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Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne receives the World No Tobacco Day Award 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne as the recipient of the World No Tobacco Day Award for 2015.

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne
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Reception on board Pakistan Naval Ship Shamsheer in Colombo

A colorful reception was arranged last evening on board visiting Pakistan Navy ship SHAMSHEER which is in Sri Lanka on a 4 day visit reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries.

 Shakeel Hussain (2nd Right) with SL MInister of Industries Rishaad Bathiuddeen, Mission Commander and DA Col Rajil.

Shakeel Hussain with SL Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
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Diminishing buying power of Lankan rupees

The news report ‘Sri Lankan currency falls to record low’ in some of the gulf newspapers prompted me to write this. This news which appeared in the ‘Business & Economy’ page of a leading daily said the ‘Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low of 143.25 per dollar!’

Sri Lanka - Currency Notes
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