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British High Commissioner Visits Nuwera Eliya
British High Commissioner John Rankin visited Nuwara Eliya on 5 November 2014 as part of his tour to the hill country. He visited MENCAFEP, a school for children with disabilities founded by Chris Stubbs MBE and his wife, Ranji. MENCAFEP provides a daycare facility and teaching to children of all ag...
06.11.2014 - 07:11
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Sri Lanka condemns suicide bomb attack in Wagah, Pakistan
The Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the heinous suicide terrorist attack at Wagah, Pakistan, on 02nd November 2014 killing at least 60 people and injuring over 100 others. The people of Sri Lanka share the pain and anguish of the people of Pakistan over this wanton act of terror targetin...
06.11.2014 - 07:02
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International trade impacts tobacco control
The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, greatly increasing tobacco use and the consequent death/disease it causes. Tobacco companies are also challenging measures to reduce tobacco use as violations of t...
06.11.2014 - 06:53
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Indian High Commissioner visited in prisons the 5 Indians convicted for drug smuggling
The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Y.K. Sinha, yesterday visited the five Indian convicts from Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Colombo court last week for alleged drug trafficking. India has already said that it will appeal against the death penalty handed down to the India...
05.11.2014 - 14:15
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Lahore Blast Sound disappointment of terrorists
Second of November 2014 has brought sadness for families of those patriotic innocent children; women and people who became victims of a foreign sponsored suicidal bomber. They were hit by the terrorist when they were returning from the venue after witnessing the famous Indo-Pak flag-lowering ceremon...
05.11.2014 - 09:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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American cannot be bluffed by the Burmese Generals
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Burmese lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on the country’s democratic opposition. The sanctions, announced just come days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Burma, as part of a gathering of regional leaders. The sanctions will require U.S.-...
05.11.2014 - 08:35 By Kanbawza Win
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Pakistan Sends Relief Assistance for Sri Lankan Landslide Victims
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan for the land slide victims of Haldummula arrived today at Katunayake airport. The relief goods containing generators, shelters, tents, medicines, etc. were handed over by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi to t...
05.11.2014 - 08:03
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British High Commissioner Visits The Vedd Community Of Sri Lanka
On 4 November 2014, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin visited the indigenous Vedda community in Dambana, in the Uva Province. He met community Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, and learned about the long history of the Vedda people and the challenges faced by the community as they s...
05.11.2014 - 07:56
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Berlin Celebrates Deepavali.
The Sri Lankan communities living in Germany joined with their brethren Hindus as one Sri Lankan community to celebrate the Deepavali festival at Sri Ganesha temple in Berlin. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany together with the Sri Lankan Associations in Germany organized the Deepavali celebration...
05.11.2014 - 07:46
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New Zealand Offers Support for Landslide Relief Efforts
At a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning, New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries and Racing Mr. Nathan Guy, on behalf of his Government, offered support to Sri Lanka for relief efforts following the landslide in Koslanda last week. “We offer our condolences...
04.11.2014 - 17:20
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D.A. Rajapaksa took lead in uplifting the agricultural and irrigation sectors distributing State lands in Giriwapatttuwa, to landless peasants
Former Agriculture and Lands Minister and Deputy Speaker D.A. Rajapaksa took the lead in uplifting the agricultural and irrigation sectors by taking the bold steps of distributing State lands in Giriwapatttuwa, to the landless peasants, said Professor Sampath Amaratunga. The 47th D.A. Rajapaksa com...
04.11.2014 - 08:56
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Missing Persons Commission to hear 231 cases In Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons commenced conducting public sittings to hear cases of missing in Mullaitivu District again from yesterday till tomorrow - November 5th The Commission is hearing cases of disappearances and abductions in Mullaitiv...
04.11.2014 - 07:17
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Death For Al Badr Command And Media Doyen Mir Quasem Ali
A top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media doyen Mir Quasem Ali was sentenced to death on Sunday by a special tribunal for war crimes he committed during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971, days after the party's chief was given capital punishment on identi...
03.11.2014 - 10:28 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Sri Lanka emphasizes its concern about 'ethical labor recruitment practices'
Sri Lanka has stressed the importance of its concern and commitment the recruitment of ethical labor recruitment practices. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said Sri Lanka which took over the chair of the Colombo Process (CP) one year ago was of the v...
03.11.2014 - 10:16
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“Aliens do exit!” Lockheed Martin Scientist in Extraordinary Claim
Judging by the airtime taken by three major, global television channels – Discovery, National Geographic and History – in broadcasting lengthy programmes on the subjects of supernatural every single day, it makes perfect sense to assume that the cumulative public interest in extra-terrestrials or al...
02.11.2014 - 08:16 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka Government Finalizing Arrangements for Pope’s Visit to Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Government is currently in the process of making all the necessary arrangements for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis I to the island. This was disclosed by the Government Media. The visit is taking place following an invitation extended to Pope Francis by President Mahinda Rajap...
02.11.2014 - 06:57
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Reminiscence of Revolutionary Leader Phani Bhusan Majumder (1902-1981)
Today is the 33rd death anniversary of late celebrated revolutionary Phani Bhushan Majumder. Phani Bhusan Majumder (1901-1981), was born in 1901 at Sendia m Madaripur under greater Faridpur district, he had his early education at Madaripur High School and graduated from Vidyasaagar College , Calcut...
02.11.2014 - 06:50 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Maldives sent in its condolence message to mudslide victims' families
Maldivian people and the Government have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and to the bereaved families who were affected by the devastating mudslide that hit the Meeriyabedda tea plantation near the town of Haldummulla, causing the loss of many innocent liv...
02.11.2014 - 06:38
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World Buddhist Population: Pre-eminence of Mahayana Tradition
It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly underestimated. This led to the marked underestimation of the total Buddhist population of the world. Informatio...
02.11.2014 - 06:21 By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
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Government of India Assistance of SLR 5 million Disaster Relief
To meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda region of the Badulla district in Uva Province, the Government of India has announced Sri Lankan Rupees 5 million worth of immediate relief as emergency humanitarian assistance. The High Commission of India in Colombo and the A...
02.11.2014 - 05:57
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