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Stop water privatization and strengthen public water supply
A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is also positioned to profit from. "Water privatization has been a disaster,” said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and na...
13.12.2014 - 06:57 Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka participates in International Charity Bazaar 2014 – SHOM in Warsaw
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Warsaw, participated in the International Charity Bazaar 2014, organized annually by the Association of Spouses of Heads of Missions (SHOM) Warsaw. Sri Lanka marked its participation for the 10th consecutive year at the Charity Bazaar of the SHOM. The Charity Bazaar is a...
13.12.2014 - 06:48
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This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
The January 8, 2015 Presidential poll is not a mere election but will decide the future of the country which is on a progressive track after the nation was liberated from the nearly three decade terrorism, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Speaking at the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) maid...
13.12.2014 - 06:33
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World’s top ICT economy in rare opening for Lankan start-ups
In a major renewal of its economic cooperation with Sri Lanka, World’s ICT innovation leader has announced that it is ready to form a joint Business Council with Sri Lanka for the first time, as revealed on 04 December-and Lankan ICT start-ups have received a breakthrough invitation to showcase them...
12.12.2014 - 14:54
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A Small Aircraft Belongs To Sri Lanka Air Force Crashed
A military aircraft has crashed in Athurugiriya, a short while ago. Fire Reported. Initial reports suggest the aircraft appears to belong to the Sri Lanka Air Force. The Civil Aviation Authority confirms that the plane is an Antonov and that it is an aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Forc...
12.12.2014 - 10:05
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What is wrong with a rights-based approach to TB care?
Well nothing! In fact it is the most correct approach to deal with the global TB crisis of epidemic proportions. In 2013, TB killed 1.5 million people out of the estimated 9.0 million people who developed it. Many social, economic and structural barriers drive the TB epidemic in high TB burden count...
12.12.2014 - 08:18
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“Invest Sri Lanka” – Investment Promotion Event Concludes in Berlin
The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the co-sponsorship of Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin organized a successful seminar with the participation of over 40 potential investors, bankers and logistic operators in Berlin on 28th November, 2014. BMWi identified Sri Lanka as target...
12.12.2014 - 08:00
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SLAF transports equipment to repair desalination plant in Male in a special humanitarian operation
Continuing Sri Lanka’s assistance to Maldives to address the ongoing water crisis in the capital, Male, the Sri Lanka Air Force in a special humanitarian operation today (11 December 2014), transported from Singapore to Maldives, the essential spares and accessories for repair of the desalination fa...
12.12.2014 - 07:52
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Tower Of Babel In Sri Lanka – A Tragic-Comedy By Common Deceit Company
The simple and obvious answer one could give to the absurd and confused tragi comedy now being enacted on the political stage today in Sri Lanka by the so called common opposition that has nothing in common except vengeance, is that this troupe is enacting the well-known Biblical story "Tower of Bab...
12.12.2014 - 07:43 By Dr. T. Jayasinghe - Fmr. Ambassador to State of Palestine
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Tissa Sworn in as Minister of Health
Former General Secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake, was sworn in as the Minister of Health this morni ng at the president’s House in Kandy. On 8 December, Tissa Attanayake tendered his resignation letter to UNP leader Ranil Wickramaginghe and stepped down from the General Secr...
11.12.2014 - 17:22
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Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswarain the wee hours near here. After offering prayers late in the evening Tuesday and again participating in the pre-dawn 'Suprabhatam' stanza recitation ritual conducted by a group of prie...
11.12.2014 - 06:50
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Jan-Oct exports surge to $9B
Sri Lanka’s January – October YoY exports have surged by almost 9% while an export product that recently faced volatile EU markets showed a promising turnaround, as revealed on 09 December. “For the month of October 2014 alone our provisional exports were at $ 900 Mn- and this is only merchandise ex...
11.12.2014 - 06:23
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Football and Carols: The Christmas Truce Centenary Resonates in Sri Lanka
The British High Commission and the German Embassy, together with Sri Lanka Unites, organised Football Remembers, a commemoration of the centenary of the WWI Christmas Truce on Tuesday, 9 December, 2014, with a mini football league at the CR&FC grounds in Colombo, involving players from the Brit...
11.12.2014 - 06:15
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Mahinda in Tirupati
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Tirupati yesterday evening to offer prayers at the famous Tirumala temple. He arrived at the Ranigunta airport, 20 km from Tirupati, by a special flight and proceeded by a helicopter to the University Stadium and then onward to the hill shrine of T...
10.12.2014 - 09:24
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Turncoats made busy!
The general secretaries of the two main parties in Sri Lanka have swapped sides. The one who was officiating as the general secretary of the party in power, the SLFP, has left his position to contest his own boss, the current president. At the same time the general secretary of the main opposition...
10.12.2014 - 09:01 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka participates at TT Warsaw 2014 Tourism Fair
The 22nd edition of “TT Warsaw” was held in Poland from 27 to 29 November 2014 at the MT Polska Trade Fair and Congress Centre, Warsaw. TT Warsaw is the biggest Tourism Fair that takes place annually, which this year attracted 515 exhibitors/co-exhibitors from 50 countries with nearly 18,000 visitor...
10.12.2014 - 07:22
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President Mahinda Called to Break Shackles of Bureaucracy to Benefit the People
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said SAARC’s strength is in its diversity and harmonious coexistence. Our region is characterized by diverse cultures, ethnic groups, religions and languages nurturing over centuries the finest works of philosophy, arts & culture, music, dance, attire and cuisine. Com...
09.12.2014 - 05:57
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Silent Nagaland and Modi factor
For quite some time, the citizens particularly the youth seemed to be pregnant with angers ready to explode any time against the menace of corruption and Governor PB Acharya, since his assuming office in Nagaland, has been vocal to get rid of corruption from the soil of the state. The other day the...
08.12.2014 - 13:29 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Nomination Day: 19 candidates, three minorities & two Independents in the fray –
Today is Nomination Day: 19 candidates, three minorities & two Independents in the fray – The following candidates have lodged their deposits for the Presidential election to be held on January 8 - . Baththaramulla Seelarathana Thera, Jana Setha Peramuna; M.B.Thaminimulla, Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma...
08.12.2014 - 08:01
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100,000 water bottles to Maldives
The Sri Lankan government has flown the first shipment of 100,000 water bottles to the Maldives Friday to alleviate the water crisis in the city of Male' after a fire broke out in the water treatment plant shut down the water supply to the city. The first shipment of the water bottles which included...
08.12.2014 - 07:19
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