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U.S. and Sri Lanka Discuss Disaster Preparedness Ahead of South-Western Monsoons

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman and Minister of Justice Thalatha Atukorale handed over houses funded by USAID to families affected by landslides in Nivithigala, Ratnapura.
120 families in Ratnapura affected by landslides received new transitional houses funded by USAID.
(Left to right) USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, USAID/OFDA Advisor Dr. Michael Ernst, and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Ambassador Atul Keshap met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.
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Outcome Of Modi Visit To Nepal

K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal told his country’s Parliament that his Indian counterpart’s third visit to the Himalayan nation has taken bilateral relations to ‘new heights’.

At Janaki Temple
Prime Minister Modi and Oli jointly laid the foundation stone for the 900 MW Arun III Hydropower Project
Modi at Muktinath
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Sri Lanka Army To Release more lands in Jaffna Districts in June 2018

Sri Lanka Army has decided to release some more lands, in three separate locations in the Vasavilan area located in the Jaffna district.

Gnanavairavar Kovil located on Kadduwan
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Letter From America: The psychopathology of a settler state called Israel

This year, the Government of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday in what may well be described as brutal, blatant, murderous, thuggish and shameful.

Letter From America: The psychopathology of a settler state called Israel
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Google offers Our Sunday Columnist a Full Developer Scholarship

Google has offered a full scholarship to Hemantha Abeywardena, a Sunday Columnist of the Asian Tribune, in order to train him as a mobile web specialist.

Google offers Our Sunday Columnist a Full Developer Scholarship
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NPF President’s attempts to polarize electorates on religious lines unacceptable - Merentoshi

NDPP has come down heavily on NPF for trying to polarize the people of Nagaland on “religious lines” for their narrow political mileage in the ensuing by-election to the Lok Sabha slated for May 28 this month.

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Why they protect Israel, veteran journalists are confused

Robert Fisk the veteran journalist based in Middle Eastern region is saddened with Israeli atrocities on unarmed Palestinians.

Are Palestinians Non-people?
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A Total Investment USD – 675 mn For Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program

The Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program is one of the major ongoing investment program currently being implemented under the loan assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). " class="caption" align="right" />

Dr. R H S Samarathunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB Sri Lanka Resident Mission on behalf of ADB, signed the two Loan Agreements to obtain USD 210 million on 18th May 2018 at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
A Total Investment USD – 675 mn  For  Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program
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Rohana Wijeweera's killing - still a mystery

On July 30, 1983, along with the Nawa Sama Samaja Party and the Communist Party, the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP - People's Liberation Front), led by Rohana Wijeweera, was proscribed by President J R Jayewardene.

 I have met Rohana Wijeweera when he was kept in custody at  “Hammond Hiel,” in Jaffna in the latter part of 1971 and managed to spend more than three hours with him to discuss various topics which were current during that period of time. - File Photo
Srimathie Chithrangani Fernando, wife of JVP's founding leader Rohana Wijeweera, filed a case at Commercial High Court today  November 13, 2015, demanding the prevention of the printing and publication of seven of her late husband's books
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Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September

The Makkah Region Development Authority has announced the completion of field work on the Haramain Express Train - linking Islam’s holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah.The train will be managed with a world-class operating system and will connect the province of Jeddah to Makkah via a 78-km double-track line.

Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September
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Lord Buddha’s Holy Relics returned back to Pakistan

The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila were taken back to Pakistan yesterday, after conclusion of a three-week long exposition at various locations in Sri Lanka.

Minister of Sustainable Development Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Monks paying homage to Sacred Relics at BIA
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