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In India Thai Pongal is no more a public Holiday

People availed compulsory holidays on Pongal but from now on the status of the Pongal holiday has been changed to "restricted" by the government.

In India  Thai Pongal is no more a  public Holiday
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Bangladeshi Hindus from evacuees to stateless citizens (1971-2016) - Part Two

Senator Edward Kennedy in his report gives following details about the refugees from Bangladesh in 1971. As of October 25, 1971, 9.54 million refugees from East Pakistan had crossed over to India. The average influx as of October 1971 was 10,645 refugees a day (3). Hence the total refugee population at the start of Bangladesh war on December 3, 1971 was about 10 million .

Edward Kennedy in the midst of refugees
Bangladeshi Hindus from evacuees to stateless citizens (1971-2016) - Part Two
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Iran's Nuts Exports Hit $2bln

The volume of nuts exported from Iran has considerably increased in the current year as compared with the previous year, official statistics showed.

Iran's Nuts Exports Hit $2bln
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National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington

Based on a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena, for the first time, the week from January 8 -14 was declared the National Integration and Reconciliation Week by the Government of Sri Lanka.

National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington
National Integration and Reconciliation Week marked in Washington
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Six police found guilty – Sentenced to Death

Six police personnel including a sub inspector attached to the Kandaketiya Police were sentenced to death by Badulla High Court Judge Rohan Jayawardane yesterday. They were found guilty of murdering a youth and assaulting four others at Meegahakiula in Angurukaduwa on or before 7 May 2014.

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The Banker Magazine picks Ravi K - Finance Minister of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2016

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been selected as the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific by the prestigious The Banker magazine for his efforts to steer Sri Lanka into a new era of economic reform and a change of mindset.

The Banker Magazine picks Ravi K -   Finance Minister of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2016
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Wimal Weerawansa Arrested And Remanded Till January 24

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, was arrested by the FCID, produced in the courts and remanded till January 24 by Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Wimal Weerawansa M.P.
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