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Indian Government supported Cultural Centre in Jaffna : Nearing completion

Under the leadership and direction of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province and youth Affairs, the Government of India has extended a generous support to build an Iconic cultural centre in Jaffna (adjoining to the Jaffna Public Library- Pullukulum) at a cost of Rs.1,800 Mn with 12 floors of luring tower, auditorium, museum,display gallery and floating stage.

V.Sivagnanasothy
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ACMC to involve in Kalmunai issue

Members of Kalmunai Muslim community praised the Leader of ACMC on August 5 for his efforts to solve the Kalmunai Divisional Secretariat issue peacefully. ACMC leader meanwhile urged the Kalmunai representatives to work for an amicable and sustainable solution, rather than rushing for quick answers.

ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen looks on as SLMC MP H. M. M. Harees (centre) explains in Colombo on 5 Augu
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High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million

The Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs has allocated Rs.2,150 Million for major development initiatives and is in the process of expeditiously implementing the programmes and projects.

High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
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Response to Indian Announcements on Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

In a statement released by the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, it has strongly condemned the Indian Government for changing the status of disputed Jammu & Kashmir state.

Response to Indian Announcements on Occupied Jammu & Kashmir
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A Hilton Perspective

Hilton’s President for Asia Pacific, Alan Watts believes the future for Sri Lanka’s tourism and leisure industry remains unstoppable. Passionate about hotels and hospitality, Watts started out as a breakfast waiter at a hotel in Christchurch in New Zealand, and is a strong believer in the hospitality sector’s potential to build careers from scratch.

 Alan Watts -Hilton’s President for Asia Pacific
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TB is preventable & curable: Zero new infection & zero deaths must become a reality

TB is preventable, treatable and curable. Science shows how can we effectively prevent, accurately diagnose, treat with effective regimen, and eventually cure TB.

TB is preventable & curable: Zero new infection & zero deaths must become a reality
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Colombo’s Pro Food-Pro Pack braves safety concerns and notches 25% more visitors

Sri Lanka’s most comprehensive food and packaging International trade fair the Profood Propack & Agbiz 2019 expo launched Friday 2 August has recorded 25% more visitors in comparison to last year, beating all present concerns of safety and security surrounding such public events in the country. " class="caption" align="right" />

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen visits Pro Food Pro Pack 2019  expo in Colombo on 4 August.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen visits his Ministry’S pavilion at Pro Food Pro Pack 2019  expo in Colombo on 4 August.
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Crossing the English Channel on Hoverboard: Franky Zapata finally made it on Sunday!

The West has been producing inventors for centuries, who in turn revolutionized the world we live in; it has been producing daredevils too, perhaps not in the same proportion. Very rarely, however, do you see folks who are a cross between the two, even in the West. Franky Zapata, a Frenchman, is one such breed, indeed.

Crossing the English Channel on Hoverboard: Franky Zapata finally made it on Sunday!
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Sri Lanka Spearheaded the “World Youth Skills Day 2019” at the United Nations Headquarters

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in year 2014 and declared July 15th as the “World Youth Skills Day” which will be celebrated every year.

Group photo at the 'World Youth Skills Day 2019' commemoration event at the UN Headquarters.
Sri Lanka Spearheaded the “World Youth Skills Day 2019” at the United Nations Headquarters
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Gandhi Nagar - Model Village built with Indian assistance inaugurated in Batticaloa

In a special event, held at the Gandhi Nagar, Batticaloa, - Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs in Batticaloa District was inaugurated and the completed houses are handed over to the beneficiaries.

Gandhi Nagar - Model Village built with Indian assistance inaugurated in Batticaloa
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Preventing TB is rooted in medical ethics and human rights

With quarter of world’s population infected with latent TB (not active TB disease), and in the light of scientific fact that every new case of active TB disease comes from this pool of population infected with latent TB, the writing on the wall is clear: we cannot put TB prevention on the blindspot anymore if we are to eliminate TB globally.

Preventing TB is rooted in medical ethics and human rights
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First day of Hajj confirmed as on Aug. 9

The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed Thursday that the crescent moon of Dhu Al-Hijjah had been sighted.

Muslim worshippers pray and circumambulate around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah. (File/AFP)
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A Farewell Letter From An Expat

Foreigners who have come to this country to toil as guest workers are occasionally misrepresented in some parts of the media, as money-hungry parasites who have no interest, other than padding their pockets and everything else be damned. That is a grossly unfair characterization of most of the millions of expatriates who came in the last five decades, to help transform this country from a sparse desert into a thriving nation.

A Farewell Letter From An Expat
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Is Universal Health Coverage an opportunity to end AIDS and TB?

At the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019, a special United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) will be held on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). 193 countries have promised to deliver on UHC by 2030 by committing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Is Universal Health Coverage an opportunity to end AIDS and TB?
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