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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets Hon. Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany
Ambassador Amunugama met the six Hon. Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany at his official residence to discuss plans to be adapted for future coordination. While thanking the Hon. Consuls for their long period of service for the promotion of Sri Lanka in the different regions of Germany, the Ambassado...
18.11.2014 - 06:14
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Sri Lanka designated to chair 2015 UN meeting on the conventional weapons
Sri Lanka has been designated by acclamation to Chair the 2015. Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, succeeds Ambassador Remigiusz A. Henczel, the P...
18.11.2014 - 06:05
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It’s a ‘face saver’ and a ‘whitewash’ too!
The final ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday ended in a victory for India thus a ’whitewash’ but Angelo Mathew’s team was in no way disgraced for the gallant innings the Lankan captain played. Incidentally, his maiden century in the ODI came after approaching so close to achieving this landma...
18.11.2014 - 05:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Long road to justice: Human rights of female migrant workers
In her opening address at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20, being held in Bangkok, Kate Lappin, Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) mentioned that, "Migration into exploitative work is continually on the rise, living wages and decent work...
18.11.2014 - 05:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa On His Birthday- Holy Mass In Bethlehem
All arrangements have been made to hold a Holy Mass to bless H.E.President Mahinda Rajapaksa in connection with his 69th birth day falling on 18th November 2014.This year there is greater significance attached to this event in view of the impending visit of Most Rev. Pope Francis to Sri Lanka on...
18.11.2014 - 05:54 By - Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Fmr.Ambassador to Palestine
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Tale of Comet Chasing: How European scientists made space History
The scientists at the ESA – European Space Agency – made space history on Wednesday, when they at last managed to land the comet probe, Philae, on Comet 67P, an icy relic from the Big Bang, after chasing the former for almost a decade, since it left the Earth in 2004. In terms of the vast distance c...
16.11.2014 - 07:58 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Dhaka Declaration Of The Dhaka- New Delhi High Commissioners’ Summit
The diplomats from Bangladesh and India today, 15th November 2014, called the governments for deepening and widening economic engagement and intensifying security cooperation for mutual benefit of peoples of the two countries. The call was made by over a dozen of former high commissioners, who previ...
16.11.2014 - 07:20 From R N Trivedi, diplomatic correspondence in Dhaka
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East Asia Summit adopts unprecedented regional malaria goal
Leaders of the 18 East Asia Summit countries have committed to an ambitious goal of eliminating malaria from the entire Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years. The bold move shows strong leadership on health security and responds head-on to concerns about growing resistance to the drug artemisinin...
16.11.2014 - 07:10 Citizen News Service – CNS
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Works On Northern expressway Inaugerated
President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday launched the construction of the Northern and Kandy Expressway, the longest highway in Sri Lanka, that will cover two thirds of land extent of the country. President Rajapaksa commenced the construction work on the first phase of the Northern Expressway yesterday l...
16.11.2014 - 07:04
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Bangladesh-India Relations: Retired High Commissioners Summit in Dhaka
The first India-Bangladesh High Commissioners' Summit which aims to broaden the two nation's bilateral ties further begun on 15th November, at 9:00am at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University.The university's Department of International Relations and India-Bangladesh Foundation...
16.11.2014 - 06:46 From R N Trivedi, diplomatic correspondence in Dhaka
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Seminar on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road –A Fruitful Opening.
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) organized a seminar on the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” on Friday the 7th of November 2014 at its Auditorium. The seminar provided a space for engagement of scholars, diplomats, economists and linguists...
16.11.2014 - 06:31
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Sofia Hayat dedicates nude photo to cricketer Rohit Sharma for his double century record
Joining the ‘Break the Internet’ club, here’s Sofia Hayat. The model decided to give India and the rest of the world a special treat to celebrate cricketer Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking double century on Thursday, by posting pictures from her recent nude photo shoot. Sofia took to Twitter to dedic...
15.11.2014 - 09:13
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Itinerary of Pope Visit To Sri Lanka
On Friday (Yesterday) n the Vatican issued the dates in which the Pope Francis will make his second apostolic visit to Asia this January in his first voyage to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The Pope is scheduled to visit the island from January 12-15, and he will be in Sri Lanka to carry out h...
15.11.2014 - 08:37
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Rohit Sharma’s smashing innings!
We Sri Lankan cricket fans join our Indian fans in congratulating Rohit Sharma for the unbeatable record he has established in the fourth ODI played against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. When scoring a double century in an ODI is regarded as a big achievement a score of 264 with 33 fours and 7 sixes is not...
15.11.2014 - 07:53 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Women in politics should help women in adversity
Almost twenty years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform For Action (BPFA) was adopted by consensus by 189 countries during the Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing. Although not a binding treaty, it calls for strong commitments on the part of the governments and other institutions to f...
15.11.2014 - 07:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka ready to share experience in demining with other countries
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said Sri Lanka stands ready to share its experience in comprehensive demining as a 'best practice' with countries which are facing similar challenges. Noting that "Sri Lanka’s continuing progress in demining has been achieved by tele...
15.11.2014 - 07:30
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Demystifying Racism in India
It has been more than 67 years since we became independent and it is presumed that the state-nation called India should have by now become a nation-state. But the fact remains that things are far from hunky dory. The fissiparous tendencies fanned by the revisionist forces a la extremists, naxalites,...
15.11.2014 - 07:17 By *Dr. Saumitra Mohan
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President to Declare Open Today - Newly Constructed Kandy Bus stand & More Projects
The Newly Constructed Kandy Bus stand and new commercial complex and more Developing projects declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse today. Accordingly these projects carried out by the Urban Development Authority under the guidance of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Developmen...
15.11.2014 - 07:05 By Milinda Rathnayake
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“Meet in Sri Lanka” – MICE Tourism Promotion in Dubai
The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and SriLankan Airlines in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai organized a Road Show “Meet in Sri Lanka” on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dubai to promote the country as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions...
15.11.2014 - 06:51
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Timing is Everything: A Look at the Executive Presidency
There has been a great deal of discussion in Sri Lanka recently about abolishing the Executive Presidency. When the new constitution was adopted during the presidency of J. R. Jayawardane, it created the Provincial System of governance and the position of the Executive President; both have their in...
14.11.2014 - 08:25 By Ven. Dr. Agamaha Pandita Walpola Piyananda - Chief Sangha Nayaka of America
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