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Sri Lanka moves up in human development ranking

Sri Lanka has moved up the ranks on the Human Development Index (HDI), moving from 76 in 2018 to 71 this year, according to the UNDP's latest report.


Appointment of Shavendra is not a concern of UN-Lord Naseby

Lord Michael Morris Naseby of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom said that the criticisms of the United Nations (UN) and other countries on the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is rubbish and it is not a concern of the UN


Foreign Ministry Secy to discuss UN peacekeeping force ban

Sri Lanka is in talks with the UNDPO about its decision to send back Sri Lankan Army and media personnel serving in the UN peacekeeping force to Sri Lanka.


Maternal mortality on the rise in SL

Maternal mortality is on the rise in Sri Lanka, with close to 40 deaths per 100,000 live births being recorded, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Secretary Dr. Kapila Jayaratne said.


GSP+ ultimatum on death penalty threat to sovereignty – President

Noting that the European Union has threatened to withhold its Generalised scheme of preferences (GSP)+ concessions if Sri Lanka resumes capital punishment, President Maithripala Sirisena said today that such ultimatums are a threat to the sovereignty of the state.


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.


World population to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – UN

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' World Population Prospects report released on Monday (17) states that the world population is expected to climb up to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today.


Reconciliation and sustainable dev in SL: UN to continue support – Secy Gen

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has assured Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera of continued support for Sri Lanka's reconciliation and sustainable development agenda.