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Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast On Friday

Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday – 17th May.

Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast  On Friday
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Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast On Friday

Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday – 17th May.

Sri Lankan Muslims Begins Ramadan Fast  On Friday
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Another President’s man arrested and remanded

Another Sri Lanka President’s man, former State Timber Corporation Chairman Anuruddha Polgampola was arrested on 15th night by the Criminal Investigations Department, later produced in the courts and remanded till 18th May, by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Polgampola received his appointment letter Friday (04) evening from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official residence.
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Life size statue of Thiruvalluvar unveiled in NY

A life size statue of Tamil poet and savant Thiruvalluvar who gave the famous couplets 'Thirukkural' was unveiled in Tamil Christian Church in Middle Village, Queens, New York by Dr VG Santhosam, prominent industrialist of Chennai and President of World Tamil Association.

Karpoora Sundara Pandian, Dr Sundar Deva Prasad, V G Santhosam, Dr Ramiah and Swami Vipulananda
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Governments must take bold action to tackle non-communicable diseases - Commonwealth

In a new report commissioned by the Commonwealth, recommendations such as establishing 100 per cent smoke-free public spaces and introducing a 20 per cent sugar tax on soft drinks are set out in a bid to cut the number deaths related to unhealthy lifestyles.

Dr. Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika - Commonwealth health adviser
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Chairmen of State Media Institutions

Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed four Chairmen to state media institutions with immediate effect.

Mr. Siddi Mohamed Farook appointed as Chairman of the  SLBC by  Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera
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Sri Lankan and U.S. Doctors Pioneer First Robot-Assisted Surgery Onboard USNS Mercy

U.S. and Sri Lankan surgeons conducted the first ever robot-assisted surgery aboard the USNS Mercy on May 4. The joint team of multinational surgeons and medical professionals successfully completed a cholecystectomy, or gall bladder removal, on a Sri Lankan citizen using a Da Vinci XI Robot Surgical System.

Sri Lankan and U.S. Doctors Pioneer First Robot-Assisted Surgery Onboard USNS Mercy
Sri Lankan and U.S. Doctors Pioneer First Robot-Assisted Surgery Onboard USNS Mercy
Sri Lankan and U.S. Doctors Pioneer First Robot-Assisted Surgery Onboard USNS Mercy
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On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views

On the fuel price hike, two Finance Ministers – former and the present one, made comments. Their comments varied on many aspects – reasons for the price hike, as well as on details of how it could be avoided.

On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views
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No One Above The Law’ – Policy statement at the inauguration of the new session of the Parliament on May 8, 2018

President Sirisena, in a lengthy policy statement outlined the achievements of the Unity Government since he made the first policy statement when the 8th Parliament was convened following the General Election in August 2015.

No One Above The Law’ – Policy statement at the inauguration of the new session of the Parliament on May 8, 2018
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Student Exchange Program Between India And Sri Lanka

The High Commission of India facilitated a Youth Exchange Programme for the students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar – India (established in 1847) and The Royal College - Colombo( established in 1835) The delegation from Sanawar, led by Headmaster Vinay Pande, comprising two teachers and four students from Class 12, visited Sri Lanka from 26-30 April 2018.

Student Exchange Program Between India And Sri Lanka
Student Exchange Program Between India And Sri Lanka
Student Exchange Program Between India And Sri Lanka
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