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Indonesia signs the historic Bali Declaration targeting the looming TB diabetes co-epidemic
After convening a two-day summit this week in Bali, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, together with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation, today signed the Bali Declaration, uniting more than 100 global health officials and exper...
05.11.2015 - 07:47 Citizen News Service
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The Asian Banker pronounced, Bank of Ceylon as the “Strongest Bank” in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s No.1 Bank, the Bank of Ceylon was named as the only “Strongest Bank” in Sri Lanka for the year 2015 by the Asian Banker, in an independent research carried by the region’s most authoritative provider of strategic business intelligence to the financial services community. The announcement...
05.11.2015 - 07:38
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India: Congress leaders meet president; accuse Modi government of sinister campaign!
As the aggressive Hindutva campaign is in its full swing, trying to create communal discord in a society known for communalization of politics, India’s former ruling party Congress president Sonia Gandhi MP and her son Rahul Gandhi MP on November 11 led the party's leaders and MPs in a march from Pa...
05.11.2015 - 07:32 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lankan President Appealed To Thai Business Community & Investors To further Business Ties With Sri Lanka
Thailand – Sri Lanka Business Forum was held under the patronage of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Bangkok. The President Maithripala Sirisena invited Thai investors and business community to make use of highly liberalized economic policies of Sri Lanka and enhance bi-lateral trade...
04.11.2015 - 08:15
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Who is investing in Sri Lankan real estate?
China, India and Hong Kong are the top three countries currently investing in the Sri Lankan real estate market, according to new research from online real estate platform, Lamudi Sri Lanka. Lamudi Sri Lanka ranked the leading countries investing in Sri Lanka based on foreign direct investment (FDI)...
04.11.2015 - 07:54
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Show mercy to the detunes - Anandasangaree
The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena for the immediate release of over 200 Tamils, popularly called political prisoners, who have been experiencing imprisonment for a number of years. The TULF President V. Anandasangaree, in a letter to Presiden...
04.11.2015 - 07:45
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Maldives rejects FBI report on bomb blast
The Maldives government insisted on Sunday its president had survived an assassination attempt on his boat even though the FBI found no evidence of a bomb blast that led to the arrest of his deputy. President Abdulla Yameen was unharmed in an explosion on his speedboat on September 28 that slight...
03.11.2015 - 08:35
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Sri Lanka President meets Thai PM – Bilateral talks begin
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a four day state visit to Thailand met the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the official residence of the Prime Minister today (Nov. 1). The President who arrived at the official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister was warmly welco...
03.11.2015 - 08:21
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Let us restart ‘80 landmark trade pact’-Rishad to the Philippines
As YoY bilateral trade jumped by 59%, Sri Lanka, looking to boost its trade with the fifth largest ASEAN nation, called for reactivation of its 1980 landmark agreement on 26 October in Metro Manila’s Pasaya City. “We have no doubts that the Philippines could become a key East Asian trade partner for...
03.11.2015 - 08:05
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Sri Lanka deports Maldivian teenager wanted in president's boat blast probe
: Sri Lanka on Monday deported a Maldivian teenager wanted in an investigation into an explosion on a boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, government and high commission officials said. The deportation comes after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had found no conclusive...
02.11.2015 - 20:54
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Avert the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic before it gets too late
The global picture presents a bleak scenario of the double burden of TB and diabetes, in so much as a communicable and a non-communicable disease seem to have joined hands to threaten public health. That's why the forthcoming first-ever Global TB Diabetes Summit in Indonesia becomes important for ga...
02.11.2015 - 10:17 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy - 2015, Final Exercise Held in Trincomalee
The joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy exercise SLINEX-2015 concluded successfully off the Trincomalee seas on Sunday (01 November 2015). The Secretary Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathileke, the Commander of the Army, Lieut...
02.11.2015 - 09:36
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No 'conclusive evidence' Maldives boat blast caused by bomb - FBI
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it has found no conclusive evidence that an explosion on a boat transporting Maldives President Abdulla Yameen was caused by a bomb. The Maldives government, however, said the FBI statement was contrary to the outcome of other investigators. Thoug...
02.11.2015 - 08:36
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Disputed Artificial Islands in the South China Sea: the US finally calls China’s Bluff
The United States stuck to its word by openly challenging China over the artificial islands that the latter has been building in the South China Sea, while sending USS Lassen, the guided-missile destroyer, within the 12 nautical mile of one of the islands, without the prior approval from China on Tu...
01.11.2015 - 18:40 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine state?
The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into force in 1951. It declares that genocide is a crime under international law. It imposes affirmative legal obligations on states to prevent genocide from occurring and to punish perpetrators of...
01.11.2015 - 18:06 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Tamil folk singer Kovan held for derogatory lyrics against CM Jayalalithaa, slapped with sedition charge!
Tamil Nadu government of J. Jayalalithaa does not seem to take chances as the state is getting ready for the poll next year and it applies brakes to all possible anti-government tirades seeking to weaken her and AIADMK’s image. Politics in Tamil Nadu, as usual, takes turns and twists as Tamil Nadu...
31.10.2015 - 14:06 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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The Resource Manual by ITIC is a tool for promoting vested interests rather than designed to help governments
The Bangkok-based Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEACTA) warns legislators and finance ministries against replying on this Manual which is being widely promoted by ITIC to ASEAN governments. An academic review of the Manual’s section on tobacco taxation has revealed contradictions and i...
31.10.2015 - 08:47 By Manjari Peiris
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Thirty years of HIV epidemic in India: From despair to hope
It is almost 30 years since the first case of HIV infection was detected in India in Chennai in 1986. In a recent webinar organized by Citizen News Service (CNS), Dr R R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-charge, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune (Indian Council of Medical Research), presented a vivid p...
31.10.2015 - 08:19 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka to impose fine on Tamil Nadu for damages caused to underwater marine life and pollution by fishermen
Sri Lankan government was contemplating the imposition of a fine on Tamil Nadu for the damages done to the underwater marine life and the pollution caused by its fishermen, Sri Lankan fisheries industry minister said. Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera was speaking at a media briefing held...
30.10.2015 - 09:05
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Finance minister says Sri Lanka a future investment destination
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, called on Swiss investors to invest in the future investment destination that is Sri Lanka. He said that since the change of the new government in January 2015, there is a strong national oriented government in place ushering in sustainable political s...
30.10.2015 - 08:30
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