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Finance Minister Appoints Mr. Ranel Tissa Wijesinha Chairman SEC

Minister of Finance and Mass Media has appointed Ranel Tissa Wijesinha as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) with effect from today (24).

Ranel Tissa Wijesinha
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U.S. and Sri Lanka Discuss Disaster Preparedness Ahead of South-Western Monsoons

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman and Minister of Justice Thalatha Atukorale handed over houses funded by USAID to families affected by landslides in Nivithigala, Ratnapura.
120 families in Ratnapura affected by landslides received new transitional houses funded by USAID.
(Left to right) USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, USAID/OFDA Advisor Dr. Michael Ernst, and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Ambassador Atul Keshap met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.
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Outcome Of Modi Visit To Nepal

K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal told his country’s Parliament that his Indian counterpart’s third visit to the Himalayan nation has taken bilateral relations to ‘new heights’.

At Janaki Temple
Prime Minister Modi and Oli jointly laid the foundation stone for the 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project
Modi at Muktinath
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Google offers Our Sunday Columnist a Full Developer Scholarship

Google has offered a full scholarship to Hemantha Abeywardena, a Sunday Columnist of the Asian Tribune, in order to train him as a mobile web specialist.

Google offers Our Sunday Columnist a Full Developer Scholarship
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NPF President’s attempts to polarize electorates on religious lines unacceptable - Merentoshi

NDPP has come down heavily on NPF for trying to polarize the people of Nagaland on “religious lines” for their narrow political mileage in the ensuing by-election to the Lok Sabha slated for May 28 this month.

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A Total Investment USD – 675 mn For Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program

The Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program is one of the major ongoing investment program currently being implemented under the loan assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). " class="caption" align="right" />

Dr. R H S Samarathunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB Sri Lanka Resident Mission on behalf of ADB, signed the two Loan Agreements to obtain USD 210 million on 18th May 2018 at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
A Total Investment USD – 675 mn  For  Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program
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Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September

The Makkah Region Development Authority has announced the completion of field work on the Haramain Express Train - linking Islam’s holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah.The train will be managed with a world-class operating system and will connect the province of Jeddah to Makkah via a 78-km double-track line.

Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September
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Lord Buddha’s Holy Relics returned back to Pakistan

The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila were taken back to Pakistan yesterday, after conclusion of a three-week long exposition at various locations in Sri Lanka.

Minister of Sustainable Development Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Monks paying homage to Sacred Relics at BIA
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Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast On Friday

Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday – 17th May.

Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast  On Friday
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Life size statue of Thiruvalluvar unveiled in NY

A life size statue of Tamil poet and savant Thiruvalluvar who gave the famous couplets 'Thirukkural' was unveiled in Tamil Christian Church in Middle Village, Queens, New York by Dr VG Santhosam, prominent industrialist of Chennai and President of World Tamil Association.

Karpoora Sundara Pandian, Dr Sundar Deva Prasad, V G Santhosam, Dr Ramiah and Swami Vipulananda
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