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‘Deepavali Festival of Light’ celebrated in London
Members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK, joined staff members of the Sri Lanka Mission in celebrating Deepavali in the form of a “Festival of Light” at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 23rd October, 2014. A significant day on the Hindu calendar, Deepavali is widely celebrated amo...
01.11.2014 - 07:13
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Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line
Close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, IRCON International (IRCON), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, achieved yet another milestone with the completion of a...
31.10.2014 - 19:52
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President; Express Condolences on Koslanda Landslide
Four new ambassadors and one high commissioner presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (Oct. 30) evening: 1. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland 2. Mr. Tomasz Lukaszuk, Ambassador of Poland 3. Mr. Tarik Ahsan, High Commi...
31.10.2014 - 19:41
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U.S. Embassy Statement On Badulla District Landslides
The United States extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides in Koslanda. The US Embassy statement further stated: We stand ready to assist the Government and victims as they mourn the loss of loved ones, treat the injured, and a...
31.10.2014 - 06:12
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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the State Secretary Markus Ederer of the German Federal Foreign Office at his office. While highlighting on current socio-economic advancement of the country, Ambassador Amunugama elaborated on the initiatives taken by his Government towards nati...
31.10.2014 - 06:09
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Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection
"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a ch...
31.10.2014 - 06:04 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka led a trade delegation from Sri Lanka to participate at the International Chamber of Commerce Conference on Global Economic Recovery which was held in Dhaka on 25-26th October 2014. On the sidelines of the Conference, nine Sri Lankan companies included in th...
31.10.2014 - 05:54
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‘Still hopeful deaths would not rise’-Rishad
Sorrow about the biggest natural disaster in Sri Lanka since the 2004 Tsunami devastation is deeply felt, and shared. “We share the deep sorrow of the families of the victims who perished in the Koslanda landslide. And we pray for all” states Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and...
30.10.2014 - 07:32
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Former Al-Badr Chief Nizami To Die For War Crimes In Bangladesh
Present Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer and former al-Badr chief Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity including genocide, torture and rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the three-member Interna...
30.10.2014 - 07:22 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a Sri Lanka Food festival, “Sri Lankan Cuisine”, accompanied by traditional dance performances at the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lump...
30.10.2014 - 07:09
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WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union...
30.10.2014 - 06:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Pakistan Awards Fully Funded Engineering Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students
The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional Engineering Scholarships to three Sri Lankan students under the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for 2014. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka H.E Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi met the selected students at the High...
29.10.2014 - 19:08
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President to ensure equal opportunities for all Muslims for Haj Pilgrimage
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct. 28) said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. While the rich travel to Mecca many times, the less affluent do not get so much as a single opportunity, President Rajapaksa o...
29.10.2014 - 15:03
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No single HIV prevention method can end AIDS: Combination prevention is key
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that “No single method of pre...
29.10.2014 - 07:41 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Nuklutosho says Naga youth should be serious for future
Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi expressed serious concern on the prevailing situation in the state where their educated youth seemed to be not fully aware of what was going on. He further called upon them to go deeper into each and every development to know the reality. Talking to this w...
29.10.2014 - 07:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka’s First Electric Super Car
Sri Lanka will be in the international spotlight this December when the Lankan owned company Code Gen International reveals its first fully electric super car, 'Vega'. Brainchild of Code Gen CEO Harsha Subasinghe, this project was initiated to show that Sri Lanka can take on projects of this magnitu...
29.10.2014 - 07:28 By Lakshman Ratnapala
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United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and Sri Lanka met recently in Colombo to continue their dialogue on trade and investment issues and for evaluating the progress under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two countries. The officials discussed a wide...
29.10.2014 - 07:19
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Sri Lanka denounces terrorist attack in Egypt
The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Egyptian security and military personnel in North Sinai last week that claimed the lives of 31 soldiers and injured several others. The people of Sri Lanka, who had suffered immensely under the yoke of terrorism for almost three...
28.10.2014 - 15:57
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People of Cold Lake act with warm heart
While Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting whether the gunman is a jihadist or a drug addict, there is evidence emerging how he was evicted from a mosque where Zehaf-Bieau tried to make it his temporary residence. The Imam of the mosque learnt that he was a drug addict and his involvemen...
28.10.2014 - 07:45 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Nepal gearing to protect public health from tobacco industry interference
There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The WHO Director-Gen...
28.10.2014 - 07:21 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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