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Letter From America: The World Disorder – Part 3

Thanks to the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen continues to bleed for the last three years. The country is wrecked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen's unpopular government.

 Letter From  America: The World Disorder – Part 3
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Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank

A Round Table Discussion on “Marine Environment Pollution in Sri Lanka” was organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka(INSSSL) on 11th October. Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara, the General Manager-Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) at Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, highlighted the gravity of marine pollution in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank
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Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar

After months of deliberations, Pakistan is left with no choice but to turn to the IMF, the lender of last resort, for a bailout, seeking a staggering loan, $8 billion – for the 19th time.

Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar
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Chief Of Defence Staff Appointed To Implement National Plan To Reduce Death Caused By Drowning

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to implement a National Plan to reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning which has come to an alarming rate.

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne
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India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Applications From Estate Workers Children Entertained By Indian High Commission For Educational Scholarship

Applications are invited from the children of estate workers, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET). These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students undergoing Vocational/Technical education in any other Government Technical Colleges in Sri Lanka.

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G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks

In his capacity as G-24 chairman, Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, called on developed countries to reinforce global trade and action to contain global economic risks.

G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
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30 Sri Lankan Police undergo Industrial Security Training in India

A team of 30 Sri Lankan Police Officers participated in a comprehensive training program on Industrial Security at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad, India. The course was organised from 24th to 28th of September.

30 Sri Lankan Police undergo Industrial Security Training in India
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Pakistan High Commissioner called on Foreign Minister

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan shaking hand with Foreign Minister
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Bangladesh court sentences 19 people to death and 19 others to life for 2004 grenade attack

A court in Bangladesh on Wednesday (today) sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for their roles in a deadly 2004 grenade attack on a rally organized by the then-opposition party Awami League, which is now in power.

Tarique Rahman, son of former Bangladesh PM and BNP chief Khaleda Zia File Photo
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Sri Lanka Plans to outline its position in the annual gathering of Groups of 24 developing nations

Global finance and reserve bank chiefs will gather this week in Bali, Indonesia for the annual gathering of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank amid rising concern over trade war and risks of global economic crisis.

Sri Lanka Plans to outline its position in the annual gathering of Groups of 24 developing nations
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U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna

Chargé d'affaires Robert Hilton today inaugurated a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and totals more than 23 million Sri Lankan rupees ($140,000).

U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
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2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill. (Budget 2019) for the first reading in Parliament.

2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament
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MR Off Course On Trump

It always alarms me when our leaders misunderstand something as important as basic economics and technology. That tells its own story. On the subject of US President Trump, the rise of the almighty Dollar and his economic policies that have brought such an economic transformation to the US economy, first it should be said that he has some really top-notch economists at his elbow. They speak common-sense about the US economy.

MR Off Course On Trump
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