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Plain Packaging on cigarette packets in Sri Lanka?

The Cabinet of Sri Lanka has approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, says Minister of Health.

Plain Packaging on cigarette packets in Sri Lanka?
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Pakistan’s National Defense University Delegation in Sri Lanka

A twenty -one - member delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Major General Fiaz Hussain Shah is currently visiting Sri Lanka on a foreign study tour from April 15 to 19, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj Gen  (R) Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat with visiting NDU delegation
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The Buddhist Way to Happiness

In his book “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind”, Professor Harari states that Buddhists have studied systematically the causes of happiness and the essence of happiness, which is the reason for the growing interest in the scientific community, both in the philosophy and meditation practices in Buddhism.

The Buddhist Way to Happiness
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Sri Lanka Cleaning Workers Strategize On Gender Equality

Nearly 50 cleaning-sector employees from offices throughout Jaffna, Sri Lanka, discussed strategies for addressing gender-based violence at work and how unions can be instrumental in empowering workers to tackle the problem during a recent Solidarity Center training.

For most participants, the gender equality at work session was their first exposure to the issue. Credit: Solidarity Center/Suthakar
Credit: Solidarity Center/Suthakar
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President Srisena to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to arrive in London on today, April 15, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

President Srisena  to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting  in London
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Sri Lanka Army released a biggest chunk of 683 acres to civilian in Mailiddi

The Sri Lanka Army released 683 acres of land in the Thelippallai Divisional Secretariat area, to 964 legal owners during a ceremony, held on Friday 13th at Mailiddi, by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and the Jaffna District Secretary Mr Nagalingam Vedanayaham.

The  Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake  handing over released land documents to  the  Jaffna  District Secretary Mr Nagalingam Vedanayaham.
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Havana oohnana...

All those music fans who were humming Luis Fonsi’s record breaking number ‘Despacito’ until now has started to show their interest in Camila Cabello’s catchy tune ‘Havana’ lately.

Camila Cabello
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Ambassador Azeez Presents Credentials in Geneva

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez presented Credentials yesterday (12th April) to Mr. Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ambassador Azeez Presents Credentials in Geneva
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Sri Lanka to take measures against money laundering and terrorism financing - Sate Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne

Speaking of the recent measures taken against money laundering and terrorism financing, the State Minister of Finance Mr Eran Wickramaratne categorically denied claims that the government mulls amending companies act to send the details of persons having 25 % of the shares in Public limited Companies to CID to inquire on money laundering acts. It is also alleged that wider powers are to be given to CID to question Directors, shareholders of private companies.

State Minister Mr. Eran Wickramaratne
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Indian Ocean Crisis Management through Oceanography

Importance and relevance of oceans keep increasing every day due to land based resource scarcity, growing population rate and reduction of land mass due to rise in sea levels. Despite technological advances, 95% of the ocean remains unexplored.

Indian Ocean Crisis Management through Oceanography
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India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District

In a special ceremony held today at Nonagama Cultural Centre in Ambalantota in Hambantota District, Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India, jointly launched a project to provide livelihood support to nearly 70,000 people from the farming and fishing communities in Hambantota District.

India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District
India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District
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