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Lanka Factory Index strengthens
Despite cost pressures, Sri Lanka’s manufacturing signalled an expansion in the first quarter–while the country’s global competitiveness ranking moved up by three notches. “The Factory Industry Production Index that stood at 106.4 this January strengthened and by March it increased to 115.9. I am al...
28.06.2014 - 07:39
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18 killed, 30 injured in AP blaze after gas pipeline bursts
A 20-year –old gas pipeline burst yesterday on the Andhra Pradesh coast and the leaping flames at Nagram village some short distance from Rajhamundry town quickly swept through nearby houses and coconut plantations, leaving behind 18 dead and at least 30 with severe burns. The dead include three...
28.06.2014 - 07:22 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Global medical supplier in town, scouting for Lanka entry
A leading global electrosurgical gear maker with nanotech capacity is scouting Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector for entry. “We are gold standard in terms of electrosurgical gear and operating theatre equipment. In Sri Lanka we are looking for turnkey hospital projects to start with” said Tugrul Karagul...
28.06.2014 - 07:15
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….Now the saree diplomacy between India and Bangladesh
It is time for saree diplomacy in the South Asian region. What started of as a one –off affair a month ago between India and Pakistan, has now reached Dhaka marking the first stand alone foreign visit of Sushma Swaraj, the Indian External Affairs Minister. Former premier Khaleda Zia presented two...
28.06.2014 - 07:04 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations, Maldivian Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
“This is the fifth occasion Your Excellency is visiting Maldives, and you are the first foreign leader to visit our country after the current President assumed duties. Your Excellency, your visit is a milestone in our friendly relations,” said Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon...
28.06.2014 - 06:53
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Karunanidhi ridicules Jaya Amma’s claims on Cauvery issue
The old Dravidian warriors in Chennai are back at their old game of attacking each other on water – Cauvery, Mullaperiyar and a host of rivers. The latest round of snipping was set in motion by Jayalalithaa Jayaram, though accidentally. The AIADMK supremo is still basking in the glory of decimati...
28.06.2014 - 06:43 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations, Maldivian Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
“This is the fifth occasion Your Excellency is visiting Maldives, and you are the first foreign leader to visit our country after the current President assumed duties. Your Excellency, your visit is a milestone in our friendly relations,” said Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon...
28.06.2014 - 06:36
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3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland successfully concluded the 3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014 on the 12th June 2014 at the Zurich Yacht Club in Zurich, Switzerland. After the end of the 30 years of long...
28.06.2014 - 06:23
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President Rajapaksa Agrees to Assist Education Development in Maldives
President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to assist secondary and higher education sectors in the Maldives in every possible way. President pledged this in response to a request made by Vice President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed when he called on President Rajapaksa at the Kurumba Island Resort ye...
27.06.2014 - 15:58
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SAPRI condemns recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) and the Members of its Forum for Inter-Faith Dialogue (FIFaD) have vehemently condemned the recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala, which has led to the tragic deaths of three persons, injuries to scores of others and the wanton...
27.06.2014 - 08:15
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British Foreign Secretary Welcomes Announcement of UN Investigation Team on Sri Lanka
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has welcomed the appointment of a team of experts to investigate alleged abuses in Sri Lanka. A statement by the UN Commissioner, made on 25 June, announces the appointment of international experts to the team investigating alleged abuses by both parties to the...
27.06.2014 - 07:29
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Sri Lanka and Maldives Sign Three Bilateral Agreements
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives, and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) yesterday (June 25) at the President’s Office in Malé. The agreement between the health sectors, signed by...
27.06.2014 - 07:12
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NCP cannot suspend members of other political party: Dr TM Lotha
The news of the formal merger of three NCP MLAs, Dr TM Lotha, Imtilemba Sangtam and Mmhonlumo Kikon, with the BJP in Nagaland, which was done on June 16, 2014, refuse to die down as the NCP National Party continues to mislead the general public on the “merger” with the BJP in Nagaland. Reacting t...
27.06.2014 - 07:02 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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ANF’s Role in Anti Drug Campaign
All over the world, millions of people are drug addicts due to various reasons like, depression, injustice, bad company, poverty and lust of becoming rich through shortcuts. Some of the people involve themselves in drug trafficking and do not even care about the strictness of the respective countr...
27.06.2014 - 06:50 By Zaheerul Hassan
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President Rajapaksa and Former Maldivian President in Friendly Talks
Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom yesterday (June 25) evening called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is on a state visit to the island state at the President’s Office in Malé. During the friendly and the cordial discussion, the two veteran leaders exchanged views on number of mat...
26.06.2014 - 18:21
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We Do Not Approve External Pressure, Will Always Support Sri Lanka, Maldivian President Tells President Rajapaksa
“Our two countries have been very good neighbors for a long time. We do not approve undue external pressure over countries. That is why the Maldives consistently stood for Sri Lanka at international fora. We will continue to do so shoulder to shoulder with Sri Lanka,” Maldivian President Abdulla Ya...
26.06.2014 - 18:10
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Genocide In The Name Of Religion
The world has grown accustomed to a gentle image of Buddhism defined by the self-effacing words of the Dalai Lama, the global popularity of Buddhist-inspired meditation and postcard-perfect scenes from Southeast Asia and beyond of crimson-robed, barefoot monks receiving alms from villagers at dawn....
26.06.2014 - 08:08
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Leading Members of Sri Lankan Expats in Toronto meet to discuss
On the initiative of a few leading members of Sri Lankan expats living in Toronto, a concerned group of over thirty members both as representatives of different community associations as well as in their individual capacities met on Thursday, the 18th of June, 2014 at 7.30 p.m. at the Toronto Mahavi...
26.06.2014 - 07:54
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Adverse Economic Impact of Ethno-Religious Violence : Unite to Counter the Ugly Head of Extremism
Political stability and social harmony are crucial for creating a conducive enabling environment for sustained development and upliftment of the lives of all Sri Lankans. Any instability on these fronts has serious adverse implications for development. The recent violent disturbances in the country...
26.06.2014 - 07:46
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Tackle hepatitis C to save people living with HIV
The WHO recognizes that the ‘silent epidemic’ of viral hepatitis affects a large part of the world’s population causing over 1.4 million deaths every year, yet remains largely unknown or ignored. It is estimated that 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and more t...
26.06.2014 - 07:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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