Day: 2 June 2016

Explanation sought from those named in Panama Papers et al FM Karunanayake says govt expects response within 2 weeks

By Shamindra Ferdinando The government has sought explanation from those who had been recently named in the leaked ‘Panama Papers’ as well as during 2013 for having offshore holdings. The 2013 revelation pertaining to 42 Sri Lankans had been made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) also involved in investigation into Panama Papers. …

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Fishermen urges CM to seeks talks to end dispute

Rameswaram (TN), Jun 1 (PTI) Condemning the arrest of seven Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu, a fishermen body here today urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to seek Centre’s intervention and arrange for talks between the fishermen community of the two countries to resolve the dispute over fishing in “traditional” areas. Referring …

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Restrictions on issuing passports to Sri Lankan Citizens lifted

The Government today issued a circular ending the restrictions placed in March 2011 on the issuance of passports to Sri Lankan citizens resident abroad who, at different times, were compelled to leave Sri Lanka due to conflict or political reasons. In March 2011, instructions had been issued to all Sri Lanka Missions abroad to refrain …

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