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Govt to take steps for prevention of corruption to work in a free and fair manner without any political influence - President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would make every arrangement for the institutions which work for prevention of corruption, to work in a free and fair manner without any political influence. He added that required amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act will be formulated enabling the...
10.12.2015 - 08:07
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Two outstanding sportsmen's magnanimous gesture
Sri Lankan Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan have donated Rs. 16 million to help the Chennai flood victims. Muralitharan has donated Rs. 10 million and Sangakkara donated Rs. 6 million for the flood victims, Indian Media reported. “As per latest updates, Sri Lankan top cla...
09.12.2015 - 08:49 By S.H.Moulana
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Will 2030 Global Goals help accelerate progress towards ending TB?
This article is based upon an exclusive interview with Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO's Global TB Programme. Dr Raviglione spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa. As we know, the Global Goals for Sustainable Develo...
08.12.2015 - 11:16 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Dr. Nalaka Godahewa was remanded till14 December 2015
The former Chairman of Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), Dr. Nalaka Godahewa was remanded till14 December 2015 after being presented yesterday before the Magistrate Court. Dr. Nalaka Godahewa appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division of the police yesterday morning an...
08.12.2015 - 10:29
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Through anti-tobacco & drugs policies, a healthy nation will be built – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says the responsibility will be fulfilled as a government for a healthy nation, through the government’s policy on alcohol and tobacco. He added that the government will address the issue of the non- infectious diseases, faced by the world community and will do the bes...
08.12.2015 - 09:36
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Pak-China Corridor and Balochistan
Progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is on its fast track since 17 September and first phase of the project is likely to be completed by the end of 2017. However, the CPEC is a 15 year project between Pakistan and China spanning 2015-2030, while the Western route has to be completed...
08.12.2015 - 07:07 By Zaheerul Hassan
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President Participates in Pandit Amaradewa’s Felicitation Musical Show
President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the musical show ‘Sasara Vasana Thuru’ held on Dec. 05, at the BMICH to felicitate the veteran musician Pandit Amaradewa, in line with his 88th birth anniversary. “The greatest musician of the nation of Sri Lanka, Pandit Amaradewa is a world renowned...
07.12.2015 - 07:39
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Release of LTTE Detainees: A Threat to Rajapaksa’s Life - Spokesman Rohan Welivita
The security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be increased with the release of LTTE detainees, who have not been rehabilitated, last month by the government, rather than decreasing it, his spokesman Rohan Welivita said in a statement. . Welivita former President’s spokesperson...
07.12.2015 - 07:01
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‘8500+ cars driven here Lankan assembled’-Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses Colombo Motor Show’s eighth (8th) gala awards night held on 03 December at JAIC Hilton. Sri Lanka’s automobile assembly industry has the potential to save valuable forex sacrificed for vehicle imports, stressed Minister of Industry and...
06.12.2015 - 16:43
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The Great Myth: Making Next Prabhakaran by Selective Mimicking
The so-called ‘ heroes’ day’ in the northern Sri Lanka, came and went with a combined whiff of misplaced sentiments and blatantly-exaggerated significance attached to it by certain politicians in the South, completely in synch with what normally used to build up in the run up to an occasion of this...
06.12.2015 - 08:07 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Half the battle won: Need to accelerate roll-out of child-friendly anti-TB drugs
Monique Davids, mother of 4 children, lives in Cape Town, the venue of the ongoing 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health (conference theme is 'A new agenda: Lung health beyond 2015'). She is a living example of what it is to be the caregiver for children suffering with TB. The past one year s...
06.12.2015 - 07:45 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Diminishing buying power of Lankan rupees
The news report ‘Sri Lankan currency falls to record low’ in some of the gulf newspapers prompted me to write this. This news which appeared in the ‘Business & Economy’ page of a leading daily said the ‘Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low of 143.25 per dollar!’ I can vividly remember when I...
05.12.2015 - 10:08 By S.H.Moulana
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Reception on board Pakistan Naval Ship Shamsheer in Colombo
A colorful reception was arranged last evening on board visiting Pakistan Navy ship SHAMSHEER which is in Sri Lanka on a 4 day visit reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries. The reception was attended by large gathering of guests which inclu...
05.12.2015 - 08:50
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Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne receives the World No Tobacco Day Award 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne as the recipient of the World No Tobacco Day Award for 2015. The “World No Tobacco Day” is observed on May 31st every year, under various tobacco related themes. The objective of doing so is to encourage a 24...
05.12.2015 - 08:38 By Manjari Peiris
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China Prepares for a Modern War
In 1919 one of the founding fathers of geopolitics Halford Mackinder wrote in Democratic Ideals and Reality that China would eventually guide the world by “building for a quarter of humanity a new civilization, neither quite Eastern nor quite Western” Mackinder’s prediction so far has proven accura...
04.12.2015 - 16:54 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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President to strengthen reconciliation and work in harmony towards progress
We will fulfill our duties and responsibilities with honesty towards all the citizens of the country as well as for the future generation to build a prosperous country with a strong economy, while strengthening national reconciliation in the country and ensuring a non-recurrence of the past events t...
04.12.2015 - 08:11
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Pillaiyan further remanded till 16 December
The Batticaloa Magistrate N.M. Abdulla yesterday further remanded former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, till December 16. Pillaiyan was further remanded when the case was...
03.12.2015 - 09:51
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A school with a difference!
Located on the grounds of the King George Hospital Complex (now known as the King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex- KDHC) in Durban, ‘King George V Primary School’ is indeed a school with a difference, catering to the special educational and social needs of a unique class of children. It was the last morn...
03.12.2015 - 09:20 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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AI plays the role of Pakistan against Bangladesh
AI (Amnesty international) the Human Rights protector international watch-dog surprisingly started playing the role of Pakistan against Bangladesh. Before execution of 1971 war criminal Saka Chowdhury and Mujahid AI issued a press statement demanding release of these war criminals, the war in which...
03.12.2015 - 09:02 By Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman
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Should we celebrate success or gear up to end AIDS?
The fight against AIDS has definitely made considerable progress but formidable challenges confront the path to ending AIDS by 2030, as committed by the countries globally at 70th UN General Assembly in September 2015. The brutal irony is that despite knowing 'what works in helping us progress towar...
02.12.2015 - 08:06 By Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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