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President Rajapaksa and Malta PM Meet to Discuss CHOGM
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat held talks yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 25) afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The two leaders met primarily to discuss the Commonwealth Heads of Gover...
27.09.2014 - 12:54
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US Embassy Expressed Concern over Attacks on Media and Political Offices in Male
The U.S. Embassy said that it is concerned about the recent attacks on media and political offices in Male as well as continuing threats to media personnel. The Embassy in its statement condemned attacks and said, “Peaceful freedom of expression is a fundamental democratic right, and we strongly co...
26.09.2014 - 20:50
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over US$1 million donation to Palestine
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine when he met President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) in New York. In August this year, President Rajap...
26.09.2014 - 20:41
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Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening
"We develop medicines and other therapies which are based on very good research, but then we offer those therapies often in ways that are untested and have never been evaluated. So there is a natural progression from making sure that our treatments are evidence-based, to the next phase of ensuring t...
26.09.2014 - 09:05 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Live webcast of Launch of the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative on September 25, 2014 in New Delhi. The ‘Make in India’ initiative has its origin in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, where he gave a clarion call to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Zero Defect; Zero Effect’ polic...
26.09.2014 - 07:15
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Assassination of a Prime Minister - S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
Friday, September 26th marks the 55th year since post-independence Sri Lanka experienced its first political assassination - the killing of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on September 26, 1959, three years after he came to power. To date it has been the island's only major political assassinat...
26.09.2014 - 06:31 By Janaka Perera
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TERI, Yale to hold Indo - US Energy Summit
The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University is to organize the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from Sept 30 to Oct at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC....
26.09.2014 - 06:08 By Prakash M Swamy
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Jan-August exports up by 14%’-Rishad
Sri Lanka’s January-August exports have surged by a strong 14%, as announced on 25 September. And more than 110 exporters and Chamber reps have thronged the fifth national Exporters’ Forum in Colombo. “I am pleased to say that according to the latest provisional data by EDB, January to August 2014...
26.09.2014 - 05:55
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India reaches Red Planet, joins elite global space club
Notching up yet another first, India has joined the elite global space club with its space craft, Mangalyaan, entering the Mar’s orbit at the appointed hour on its first attempt. India has thus beat China and even Japan in the space race. China launched its Mars orbiter on a Russian mission in 20...
25.09.2014 - 08:47 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Sri Lanka urges consensus building as key to multilateral outcomes
Ambassador A.L. Abdul Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria, has been elected by acclamation as President of the 58th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today, (23rd September 2014). He took over the office of President from South Africa's X...
25.09.2014 - 08:34
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Stayed Order on three MLAs upheld
In what could be a major relief to the aggrieved three MLAs – Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon – the “Stayed Order” passed by the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court here on September 12, 2014 was upheld by High Court at Guwahati today. According to sources available with NEPS today...
24.09.2014 - 22:11 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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President Rajapaksa Joins Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Meeting
President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting yesterday (23rd September) of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to extend Sri Lanka’s support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward the conservation of elephants, particularly t...
24.09.2014 - 15:27
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TN party opposes MR address to UN General Assembly
The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) led by Thol Thirumavalavan is opposed to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the UN General Assembly. The party staged a noisy demonstration in Chennai on Tuesday. “Rajapaksa, who was accused of grave war crimes, had indulged in genocide of Ta...
24.09.2014 - 08:05 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Sri Lanka participates in the 2014 Busan International Travel Fair (BITF) in South Korea
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau participated in Korea’s second largest tourism fair, the 17th Busan International Travel Fair (BITF). The event was held in Busan, the second largest city in Korea, from 12th to 15th September 2014. All maj...
24.09.2014 - 07:52
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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh start mapping historic FTA in Colombo
As bilateral trade jumped by 67%, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have begun exploring the possibility of a historic Free Trade Agreement on 22 September in Colombo. And while it would be the first ever FTA for Bangladesh, for Sri Lanka, it is no less than a single entry-point for a huge regional economic...
24.09.2014 - 07:45
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Lanka First Taste – Showcasing Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage
“Lanka First Taste”, a photography exhibition was jointly opened by Vice Mayor Wu Yuexia, Zhongshan City, China and the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou Ms. Yasoja Gunasekera on 17th September 2014. The exhibition will be open to the general public at the popular venue, the Workers’ Cultura...
24.09.2014 - 07:39
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Yal Devi in Jaffna
Yal Devi in JaffnaAt last Yal Devi – train pulled in at the Jaffna railway station amidst thunderous applause from the people. Yesterday, ‘Yal Devi’ express train reached the Jaffna railway station as part of a test run with railway operations between Jaffna and Colombo set to resume next month...
23.09.2014 - 08:46
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Next Sittings of Missing Persons Commission in Pooneryn
:The Missing Persons Commission will hold the next sittings in the Poonagary Divisional Secretariat division of the Killinochchi district from September 27 to 30, 2014 to investigate 180 complaints. So far, the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has completed investigations into 1,000 comp...
23.09.2014 - 07:44
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PB Acharya – a people’s Governor
Someone whose life has been devoted to the cause of a political party and mostly living with the grassroots till the age of 83 might find some uncomfortable to do a job which restricts him from freely interacting with the masses. A man who remained loyal to his political party almost his lifetime w...
23.09.2014 - 07:29 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Marine Festival in North Ari Atoll Attracts Community Support for Environment
U.S. Ambassador to Maldives Michele J. Sison joined Mohammed Ibrahim, Maldivian State Minister for Environment and Energy, and Zaha Waheed, State Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, and hundreds of North Ari Atoll environment and beach lovers to celebrate the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du F...
23.09.2014 - 07:20
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