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* Sri Lankan President says people need to identify politicians who only think of power not the country

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says some are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power and they are not interested in strengthening the peace and reconciliation or in solving the issues of the country.
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* UNHRC adopts Sri Lanka's UPR report

Mar 19 (CP) Geneva- The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday adopted final report of Sri Lanka's review under the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review that took place in November 2017.
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* Sri Lanka's delegation to the 37th Session of the UNHRC include three ministers

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as requested by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 34/1 of 23 March 2017, will present a written update to the Council on 21 March 2018 on the implementation of Resolution 30/1 of 1 October 2015 and reconciliation and human rights related issues in Sri Lanka.
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* New Artifacts found in Sigiriya Excavation

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- Several new artifacts have been found from a recent excavation at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and a statue of a lion made from terracotta was among them. The excavation is currently underway in the northern water conduit of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Director General of the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) Prof. Prishantha Gunawardena said.
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* People's representatives should set an example to the public - President

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says people's representatives should set an example to the public with their conduct and behavior to create a political culture with a high standard and quality.
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* Higher Education Minister looks into hostel issues at Ampara Hardy Technical College

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- The administration of Hardy Advanced Technological Institute in Ampara has agreed to provide prompt solutions to the residential issues of the students enrolled in full time courses at the institute.
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* Sri Lankan women should not take a back seat to men

Mar 19 (WB) We have a strict Ďno jerksí policy at the company where I work. It means we just donít have room for people who bully or mock their co-workers. Our employees donít invade each otherís personal space or make uninvited personal contact.
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* JVP wonít help oust RW

Mar 19 (Island) The JVP would not to sign the no-confidence motion to be moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, JVP sources told The Island yesterday.
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* Things are never easy in Sri Lanka

Mar 18 (Rediff) Opposition leader and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa must be laughing his head off. Despite all the cases of corruption against him and his family, despite the harassment and the jail terms that members of his family have had to serve, it was he who swept the civic elections in the island last month.
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* Medical dons warn ongoing strike further blow to medical studies

Mar 18 (ST) Urging that speedy measures should be taken to resolve the trade union action of the non-academic staff of the state universities, the Kelaniya University Faculty of Medicine Teachersí Association (KUFMTA) has expressed serious concern over the disruption of academic activities of the medical faculties.
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* Sri Lankan President congratulates President Putin on his election

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday (May 8) congratulated Russia's Vladimir Putin who was elected for another six years to lead the country after securing an expected landslide win at Sunday's presidential election, on his "solid victory".
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* SLFP General Secretary personally opposes JO's no-confidence motion against PM

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Freedom party General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake says he firmly opposes the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) to be tabled against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the Joint Opposition (JO).
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* No UNP MP will support the no-confidence motion against PM - MP

Mar 19 (CP) Colombo- National Youth Front Chairman, parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardene says that the no-confidence motion that is to be brought against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the joint opposition will not receive any support from any United National Party (UNP) member of parliament.
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* Plantation Minister emphasizes the need for weedicides to prevent damage to tea industry

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake says an effective weedicide is promptly needed to prevent further damage to the tea industry affected by the glyphosate ban as human labor to control growing weeds in tea plantations is costly.
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* Victims of Kandy violence to receive payments for damages tomorrow

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- The Kandy District Secretariat states that compensation will be distributed for properties damaged due to the recent violence in Kandy at 10.00 am on Monday, March 19. Compensations will be given to the owners of businesses and residences damaged by the Sinhalese mob attacks earlier this month.
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* Sri Lankan delegation to leave for Geneva tomorrow to attend 37th UNHRC session

Mar 18 (CP) Colombo- A high-level Sri Lankan delegation led by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana will leave for Geneva tomorrow to take part in the ongoing 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
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* All hospitals to be computerised by 2020 Electronic cards for Sri Lankans

Mar 19 (DN) All hospitals will be computerised by 2020 and an electronic card bearing all data will be issued to all Sri Lankans from April 7, Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
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* Consensus among political parties to revert to PR system for PC polls

Mar 19 (DM) The political parties have, by and large, agreed to revert to the old Proportional Representation system for conducting the elections to the provincial councils, a Minister said yesterday.
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* SL agreeing to time-bound action plan to operate transitional justice processes should be top priority Ė GTF

Mar 18 (Island) Sri Lanka agreeing to a well-defined, time-bound action plan for simultaneous operation of all transitional justice processes should be the top priority for the UNHRC, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said in a statement.
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* JVP to launch anti-racism movement

Mar 18 (SO) The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is set to launch a political movement against racism and communalism, its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. The party has taken this decision following the recent troubling events which unfolded in Kandy leading to loss of life, injuries and extensive property damage.
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