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Renovation and rededication of the Methodist Church a fulfillment of a national duty - President Mahinda
Renovation and rededication of the church is a fulfillment of a national duty, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. This is a good opportunity to showcase the religious harmony that prevails in Sri Lanka, he added. President made these observations yesterday while attending the rededication ceremony...
05.07.2014 - 03:49
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Indian High Commission Offers Scholarship To Children of Estate Workers
The Indian High Commission has called for applications from the children of estate workers, who are resident on estates, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET). These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students...
05.07.2014 - 03:26
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Tobacco use a big ‘No’ for people with TB and diabetes
Tobacco use is anyways harmful for all, but it is especially hazardous for people living with diabetes and those suffering from or at risk of tuberculosis (TB). For the former it acts as an hindrance in their control of blood sugar and in case of the latter their ability to transmit the disease can...
05.07.2014 - 03:19 By Shrey Singh, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Missing Persons Commission’s Fifth Sittings in Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its fifth round of Public Sittings in Mullaitivu District from July 05 – 08, 2014. Sittings will be held at the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on July 5th and 6th, and at Maritimepattu Divisio...
04.07.2014 - 13:10
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Albert Einstein's sadness
The killing of one Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem by Israelis is highly deplorable as a revenge for the killing of three Israeli teenage settlers by unknown persons. Going by the numbers the Palestinians still have a huge deficit although we don’t approve the killings of the noncombatant a...
04.07.2014 - 08:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Dr. Jayasundera Meets Technocrats Of Japan
Secretary, Ministryof Finance & Planning, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, and a high level delegation from the Ministry of Finance visited Japan in order to call on senior technocrats as well as to participate at the Sri Lanka Investment Seminar organized by Japan External Trade Organization [JETRO] in cl...
04.07.2014 - 08:25
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar
Following its huge success at the 1st Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar, the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association will be continuing its drive to enhance people to people contacts and bilateral trade connectivity between the two friendly countries. The Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar will be offer...
04.07.2014 - 13:01
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Neomal Perera officiates Sri Lanka Honorary Consulate in Zurich
After his appointment as Sri Lanka Honorary Consul for the Zurich Canton in March 2014 under the guidance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Vidarshana Munasinghe has arranged a series of events officiating his functions. In April, religious ceremonies were held at the Consulate. The declaration o...
04.07.2014 - 07:53
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Asian governments must combat hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples, says annual survey
Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality across Asia but is often ignored by the governments of the region, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) warns in its annual report. This year’s flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014, i...
03.07.2014 - 20:55
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Is there religious disharmony among communities in Sri Lanka? Who is adding fuel to the fire and fanning the flames?
Although disharmony is defined simply as lack of harmony or agreement, its synonyms like discord, friction, strife, conflict, hostility, acrimony, bad blood, enmity, feuding etc., describe the real meaning of the word. The question that is relevant in the context of the recent violence against some...
03.07.2014 - 17:28 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Listen Hindi Songs You Can Have The Comfort - Chief Minister Dayasri Jayasekara
Listening Hindi songs we can remove the stress. I am willing to listen Hindi songs after busy work, Chief Minister Dayasiri North Westen Province said yesterday when opening first Hindi library in North Western provincial capital - Kurunegala. “Since our childhood we love Hindi films and songs....
03.07.2014 - 13:42
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Lanka in global women biz breakthrough
Sri Lanka’s women biz are on the verge of a breakthrough on 02 July as Commonwealth said it has picked the country to be its pioneering training point for its int’l women entrepreneurship push. “What we are looking at is Sri Lanka to be the hub for face to face delivery of training-whether it’s a...
03.07.2014 - 12:50
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A landmark Judgement: European Court upholds French Ban of Islamic Niquab or face covering veil
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday 01/07/2014 in the matter of SAS V Government of France (Case No.43835/2011) upheld France's ban on wearing niqab or Burqa, full-face veils in public, rejecting arguments that the ban undermines freedoms of religion and expression and Muslim women’s’ r...
03.07.2014 - 08:38 By Jinadasa Bamunuarachchi - BA MA, Attorney at Law
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President Appoints Nine Members Public Service Commiss
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed nine members to the Public Service Commission (PSC) headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Sathya Hettige. The new Commission’s term will be for three years. Other members in the Commission are S.C.Mannapperuma, Ananda Seneviratne, N.H.Pathirana, S.Nad...
03.07.2014 - 00:02
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Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Rear Admiral Perera as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and promoted him to the rank of Vice Admiral with effect from 1st July 2014. Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy at a ceremonial function...
02.07.2014 - 11:32
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Is it Asthma or COPD?
Both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are chronic diseases involving airflow obstruction and are consequences of gene environment interaction. COPD includes progressive respiratory diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis and is characterized by decreased airflow over ti...
02.07.2014 - 09:28 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Marina Lanka Featured at World Marinas Conference in Istanbul
Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., – a Sri Lankan company servicing the yachting industry – was a key feature at the World Marinas Conference (WMC) held in Istanbul, recently. One of Marina Lanka’s projects was featured in prime position by Arrol Ltd., - the world’s No.1 independent marina consultancy firm –...
02.07.2014 - 02:38
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Hashemite Kingdom renews trade, wants to re-activate JC right away
The Hashemite Kingdom wants to renew its trade with Sri Lanka-with no less than a Joint Commission meet at its end. “Let us now get really practical. It is time to activate 2007 Agreement and start vigorous bilateral trade. We are open to all suggestions from Sri Lanka” said a keen Ambassador Hass...
02.07.2014 - 02:32
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Blimey! Modi Misses ‘Honeymoon’
The ‘acche din’ harbinger, Narendra Modi, has lamented that the pleasure of a ‘honeymoon’ has been unjustly denied to him since he occupied the prime ministerial office and heralded a government that is ‘decisive’, ‘transparent’ and morally upright. He does not state it, but obviously it is the spor...
02.07.2014 - 02:23 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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When will Israel’s Insanity Ends?
A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine:10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 – 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these t...
02.07.2014 - 02:11 By Mazin Qumsiyeh - Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
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