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News Sri Lanka » People: Sri Lanka President’s 2020 Dilemma? – OpEd

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/21012018-sri-lanka-presidents-2020-dilemma-oped/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena surprised many people by asking the Supreme Court (SC) whether he has “any impediment to continue in the office of President for a period of six years.” Sirisena was elected to the office on January 8 ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.asiantribune.com/node/91507
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Sri Lanka and Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1979 and enjoy a strong and robust bilateral relationship that has been built on mutual understanding, respect and people-to-people contacts. An official visit of a Singaporean Prime Minister to ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Sri Lanka police lose gun as elephants charge

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/sri-lanka-police-lose-gun-elephants-charge-062139181.html
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Sri Lanka has strict laws protecting elephants, which are considered sacred. However, about 200 jumbos are killed annually by farmers who say wild elephants stray onto their land and destroy their crops. About 50 people are killed in wild elephant attacks ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Women in Sri Lanka Still Can't Legally Buy Alcohol. Here's Why

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/women-alcohol-sri-lanka-president-781120
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Women in Sri Lanka were almost able to legally buy alcohol for the first ... so when Sirisena overturned them, many people took to Twitter to question whether he was actually serious about gender equality. In 2016, he created a national campaign called ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Visiting Singapore PM urged not to sign FTA with Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1038248/visiting-singapore-pm-urged-not-to-sign-fta-with-sri-lanka
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

said there are many legal implications on Singaporean investors and Singapore FTA as the government of Sri Lanka has not protected the rights of any foreigner and had failed to protect the rights of its own people. Thus, he said, “… with great respect ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Sri Lanka: SEP holds first local election meeting in plantation area

News channel or source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/19/elec-j19.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The first speaker, Thevarajah, explained that the growing social unrest in Sri Lanka was part of an international radicalisation ... (NUW), Democratic Workers Congress (DWC) and Up-country People’s Front (UPF), betrayed them. They are, in fact, imposing ...

News Sri Lanka » People: NZ sold as a backdoor into Australia by people smugglers

News channel or source: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/steve-price-nz-sold-as-a-backdoor-into-australia-by-people-smugglers/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

... Zealand's resettlement offer to market their services to vulnerable people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere." However it appeared there was little likelihood any boat would reach New Zealand, leaving Australian authorities to deal with boatloads of refugees.

News Sri Lanka » People: From Jim Corbett to Sri Lanka, this techie has travelled places to capture more than 100 weddings

News channel or source: https://yourstory.com/2018/01/jim-corbett-sri-lanka-techie-travelled-places-capture-100-weddings/
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

“I am a people’s person, and though I have an engineering degree ... She has shot weddings in places like Jim Corbett National Park, Kanya Kumari, USA, Sri Lanka, and many more. Manvi has had no formal training in photography but is on a constant ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Sri Lanka lifts 'sexist' 39-year ban on women buying alcohol

News channel or source: http://en.rfi.fr/wire/20180114-sri-lanka-lifts-sexist-39-year-ban-women-buying-alcohol
Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban on women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, an official said Sunday. The 1979 law prohibiting the sale of any type of alcohol to women on the island of 21 million people was overturned in ...

News Sri Lanka » People: Can Women Buy Alcohol in Sri Lanka?

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/can-women-buy-alcohol-in-sri-lanka/ar-AAuG3kR
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Women in Sri Lanka were almost able to legally buy alcohol for the first ... so when Sirisena overturned them, many people took to Twitter to question whether he was actually serious about gender equality. In 2016, he created a national campaign called ...