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Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative

Despite great strides made in TB care and control over the last few years, the latest data shows that 1/3 of all TB cases are still either not detected or not reported to public health systems. These are people who either seek treatment in the private sector and are not notified to the National TB programmes (NTPs) or have not been diagnosed at all. Some of them would die and all of them would continue to spread TB to others, unless treated.

Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative
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Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who has been appointed General-Secretary of the SLFP by the party’s Chairman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, assumed duties yesterday as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties
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President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place Nov. 25-27.

 President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit
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Rishad's Eastern MPs cross-over, Rishad still with the government

3 Eastern Provincial Council members belonging to Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiutheen's ACMC have decided to be independent in the council from 25 November.

Minister Rishad
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President Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini

Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The President is in Nepal to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Summit (SAARC) which starts on Wednesday, Nov. 26.(Pix by : Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers flowers at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Named after Queen Maha Maya, Lord Buddha’s Mother, the Maya Devi Temple dates back to 623 B.C., this Temple houses the exact birthplace of Lord Buddha.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers flowers and prays at the Maya Devi Temple, in Lumbini, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, the Maya Devi Temple was added to the list of UNESCO Heritage Sites in 1997.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa attends the welcome ceremony organised by the Lumbini Development Trust at the Maya Devi Temple, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Officials speaking at the function said they appreciated President Rajapaksa’s “keen personal interest and contribution to the development of Lumbini.”
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