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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:09
About 690,966 voters in the Badulla District and 323,764 in the Moneragala District were eligible to exercise their franchise at today at the Uva Provincial Council elections to elect 32 councilors. There are 617 candidates from Moneragala and Badulla Districts vying for 32 seats in the Uva Provincial Council, and 14 political parties and 11 Independent Groups are contesting. According to.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:59
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
It is a well-known fact that Sri Lanka’s (Ceylon’s) third prime-minister, Sir John Kotelawala,- 1953-1956- was extremely fond of egg-hoppers with which he used to entertain his cabinet ministers at the weekly meetings at his residence at Kandawala. He settled many an issue or disagreement he had with his ministers by inviting them for an egg-hopper feed. Similarly, late S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:50
The first copy of a Crafts Map Of Sri Lanka was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr. Buddhi Keerthisena, Chairman of the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon’ble Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony organized at Temple.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:38
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can be made and standard anti-TB treatment provided as early as possible. But the challenge is that current range.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:58
Sri Lanka’s IT & hi-tech sector has been suddenly energised as it received the first ever top level official invitation from Asia’s hi-tech power, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to. As a stat, we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:43
By Malladi Rama Rao
Meeting at a time when there was the “usual” face off at the border, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the go ahead to deepening of economic ties between the two Asian giants. The Chinese leader promised an investment of some $20 billion over the next five years into India’s infrastructure sector, particularly Modi’s favourite bullet trains project. At present.....Read More...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:46
Sri Lanka’s apex export entity has issued a clarion call to the country’s exporter community to register with it and enlist in its surging database on 16 September. “Some non-registered exporters, unaware of procedures have brought a bad reputation for Sri Lanka. It is time all Lankan exporters register with EDB” voiced a keen Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB) on 16 September in Colombo. DG Weerakoone.....Read More...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:36
The 8th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) will be inaugurated at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Performing Arts Theatre today, - 19th September 2014. The international conference, which is jointly hosted by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) will be held till 21st September 2014 with the participation of 247 delegates.....Read More...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, handed over one million surgical gloves to the World Health Organisation as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The contribution was made in response to the global appeal launched by WHO in fighting this deadly disease. The current Ebola outbreak was first reported in March 2014 in.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 22:53
As service exports edged towards $3B, Sri Lanka’s apex export body EDB has stepped up its effort to open a new forex source on 11 September. And the 2015-‘20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism has taken off, spearheaded by the EDB. “Professional service exports present a tremendous opportunity and can speed up government’s ‘$20B exports by 2020’ goal. Medical Tourism is one of the.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:44
The vehicle belonging to UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate and former Uva Provincial Council Minister Senthil Thondaman met with an accident in Bandarawela on Wednesday, when his driver, rammed into a crowd of supporters during an election rally in Bandarawela yesterday (17). Following the incident the driver had escaped, Police Media Spokesman, SSP Ajith Rohana said. "The jeep had.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:20
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison awarded $102,547 (approximately SLR 13,357,772) to 11 Youth Empowerment Grant winners for projects to help enhance their local communities. Chosen from a competitive pool of proposals, the 11 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will help benefit local communities and make a difference through youth leadership. “I believe the best.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:29
Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey will hand over Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's invitation for the SAARC Summit to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday, September 18. The Nepal Foreign Minister has left yesterday for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to hand over the invitations for their participation in the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:56
The Embassies of Cricket playing nations located in Washington, DC held their annual Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament 2014 last week with a view to further promoting friendship, cooperation and camaraderie that happily exist between Cricket playing nations in the world and extending it towards the people of United States. Teams from Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri.....Read More...
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