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“Aliens do exit!” Lockheed Martin Scientist in Extraordinary Claim
Judging by the airtime taken by three major, global television channels – Discovery, National Geographic and History – in broadcasting lengthy programmes on the subjects of supernatural every single day, it makes perfect sense to assume that the cumulative public interest in extra-terrestrials or al...
02.11.2014 - 08:16 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka Government Finalizing Arrangements for Pope’s Visit to Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Government is currently in the process of making all the necessary arrangements for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis I to the island. This was disclosed by the Government Media. The visit is taking place following an invitation extended to Pope Francis by President Mahinda Rajap...
02.11.2014 - 06:57
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Reminiscence of Revolutionary Leader Phani Bhusan Majumder (1902-1981)
Today is the 33rd death anniversary of late celebrated revolutionary Phani Bhushan Majumder. Phani Bhusan Majumder (1901-1981), was born in 1901 at Sendia m Madaripur under greater Faridpur district, he had his early education at Madaripur High School and graduated from Vidyasaagar College , Calcut...
02.11.2014 - 06:50 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Maldives sent in its condolence message to mudslide victims' families
Maldivian people and the Government have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and to the bereaved families who were affected by the devastating mudslide that hit the Meeriyabedda tea plantation near the town of Haldummulla, causing the loss of many innocent liv...
02.11.2014 - 06:38
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World Buddhist Population: Pre-eminence of Mahayana Tradition
It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly underestimated. This led to the marked underestimation of the total Buddhist population of the world. Informatio...
02.11.2014 - 06:21 By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
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Government of India Assistance of SLR 5 million Disaster Relief
To meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda region of the Badulla district in Uva Province, the Government of India has announced Sri Lankan Rupees 5 million worth of immediate relief as emergency humanitarian assistance. The High Commission of India in Colombo and the A...
02.11.2014 - 05:57
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Pakistan ready to assist Sri Lanka on relief and rehabilitation efforts
Pakistan has have expressed great sorrow while offering its condolences to the loss of precious human lives and colossal damage to infrastructure due to the landslide in Badulla District and offered to assist in any way to meet Sri Lanka’s urgent requirements, especially in relief and rehabilitation...
01.11.2014 - 15:57
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Relentless pursuit to re-build dilapidated school for the poor
A dedicated school headmistress in rural Tamil Nadu on seeing the plight of students due to shortage of space has decided to construct a new building to accommodate more students in a government school in a hamlet of Thuluvapushpagiri near Polur in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. The students...
01.11.2014 - 13:32 By Prakash M. Swamy
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Pakistan Offers Assistance to the Sri Lankan Landslide Victims
The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi along with the entire staff of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka express their deep sympathy and grief on the tragic loss of life and property caused by the recent landslide in Badulla District. The Government of Pakistan is abrea...
01.11.2014 - 13:16
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‘Deepavali Festival of Light’ celebrated in London
Members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK, joined staff members of the Sri Lanka Mission in celebrating Deepavali in the form of a “Festival of Light” at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 23rd October, 2014. A significant day on the Hindu calendar, Deepavali is widely celebrated amo...
01.11.2014 - 07:13
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Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line
Close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, IRCON International (IRCON), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, achieved yet another milestone with the completion of a...
31.10.2014 - 19:52
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President; Express Condolences on Koslanda Landslide
Four new ambassadors and one high commissioner presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (Oct. 30) evening: 1. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland 2. Mr. Tomasz Lukaszuk, Ambassador of Poland 3. Mr. Tarik Ahsan, High Commi...
31.10.2014 - 19:41
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U.S. Embassy Statement On Badulla District Landslides
The United States extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides in Koslanda. The US Embassy statement further stated: We stand ready to assist the Government and victims as they mourn the loss of loved ones, treat the injured, and a...
31.10.2014 - 06:12
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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the State Secretary Markus Ederer of the German Federal Foreign Office at his office. While highlighting on current socio-economic advancement of the country, Ambassador Amunugama elaborated on the initiatives taken by his Government towards nati...
31.10.2014 - 06:09
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Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection
"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a ch...
31.10.2014 - 06:04 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka led a trade delegation from Sri Lanka to participate at the International Chamber of Commerce Conference on Global Economic Recovery which was held in Dhaka on 25-26th October 2014. On the sidelines of the Conference, nine Sri Lankan companies included in th...
31.10.2014 - 05:54
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‘Still hopeful deaths would not rise’-Rishad
Sorrow about the biggest natural disaster in Sri Lanka since the 2004 Tsunami devastation is deeply felt, and shared. “We share the deep sorrow of the families of the victims who perished in the Koslanda landslide. And we pray for all” states Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and...
30.10.2014 - 07:32
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Former Al-Badr Chief Nizami To Die For War Crimes In Bangladesh
Present Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer and former al-Badr chief Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity including genocide, torture and rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the three-member Interna...
30.10.2014 - 07:22 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a Sri Lanka Food festival, “Sri Lankan Cuisine”, accompanied by traditional dance performances at the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lump...
30.10.2014 - 07:09
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WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union...
30.10.2014 - 06:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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