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The Sri Lankan Government will soon begin a dialogue with India to develop Palaly and Batticaloa airports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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The 73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka at the India House, Colombo with High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the Chief Guest. The Indian community participated at the event.

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Pakistan High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat has called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apprise him about the grave situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has provided a sum of Euros 4 million (approx. Rs. 800 million) towards demining activities in affected areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka.

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Robert Juhkam presented his credentials on 15 August 2019 to Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana, officially taking office as the new Resident Representative for UNDP in Sri Lanka.

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Brussels: The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated € 8.5 million (over Rs. 1.65 billion) to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance.

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The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed yesterday commended the Sri Lankan Government on its actions after the Easter Sunday attacks, when he met with Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana as part of his official visit to Sri Lanka.

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An agreement was signed between the government and Bellegeo Enterprises Limited yesterday to conduct an airborne gravity, gravity gradiometry and magnetic data survey to support Sri Lanka’s oil and gas exploration. This is the first time such an agreement was signed here.

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In a major breakthrough, the Korean Chaebol Lotte Group has transferred ‘www.ceylontea.com’ domain name to the Sri Lanka Tea Board with immediate effect.

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Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil was received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz at a lunch banquet hosted by the monarch at the Royal Palace in Mina in the holy city of Mecca on the day of the Eid Festival. Governor Muzammil was on a special invitation from the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdulkarim Alissa to participate in the Haj pilgrimage.

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Us Ambassador for Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz yesterday said at the 27 Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka that US is supporting Sri Lanka for fast recovery of its tourism industry from the Easter attacks.

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ගෝලීය මෝටර් රථ ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්තයකු වන ෆෝර්ඩ් මෝටර් සමාගම, පසුගිය දා Ford Ranger Raptor මාදිලියේ 2018/ 2019 සංස්කරණය මෙරටට හඳුන්වා දුන්නේය. සොෆ්ට්ලොජික් හෝල්ඩින්ග්ස් සමාගමේ අනුබද්ධිත සමාගමක් වන Future Automobiles සමාගම ෆෝර්ඩ් මෝටර් සමාගම මෙරට නියෝජනය කරයි.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $160 million loan to modernize the operations and improve the efficiency of Sri Lanka Railways, the country’s railway operator, by upgrading its infrastructure and technical capacity. This is ADB’s first loan in Sri Lanka’s railway sector.

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ඉන්දියාවේ සිටින සිය ඥාතින් පිරිසක් දැක බලා ගැනීම සඳහා ගිය ශ්‍රී ලාංකික තරුණයෙකු අතුරුහන්වී ඇති බව ඔහුගේ මව විසින් සිදුකරනු ලැබූ පැමිණිල්ලක් මත එරට පොලිසිය විමර්ශනයක් ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා.

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Russia and Sri Lanka had talks today on pressing issues in the global arena.

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Western countries are showing interest in the controversial Hambantota Port which was earlier seen as a threat to the region.

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Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed are in Sri Lanka on a four-day unofficial visit.

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The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed is due to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow to carry out an official visit.