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US lawmakers oppose 92 per cent cut in aid to Sri Lanka

“In Sri Lanka, US foreign assistance will be cut by 92 per cent, mostly from accounts that have supported programs to promote the rule of law, democratic reforms, post-Civil War reconciliation and related efforts,” rued Congressman Ted Yoho, Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee on Asia and the Pacific.

Hambantota port not a military base for foreign countries: Sri Lanka PM

Under the 99-year lease agreement, China’s state-run conglomerate China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPort) is to invest up to USD 1.1 billion in the port. The deal had been delayed by several months over concerns that the deep-sea port could be used by the Chinese navy.

‘Lankan Army ready to share anti-terror experience with others’, says Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake

Over 90 foreign military and civil scholars are attending the two-day seminar with 800 participants, including 15 foreign and 12 local guest speakers.

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Three Indians arrested for illegally staying in Sri Lanka

The three Indians, whose names are yet to be known, are aged 27, 36 and 41 years and are residents of Tamil Nadu. They were arrested while they were harvesting a paddy field in the area and have been charged for violating the immigration and migration laws.

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Sri Lanka foreign minister Ravi Karunanayaka resigns over corruption charges

In a statement after announcing his resignation, Ravi Karunanayaka told parliament, “I have never done anything wrong, and I resign with pride to create a new political culture in Sri Lanka and ensure good governance.”

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No place for corrupt in my government, says Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Perpetual Treasuries, a Central Bank primary dealer, has been accused of benefiting through insider information during the Governorship of Arjuna Mahendran whose son in law Arjun Aloysius is linked to the firm.

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Sri Lanka, China sign USD 1.1 billion Hambantota port deal

Under the 99-year lease agreement, CMPort is to invest up to USD 1.1 billion in the port and marine-related activities. The initial 80:20 share distribution has been revised to 69.55 per cent to CMPort and 30.45 per cent to Sri Lanka Port Authority

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Sri Lanka and China sign long delayed $1.5 billion port deal

It is seen as part of Beijing’s so-called “string-of-pearls plan” for a line of ports stretching from its waters to the Persian Gulf.

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Sri Lanka to sign Hambantota port deal with China on Saturday, India’s security concerns addressed

The pact signed last year sparked widespread public anger as Chinese control of the Hambantota port, which included a plan for a 99-year lease of 15,000 acres (23 sq miles) to develop an industrial zone next door, raised fears the port could be used for Chinese naval vessels.

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Security concerns addressed, Sri Lankan cabinet “clears port deal” with China firm

Sri Lanka’s cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.

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Sri Lankan navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

According to reports, the army apprehended the fishermen along with a boat near Delft island and have transported them to Kankesanthurai Naval camp.

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Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the bacteria “prevent transmission of dengue virus between humans” and that it has shown success during the last six years in countries such as Brazil, Columbia, Australia, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.

UN special rapporteur Ben Emmerson visits Sri Lanka’s Tamil political detainees

Ben Emmerson’s visit is aimed at gathering first-hand information on counter-terrorism initiatives and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human rights. In the process, he met Tamil political prisoners arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in Vavuniya in the Northern Province.

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Tamil group calls for international judges in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice system

According to the GTF, such criticism justified the need for the inclusion of international judges in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice processes.

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Sri Lanka human rights panel urges Maithripala Sirisena to tackle hate crimes against Muslims

The commission has urged the president “to take all the necessary actions against the instigators and perpetrators of violence and hate speech targeting the Muslim community”.