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Global meet underlines country-level progress on sustainable development

Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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S-400 Air Defence System: potential to bring down planes, missiles and powerful military alliances

The unthinkable finally happened; Turkey had the first batch of Russia’s formidable S-400 surface-to-air missile system delivered on Friday, much to the annoyance of the US – and to the dismay of Turkey’s NATO allies.

S-400 Air Defence System: potential to bring down planes, missiles and powerful military alliances
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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith conducted a special mass in Rome to commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith at a special Mass in Rome to commemorate the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, said this is a golden opportunity for Sri Lanka to rise again and unite as a nation.

Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
Cardinal  Malcolm Ranjith conducted a  special mass in Rome to  commemorate victims of Easter Sunday bombings
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‘This NCM rings really true’- ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen M.P.

The allegations levelled in the JVP led No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the government are ‘on target.’ However, opinion of the Muslim MP collective needs to be respected said a top Sri Lankan Muslim leader on 11 July.

Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP addressing the Parliament on 11 July at the JVP led NCM debate
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Muslim MPs in a special meeting on NCM

The Muslim MPs in Sri Lanka Parliament are in a special meeting at this moment.

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The Swinging ‘Batsmen’ Of ‘New’ India

The two events occurred close to each other: Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ridiculed ‘old’ India for epitomizing nothing but ‘corruption’ and praised the ‘new’ India he claims to be building; in distant Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, the MLA son of a BJP general secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya, was caught on the camera beating a civic official because he had come to supervise the demolition of an old building declared dangerous.

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son,  Akash Vijayvargiya,  a first-time MLA of the party, was arrested in Indore Wednesday after he assaulted a civic body official with a cricket bat.
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Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

Today, (9 July 2019) on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations have renewed their calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of Inquiry to conduct a thorough and effective investigation into his killing.

Cambodis: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing
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Ambassador Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House, on 08 July 2019.

Ambassador  Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump
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Asia lost its only hope of winning the cup

We enjoyed an exciting finish in the first semi-final match where New Zealand managed to knock out India narrowly.

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A new National Security Council Appointed

A professional Advisory Council on National Security has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President's Media Division said a National Security Advisory Committee, headed by Opposition MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

A new National Security Council Appointed
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The Jaffna People’s Forum for Coexistence denounced the Bodu Bala Sena forum in Kandy

The Jaffna People’s Forum for Coexistence in a statement has denounced the Bodu Bala Sena forum in Kandy
day before yesterday.

Following is the full text of the statement:

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