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President Rajapaksa Conveys Greetings for the 20th Commonwealth Games
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, - Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, has conveyed his warm greetings to the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Prince Tunku Imran for the 20th Commonwealth Games that got under in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. “These Games are a unique feature in the Commo...
24.07.2014 - 21:15
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Sushma goes to Nepal tomorrow; India- Pak FS meet next month
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj goes to Nepal tomorrow on a three-day visit to pursue Modi plank of reaching out to neighbours while foreign secretary Sujatha Singh will travel to Islamabad next month for a meeting with her Pak counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry. The India-Pak foreig...
24.07.2014 - 08:29 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Moragoda International Law Trust Donates Law Book to KDU
A presentation to the General Sir John Kotelawela Defense University of 26 cartons of valuable books, on numerous aspects of International Law was made by Mr. Milinda Moragoda, on behalf of his father Dr. Moragodage Christopher Walter Pinto recently. These books constituted a part of his extensive p...
24.07.2014 - 08:23
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India To Upgrade 70 Child Development Centers in Estate Sector
The Government of India will be upgrading 70 Child Development Centers (crèches) in the Estate Sector. Following the conclusion of the tendering process, the 'Contract Agreement' was signed with M/s. R.A.Constructions and M/s. Sarvo-Tech (Pvt) Ltd on July 22, 2014 in the presence of Mr. Y.K.Sinha,...
24.07.2014 - 08:15
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Break the silos: drug use, HIV, HCV, TB, laws and funding
Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world that has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health policies on the ground. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh who leads...
24.07.2014 - 08:07 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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‘It is a hell of a pinpoint operation!’
The United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry was caught on mic., while remaking on Israel’s air strike on Gaza, as saying ‘It is a hell of a pinpoint operation. We’ve got to get over there.’ This clearly shows how the world leaders really feel about the genocide which is going on in the besie...
23.07.2014 - 14:07 By S.H.Moulana - Riyad
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Tanzanian Foreign Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Tanzania Mr. Bernard K. Membe called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Tree on July 21st evening. < At the outset, Mr. Membe congratulated Sri Lanka on the success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 20...
23.07.2014 - 14:17
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Are we hyping infection control inside clinics?
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease and spreads through the air. When people with pulmonary TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air and a person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected. On the other hand, HIV/AIDS is a viral disease that...
23.07.2014 - 08:22 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Lanka company listing now within two days
Sri Lanka now lists companies much faster -in two days, to be exact. Meanwhile, no less than 232 Chartered accounting firms are actively serving Lanka’s business sector. “We have now modernized the day to day activities of Department of the Registrar of Companies under my Ministry. For example, if a...
23.07.2014 - 08:16
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Chivukula honors mridangam exponent
Upendra Chivukula, deputy speaker of New Jersey State Assembly last week honored eminent South Indian classical instrumentalist and mridangam exponent Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan with the New Jersey Assembly proclamation for his service and promoting Carnatic music abroad. The Citation said Vaidyanatha...
23.07.2014 - 08:07
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Sonia Congress in trouble in three states
Sonia Congress is in trouble in three states – election bound Maharashtra and Haryana and in the insurgency-hit north-eastern state of Assam. Two ministers have resigned. Another is threatening to follow suit in what is seen as ‘rebellion’ against party’s crown prince Rahul Gandhi, as he has been p...
22.07.2014 - 08:49 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Northern and Eastern Tamil grievances in Sri Lanka:
If what has been reported in the media about what Mr R. Sampanthan has said at the Eelam People’s Revolution Liberation Front (EPRLF) convention in Jaffna, and what is reported in one media report and another account in another report about what Mr Suresh Premachandran, leader of the EPRLF has sa...
22.07.2014 - 08:04 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Departing Sri Lankan Ambassador meets German Federal Chancellor and Federal Foreign Minister
Ambassador Sarath Kongahage has met the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, during the annual reception for the diplomatic community in Berlin and informed her about the completion of his tour of duty as Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Duri...
22.07.2014 - 07:54
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Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS
Australia has taken a lead in supporting public health in India over the years. With XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne, Citizen News Service (CNS) interviewed Bernard Philip, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India. "The conference is providing an opportunit...
22.07.2014 - 07:43 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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DMK in spot again with charges of interference in judicial appointments
Indian Parliament was rocked; the Congress party was shaken; its ally for ten years, DMK ran for cover today- all because of a startling allegation by a former Supreme Court Judge, Markandey Katju. A front page comment by Justice (Retd) Katju in The Times of India , said a main ally of the Cong...
22.07.2014 - 07:30 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Secretary Defence declares opens Pilgrims Rest at Girihandu Seya
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed pilgrims Rest cost over Rs. Seven Million, at the Girihandu Seya Temple premises in Thiriyaya at the invitation of the Senior Presidential Advisor, Mr. Milinda Moragoda. The "Urumayaka Ulpatha" Foundat...
21.07.2014 - 18:00
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First Lady of Sri Lanka visits China
The First Lady of Sri Lanka, Madam Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, visited China from 06 to 10 July 2014 at the invitation of the All China Women’s Federation. In Beijing, the First Lady met with Madam Peng Liyuan, the spouse of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China at the...
21.07.2014 - 07:41
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'Homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality': Inter-faith message
For believers of God, religious faith has a paramount influence on their lives. At XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in the inter-faith session the message was loud and clear from different religious leaders: homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality; and religious scriptures teach us to...
21.07.2014 - 07:24 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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A Charge to the People of Burma Residing in Canada
On March 2nd. 1962, the day the military takeover Burma, Eugene’s Younger brother Sao Myee Myee Thaike was deliberately shot on that night as the Burmese army raided the President’s home. Since then more than half of the past-century, the various military administrations of Burma, was one of the wor...
20.07.2014 - 11:05 Keynote speech by Prof. B T Win*
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The Bloodbath of Job Cuts at Microsoft
The unprecedented job cuts announced by Microsoft on Thursday, took even the most pessimistic analysts in the industry by complete surprise: on one hand, it is the biggest in the 39-year-old history of the software giant; while adding insult to the injury, on the other hand, Microsoft is going to do...
20.07.2014 - 09:41 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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