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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 19:52
Close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, IRCON International (IRCON), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, achieved yet another milestone with the completion of a successful trail run on the rehabilitated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram railway track on October 31.....Read More...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 19:34
Four new ambassadors and one high commissioner presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (Oct. 30) evening: 1. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland 2. Mr. Tomasz Lukaszuk, Ambassador of Poland 3. Mr. Tarik Ahsan, High Commissioner of Bangladesh 4. Mr. Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgium 5. Mr. Florentino Batista Gonzalez,.....Read More...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:12
The United States extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides in Koslanda. The US Embassy statement further stated: We stand ready to assist the Government and victims as they mourn the loss of loved ones, treat the injured, and address the extensive losses and damage caused by this natural disaster. We commend the Government.....Read More...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:09
Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the State Secretary Markus Ederer of the German Federal Foreign Office at his office. While highlighting on current socio-economic advancement of the country, Ambassador Amunugama elaborated on the initiatives taken by his Government towards national reconciliation. He also explained in detail about the post-war challenges faced by the.....Read More...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:04
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a challenge. It is even a steeper challenge to mobilize key populations such as men who have sex with.....Read More...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 05:54
The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka led a trade delegation from Sri Lanka to participate at the International Chamber of Commerce Conference on Global Economic Recovery which was held in Dhaka on 25-26th October 2014. On the sidelines of the Conference, nine Sri Lankan companies included in the delegation participated in two Business Match-Making sessions with the members of the Federation.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:32
Sorrow about the biggest natural disaster in Sri Lanka since the 2004 Tsunami devastation is deeply felt, and shared. “We share the deep sorrow of the families of the victims who perished in the Koslanda landslide. And we pray for all” states Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and Leader, ACMC) on 29 October in his brief press statement, which is reproduced in full below.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:22
From Diplomatic Correspondent
Present Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer and former al-Badr chief Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity including genocide, torture and rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the three-member International Crimes Tribunal 1, delivered the much-delayed verdict at 12:20pm on Wednesday in Dhaka.Other.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:09
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a Sri Lanka Food festival, “Sri Lankan Cuisine”, accompanied by traditional dance performances at the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 31st October 2014, with the objective of promoting tourism, the Sri Lankan culture.....Read More...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 06:47
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. “Prevention of TB and the management of latent TB is.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 19:08
The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional Engineering Scholarships to three Sri Lankan students under the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for 2014. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka H.E Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi met the selected students at the High Commission of Pakistan and congratulated them on their selection for higher education in Pakistan......Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 15:03
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct. 28) said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. While the rich travel to Mecca many times, the less affluent do not get so much as a single opportunity, President Rajapaksa observed. He added that he would devise a means which enables the less affluent to engage in the.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:41
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that “No single method of prevention can end this epidemic on its own." That is why conferences on microbicides and vaccines.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:34
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi expressed serious concern on the prevailing situation in the state where their educated youth seemed to be not fully aware of what was going on. He further called upon them to go deeper into each and every development to know the reality. Talking to this writer here Tuesday, the Minister said the Nagas still had the “slave mentality,” though they might.....Read More...
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