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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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Er. Dipendra Kandel Expresses concern on the Runway of Tribhuvan International Airport

The 62 years old Runway of Tribhuvan International Airport is a major point of a concern on the work of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), pointed out Public Sector Innovator Er. Dipendra Kandel.

ICAO Vs Er. Dipendra Kandel
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Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship

Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known. One in every three people alive today is under the age of thirty, and around ninety per cent of these young people are living mainly in Asia and Africa. In Sri Lanka, nearly a quarter of the population is young people. Which is why young people being a critical segment of the country’s population and a key focus of UNDP’s work.

Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
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Appropriation Bill : Govt expenditure for 2019 is Rs 4,376 Billion

As per the Appropriation Bill, which was presented to the Cabinet recently by Finance and Media Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, next year’s annual state expenditure will be Rs 4,376 and the budget deficit will be Rs.644 billion which is 4.1% of the GDP.

Finance and Media Minister, Mangala Samaraweera
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Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez Chairs the Social Forum 2018 of the UN Human Rights Council

The 2018 Social Forum of the United Nations Human Rights Council kicked off today – 1st October, at the United Nations in Geneva, with Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative Ambassador Azeez as the Chairperson-Rapporteur, alongside High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Michelle Bachelet and Council President Vogislav Suc.

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez Chairs the Social Forum 2018 of the UN Human Rights Council
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