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U.S. and Sri Lanka Expand Partnership for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
Representatives from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent U.S. development agency, are visiting Sri Lanka this week to begin a partnership to overcome key challenges to economic growth and poverty reduction. The delegation met with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Ministe...
11.03.2016 - 08:18
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“YES,” 21st Century is ours; don’t miss it!
Keep sharing your ideas and thoughts, and continue discussing and debating in the amazing “Social Media Networks” for the improvement of lives, governance and saving our Mother Planet. The 21st Century is ours, don’t miss it! For decades, we had been wondering how to connect and share many things wi...
11.03.2016 - 07:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Implementation of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products - both the front and back – appreciated
Dr. Mira B. Aghi, a Behavioural Scientist, Communication Expert and a veteran tobacco control advocate expresses her heartfelt appreciation to Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda, India, for approving implementation of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, coverin...
11.03.2016 - 07:54 By Manjari Peiris
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Parliament Unanimously Adopted Resolution on Constitutional Assembly
The Resolution for the appointment of the Constitutional Assembly was passed in Parliament, with amendment was adopted unanimously yesterday.
10.03.2016 - 08:30
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First multilateral biz delegation to arrive in Colombo is from C’wealth
The first ever multilateral biz delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka is marshalled by the Commonwealth of Nations-and the nine-member pioneering team from the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBN) that ar n women owned businesses. “This is the first time such a multilateral trade mission has come...
10.03.2016 - 06:53
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Exim Bank of India Extends Buyer’s Credit amounting to US$ 403.01 million to the Government of Sri Lanka for projects in the water sector
Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on March 08, 2016 signed Buyer’s Credit Agreements, under National Export Insurance Account (BC-NEIA) amounting to US$ 403.01 million with National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) of Sri Lanka in Colombo. These Agreements was signed for financing t...
10.03.2016 - 06:39
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Malaysian Indian Congress Youth against hiring ex-Sri Lankan soldiers as guards
The Government should not allow the hiring of former Sri Lankan soldiers as security guards in view of security and human rights concerns, said Malaysian Indian Congress Youth chief C. Sivarraajh. He said any move to hire them must take into consideration the sensitivities of the Tamil community in...
09.03.2016 - 11:07
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Total Eclipse across Asian and the Pacific
Indonesians in the main island of Sumatra witnessed what the locals call, once-in-life time celestial event today, a total solar eclipse. At 23.19 GMT – 06.19 local time – the Moon started moving directly between the Sun and the Earth while shadowing the former. It is the first significant celest...
09.03.2016 - 09:14 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mahinda Amaraweera - The New UPFA Secretary General
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has been appointed as the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Secretary General of the SLFP-led UPFA. The decision was taken at the UPFA Executive Committee meeting which was held yesterday with the participation of President Mai...
09.03.2016 - 09:10
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Revision Application By Yoshitha & 4 Others Fixed For March 14
The order on the bail revision applications filed on behalf of Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others was fixed yesterday for March 14 by Colombo High Court Judge A.A.R. Heiyanthuduwa. The date was fixed after considering the submissions made by the petitioners and the respondents. Counsel Gamini S. Ma...
09.03.2016 - 09:02
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Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, arrives in Sri Lanka
Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit from 8-11 March. The Thai delegation comprises around 130 persons from government and private sectors. The objectives of the visit are to follow up on the official visit to Thailand of President M...
08.03.2016 - 23:08
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I would take any decision in proper time for betterment of country – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the responsibility of the rulers who love the country and the people as well as scholars and intellectuals is to provide most appropriate things to the people. He added he would take any decision for the betterment of the country and the nation in the proper...
08.03.2016 - 10:04
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How can Irom Sharmila’s Hunger Strike be wrong when Anna Hazare’s Hunger Strike was right?
Anna Hazare, famed anti-corruption activist, led his strongest “Anti-corruption movement in 2011” by launching a “Hunger Strike” at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The chief legislative aim of the movement was to alleviate endemic corruption in the Indian Government through the introduction of the J...
08.03.2016 - 08:40 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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UN Round Table Discussion on Empowering Female Headed Households in Sri Lanka
In a post-war era, Sri Lanka has seen an increase in Female-Headed Households. Providing a platform of discussion, the Gender Theme Group of the United Nations in Sri Lanka organized a round table discussion which was held at the BMICH on the 3rd of March. The round table discussion, which was titl...
08.03.2016 - 08:34
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Lankan apparels enter 3D design platform for the first time
The leading provider of hi-tech solutions for the global textile industry has partnered with Sri Lanka’s apparel sector to upgrade the country’s apparel designing to new levels-and the Lankan apparel industry has now entered the 3D design realm for the first time. “With world class certifications...
08.03.2016 - 08:20
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Hillary Clinton is a better choice for the world
On 5 March 2016, Hillary Clinton a former secretary of state, and Mr. Trump, a property tycoon have fighting battle and successfully maintained lead against their opponents. Both are favorites to win the vast majority and scoring better till now for their respective parties. Mrs. Clinton so far h...
07.03.2016 - 08:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Indian politics: stage set for regional elections!
At the outset one crucial issue should be stressed right here. The caste factor is among Hindu voters still plays key in Indian politics and this would play out fully in regional polls, more than the national parliamentary election. Indian elections are mind-bogglingly complex. Economic class, ethni...
07.03.2016 - 08:31 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Anoda declares war on cancer!
The other day a gulf national who is a very close associate of mine showed a picture of a fruit in his mobile phone and asked me whether I am familiar with that fruit? I told him ‘yes’ and it is a Sri Lankan fruit. It was very easy to identify and it was nothing but our own Anoda or in English Sou...
06.03.2016 - 19:59 By S.H.Moulana
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I support 33 percent Women’s Reservation in State Assemblies and Parliament
I fully agree with the President Pranab Mukherjee that “Women empowerment is impossible in the absence of their representation in legislative bodies.” He said this while attending the inaugural function of the two-day national conference of women legislators on “Women Legislators: Building Resurgent...
06.03.2016 - 19:45 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Marry in London
Rupert Murdoch, the boss of the world’ largest media empire that includes News Corp, Sky News and Fox News, and Jerry Hall, the former model and actress, had their blessing service at St Bride’s Church in London on Saturday, following the wedding on Friday. Mr Murdoch, 84, and Miss Hall, 59, wed on...
06.03.2016 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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