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Dairy co-operation discussed by foreign ministers of Sri Lanka and New Zealand

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions with Mr. Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, at his Ministry on Wednesday.

Dairy co-operation discussed by foreign ministers of Sri Lanka and New Zealand
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Most biogas plants tell a dark tale of neglect in Bharawan

Despite acute power shortage in rural areas, varying levels of poverty and impoverishment, why is, government's heavily subsidized programme to encourage people in rural areas to install biogas and manure plants for renewable energy production, not an outstanding success? Engineer Surabhi Agarwal, MTech from IIT Kanpur, studied biogas plants installed in the past decade or more in four villages of Bharawan block in Hardoi district in 2013 to find the status of these plants, record experiences and challenges if any. She presented her study findings in a meeting held in Giri Institute of Development Studies in Lucknow.

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Korea holds an Investor Forum in Seoul

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea in association with the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), one of the largest and leading business organizations in Korea together with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, held an investor forum dedicated to Sri Lanka on 23 May 2013. The goal of the forum was to attract prospective Korean investors to Sri Lanka by making them aware of the investment opportunities in the country.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Korea holds an Investor Forum in Seoul
Sri Lanka Embassy in Korea holds an Investor Forum in Seoul
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Investment needed to accelerate progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights

In the region of Asia and the Pacific - though there has been continued progress towards fulfilling the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) – progress in sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality is unacceptably slow and inconsistent, calling for urgent prioritization and investment.

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Dubai’s Fakih Group ups Sri Lanka intake

The Dubai based souvenirs and handicraft multinational Fakih Collection- a leading global souvenir firm-is increasing its direct sourcing from Sri Lanka.

N.P Fakih, the Managing Director of Dubai based $345 Mn (Y2012) Fakih Group, on 03 June at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, shows the layout of Sri Lanka stalls in his Group’s new  $85 Mn Dubai Showroom named as “Antique Museum Handicraft” scheduled to be completed  by end-2014.
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From 'local products' to 'imported stuffs'!

While the BCCI is still struggling to find a way out of the match fixing mess it is in now, after many of its highly connected officials are implicated one way or other, in a country, which has become infamous for its marauding vultures looking for helpless women, we learn about yet another gang rape of an American woman.

Indian schoolgirls hold slogans during a silent rally against the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
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