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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:32
Sorrow about the biggest natural disaster in Sri Lanka since the 2004 Tsunami devastation is deeply felt, and shared. “We share the deep sorrow of the families of the victims who perished in the Koslanda landslide. And we pray for all” states Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and Leader, ACMC) on 29 October in his brief press statement, which is reproduced in full below.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:22
From Diplomatic Correspondent
Present Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer and former al-Badr chief Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity including genocide, torture and rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the three-member International Crimes Tribunal 1, delivered the much-delayed verdict at 12:20pm on Wednesday in Dhaka.Other.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:09
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a Sri Lanka Food festival, “Sri Lankan Cuisine”, accompanied by traditional dance performances at the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 31st October 2014, with the objective of promoting tourism, the Sri Lankan culture.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:47
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. “Prevention of TB and the management of latent TB is.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 19:08
The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional Engineering Scholarships to three Sri Lankan students under the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for 2014. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka H.E Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi met the selected students at the High Commission of Pakistan and congratulated them on their selection for higher education in Pakistan......Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 15:03
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct. 28) said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. While the rich travel to Mecca many times, the less affluent do not get so much as a single opportunity, President Rajapaksa observed. He added that he would devise a means which enables the less affluent to engage in the.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:41
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that “No single method of prevention can end this epidemic on its own." That is why conferences on microbicides and vaccines.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:34
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi expressed serious concern on the prevailing situation in the state where their educated youth seemed to be not fully aware of what was going on. He further called upon them to go deeper into each and every development to know the reality. Talking to this writer here Tuesday, the Minister said the Nagas still had the “slave mentality,” though they might.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:26
By Lakshman Ratnapala
Sri Lanka will be in the international spotlight this December when the Lankan owned company Code Gen International reveals its first fully electric super car, 'Vega'. Brainchild of Code Gen CEO Harsha Subasinghe, this project was initiated to show that Sri Lanka can take on projects of this magnitude and successfully deliver. Code Gen, privately owned by CEO Harsha Subasignhe, is one of the.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:19
Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and Sri Lanka met recently in Colombo to continue their dialogue on trade and investment issues and for evaluating the progress under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two countries. The officials discussed a wide range of issues including market access, the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), labor,.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:57
The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Egyptian security and military personnel in North Sinai last week that claimed the lives of 31 soldiers and injured several others. The people of Sri Lanka, who had suffered immensely under the yoke of terrorism for almost three decades, share the pain and anguish of the Egyptian people over this brazen act of terrorism. This.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 07:45
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
While Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting whether the gunman is a jihadist or a drug addict, there is evidence emerging how he was evicted from a mosque where Zehaf-Bieau tried to make it his temporary residence. The Imam of the mosque learnt that he was a drug addict and his involvement in nefarious activities. The motive for the Ottawa shooting is still not clear. However, in some.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 07:21
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan had said at a recent meeting in Moscow: "Giving any tobacco company a place.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 07:12
Sri Lanka has an impressive record in the planting, production and export of rubber which is today the third largest sector to the country’s economy, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rubber is an important part of the country’s plantation sector and its contribution to agro-industry provides gainful employment to more than 300,000 persons making it a mainstay in the socio-economic aspects of.....Read More...
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