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Regulating sale of anti-tuberculosis drugs hailed
The government of India’s notification which came into effect on 1st March 2014 aims to arrest irrational sale and use of anti-tuberculosis drugs (and other 45 third and fourth generation antibiotics). “The Union Health Ministry has notified amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940, in which...
22.03.2014 - 07:36 By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Joint Feasibility Study on the Sri Lanka – China Free Trade Agreement finalized
The finalization of the Joint Feasibility Study on the Sri Lanka - China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was announced by Wang Shouwen, Assistant Minister of Commerce of China and Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary Finance and Planning of Sri Lanka during their official meeting in Beijing on 11th March 2014...
22.03.2014 - 07:29
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Khushwant Singh missed his century by just one!
Renowned Indian writer, editor and translator Khushwant Singh died on 20 March aged 99. Singh Achieved acclaim for his classics like ‘Train to Pakistan’, ‘I shall not hear the nightingale’ and ‘Delhi’. ‘Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun’: that’s a lift from the epitaph Khushwant Singh...
22.03.2014 - 06:35 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President Congratulates New Chilean President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has, in a message, congratulated the new President of Chile Michelle Bachelet who was sworn in last week as the country’s next president after winning elections in December of last year. “Your Excellency’s return to a second term in office is a manifestation of the trust...
22.03.2014 - 06:20
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“No Indian vote against Sri Lanka” but “a strong bi-lateral neighbourhood policy
The above Caption summariseswhat Satya Moorthy wrote in Ceylon Today newspaper dated 13th March 2014. The article had been originally featured in the Observer Research Foundation, Chennai Chapter. Satya Moorthy’s article which was entitled “Why India should not vote against Sri Lanka at UNHCR ” wou...
22.03.2014 - 06:15 By Bandu de Silva
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Kamalendran rejected his dismissal from the EPDP
Kandasamy Kamalendran, one of the three the murder suspect and the Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council informed the Courts that he was not prepared to accept his dismissal from the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party he represents. He told the Kayts Magistrate court when the...
21.03.2014 - 11:09 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Ambassadors of Korea and Palestine Pay Farewell Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka Mr. Jong-moon Choi and the Ambassador of Palestine in Sri Lanka Dr. Anwar H. Al Agha paid farewell calls on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday at Temple Trees . Mr. Choi thanked President Rajapaksa for his support and also stated that the Pr...
21.03.2014 - 08:30
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Sri Lanka Tourism receives tremendous response in Southern China
Sri Lanka Tourism received a tremendous response from travel agencies and travel media from Shenzhen and Guangzhou at Sri Lanka Tourism promotional activities. The promotional events were organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau together with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on the sid...
21.03.2014 - 08:15
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The Pathfinder Foundation Signs Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with Vivekananda International Foundation
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has signed an MOI with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi on first week of March 2014. This follows a recent meeting Milinda Moragoda, Founder, PF had with Ajit Doval, Director of VIF in New Delhi. The two Foundations will work towards enhancing...
21.03.2014 - 08:09
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Gender Violence Increases HIV Vulnerability
Is there a cure for HIV? The success stories of Timothy Brown and the two Boston patients, who rid themselves of the HIV cells through bone marrow transplants, led to hopes that a cure had finally been found. This was further boosted by the fact that the transplants received by them were diametric...
21.03.2014 - 07:59 By Swapna Majumdar, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Kite Festival 2014: Galle Face, on 23rd March
Flying a kite is a relaxing wonderful past time for many, especially children. Making a kite and flying a kite is not only an art but a science as well. Records indicate that the earliest Kite fliers were Chinese. Kite flying is known to bring about friendship, togetherness, develop aesthetic...
21.03.2014 - 07:49 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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Missing Persons Commission Commences Sittings in the East
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of persons from the Northern and Eastern Provinces who went missing during the period 1990–2009 commenced its first public sittings in the eastern part of the country in the Batticaloa District today (20 March). The public hearings will take place f...
21.03.2014 - 07:35
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BIMSTEC - Sri Lanka’s Next FTA ?
The third BIMSTEC Heads of Government Summit concluded on the 14th of March 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw , Mynamar where very significant decisions were taken in order to accelerate the economic growth and social progress in the sub-region. The theme of this third BIMSTEC Heads of Government Summit wa...
21.03.2014 - 07:52 By T.K.Premadasa
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Myanmar's political dialogue amid doubts?
Myanmar government cannot manage getting hold of its target for end of hostilities in ethnic areas. After President U Thein Sein took office, his government looks like ignoring its own promises – good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation etc. – made during the presidential inaugu...
20.03.2014 - 07:45 By – Zin Linn
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Ambassador of Sri Lanka calls on Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan
Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan, Yoshitaka Shindo, last Friday, to discuss issues of mutual interest and relevance to both the countries as well as of the scheduled visit of Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella...
20.03.2014 - 07:29
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Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan released from detention
Mr Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan who had been taken into Police custody and were produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court yesterday (18th March) and released on bail. Both were arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in Kilinochchi on 16th March 2014, due to their presen...
19.03.2014 - 17:32
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Sri Lanka participates at ITB 2014 in Berlin
Sri Lanka has been again represented prominently at the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show taking place every year in the German capital. More than 174,000 visitors, among them 114,000 trade visitors, and 11,000 represented companies including tour operators, booking engines, destin...
19.03.2014 - 06:53
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“Ambassador’s Cup ”Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
A six a side cricket tournament for the “Ambassador’s Cup “ organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy was held recently in Havana, with the participation of 6 teams, comprising Sri Lankan and Cuban students, as well as well-wishers who played in the matches with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The t...
19.03.2014 - 06:42
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China to support Sri Lanka at Geneva vote
China will support Sri Lanka at the crucial vote on the resolution to be moved by the United States against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the end of this month, Chinese Deputy Ambassador in Colombo Ren Faqiang said. China considers that winning peace after ending the war i...
19.03.2014 - 06:32
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Clarification on the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari
As an act of clarification on the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari , Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva circulated a statement, for the information of the Permanent Missions attached to the UN in Geneva. Sri Lanka yesterday informed the UNHRC...
19.03.2014 - 06:20
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