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Government to Construct 971 Permanent Houses to Resettle IDPs in the Valikamam Welfare Centres
Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has approved the construction of 971 permanent houses for the IDP families in the welfare centres at a cost of Rs. 1million per housing unit (Rs.800,000 for basic housing unit and Rs.200,000 for other infrastructure facilities. As the government intends to resettle a...
23.07.2016 - 09:45
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Pakistan keen for wider trade engagement with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s second largest trade partner in SAARC has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries on 19 July. “We have an opportunity here-Let us walk the talk” exclaimed an upbeat Pakistani Minister for Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan in Nairobi on 19 July. • Pakistani...
22.07.2016 - 22:51
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Fox Channel Chief Roger Ailes Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives. Rupert Murdoch, 85, the executive chairman of Twenty-Fir...
22.07.2016 - 22:18
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Sri Lankans urge immediate resolution of Kashmir issue
The Kashmir Study Forum Sri Lanka along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of United Nation Office at Baudaloka Mawatha in Sri Lanka to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killing and human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir by the...
22.07.2016 - 10:03
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India lays foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium
Mr. Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India laid the foundation stone for the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the University of Ruhuna, Matara on July 21, 2016. Snr. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna; Mrs. E. A. C. Vidanagamachchi, District Secretary, Matara;...
22.07.2016 - 09:55
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US presidency 2016: Donald Trump the Republican candidate!
The Republican Party has formally nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for the presidency of the United States, capping a roller-coaster campaign that saw the billionaire tycoon defeat 16 White House rivals. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has officially sealed the Republican candidate to f...
22.07.2016 - 09:23 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Oil Govt in minority, Kathmandu must revisit its polity
This must be the nth time that the Maoists have withdrawn support from the K.P. Oli government (or for that matter any government in Nepal). Refusing to recognise the dynamics of power sharing, the outgoing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has accused India of creating instability in Nepal! “Blame it...
22.07.2016 - 08:55 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Sri Lanka moves for SDG-2030 with call for global backing
Having achieved remarkable progress in its Millennium Development Goal (MDG), Sri Lanka called for global support on its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets on 19 July in Nairobi, Kenya. “We are optimistic that active engagement with necessary resources and capacity development assistance by...
21.07.2016 - 10:55
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Kalpita’s charity dance show to help the blind
Kalpita Chakote, a rising senior at George W. Hewlett High School, New York help raise over $7,000 to prevent blindness and restore eyesight by giving a charity dance performance in Port Washington last week. Kalpita is the daughter of Dr. Vajinath Chakote, president of AAPI- QLI and a leading India...
21.07.2016 - 10:37
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Norway and UNDP Partner to Expand Support to Resettled Communities
The Government of Norway and UNDP Sri Lanka partner to promote local economic development through enhanced market-based livelihood opportunities for resettled communities. UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative a.i., Ms. Lovita Ramguttee and the Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka Thorbjørn Gaustadsæt...
21.07.2016 - 10:29
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We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind
"Children are central to where we are heading for in TB control. If we aim to end TB in the next 20 years we should know the trends in infection and disease in the paediatric population and amend it," said Dr Jennifer Furin of Harvard Medical School, at a session in International TB Conference (TB 2...
21.07.2016 - 10:19 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) led by Government with UN, EU, and World Bank
The Sri Lanka Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for the recent floods and landslides was initiated yesterday under the leadership of the Ministry of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, together with UN Agencies, the European Union, and the World Bank....
19.07.2016 - 07:46
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‘UNCTAD’s role critical in today’s global environment’
UNCTAD's role in a volatile global market is critical-and UNCTAD is assured of Sri Lanka's maximum support for its future activities on G-77 and China, as announced on 17 July in Nairobi, Kenya. "Sri Lanka assures you of our maximum support in the deliberations as well as in all future activities of...
19.07.2016 - 07:29
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‘UNCTAD’s role critical in today’s global environment’-Rishad in Nairobi
UNCTAD's role in a volatile global market is critical-and UNCTAD is assured of Sri Lanka's maximum support for its future activities on G-77 and China, as announced on 17 July in Nairobi, Kenya. "Sri Lanka assures you of our maximum support in the deliberations as well as in all future activities of...
18.07.2016 - 03:12
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‘Kabsa & chicken’ and ‘chicken & Kabsa’!
I understand that it is little confusing for people, who are not familiar with the popular food in this part of the world. You may call it a substitute for ‘Biryani’, a hot favorite in the sub-continent. 1980s were the best period for Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia, especially for most of my close frie...
18.07.2016 - 03:00 By S.H.Moulana
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53rd Directors General Conference of Asia and Pacific Region, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The 53rd Conference of the Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Asia and Pacific Region is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1st to 5th August 2016. According a press release by H.M.C.Nimalsiri, who is the Directors General of Civil Aviation / CEO Civil Aviation Authority of Sri...
18.07.2016 - 02:53
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Coup in Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdo?an proves that invincibility can be illusionary and porous
Judging by the way the ‘coup’ that took place on Friday night in Turkey started, then thinly spread out in Ankara, the capital, and ran out of steam in a matter of hours, the whole fiasco bears all the hallmarks of sheer amateurism on both military and propaganda fronts. The reaction to the news by...
17.07.2016 - 06:06 Hemantha Abeywardean writes from London…
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Five people arrested following the Bastille Day attack
Five people have been arrested following the Bastille Day attack, which killed 84 people in Nice injured more than 200 people on the Promenade des Anglais, are in police custody according to the Paris prosecutor's office. Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man’s e...
17.07.2016 - 05:42
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Turkish Military Coup Crumbles - Erdogan Arrives in Istanbul
An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him. An official at the Ankara prosecutor's office said that 42 people were killed in Ankara during the coup, the Turkish ne...
16.07.2016 - 14:13
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Indo-Lanka relations: Tamil Nadu wants Katchatheevu back under Indian control!
Indo-Lankan relations continue to be strained over the Tamil Issue as Colombo punishes those Indians from Tamil Nadu fishing at Katchatheevu - an islet lying between India and Sri Lanka on Indian Ocean and hence both claim ownership. One doubts if Indian government plays mischief with Tamils just li...
16.07.2016 - 08:42 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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