Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after mass stranding

Sri Lankan Navy soldiers try to push a pilot whale back into the water. Sri Lanka has saved some 120 pilot whales in a gruelling overnight rescue involving the navy, officials said Tuesday, after the island nation’s biggest stranding. Three pilot whales and one dolphin died of injuries following the mass beaching on Monday on […]

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Google Doodles with Independence Day

Google celebrated Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day today with a Google Doodle featuring the lion and three colours of the national flag. Google periodically changes its doodle to mark a historic occasion. Accordingly, the user can view the google.lk and google.com home pages in Sri Lanka. 186 Views

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Sri Lanka -Russia new ambassador Dayan presented his credentials to Putin at the Kremlin

Russia maintains traditionally friendly relations with Sri Lanka and is interested in closer trade and economic cooperation, including in fishery, agriculture and tourism. I would like to note that in September we signed a bilateral intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation. Today, on October 11, 2018, Dr Dayan Jayatilleka presented his Letters of Credence in a solemn ceremony bringing together the newly-appointed Ambassadors of 23 countries in […]

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Chandrika to receive the highest honor from France

France’s Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh after presenting the award to Kumaratunga. Picture by Rukmal Gamage. Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. President Kumaratunga served as the […]

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New appointed ambassadors assumes responsibilities.

The newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka assumed duties at the Mission on 03 September 2018. Addressing the staff of the Embassy upon assumption of duties, Ambassador Jayatilleka spoke on the decades – old ties between Sri Lanka and Russia outlining the main political focus of his further […]

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Sri Lankan asylum seeker, deported in Australia

Kavi’s mother and sister are missing and his brother was killed in 2009 A Tamil asylum seeker has been deported to Sri Lanka despite a last-minute plea to re-examine his case, after his father was shot dead and his mother and sister disappeared earlier this year. The 25-year-old asylum seeker, known as Kavi, had been […]

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Sri Lanka accedes to the Optional Protocol

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka, as announced at the U.N Human Rights Council last month, has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture to cooperate with international agencies in combating torturehe Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, announced that Sri Lanka acceded to the Optional Protocol to […]

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