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USAID and Northern Farms Providing Employment and Creating Markets in Vavuniya
Manpreet Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), opened a new agricultural processing factory in Marukarampalai, Vavuniya yesterday, October 11. This project was established through a public-private partnership between USAID, the deve...
12.10.2014 - 17:49
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Letter from America: Modi’s US Visit
The Indian Prime Minister was in NY last month to attend the UN General Assembly session. According to published reports he received a raucous reception from some 18,000 American- and Canadian- Indians who had gathered in Madison Square Garden, the famed New York sports arena. It is not difficult to...
12.10.2014 - 17:41 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Pakistan Cricket Board Seeks Sri Lanka’s assistance to revive international cricket
: The newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaheryar Khan has sought Sri Lanka’s help to host international cricket again in the strife-torn country. “Pakistan is following a gradual and step by step approach to open up and revive international cricket in Pakistan. In this regard, P...
12.10.2014 - 07:48
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Humid houses pose health hazards
Indoor air quality concerns more than just the fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mold pose health risks too, especially for people living with asthma. Researchers warn that people's living habits and the new energy efficient technology used to revamp old houses might actually give indoor da...
11.10.2014 - 10:24 By Babs Verblackt - Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka Discuss Bilateral and Regional Cricketing Ties
Shaheryar Khan, who has recently taken over as Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, visited Sri Lanka on the last leg of his tour of South Asian Cricketing nations. The purpose of the trip was to improve coordination and forge friendly ties between the Cricket Boards of the four South Asian cricketin...
11.10.2014 - 08:29
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Hindus Uprooted By Bangladesh Land Administration
One Mr.Nitai Chakraborty S/0 Ganesh Chakraborty of Kanuria Mukshudpur under Gopalganj distric filed case of release his ancestral property from VP(Kh) list under section 14 ( Kha) , but Local land officials including Tahsildar in connivance of political goons are spoiling Sheikh Hasina’s good eff...
11.10.2014 - 07:43 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Official Inauguration of “Knowing Sri Lanka” program in the state of Kerala
“Knowing Sri Lanka” program, an initiative of Honorary Consulate of Sri lanka in Kerala, targeting the student community in the state was officially unveiled in the presence of a large gathering on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at the SMV High School in the capital city, Trivandrum. The event was grac...
11.10.2014 - 07:31
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United States Supports New Hospital for Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi District
October 10, 2014: U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Andrew C. Mann is planning to join Dr. P. Sathiyalingan, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Northern Provincial Council, for a personal tour of the Akkaryankulam Divisional Hospital today, October 11. The tour will be guided by hospital Dir...
11.10.2014 - 07:21
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Sri Lanka Signs the Minamata Convention on Mercury
Dr. Palitha Kohona, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, signed the Minamata convention on Mercury on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka on 8th October 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to prote...
11.10.2014 - 07:01
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India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue
The second Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) between the Defence Secretaries of India and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on 09 October 2014. Defence Secretary, Shri R.K. Mathur and the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa co-chaired the meeting along with their delegations, comprising off...
10.10.2014 - 15:03
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Land to Landless in the North: President to Distribute Land Deeds
Under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, , more than 19,200 lands deeds are to be issued among the people in the area at a ceremony on Sunday, October 12. According to Sri Lanka Freedom Party Organizer for Kilinochchi District Geethanjali Naguleshwaran, this is the first time that a larg...
10.10.2014 - 09:32
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World Day To Mark Death Penalty
On Friday, 10 October, 2014 The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka H E John Rankin issued a statement to mark The World Day Against the Death Penalty. “Today is the fourteenth commemoration of The World Day Against the Death Penalty. The UK – along with fellow EU Member States – is a strong...
10.10.2014 - 09:12
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Allow developing nations to set their own policy priorities - Dr. Kohona
Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona addressing the General Assembly's debate on “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda” this week stressed that "As we develop the (post- 2015 Development) agenda, countries must be allowed their poli...
10.10.2014 - 08:14 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V
It may be recalled In the last sixty two years since 1950 , more than ten million of the country's religious minorities have fled to India in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots . At the time of country's partition, the Hindu population in East Pakistan was 11.4 million or 29.17 per...
10.10.2014 - 07:52 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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U.S. Sailors Visit Orphanage, Clean-up Beach In ViliMale
Officers and crew from the USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited ViliMale on the North Male Atoll yesterday and assisted with painting and repairs at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage. The American sailors also worked with a local e...
10.10.2014 - 07:33
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Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children: E Waters, Anne Anderson Awardee 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consideration to nip alarming rates of childhood obesity. P...
10.10.2014 - 07:18 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Cooking Gas Price Reduced
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Finance Ministry to reduce the price of a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder by Rs.250. The Presidential Media Unit said that the price reduction will be in effect from Friday. - Asian Tribune -
09.10.2014 - 16:03
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V.S. Radhakrishnan MP sworn in as Deputy Minister
UPFA Nuwara-Eliya MP , Mr. V.S. Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning. Mr Radhakrishnan contested the 2010 General Election under the United Peole's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket from Nuwara Eli...
10.10.2014 - 09:17
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Flood and Sits-in Damaged Pakistani Economy
Nine lac cusec high flood water tide of River Chenab leaving behind miseries, destructions, deaths and after rocking the provinces of Punjab and Sindh has now entered into the Arabian Sea. On 3 October 2014, while addressing the International Donors Conference in Islamabad, Finance Minister Ishaq D...
09.10.2014 - 06:26 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges faced by country emerging from a 30 year terrorist conflict - Ambassador Aryasinha
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Committee Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha asked the Human Rights Committee to “judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges Sri Lanka has continued to face as a country emerging from...
09.10.2014 - 06:06
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