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15 Mar 2019 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has decided to provide a grant aid worth USD 500,000 (approximately Rs.87million) for the project of “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities: Promoting Peace and Preventing Intolerance in Sri Lanka,” implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

15 Mar 2019 description

At 31 January 2019, there were 1269 people held in immigration detention facilities. A further 716 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 15,442 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging E visa.

14 Mar 2019 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has extended US$ 89,285 (approx. Rs. 16 million) for “the Project for Water Management System for Sustainable Agricultural Products Supply for Dry-Zone in Anuradhapura” through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The grant contract was signed between His Excellency Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan and Dr. Harsha Kumara Navaratne, Chairman of Sevalanka Foundation on 13th March 2019 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo.

12 Mar 2019 description

Across Asia last week, organized violence remained static while demonstration events decreased. In South Asia, militants continued to launch attacks on security forces in Pakistan while several incidents of militant violence were reported across India. In Southeast Asia, clashes between the Indonesian military and the West Papua National Liberation Army led to 14 reported fatalities while an attack by the Arakan Army on a police post in Myanmar led to the reported deaths of nine police recruits.

11 Mar 2019 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) has opened a multi-service center in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, benefiting more than 500 people. The center includes 22 housing units and all basic facilities.

The multi-service center seeks to contribute to the resettlement of the second generation of families displaced due to crises experienced by the country previously, reduce the displacement and migration of the population in search of housing and water sources and provide them with the necessary health and educational services.

10 Mar 2019 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2019— The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $125 million credit for Sri Lanka to improve the resilience and productivity of agriculture for more than 470,000 small farmers in 6 provinces in the dry zone of the country. The provinces selected are those that are most exposed to climate impacts.

10 Mar 2019 description

Responding to the publication of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, Thyagi Ruwanpathirana, said: