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Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 16th to 17th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This was revealed in a statement by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs. The statement further said: I...
10.09.2014 - 06:23
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Dr. Kohona At the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace
Human beings deserve to live in a world where hatred and suspicion have been sublimated; where oppression and exclusion are a distant memory; where the individual and the group are respected and where men, women and children can live in economic dignity. Dr. Palitha Kohona Sri Lanka’s Ambassador an...
10.09.2014 - 06:11
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Sri Lanka non-recognize politically motivated resolution, but would continue to engage in the mechanisms of the Council
Despite Sri Lanka's non-recognition of the politically motivated resolution on Sri Lanka during HRC 25, Sri Lanka would continue to engage with the regular mechanisms of the Council, and looked forward to the opportunity to engage during Sri Lanka's fifth periodic report under the ICCPR next month -...
09.09.2014 - 20:29
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Six new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning: Mr. Viljar Lubi - Ambassador of Republic of Estonia Mrs. Monica Lanzetta Mutis - Ambassador of Republic of Colombia Mr. Daniel Carmon - Ambassador of State of Israel M...
09.09.2014 - 18:00
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Japanese PM pledge to guide and assist Sri Lanka to become a regional hub in five main areas
Japan will guide and assist Sri Lanka to achieve the target to become a regional hub in five main areas providing all technical assistance in Lanka's endeavor, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who made a historic State visit on Sunday participated at the S...
09.09.2014 - 16:42
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Jayalalithaa Files Defamation Case Against Dr. Swamy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today filed a defamation case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy in a court in Chennai for alleging that the boats of Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lanka belong to Sasikala, a close residence friend of the AIADMK chief. Ms Jayalalithaa had on September...
09.09.2014 - 16:15
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Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched
India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey (2014-2015) on 6th September 2014 i...
09.09.2014 - 15:24 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees. The President thanked Cuba for supporting Sri Lanka at international forums, particularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and also for the...
08.09.2014 - 22:37
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Jaya Amma’s new wish list: heritage city tag for Srirangam
The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has added a new item to her wish list pending with Narendra Modi government in Delhi. Give heritage city tag to Srirangam, she told the visiting Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu clearly dissat...
08.09.2014 - 08:09 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Sri Lanka – Japan Diplomatic Relations - Fact Sheet
Sri Lanka and Japan established diplomatic relations shortly after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951. 1. A Japanese Mission was set up in Colombo in February 1952. In May 1953, Sri Lanka established a Legation in Tokyo. 2. Sri Lanka was one of the nine Asian countries that parti...
08.09.2014 - 06:26
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Lanka export acceleration push begins
Exports, being the lifeline of Sri Lankan economy, is a national priority. The urgency of exports accelerating strategy is such that it could kick-start even before its full design cycle is over. Meanwhile, Brand Sri Lanka packs hidden potentials that could be leveraged for national export growth....
08.09.2014 - 06:22
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Bihar signals a new churning in Indian politics
A new churning appears to be taking place in Indian politics with signals from Bihar that Congress party of Sonia Gandhi, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and the ruling Janta Dal (United) led by Nitish Kumar have decided to cement their recent truce in...
07.09.2014 - 14:35 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Lanka vying for $3B rubber sector
As the first ever Global Rubber Confab to be held in Sri Lanka is announced on 28 August, the country positioned its historic rubber industry to be a $ 3B sector. And a top global rubber body voiced that rubber prices would recover ‘before very long’. “We are now aiming at an ambitious $3B rubber...
07.09.2014 - 12:57
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Amma inducts former, axes a present
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa made yet another routine induction and axing in her three-old ministry. Milk and dairy development minister ‘Madhavaram’ V Moorthy was dropped on Saturday. In his place, Tiruvallur MLA B V Ramana, who was once a minister, was inducted, signalling his return t...
07.09.2014 - 12:25 From Malladi Rama Rao
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“A Leftie who hates the poor:” former French First Lady Blasts her ex-partner, President Hollande
Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, may not be the best man to analyse the virtues of institution of marriage, yet he appeared to have got the above one-liner right, when it comes to the exposure of endless dramas of catfights surrounding a man - often involving high profile cases in public. This week, th...
07.09.2014 - 07:48 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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To Signify Stronger Relations – Spain To Open Embassy In Colombo
Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris, held bilateral discussions on Saturday with Mr. José Manuel Gracia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain. Minister Peiris said that the growing strength of the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and Spain is indicated by t...
07.09.2014 - 07:35
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South Asia’s first SME issue & biz mood trackers unveiled in Colombo
The backbone of Sri Lanka’s economy received a fresh boost as a pioneering initiative to automate their issues and measure their pulse received prompt government backing on 28 August. And this is a first-for the entire South Asian region. “I am pleased that the first and pioneering online issue trac...
07.09.2014 - 07:28
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Senior Japanese Diplomat Yasushi Akashi Meets President Rajapaksa
Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Mr. Yasushi Akashi called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon, ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow (Sept. 7). President Rajapak...
06.09.2014 - 23:02
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Spain Understands the Impact of Terrorism, Spanish Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain Mr. José Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning. The discussion focused on strengthening both diplomatic and economic relations between the two nations. The Minister also spoke of S...
06.09.2014 - 18:20
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Tomorrow: Japanese PM arrives in Sri Lanka
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive tomorrow morning – 7th September, in Sri Lanka with a special delegation on an official visit. His visit is in response to an invitation extended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his official visit to Japan in March 2013. Abe will be the first Jap...
06.09.2014 - 08:47
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