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A pirith chanting ceremony to celebrate 90th anniversary of the GMOA

A pirith chanting ceremony was held on Saturday, the 18th of this month to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) at the GMOA Headquarters in Colombo 7. The picture shows President Maitripala Sirisena listening to pirith.

A pirith chanting ceremony to celebrate 90th anniversary of the GMOA
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Dr. Jaishankar concludes 3-day visit

Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, visited Sri Lanka from February 18-20, 2017 for bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan leaders. His visit is part of the continued high level engagement between the two countries.

Dr. Jaishankar concludes 3-day visit
Dr. Jaishankar concludes 3-day visit
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Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

It was less than half a million votes that restored democratic order in Sri Lanka and set the nation in the correct direction three years ago. 8 January 2015 saw the dawn of good governance locally and a recalibration of the island’s foreign policy. The draconian 18th amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution was scrapped by an (extra) ordinary man who took on the challenge to topple the existing government. Expectations were and are high to change existing political cultures. Adoption of new ways is difficult for individuals who believed deeply in a set of values because it represents a shift from an established zone of comfort and influence. Fresh recommendations, new methods of fighting corruption and much more have to be absorbed and proven instead of rejecting every idea.

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