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Sri Lanka improves in World Freedom Index under Maithripala Sirisena regime

Colombo, Dec 18 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's conditions for freedom of expression, religious freedom, civil society, and judicial independence under the new administration of President Maithripala Sirisena has seen an improvement, resulting in Sri Lanka being rated 55 in the latest Freedom in the World index. Sri Lanka was amongst only four countries that made an upward trend in the Freedom in ...

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Sri Lanka’s President calls for unity in strengthening reconciliation among communities

Colombo, Dec 2 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, has called on political parties and scholars to join in the government's efforts in strengthening reconciliation and support the new constitution which aims to solve issues in the island nation. “If we cannot strengthen reconciliation among all communities it is a massive disaster,” President Sirisena said. “The root cause of ...

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Head of Sri Lanka’s anti graft commission quits days after President’s controversial speech

Colombo, Oct 17 (NIA) - Director General of Sri Lanka's anti graft commission, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, resigned from her post on Monday, days after President Maithripala Sirisena lashed out at the Commission stating that it could be working under a political agenda. Wickramasingha was appointed as the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption by ...

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Sri Lankan President vows to work closely with new UN Chief

Colombo, Oct 14 (NIA)- Sri Lanka's President, Maithripala Sirisena, on Friday congratulated the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and assured that Sri Lanka would continue its close engagements with the UN. In a letter sent to Guterres, Sirisena said that Sri Lanka had been an active member of the United Nations for more than six decades and since the January ...

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UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

Aug 26 (NIA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on Aug 31 on a three day official tour, officials from the Foreign Ministry told NIA on Friday. Moon is expected to begin his tour late on Wednesday and hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and deliver a keynote speech in Colombo ...

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