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Navin urges people to reject Mahinda and “consign him into the dustbin of history”

“Mahinda same old stuff...old tape...nothing new for the people...people will put you in dustbin of history...sad to see you fall step by step like this...,” Posted Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake and said people would reject Mr. Rajapaksa and consign him into the dustbin of history.

Navin Dissanayake
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Cyber-related risks a global threat of “bloodless war,” - PM at the launch of Digital India week

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today described cyber-related risks as a global threat of “bloodless war,” and called upon the nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible cyber-security systems. He was speaking at the launch of the Digital India week in New Delhi today.

Launching of the Digital India Week
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Sri Lanka’s ’15 Kunming take surpasses $2M

Sri Lankan biz, facilitated by EDB strongly raged at the recent Kunming international fair in China notching initial an income surpassing $2 Mn-and some eager Lankan firms are still continuing in the mainland having been asked by keen Chinese firms to stay back and conclude initial agreements for future biz, as revealed on 30 June.

EDB Chairman & CEO Bandula Egodage addresses the press Kunming Fair briefing joined by Jeevani Siriwardene (ADG-EDB-far left), Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB, second from left) and Himali Jinadasa (Acting DG-EDB-third from left) on 30 June at DHPL Auditorium, Colombo.
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Multi Religious Ceremonies in Ratnapura to bless former President Chandrika Kumaratunga

The Multi-religious Forum in Imbulpe, in collaboration with the South Asia Policy & Research Institute (SAPRI) organized multi religious programmes in the Ratnapura district, on June 18th, with the participation of children of all four religions, to invoke blessings on former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on the occasion of her 70th Birthday.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga - (File Photo)
Multi Religious Ceremonies in Ratnapura to bless former President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Multi Religious Ceremonies in Ratnapura to bless former President Chandrika Kumaratunga
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Democracy and Nagaland

India is, undoubtedly, the largest democratic nation in the world. It has multi-party system in its democracy.

Democracy and Nagaland
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Sri Lankan general election: The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa

While Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev exchanged the seats of power by mutual agreement, and some goodwill, it is unlikely that there is any goodwill between the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa even if the latter is given nomination by the SLFP to be their Prime Ministerial candidate at the next general election scheduled for the 17th of August 2015.

Sri Lankan general election: The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting Conference

The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited.

Simon Arrol (right) Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., participating at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference. On the left is Jeff Houlgrave, Simon’s colleague from when they worked together at Camper & Nicholsons.
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Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting Conference

The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited.

Simon Arrol (right) Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., participating at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference. On the left is Jeff Houlgrave, Simon’s colleague from when they worked together at Camper & Nicholsons.
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Mick Jagger's soup story

One of Mick Jagger’s hit number ‘Too many cooks spoil the soup’ came to my mind when I started to read more frequently about Rauf Hakeem’s kitchen cabinet and in fact of our ever enlarging cabinet.

Mick Jagger's soup story
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Bodu Bala Sena to contest in the general election

The Bodu Bala Sena , on Monday (29) announced that it will contest at the forthcoming general election under the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) ticket with the symbol of cobra. " class="caption" align="right" />

Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera
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‘Heavy industries relevant in knowledge economy too’-Rishad

Despite economies such as Sri Lanka taking the knowledge economy path to drive growth, heavy industries are still important, as revealed on 27 June-and the manufacturing sub sector is the biggest contributor to Lankan industrial value addition.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen meets young innovators at INCO 2015 event on 27 June at BMICH, Colombo.
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