into LuxuryBloombergQuint all 1 news articles »
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IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the Fourth Review of Sri Lanka's Extended Fund Facility - International Monetary Fund (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on the Fourth Review of Sri Lanka's Extended Fund Facility International Monetary Fund After constructive discussions with the authorities in Colombo and during the Spring Meetings in Washington DC, Manuela Goretti, the IMF mission chief for Sri Lanka, issued the following statement: “The IMF team reached a staff-level agreement with the ... Sri Lanka should push ahead with reforms as economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks - IMFColombo Page all 2 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19 - ESPNcricinfo.com (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
ESPNcricinfo.com Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19 ESPNcricinfo.com Sri Lanka Cricket's elections will be held at the board's Annual General Meeting on 19th May, SLC has announced, with the deadline for nominations set for April 27. Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two ... Sri Lanka Cricket elections on May 19 | Cricbuzz.comCricbuzz all 8 news articles »
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More trees in Sri Lanka will help the beleaguered macaques - Treehugger (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
Treehugger More trees in Sri Lanka will help the beleaguered macaques Treehugger A dramatic loss of forest has led to tough times for these charismatic and highly social primates. In the image above, photographer Anup Shah captures a beautiful yet disconcerting scene: A toque macaque (Macaca sinica) sifting through the remnants of ...
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Sri Lanka commissions second Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel ... - IHS Jane's 360 (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
EconomyNext Sri Lanka commissions second Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel ... IHS Jane's 360 The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned its second Saryu-class advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) platform. The vessel, which has been named SLNS Sindurala with pennant number P 624, was officially inducted in a commissioning ceremony at the ... Sri Lanka commissions second India-built offshore patrol vesselEconomyNext Sri Lanka : Prime Minister commissions 2nd AOPV of Sri Lanka NavyColombo Page all 8 news articles »
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Interpol gives notice for Sri Lanka's ex-bank head - The Hindu (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
The Hindu Interpol gives notice for Sri Lanka's ex-bank head The Hindu Interpol has issued a red notice for Sri Lanka's former Central Bank Governor, who is wanted in connection with a controversial bond auction. “International police today issued a red notice for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran related to ... Interpol "red notice" for Sri Lanka's ex-c.bank chief over bond saleReuters Interpol issues 'Red Notice' on former Sri Lanka Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendranbdnews24.com Sri Lanka says Interpol red notice issued on former central bank chiefXinhua News 1st (press release) -Business Standard all 10 news articles »
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Sri Lanka -- Facebook must meet its own standards - Nikkei Asian ... - Nikkei Asian Review (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Nikkei Asian Review Sri Lanka -- Facebook must meet its own standards - Nikkei Asian ... Nikkei Asian Review The Facebook post during the height of recent anti-Muslim violence in Kandy, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka, was stark and disturbing. Sri Lanka mulls criminalizing hate speech, fake news - ucanews.comucanews Sri Lanka stocks end 0.19-pct higher, rupee weakensEconomyNext all 11 news articles »
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Sri Lanka makes it obligatory for tuk tuk's to be metered - Xinhua ... - Xinhua (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Sri Lanka makes it obligatory for tuk tuk's to be metered - Xinhua ... Xinhua COLOMBO, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Transport Ministry on Friday said it had been made obligatory for all three wheel services in the island country to fix a meter and issue a receipt at the end of the trip. The new rule had been announced on ... and more »
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Parl. speaker hails growing ties with Sri Lanka - Mehr News Agency - English Version (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Mehr News Agency - English Version Parl. speaker hails growing ties with Sri Lanka Mehr News Agency - English Version “The Iranian parliament has approved signing of the exchange of prisoners' treaty with Sri Lanka and it can be put into practice,” said Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iranian Parliament, on Thursday. The Iranian top lawmaker made the remarks in Sri ... Iran, Sri Lanka speakers discuss expanding bilateral tiesColombo Page Parliament speakers of Iran, Sri Lanka meet in ColomboTehran Times all 6 news articles »
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