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Sri Lanka in no hurry to disclose details of proscribed organizations – •By Arthur Wamanan – Nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Sri Lanka will not rush the process of providing details of organizations and individuals recently proscribed by the country, External Affairs Ministry said. But during a press briefing held last Thursday (8), Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that steps had been taken by Sri Lanka to provide information about 16 organizations, including the LTTE, and 424 individuals that were proscribed by Sri Lanka. However, a high ranking official of the Ministry speaking to The Nation said that information on organizations and individuals proscribed by Sri Lanka would only be shared based on the necessity and on the response of the countries towards the issue.

The verdict of Sri Lanka government vs. Ceylon Tobacco to be delivered tomorrow

May 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Sun, May 11, 2014, 12:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: The leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company has sought legal redress against Sri Lankan government over the pictorial warnings on cigarette packs and the Court of Appeal will give its decision regarding the matter tomorrow, May 12th.

The government issued a special gazette on August 08, 2012 making it compulsory to display eight graphic warnings on cigarette packets. The graphic warning on cancer must cover 80 percent of the surface of the cigarette pack.

Sri Lanka Petroleum authority to establish Lubricant Blending Plant with Malaysian company

May 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Sun, May 11, 2014, 09:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Petroleum Industries plans to establish a Lubricant Blending Plant in the country as a joint venture between the state-run fuel supplier, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and a Malaysian company. The joint venture between CPC and Hyrax Oil of Malaysia with a US$ 9 million investment will cater to the local market as well as to the export market, according to the government.

Seven Sri Lankan police officers arrested for death of teenage suspect in custody

May 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Sun, May 11, 2014, 06:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Badulla:  Sri Lanka police have arrested seven police officers attached to the Kandaketiya Police Station including a sub-inspector yesterday over the death of a teenage suspect while under custody.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told media the seven police officers were involved in arresting a group of five suspects who were engaged in an illegal treasure mining in a forest reserve.

Around 150 wild baby elephants captured in Sri Lanka within seven years

May 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Sun, May 11, 2014, 08:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s environmental organizations say that around 150 baby elephants have been captured from the forests in the island during the past seven years.

The Director of the Species Conservation Centre, Pubudu Weerarathna told The Divaina Sinhala newspaper that about 80 baby elephants that were captured illegally from forests had already died in the hands of the unscrupulous captors due to lack of proper care.

Sri Lanka police release sketch of suspected cop killer, seek public help

May 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Sun, May 11, 2014, 07:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today released to media a sketch of a suspect in the abduction of two police officers and the murder of one of them in Kurunegala last week.

Four armed individuals in a van had abducted the two officers on traffic duty in the early hours of May 06 when the officers stopped the vehicle on the Kurunegala -Dambulla Road for a routine check.

Political battle for India’s city of faith

May 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

BJP supporters in Varanasi Activists of all stripes have been making their presence felt in Varanasi

UK ‘second best education in Europe’

May 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Sean Coughlan By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

Korean students South Korea is in top place in this global education league table

Germany’s youth rebels against EU

May 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm

By Nina Lamparski BBC News, Cologne

AfD protest against Angela Merkel in Berlin (16 September 2013) Members of the AfD, Germany’s first Eurosceptic party in decades, protest against Angela Merkel

Iran talks: How close is a final nuclear deal?

May 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Jonathan Marcus By Jonathan Marcus BBC diplomatic correspondent

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna (9 April 2014) Both sides agreed to try to reach a permanent agreement during six months of talks

This week in Vienna the real business begins.

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