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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 06:05
Bobby Ramakant - CNS (Citizen News Service)
Alongside boosting research and development of new tools to prevent, diagnose and treat TB, there is an acute need to optimally deploy and maximally utilize existing tools for preventing, diagnosing and treating TB, says Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung, head of national TB programme in Vietnam and Director of National Lung Hospital, Hanoi. Dr Nhung was conferred upon the 'Honorary Associate Professor' title.....Read More...
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 19:45
By S.H. Moulana
The three – day festival of motorsport, culture and entertainment was Saudi Arabia’s chance to prove that it can put on a show to rival anything in the world, and which only two years ago would have been unthinkable. The event was also first to be linked to ‘Sharek’ electronic visa system allowing foreigners other than pilgrims or business visitors to come to Saudi Arabia. The historic Diriyah,.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 18:04
Sri Lan In the aftermath of Ranil Wickremesinghe's return as PM, work on forming a new broad political coalition led by the UNP is gathering pace, said political sources in Colombo. Likely to be called as the "Democratic People's Alliance" (DPA) the coalition will be led by the UNP and will include minority parties such as JHU, ACMC, TPA and SLMC as well as groups led by Rajitha Senaratne and.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 17:41
Immediately after PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's return today 16 December, India has welcomed the end of Sri Lankan political crisis. “As a close neighbor and true friend, India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka. This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces, and also of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions,” said Indian.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 17:01
Sri Lanka PM Wickramasinghe who took oaths today morning said normalcy is his priority. "I am now taking over duties as the prime minister. Next step will be to name the Cabinet of Ministers. “Unfortunately within the past couple of weeks the country’s journey forward and the development launched by his government came to a halt. The first thing we will look to achieve is to restore of normalcy.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 16:50
Sri LankSri Lanka's new Cabinet is to be sworn in not tomorrow (Monday 17) but Tuesday 18, according to political circles in Colombo. After deposed PM Ranil Wickremesinghe was re-sworn in as the Prime Minister at the Presidential Secretariat this morning, appointment of the new Cabinet was expected during today or tomorrow morning session but latest reports say it would only take place on.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 13:38
By KT.Rajasingham
In 1965 Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) under the leadership of S.J.V.Chelvanayakam supported Dudley Senanayake’s Government. Dudley promised ‘District Councils,’ but in the end Dudley disappointed the Tamils and Chelvanayakam. Similarly, in 2018, again the 14 ITAK MPs under the leadership of R. Sampanthan has been supporting Ranil Wickremasinghe to claim majority and form a new.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:06
By Habib Siddiqui
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Xenophobia as – fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. Thus, one need not necessarily be a foreigner or newcomer to a territory to be a target or an object of this crime. Even an indigenous people who are a minority that look or behave differently than the majority can be victims of xenophobia. In recent years,.....Read More...
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:16
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
It has not been a good year for social networks, ranging from Facebook to reddit, in the face of multitude of controversies, privacy issues and above all, user-data theft or accidental leaks. Despite the state-of-the-art measures being in place, even Google was not immune to the common form of disasters. In March this year, Google had discovered a bug in its API – Application Programming.....Read More...
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 17:33
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly accepted that his appointed PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has no majority in the Parliament. During a closed door meeting between the President and the ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on the night of 13 December-the day of the Supreme Court verdict on parliament dissolution- President also stressed that he is ready for a new government as per the.....Read More...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 07:40
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
Delhi responded heartily to a concert by the renowned Carnatic singer and ‘social activist’ T.M. Krishnan at the Garden of Five Senses--a very apt name for the occasion-- after a programme featuring him and a few other artists was cancelled by the sponsors, SPIC-MACAY and Govt owned - Airports Authority of India (AAI), following protests by alleged right wingers. The AAI advanced some ridiculous.....Read More...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 06:51
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
"The global health system is only as strong as its weakest parts" had said UNDP’s Mandeep Dhaliwal in her article around last year's World AIDS Day. The context has only deepened over the year, not only for ending AIDS but also for health security in general. With Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) on 12th December this year, time is running out to catch up on lost opportunities to advance.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 17:26
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called for a commission to investigate bribery and corruption under the deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe government. President Sirisena called for a Commission during his meeting with UPFA group on the evening of 11 December. President Sirisena also informed the UPFA MPs to be prepared for elections ‘whatever the decision of the Supreme Court on.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:28
By Diyon Fonseka
As the general election in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on December 30, Britain’s Labour Party lawmaker Rupa Haq has openly started working for Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and actively trying to help JI is coming to power in Bangladesh Rupa was hired by Jamaat-e-Islami’s leader Barrister Abdur Razzak, who has been living on self-exile in UK. Razzak is hiring lobbyists in UK and the US for JI’s.....Read More...
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