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Switzerland says no intention to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image

Switzerland said yesterday that it had no intention of tarnishing the image of the Sri Lankan Government and regretted about recent developments had led question the Sri Lanka’s commitment to due process.

January 01, 2020

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The Tri Forces and the Police have taken measures to beef up security under a special plan in view of the festive season.

December 20, 2019

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Due process followed in Swiss embassy employee’s probe – Foreign Minister Gunawardena

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena reassured his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis yesterday that due process had been followed at each step in keeping with international norms respected by both countries in probing into the alleged incident related to the Swiss Embassy employee.

December 19, 2019

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Police Headquarters has issued directions to relevant Police officials to take strict action...

Police Headquarters has issued directions to relevant Police officials to take strict action against people who fraudulently pose as Coordinating Secretaries to the President or pretend as having close links with the President and involve in deceiving people and also making unlawful influences to them.

December 16, 2019

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Brig Priyanka Fernando, New Director Real Estate & Quartering Assumes Office

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando of the Gemunu Watch (GW) took over duties as the new Director, Real Estate and Quartering at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayewardenepura on Monday (9) during a brief ceremony at his office.


December 10, 2019

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Govt. rejects Swiss embassy’s request for its local staffer to fly to Switzerland for treatment

The government had rejected the request from the Swiss Embassy to allow the local female staffer, who claimed that she was allegedly abducted by unidentified men and threatened to disclose embassy information, to be flown out of the country for medical treatment, yesterday.

December 05, 2019

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SL helped to restore regional peace by defeating LTTE- Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, has highly commended the Sri Lankan government’s efforts in eradicating terrorism and defeating the LTTE to restore peace in the region.

December 03, 2019

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Govt. denies Swiss Ambassador’s claim on alleged abduction of a local staffer

“The Government of Sri Lanka, having taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, on Monday, 25 November 2019, immediately ordered a thorough investigation into this matter.



December 02, 2019

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No decision to remove Three Wheeler Parks and Street Stalls by Police

It is noted that a rumour is being circulated stating that Police is planning to remove three wheeler parks, pavement hawkers and street stalls in the country.

November 27, 2019

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There should not be any undue fear among the people of the country of any political revenge, abduction or disturbances can be caused by the political changes that have taken place in the country following the recent Presidential Election.

November 20, 2019