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Resolution in US Congress to freeze US aid to Pakistan

While the distrust between the United States and Pakistan is fast growing, the U.S. accusing Pakistan of collaborating with terrorist groups to attack American installations and Pakistan airing counter offensive, a resolution has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representative to freeze all American aid to Pakistan.

Marans in soup: CBI to file chargesheet in Aircel case

The Maran brothers-- Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi—are to face CBI heat in the 2G Spectrum scam.

Marans in soup: CBI to file chargesheet in Aircel case

The Maran brothers-- Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi—are to face CBI heat in the 2G Spectrum scam.

The 66th session of the UN General Assembly concluded

The 66th session of the UN General Assembly concluded Xinhua reported. World leaders on Tuesday concluded here an annual debate of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly with a call for turning commitments made by the member states into to real practice.

Introduction of "Electronic Travel Authorization - ETA" Visa to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Controller Chulananda Perera met the media personnel Yesterday in the morning at the Colombo Intercontinental Hotel to explain the introduction of a system called "Electronic Travel Authorization - ETA" in order to grant prior approval for visa via online for foreign nationals instead of the presently implemented 'on arrival visa' at the ports of entry.

Pranab writes letter letters to PM, Sonia Gandhi on Spectrum row

The bombshell of a note by Finance Ministry to PMO suspecting the role of the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the Spectrum allocation has created a major headache for Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.

Biotechnology Conference commences today

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation & the Ministry of Environment, is organizing a biotechnology conference September 29-30 at the Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo.

Sri Lanka slams Western Countries for references about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slammed those Western Countries which made references, for making comments during the General Debate under ‘Item 4,’ at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.

IFC Identifies Inclusive Business Models that Create Opportunity at Base of Economic Pyramid

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, recently launched a new report that identifies seven inclusive business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for the world’s poorest people while generating strong financial returns. The report underscores IFC’s commitment to creating opportunity at the base of the economic pyramid.

Sri Lanka Exporters’ Forum returns in full strength, exporters upbeat on prompt results


The once popular Exporters’ Forum is back, in full strength. And Sri Lanka’s exports sector has praise for the initiative, with various export Chambers joining in.

Bright Future for U.S.-India Partnership

The future of US-India strategic partnership was the subject of a discussion at Brookings Institution, Washington, DC in which India’s new Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao and Strobe Talbott participated. Brooklings Institution William Burns, introduced Ms Nirupama Rao, as an extraordinary diplomat and a wonderful friend. As Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Rao helped shape every "advance we made in U.S.-Indian relations in recent years, and both India and the United States are lucky to have her here."

Sri Lankan Ministers approve projects for development of highways, irrigation projects and housing complexes for Colombo

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers who met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken several decisions vital for the development process of the country which include rehabilitation of highway, 10 year development strategy for irrigation projects and construction of houses for slum dwellers in the Colombo City.


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