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Defense Attorney Namal Rajapaksa representing Lanka’s global brand credibility next
The new team-lead of Sri Lanka’s foremost global accreditation agency guarding its exports in international markets is a Defense Attorney cum former Presidential candidate-and he wants a stronger global trade role for his institution, as revealed on 18 March. “SLAB is playing an important role in sa...
21.03.2015 - 07:20
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President Srisena To Visit Indonesia in April
President Maithripala Sirisena has confirmed his participation at the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference (AAC) and 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) in Jakarta, Bandung (West Java), on April 22-24. According to Antara News the confirmation was rece...
21.03.2015 - 07:12
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Sri Lankan President commends Vietnam’s rapid agricultural growth
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Vietnam’s rapid agricultural and industrial growth is a good example for other developing countries such as Sri Lanka to emulate. He said that Sri Lanka would like to follow the successful Vietnamese methods of utilization of modern technology to enhanc...
21.03.2015 - 06:57
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Patton inspected Secretariat toilets, said to privatize for the upkeep
Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton said he was contemplating to privatize cleaning and upkeep of the toilets of the Civil Secretariat Office and it’s Complex at Kohima. Making surprise inspections of the toilets including common toilets in the Civil Secretariat Office and its Complex here Friday, the...
21.03.2015 - 06:49 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Hold tobacco industry liable: Turn the cost-benefit ratio upside down
Despite loads of credible and scientifically robust evidence that tobacco kills and is a common risk factor for major non-communicable diseases (NCDs), public health programmes have achieved limited success in controlling tobacco epidemic. With over 6 million tobacco-related deaths every year, the w...
20.03.2015 - 09:27 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Vulnerable, flood-affected villages in Batticaloa receive clean water and sanitation assistance
The United States inaugurated today a clean water assistance program for at-risk communities in the Batticaloa district. Government Agent for Batticaloa Ms. P.S.M. Charles also attended the ceremony. Many local residents still face significant challenges brought by intense flooding in the past few...
20.03.2015 - 09:14
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Rs 189 crore sanctioned for Medical College in Nagaland: P Longon
Minister for Health and Family Welfare P Longon informed the House that Rs 189 crore had already been sanctioned by the Government of India for the construction of the Medical College in Nagaland and for which 135.90 acres of land belonging to P Khel of Kohima Village had been acquired. He, however,...
20.03.2015 - 09:01
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Solar Eclipse 2015: Europe geared up for triple celestial phenomena
Europeans are gearing themselves up for a rare set of celestial phenomena with a major solar eclipse at the centre of the spectacle today. By complete coincidence, the Moon is going to be a big moon, known as Supermoon, owing to its position being the closest to the Earth while in orbit – and hence,...
20.03.2015 - 08:32 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Foreign Minister Mangala Ssmaraweera on money laundering and financing of terrorism
Presenting amendments to the United Nations Act giving effect in Sri Lanka to the UN Security Council Resolutions against money laundering and financing of terrorism, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera made a Statement in the Parliament on March 18, 2015.
20.03.2015 - 08:26
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28 School children admitted to hospital due to poison in drinking water
Twenty eight students of Erlali Sri Murugan School, located at Chunnakam were being treated at the Telippilai and Jaffna hospitals after they had consumed poisoned water in the morning. The students are out of danger as the water in the tank had not been fully poisoned. Police Media Unit (PMU) said...
20.03.2015 - 08:09
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General Sarath Fonseka (1970–2009) promoted to the rank of Field Marshal
: Yesterday, Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka, who has been earlier virtually drummed out of the Army, has been yesterday promoted to the rank of Field Marshal by President Maithripala Sirisena. The four-star General Sarath Fonseka (1970–2009) will become Sri Lanka’s first Field...
20.03.2015 - 07:45
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First Reforms, Dissolution Later – President Maithri
President Maithripala Sirisena said the top priority of the government is to fulfill the promise of constitutional reforms and the process has already been initiated with the presenting of the 19th Amendment. He added the dissolution of Parliament could be decided after the amendments to the constit...
19.03.2015 - 08:12
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Where there is a will there is a way: Teeja Devi
55 years old Teeja Devi was born in village Bargadavaan in a family of farm laborers. The youngest of 4 siblings, her father died even before she was born. A father less Teeja had a tough childhood. She grew up amid fields, and from early childhood farming became part of her daily life. Teeja studi...
19.03.2015 - 07:53 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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USA, Iran close in on deal, despite differences!
The six top world powers - United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany are trying to hammer out a nuclear deal with Iran on behalf of UNSC that would lift sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. The parties have set a June 30 deadline to finalize an accord, but hop...
19.03.2015 - 07:43 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lanka leads the International Women’s Day celebrations in Cuba
On the occasion of the “ International Women’s Day 2015 “, the Asian Ladies Association ( ALA ), comprising the spouses of Ambassadors and diplomats based in Cuba under the Chair of Mrs. Ramanika Dissanayake, wife of the Sri Lankan Ambassador, organized 2 mega events, namely a “ Walk Rally “ and...
19.03.2015 - 07:24
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Evening to be held on Saturday, 22nd March 2015
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association (SLPAFA) in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission Colombo will be organizing a fun-filled Fund Raising Friendship Evening on 21st March 2015, at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Fort, Colombo 1 for the 3rd consecutive year. The event is expected to draw...
19.03.2015 - 07:05
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Brussels taskforce in Colombo next week for GSP+ redux
As bilateral trade with EU crossed the $5Bn mark for the first time and after months of speculation and vibes on the coveted GSP Plus, EU announced on 18 March the actual start of the recovery process will commence right here in Colombo as early as next week-and setting the record straight on the GS...
18.03.2015 - 18:06
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Lanka calls its R&D to push for Mod-Trad food
In an effort to overcome issues posed by rising fast food lifestyle to its consumers, Sri Lanka called its R&D players in food sector to focus on more and more Mod-Trad innovations-and the Lankan customers consume almost 7000 tonnes of food items annually, as announced on 16 March. “Increased...
18.03.2015 - 09:35
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President Maithripala Srisena – “Preferential Voting System should be changed”
President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with leaders and representatives of political parties on the proposed changes to the electoral system where he said that he is of the view that Preferential Voting System should be changed and moves are underway to introduce a new system as per the election...
18.03.2015 - 09:07
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Burma: Use of religious defamation laws indicate deterioration in fundamental freedoms
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed that it, “continues to be deeply concerned about the violations of freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression in Burma, amid growing religious intolerance, as illustrated by two current cases of “religious defamation.” In a press relea...
18.03.2015 - 07:52
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