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Sarah Hulton – New High Commissioner of Britain to Sri Lanka

Mrs Sarah Hulton OBE has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

 Sarah Hulton – New High Commissioner of Britain to Sri Lanka
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WP Governor’s staff pledges to combat narcotics scourge

Staff members of the Office of the Western Province Governor Azath Salley took their oaths of allegiance to President Maithripala Sirisena’s Bak Maha Divuruma (National Pledge to eradicate drug menace) in Rajagiriya on Wednesday.

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Studying health effects of micro-plastics will be a catalyst in efforts to save our oceans

“A study of the health effects of marine plastic pollution and micro-plastics is important for strengthening national and global initiatives to combat plastic pollution of our oceans”, stressed Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, addressing an interactive Panel Discussion held at the Graduate Institute of Geneva as part of the Geneva Sustainability Week.

Studying health effects of micro-plastics will be a catalyst in efforts to save our oceans
Studying health effects of micro-plastics will be a catalyst in efforts to save our oceans
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Sri Lankan Female Business Leader Participates in Fortune’s Mentorship Program

Manohari Abeyesekera, Head of Strategic Business Development at Hayleys PLC, joined women leaders from 15 countries in the United States this week for the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership.

Manohari Abeyesekera
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Padaviya Magistrate Court acquits Balendran Jeyakumari

Balendran Jeyakumar (57),who had been in the vanguard of demonstrations conducted for involuntarily disappeared along with two other suspects were released by the Magistrate’s Court of Padaviya today Wednesday (03.04.2018).

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Sri Lanka’s CDS Meets CDF of Malaysis

"The Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who was recently on an official visit to Malaysia on the invitation of his Malaysian counterpart to attend the 15th Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 19)

 Sri Lanka’s CDS Meets  CDF of Malaysis
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India partners to establish: Temperature Controlled Cold Storage facility in Dambulla

In a special event today, Harsha de Silva, Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution along with Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr. Shilpak N. Ambule laid the foundation stone for a new 5000 metric ton Temperature Controlled Cold Storage facility for Perishables in Dambulla.

India partners  to establish: Temperature Controlled Cold Storage facility  in Dambulla
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UN Forum calls for greater inclusivity to accelerate efforts toward sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

At the close of the Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) held here yesterday, delegates called for stronger partnerships and a more inclusive dialogue with a broader range of development actors, if the Asia-Pacific region is to meet the ambitious targets set out by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Armida Alisjahbana - Executive Secretary of ESCAP  and UN Under-Secretary-General
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Don’t accept any gift from the cabinet – Anandasangaree Castigates Sampanthan

Do(Mr. Sampanthan) Please tell me whether you have any moral right to be in Parliament today. In my opinion whatever assistance Financial or otherwise you get as reward, will one day be surcharged on the Ministers if a radical group comes to power. If you have any prestige to save, please don’t accept any gift from the cabinet which in the opinion of the public is unjustifiable, unwanted and foolish – writes V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF.

Don’t accept any gift from the cabinet
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Public Consultation - Draft National Policy on Natural Gas

The Ministry of Highways & Road Development together with Petroleum Resources Development has developed the draft national policy on natural gas with a view to establish and develop the natural gas industry in Sri Lanka.

Public Consultation - Draft National Policy on Natural Gas
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