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3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland successfully concluded the 3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014 on the 12th June 2014 at the Zurich Yacht Club in Zurich, Switzerland. After the end of the 30 years of long...
28.06.2014 - 06:23
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President Rajapaksa Agrees to Assist Education Development in Maldives
President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to assist secondary and higher education sectors in the Maldives in every possible way. President pledged this in response to a request made by Vice President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed when he called on President Rajapaksa at the Kurumba Island Resort ye...
27.06.2014 - 15:58
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SAPRI condemns recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) and the Members of its Forum for Inter-Faith Dialogue (FIFaD) have vehemently condemned the recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala, which has led to the tragic deaths of three persons, injuries to scores of others and the wanton...
27.06.2014 - 08:15
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British Foreign Secretary Welcomes Announcement of UN Investigation Team on Sri Lanka
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has welcomed the appointment of a team of experts to investigate alleged abuses in Sri Lanka. A statement by the UN Commissioner, made on 25 June, announces the appointment of international experts to the team investigating alleged abuses by both parties to the...
27.06.2014 - 07:29
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Sri Lanka and Maldives Sign Three Bilateral Agreements
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives, and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) yesterday (June 25) at the President’s Office in Malé. The agreement between the health sectors, signed by...
27.06.2014 - 07:12
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NCP cannot suspend members of other political party: Dr TM Lotha
The news of the formal merger of three NCP MLAs, Dr TM Lotha, Imtilemba Sangtam and Mmhonlumo Kikon, with the BJP in Nagaland, which was done on June 16, 2014, refuse to die down as the NCP National Party continues to mislead the general public on the “merger” with the BJP in Nagaland. Reacting t...
27.06.2014 - 07:02 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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ANF’s Role in Anti Drug Campaign
All over the world, millions of people are drug addicts due to various reasons like, depression, injustice, bad company, poverty and lust of becoming rich through shortcuts. Some of the people involve themselves in drug trafficking and do not even care about the strictness of the respective countr...
27.06.2014 - 06:50 By Zaheerul Hassan
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President Rajapaksa and Former Maldivian President in Friendly Talks
Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom yesterday (June 25) evening called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is on a state visit to the island state at the President’s Office in Malé. During the friendly and the cordial discussion, the two veteran leaders exchanged views on number of mat...
26.06.2014 - 18:21
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We Do Not Approve External Pressure, Will Always Support Sri Lanka, Maldivian President Tells President Rajapaksa
“Our two countries have been very good neighbors for a long time. We do not approve undue external pressure over countries. That is why the Maldives consistently stood for Sri Lanka at international fora. We will continue to do so shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka,” Maldivian President Abdulla Ya...
26.06.2014 - 18:10
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Genocide In The Name Of Religion
The world has grown accustomed to a gentle image of Buddhism defined by the self-effacing words of the Dalai Lama, the global popularity of Buddhist-inspired meditation and postcard-perfect scenes from Southeast Asia and beyond of crimson-robed, barefoot monks receiving alms from villagers at dawn....
26.06.2014 - 08:08
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Leading Members of Sri Lankan Expats in Toronto meet to discuss
On the initiative of a few leading members of Sri Lankan expats living in Toronto, a concerned group of over thirty members both as representatives of different community associations as well as in their individual capacities met on Thursday, the 18th of June, 2014 at 7.30 p.m. at the Toronto Mahavi...
26.06.2014 - 07:54
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Adverse Economic Impact of Ethno-Religious Violence : Unite to Counter the Ugly Head of Extremism
Political stability and social harmony are crucial for creating a conducive enabling environment for sustained development and upliftment of the lives of all Sri Lankans. Any instability on these fronts has serious adverse implications for development. The recent violent disturbances in the country...
26.06.2014 - 07:46
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Tackle hepatitis C to save people living with HIV
The WHO recognizes that the ‘silent epidemic’ of viral hepatitis affects a large part of the world’s population causing over 1.4 million deaths every year, yet remains largely unknown or ignored. It is estimated that 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and more t...
26.06.2014 - 07:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka : New Navy Commander
Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera, has been promoted to Vice Admiral and is to be appointed as the navy's new Commander with effect from July 1. He replaces outgoing Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage. Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera has been promoted to...
25.06.2014 - 14:02
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Kamalendran continues to receive remand sentences
Kayts Magistrate Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, who was a former EPDP stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council and also Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan, until 8th Juy, when they were produced in the courts yesterd...
25.06.2014 - 09:28
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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam Assumes Duties As Ambassador (Designate) For Sri Lanka To The United States
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014. President Obama is scheduled to receive Ambassador Kariyawasam on July 14, 2014 at the Oval Office of the White House at a Ceremony accepting the Credentials of the new Sri...
25.06.2014 - 09:17
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EDB starts work on latest global market Fairtrade call
As Fairtrade becomes the latest sales driver in international markets, Sri Lanka has stepped up its efforts to meet the new standard. A promising Lankan export niche has become the successful testing ground for Sri Lanka’s entry into global Fairtrade certification regime-and the EDB, which leads the...
25.06.2014 - 09:04
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Please don’t turn our paradise island into a hell!
Our childhood memory of our motherland is so pleasant and beautiful and it is our wish that it will be the same for generations to come. The English poet Rudyard Kipling wrote; ‘Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, our love where we spent our toil and our faith, and our hope, and our honor, We p...
25.06.2014 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa - Meet Rajapaksa to sort fishermen issue
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the Lankan navy. In a statement, Swamy also called upon Jaya...
25.06.2014 - 07:42
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Nayanahari’s Photography Exhibition
The title of this exhibition had a play on words. In English It was titled ‘These are not dew drops of Jaffna”! That is obvious. Jaffna is a very very warm place. There is hardly any dew, even in the morning. So it is factually correct not to expect dew drops in Jaffna in the morning. But in Sin...
25.06.2014 - 07:23 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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