Nov 27

AFD promotes Integrated Water Resources Management in the East

Source: The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Martin ParentAs part of its mandate to promote green and socially inclusive growth in Sri Lanka, the French Agency for Development (AFD) is exploring the possibility of implementing a development project in Mundeni Aru Basin in Batticaloa and Ampara districts.

This project estimated to cost more than 100 million Euros would benefit the population among the most vulnerable of the island, mainly through a support to farming activities in an area...

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Nov 24

Some international organizations are behind creating conflict among ethnicities in Sri Lanka

Source: Athavan News

Southern GovernorThere are some international organizations behind creating conflict among ethnic communities with the intention to sell arms and ammunition to countries like Sri Lanka, said the Governor of the Southern Province Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara.

Addressing at a press conference at the Ministry of Rehabilitation in Colombo today (Nov 24) Dr.  Nanayakkara made the remark.

Commenting on the intelligent system of the country, he said there were plus and minus in the...

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Nov 22

From yellow to white, RDA changes zebra crossings

Source: Daily Mirror

Zebra CrossingAll zebra crossings in the country which have been painted in yellow will be painted white from December 3, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

RDA Chairman Nihal Sooriyaarachchi told Daily Mirror that the zebra crossings would be changed in line with international standards. “Implementing this will be advantageous as the white crossing can be seen more clearly, especially in the night,” he said.   

A ceremony to launch the project will be held in...

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Nov 22

Hefty fines for six traffic violations

Source: Adaderana

Traffic PoliceThe fines for six traffic violations including drunk driving will be increased to Rs.25,000, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says.

The Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association, Gemunu Wijeratne, said they also agreed to this following a meeting held with Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Ravi Karunanayake on Monday.

Earlier, Private bus operators threatened to strike urging to withdraw the proposal to increase the minimum fine for traffic...

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Nov 21

Sri Lankan President instructs to enforce law against extremist groups inciting racism

Source: Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the law enforcement agencies and security services to arrest those who incite racism and religious extremism in the country and take legal action against them.

President Sirisena has instructed the Inspector General of Police and Chiefs of Security Forces at the Security Council meeting held this week at the President's Official Residence in Colombo to take all, who incite racism, in to...

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Nov 21

Report Filed In Court Against Extremist Monk

Source: The Sunday Leader | Reporter: Ashanthi Warunasuriya

The police have filed a report in court against a monk in Batticaloa who was accused of inciting hatred among Tamils and Sinhalese in the area. The Kokkadicholai police filed the report after a complaint was filed by the Grama Niladhari (Officer).

The monk was accused of threatening the Tamil Grama Niladhari (Officer) last week and the video of the incident circulated on social media.

Civil society and human rights...

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Nov 21

Video showing monk’s ‘death threat’ to Tamil officer goes viral

Source: The Hindu | Reporter: Meera Srinivasan

 Batticaloa MonkA Buddhist monk’s death threat to a Tamil village officer in Batticaloa — in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province — has gone viral on social media, worrying many who are hoping for speedy reconciliation in the war-torn country. Such incidents could adversely affect ongoing efforts towards reconciliation, civil society organisations have noted with concern.

The video shows the monk using foul language at the provincial government staff....

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