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President Sirisena to meet Pope
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to leave for Italy today for a two-day official visit. During his visit, the President is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis and a host of other leaders. The meeting with the Pope for bilateral discussions would be his second meeting since a...
13.12.2015 - 07:46
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Embarkation Tax slightly increased by US$05/=
The embarkation taxi levied on travelers departing Sri Lanka will be slightly increased from US$ 25 to US$ 30 from January 1 next year in keeping with a Budget proposal. “Accordingly, the previous levy which was around Rs. 3,250 will be increased to Rs. 4,500 with effect from January 1,” Civil Avia...
13.12.2015 - 05:34
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“Stay strong and face the future with courage” - President to Kusal Perera
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday telephoned Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Janith Perera , who is suspended by the International Cricket Council over dope charges, and encouraged him “to stay strong and face the future with courage”. In a tweet message, President said “I phoned Kusal J Perera th...
12.12.2015 - 22:18
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Minister Nuklutoshi to release book - “Narendra Modi And Naga Peace Accord”
Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering, Nuklutoshi will formally release a book entitled “Narendra Modi And Naga Peace Accord” written by Oken Jeet Sandham, Senior Journalist, Nagaland, on December 13, 2015, at 1:30 PM at Hotel Japfu, Kohima. The Book mostly focused on the Pri...
11.12.2015 - 07:17
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Indian PM Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year
India and Pakistan have been busy conducting active diplomatic exercises to reset their bilateral policies. Pakistan long a back invited Indian PM Mod to visit as early as possible and restart the ailing relationship. As the result of prolonged diplomacy, Indian has agreed to send its PM to visit Pa...
10.12.2015 - 08:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Who would like to meet him, leave alone the London Mayor?
Donald Trump who is now strongly campaigning for a Muslim ban in the US is traced to an immigrant ancestry. While his paternal record is traced to Germany his maternal lineage is from Scotland and his wife is from Slovenia. It is also on record he has called for banning immigrants from various c...
10.12.2015 - 08:20 By S.H.Moulana
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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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