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U.S. expertise in drilling and a NASA-aided design Saved trapped Chilean miners


It was a triumphant ending in Chile by early Thursday morning with the saving of 33 Chilean miners trapped almost half mile below, and the entire world was amazed the manner in which they were saved, an impossible task, proved impossible even in a highly advanced technologically superior nation.

Inviting Sri Lanka President, India bestowed a greatest honor on Sri Lanka


The President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was yesterday received by the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of External Affairs, Sunil Lal, on his arrival at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, to attend the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010-Delhi, in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

Sri Lanka begins electorate re-mapping, delimitation not based on regional ethnicity but on language

Sri Lanka has begun re-mapping its electorates. The re-drawn electorates will be used for the first time in the forthcoming local government elections.

Sri Lanka proud of gender equality and uplifting women's rights, declares envoy Palitha Kohona at UN Session

Referring to the United Nations official document “UN Women”, a comprehensive study of the status of the women worldwide, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona addressing the 65th Session of the UNGA-Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee on Advancement of Women declared that Sri Lanka has been ranked 16th in the world for gender equality in the Global Gender Gap Index, way ahead of many developed countries.

Diplomatic postings – A new Consul General for Toronto

Former Rupavahini Corporation ex-chief executive officer Karunaratne Paranvitharne has been slated as the new Consul General for Toronto.

Dunya elated over cross-party support

The draft bill on Domestic Violence received the rare support of the Maldives’ Parliament, in a House often divided on party lines, prompting the key figure behind the draft, Dunya Maumoon to say she is “very pleased with cross-party support.”

First Retail Branch of ICICI Bank in Singapore

ICICI Bank Limited (“ICICI Bank”) , India’s largest private sector bank, has launched its first retail branch in Singapore, setting the stage for its next phase of growth in Singapore, it was stated in a dispatch from the ICICI Bank Sri Lanka Branch.

CWG ends with record medals’ haul for India

The New Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 created history with an unprecedented record 101 medals‘haul for the country. Women shutters led by singles title-favourite Saina Nehwal provided India with a golden double to pilot the country to a historic second-place finish in the CWG that ended on Thursday.

Education – Gateway To The Future

‘Adyapana’ Sri Lanka’s most focused annual Higher Education show is to be held in Colombo on the 15th, 16th, 17th October at BMICH, followed by Trinity College Kandy from the 22nd, 23rd, 24th. Adyapana Kandy is co-organized with Trinity College. Adyapana Jaffna will be on the 8th & 9th of January 2011.

Obama’s India visit to establish true strategic ties

US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November would not only elevate bilateral ties, but also establish a "true strategic partnership" between the world's largest democracies, a top official in Washington said on Thursday.

Pro-poor growth and Economic growth in Sri Lanka : A critical analysis

After the nearly three decade war in the North and East which ended in 2009, Tsunami in 2004, two insurgencies in the South (1971 & 1988), other internal economic disturbances and global economic recessions/turbulence, Sri Lanka is now experiencing healthy and impressive economic growth rate.

British High Commissioner Hosts Children’s Party At Westminster House

British High Commissioner, Dr, Peter Hayes, hosted a tea party for 100 children at his residence, Westminster House, on Saturday, 9 October, 2010. The party was organised in collaboration with Hope for Children – a UK-based working on behalf of handicapped, orphaned, poor and exploited children – to mark International Children’s Day.

Nagaland police gets its Commando troopers, says Kire

Nagaland Police has now got its own Police Commando Unit and they are ready to serve as and when their services are necessary.

Karnataka CM wins trust vote, but real outcome on Monday

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa on Thursday expectedly won a vote of confidence in the truncated state Assembly, a victory which will depend on the High Court's decision on the disqualification of 16 MLAs on October 18.

Hamedia clears Silver and Bronze at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2010

Sri Lanka’s only menswear specialist Hameedia recently created history in Sri Lanka’s clothing industry by winning its first ever awards at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2010. Hameedia won a Silver Award for ‘Service Brand of the Year 2010’, and also a Bronze Award for ‘Innovative Brand of the Year 2010’.

Sri Lanka: UNP to hold crucial meeting on reforms today

Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) is to hold a crucial Working Committee meeting today (Friday) in a bid to resolve the internal crisis which has rocked the country’s largest single party.


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