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Prez concerned over UN peacekeeping missions

President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concern over issues that have arisen due to delays in clearances carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) when dispatching police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.


US State Secretary Mike Pompeo cancels SL visit

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled his much-publicised visit to Sri Lanka, according to the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.


SL Embassy in the States welcomes canine heroine

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC warmly welcomed a Mine Detection Dog (MDD) named Yankee last Wednesday (12), when she paid a surprise visit to the Embassy.


Singapore ready for collective counter-terrorism effort

Cooperation in counter-terrorism figured in discussions between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Singapore Law & Order Minister K. Shanmugam in Singapore today.


Nasheed wants world to visit SL

Expressing solidarity with the country's South Asian neighbour, Maldives Speaker and Former President Mohamed Nasheed today said the world should visit Sri Lanka.


Islamic country envoys acknowledge need for common law

Envoys of 17 Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they acknowledge the need for a universal law common to all communities, the Government’s official news portal reported.


Japan to help Sri Lanka combat global terrorism

A bilateral defence agreement between Sri Lanka and Japan was among matters taken up at discussions held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe yesterday.


Japanese envoy in Sri Lanka next week

Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister Dr. Hiroto Izumi will be in Sri Lanka between 20 and 22 June.


US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka between 24 and 28 June, the US Department of State announced yesterday (10).


Modi visit: Cooperation in national & regional defence discussed

In discussions held with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has discussed continued bilateral cooperation in national and regional security, Indian investments, tourism and other areas.


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