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Sri Lanka’s trade unions vehemently opposed to three contentious agreements the government has entered or are planning to enter, with the U.S. – SOFA, ACSA (Acquisition and Across Service Agreement) and MCC (Millenium Challenge Corporation).

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Current U.S policy in Sri Lanka aims to support the country’s democratic institutions, encourage its economic development, counter terrorism, and to promote a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

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ඕමාන් තානාපති කාර්යාලය මගින් ගාස්තු රහිත (Tall free) දුරකතන සම්බන්ධතාවයක් හදුන්වා දී ඇති බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සඳහන් කරයි.

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යුද අපරාධ චෝදනා එල්ලවූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාවේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නිලධාරීන් රැසක්‌ ගැන මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය හොර රහසේ නඩු විභාග පවත්වා ඇතැයි හෙළිවී ඇත. මේ බව හෙළිකර ඇත්තේ එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ හිටපු නිලධාරිනී යස්‌මින් සුකායි.

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Facebook has significantly increased its investments to ramp up Sinhala and Tamil language expertise targeting to curb hate speech and other harmful contents originating from Sri Lanka on the social media platform.

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House.

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වැවිලි කර්මාන්ත අමාත්‍ය නවීන් දිසානායක සහ මෙරට අමෙරිකානු තානාපතිනි අලෙයිනා බී ටෙප්ලිප්ට්ස් අතර සාකච්ඡාවක් එම අමාත්‍යංශයේදී අද (12) පෙරවරුවේ පැවැත්වුණා. මෙහිදී දෙපාර්ශවය අතර තේ, රබර්, පොල්, සීනි හා කජු වැනි වැවිලි ක්ෂේත්‍රයන් පිළිබද දීර්ඝ ලෙස සාකච්ඡා කෙරුණු බවයි වැවිලි කර්මාන්ත අමාත්‍යංශය සඳහන් කළේ.

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A team of US counter-terrorism experts is reported to have stressed at a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the need for stricter border control and coast guard to ward off terrorism.

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The European Union's (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove would visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives from July 11-16, the EU Embassy in Colombo said today.

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Sri Lanka has briefed Austria on the importance of global efforts for enhancing security and the strengthening of legal frameworks to fight terrorism.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana yesterday assured that he did not sign any agreement with the US government during his official visit to the United States of America recently.

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The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) said yesterday it had directed Sri Lanka Customs to re-export the illegally imported containers filled with industrial waste to the country of origin.

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India is keeping a close watch as protests grow in Sri Lanka over a proposed pact with the US, which could enable the setting up of an American military base in New Delhi’s southern neighbourhood, the Economic Times in India reported.

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French Ambassador in Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu has lauded the management of Carmart (Pvt) Ltd, the sole manufacturer authorized importer/distributor in Sri Lanka for the world-renowned European vehicle brand Peugeot for their excellent service in promoting the French car .

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In a bid to boost tourism, the Government yesterday announced that the visa-on-arrival scheme for citizens of 39 countries will be implemented from 1 August, after the move, which was to be effective from 1 May, was suspended soon after the Easter Sunday attacks.

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A loan agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and ING Bank NV of the Netherlands of EUR 45 million (around Rs. 9 billion) to strengthen Health Delivery Services in the Northern Province, on Wednesday July 10 at the Hague, the Netherlands.

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A former Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G)-class frigate acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo on 8 July: a little over a month after the vessel was formally transferred to the service., Jane 360 reported

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Newly sworn-in Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross says the agency is committed to advancing the proposed USD 480 million compact.