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Chief Of Defence Staff Appointed To Implement National Plan To Reduce Death Caused By Drowning

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to implement a National Plan to reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning which has come to an alarming rate.

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne
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India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Applications From Estate Workers Children Entertained By Indian High Commission For Educational Scholarship

Applications are invited from the children of estate workers, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET). These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students undergoing Vocational/Technical education in any other Government Technical Colleges in Sri Lanka.

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Pakistan High Commissioner called on Foreign Minister

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan shaking hand with Foreign Minister
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Bangladesh court sentences 19 people to death and 19 others to life for 2004 grenade attack

A court in Bangladesh on Wednesday (today) sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for their roles in a deadly 2004 grenade attack on a rally organized by the then-opposition party Awami League, which is now in power.

Tarique Rahman, son of former Bangladesh PM and BNP chief Khaleda Zia File Photo
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U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna

Chargé d'affaires Robert Hilton today inaugurated a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and totals more than 23 million Sri Lankan rupees ($140,000).

U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
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2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill. (Budget 2019) for the first reading in Parliament.

2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament
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Vijayakala Maheswaran MP Released On Surety Bail

V Jaffna District Parliamentarian from UNP and former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran arrested by the Police Organized Crimes Division (OCPD), has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

Vijayakala Maheswaran MP Released On Surety Bail
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British High Commissioner’s residence solar-powered

The British High Commissioner’s residence in Colombo, Westminster House is now powered through solar energy. We are proud champions of renewable energy in Sri Lanka.

British High Commissioner's Residence being  Solar Powered
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Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Visits Sri Lanka

Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian and other U.S. government officials visited Sri Lanka from October 3 to 5.

  Mangla Samaraweera with David Bohigian
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