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Sri Lanka , Sunday 24 March 2019

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka opens work on $3.85bn refinery near strategic port

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-opens-3-85bn-refinery-near-strategic-101925967.html
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly $4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing's takeover of a nearby port spooked international ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

News source: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/sri-lanka-begins-3-9b-083846950.html
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-tamils-demand-foreign-judges-war-crimes-082146095.html
Publicated on: hursday 21 March 2019

Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party demanded Friday that foreign judges be included in a special court to investigate war crimes, a day after the UN again granted Colombo more time for a ...

News Sri Lanka: Oman oil minister excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery project

News source: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/oman-oil-minister-says-excited-part-sri-lanka-060706289--business.html
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Oman's oil minister said on Sunday he was excited to be part of a Sri Lanka oil refinery project in a sign that plans for the sultanate's involvement may be back on ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka in World Cup: Underdogs till 1992; Completely transformed side after 1996

News source: https://www.crictracker.com/sri-lanka-in-world-cup-underdogs-till-1992-completely-transformed-side-after-1996/
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

The 12th edition of the World Cup will begin on May 30 with the match between hosts England and South Africa. The one-and-half month tournament will feature 10 teams and the final will be played at ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

News source: https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/sri-lanka-keeps-its-domestic-political-rift-from-spilling-into-un-rights-meeting/
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has kept his country’s political rift from spilling over to a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Navy detains 9 Iranians for drug smuggling

News source: https://in.news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-navy-detains-9-iranians-drug-smuggling-094635250.html
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

Colombo, March 24 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday detained nine Iranian nationals who attempted to smuggle 100 kg of heroin into the island country. The Iranians were nabbed off the country's ...

News Sri Lanka: MFA counters Sri Lanka’s accusation that Singapore is sheltering suspect involved in $74 million trading scam

News source: http://theindependent.sg/mfa-counters-sri-lankas-accusation-that-singapore-is-sheltering-suspect-involved-in-74-million-trading-scam/
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has countered Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent accusation that Singapore is sheltering the nation’s ex-central bank chief who ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka hasn’t provided supporting documents for extradition of man wanted in trading scam case, says MFA

News source: https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2019/03/21/sri-lanka-hasnt-provided-supporting-documents-for-extradition-of-man-wanted-in-trading-scam-case-says-mfa/
Publicated on: Wednesday 20 March 2019

In response to the Sri Lanka’s President Sirisena accusing Singapore of not cooperating with them on an extradition request of a man wanted in Sri Lanka to face charges of a massive trading scam, ...

News Sri Lanka: Oman oil minister says excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery project

News source: https://in.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-refinery/oman-oil-minister-excited-to-be-part-of-sri-lanka-oil-refinery-project-idINKCN1R507H
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Oman’s oil minister said on Sunday he was excited to be part of a Sri Lanka oil refinery project, an indication plans for the sultanate’s involvement may be ...

News Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Race & Racial Prejudice

News source: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/03/24/sri-lanka-race-racial-prejudice/
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

Racial segregation laws in the US that required racial separation in public schools, public places, public transportation, restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains. The subject of race & racial ...

News Sri Lanka: One-stop-service center opened in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to woo global investors

News source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/24/c_137920172.htm
Publicated on: Saturday 23 March 2019

COLOMBO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's state owned Board of Investments (BOI) opened a one stop service center at the Hambantota International Port, in southern Sri Lanka, on Saturday evening to ...