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Bond is Back – Visit Britain and The Great Britain Campaign
Bond is back in Spectre and VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign is once again utilizing 007’s iconic international profile to show the world what makes Britain GREAT. The British High Commission (BHC) in Colombo hosted an event at Westminster House, with the attendance of Prime Minister Ran...
07.11.2015 - 07:25
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My father Ossie
The 9th of November marks the 21st death anniversary of Ossie Abeyagoonasekera who was assassinated by the LTTE. He was not alone. The weeks preceding this day also mark the death anniversary of United National Party Presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayake, Dr.Gamini Wijesekera, Weerasinghe Mallim...
07.11.2015 - 07:15 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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Pakistan’s Commerce Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka on November 10th
The Federal Commerce Minister of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is arriving in Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit to boost bilateral investment and trade between the two friendly countries. He would be accompanied by a high powered business delegation consisting of cement, pharmaceutical,...
07.11.2015 - 07:01
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Burma: Calls for tolerance and respect for human rights during and after elections
The disenfranchisement of a significant proportion of the population in Burma, and ongoing human rights violations including discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities, are among the issues of concern ahead of the national elections on 8 November. Despite being the first openly-conteste...
06.11.2015 - 08:38
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2016 Budget will make life very easy for all - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has said that the Budget 2016 will make life very easy for all and everyone will be happy, especially the fixed wage earners. The Minister has said the government has no intention to put burden on the wage earners. In terms of taxation, the rich who evade will be...
06.11.2015 - 08:06
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Malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis
An additional investment of US$ 10.7 million has been announced by Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) to find more effective tools to control and eliminate TB, malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis. Dr BT Slingsby, CEO of GHIT Fund spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) before this anno...
06.11.2015 - 08:01 By Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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President Maithripala Sirisena meets Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a four day state visit to Thailand met the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at the Sra Pathum Palace yesterday – on Nov. 4. President Sirisena was warmly welcomed by the Princess at the Palace and said when she visited Sri Lanka she learnt the hos...
05.11.2015 - 08:53
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Indian Businessmen Donate Water Purification Plant and School Books To Rural Schools
A group of Indian businessmen arrived in Sri Lanka recently and ceremonially handed over a water purification plant donated by them to the Sri Rahula Maha Vidyalaya, Maradankadawala. The occasion was also attended by Lions District 306B2 Governor Lion S.K. Ravindran and First Lady Lion Mangaleshwar...
05.11.2015 - 08:03
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SCS, proxy wars and Sri Lanka
‘The enemy of your enemy is your friend.’ This old saying is reflected today in the precarious situation developing in the South China Sea. The possibility of it leading to a proxy war cannot be ruled out unless the tension building up in the region can be defused. China continuing its construction...
05.11.2015 - 07:51 By Janaka Perera
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Indonesia signs the historic Bali Declaration targeting the looming TB diabetes co-epidemic
After convening a two-day summit this week in Bali, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, together with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation, today signed the Bali Declaration, uniting more than 100 global health officials and exper...
05.11.2015 - 07:47 Citizen News Service
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The Asian Banker pronounced, Bank of Ceylon as the “Strongest Bank” in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s No.1 Bank, the Bank of Ceylon was named as the only “Strongest Bank” in Sri Lanka for the year 2015 by the Asian Banker, in an independent research carried by the region’s most authoritative provider of strategic business intelligence to the financial services community. The announcement...
05.11.2015 - 07:38
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India: Congress leaders meet president; accuse Modi government of sinister campaign!
As the aggressive Hindutva campaign is in its full swing, trying to create communal discord in a society known for communalization of politics, India’s former ruling party Congress president Sonia Gandhi MP and her son Rahul Gandhi MP on November 11 led the party's leaders and MPs in a march from Pa...
05.11.2015 - 07:32 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lankan President Appealed To Thai Business Community & Investors To further Business Ties With Sri Lanka
Thailand – Sri Lanka Business Forum was held under the patronage of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Bangkok. The President Maithripala Sirisena invited Thai investors and business community to make use of highly liberalized economic policies of Sri Lanka and enhance bi-lateral trade...
04.11.2015 - 08:15
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Who is investing in Sri Lankan real estate?
China, India and Hong Kong are the top three countries currently investing in the Sri Lankan real estate market, according to new research from online real estate platform, Lamudi Sri Lanka. Lamudi Sri Lanka ranked the leading countries investing in Sri Lanka based on foreign direct investment (FDI)...
04.11.2015 - 07:54
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Show mercy to the detunes - Anandasangaree
The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena for the immediate release of over 200 Tamils, popularly called political prisoners, who have been experiencing imprisonment for a number of years. The TULF President V. Anandasangaree, in a letter to Presiden...
04.11.2015 - 07:45
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Maldives rejects FBI report on bomb blast
The Maldives government insisted on Sunday its president had survived an assassination attempt on his boat even though the FBI found no evidence of a bomb blast that led to the arrest of his deputy. President Abdulla Yameen was unharmed in an explosion on his speedboat on September 28 that slight...
03.11.2015 - 08:35
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Sri Lanka President meets Thai PM – Bilateral talks begin
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a four day state visit to Thailand met the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the official residence of the Prime Minister today (Nov. 1). The President who arrived at the official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister was warmly welco...
03.11.2015 - 08:21
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Let us restart ‘80 landmark trade pact’-Rishad to the Philippines
As YoY bilateral trade jumped by 59%, Sri Lanka, looking to boost its trade with the fifth largest ASEAN nation, called for reactivation of its 1980 landmark agreement on 26 October in Metro Manila’s Pasaya City. “We have no doubts that the Philippines could become a key East Asian trade partner for...
03.11.2015 - 08:05
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Sri Lanka deports Maldivian teenager wanted in president's boat blast probe
: Sri Lanka on Monday deported a Maldivian teenager wanted in an investigation into an explosion on a boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, government and high commission officials said. The deportation comes after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had found no conclusive...
02.11.2015 - 20:54
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Avert the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic before it gets too late
The global picture presents a bleak scenario of the double burden of TB and diabetes, in so much as a communicable and a non-communicable disease seem to have joined hands to threaten public health. That's why the forthcoming first-ever Global TB Diabetes Summit in Indonesia becomes important for ga...
02.11.2015 - 10:17 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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