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Sri Lanka rejects inference that the presence of the military contributes to the insecurity of women and girls in the former conflict-affected areas

Sri Lanka has strongly rejected the inference that the presence of the military contributes to the insecurity of women and girls in the former conflict-affected areas.

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Dutch push for Lanka’s hi-tech exports

Sri Lanka is leveraging ICT exports to achieve its $20 B goal of 2020. And a new support initiative by the Netherlands is set to elevate Lankan software exporters to latest tech developments. “The government is highly focused on ICT sector as a forex earner and export driver. We cannot ignore ICT if we are to achieve any progress” said Bandual Egodage (Chairman/CEO of EDB) on 19 June in Colombo.

From far right: M.K.S.K Maldeniya (EDB’s ICT Sector Director), Joost vander Kooij and Onno Roukens (the CBI professional consultants from Netherlands) nod in agreement with Bandula Egodage (Chairman/CEO of EDB) as he addresses interactive session “Website Enhancement and Online Marketing ITO/BPO” on 19 June organised by the EDB for Sri Lankan software manufacturing and export firms.
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India: Rail Fare Hike - Phoney Criticism And Absurd Defence

Indian politicians and the people in general are so used to greeting even a small increase in any tariff or commodity price with instant howls and protests that it would have appeared almost a natural reaction when the NDA government’s decision to hike the railway tariff, both passenger and freight, received all-round criticism. The timing of the announcement, close to the first session of the parliament under a new dispensation, added to the political pique.

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‘New economic cooperation with Lanka on horizon’-India

The new Indian government is still settling down and has not indicated any changes in its trade with Sri Lanka yet-but wait and see! “With the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus is on economy and trade. As for the new government, it is still settling down. But wait and see-there will be a huge focus on economic matters -especially with other trading partners” said a keen P. Kumaran (Deputy High Commissioner of India) on 23 June.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-left) greets (HE) P. Kumaran (outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of India) at EDB in Colombo on eve of 23 June.
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Agreement Signed for Construction of Jaffna Cultural Centre

The Agreement to appoint Archt. Madhura Premathilake as the Consultant Architect for construction of the Jaffna Cultural Centre was signed on 19 June 2014, in the presence of Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.

Agreement Signed for Construction of Jaffna Cultural Centre
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