UN urges Sri Lanka govt. to locate missing civilians

The UN high commissioner for human rights urged the Sri Lankan government Tuesday to come clear about the fate of a large group of people who have been missing since the civil war that ended in 2009.

Sri Lanka trade deficit contracts significantly by 13.2 percent in November 2015 as imports fall

Sri Lanka's trade deficit contracted significantly by 13.2 percent to US$ 630 million in November 2015 from US$ 726 million a year earlier, due to the decline in import expenditure at a higher rate than the reduction in export earnings, according to the Central Bank data released in its External …

Pakistan: Supreme Court lifts hunting ban on rare houbara bustard

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday lifted a ban on the hunting of houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac.

Sri Lanka trade deficit contracts by 6.8 percent in October 2015 as exports and imports fall

Sri Lanka's trade deficit contracted by 6.8 percent to US$ 791 million in October 2015 from US$ 765 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review Thursday.

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