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Myanmar prosecutor seeks charges against two Reuters reporters which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years

Myanmar prosecutors sought charges against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer said.

Myanmar prosecutor seeks charges against two Reuters reporters which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years
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Minister Samarawickrama Meets with World Economic Forum on the Eve of the Davos Summit

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during a two day visit to Geneva recently, met with Mr. Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and senior officials engaged in areas relating to Sri Lanka.

Minister Samarawickrama Meets with World Economic Forum  on the Eve of the Davos Summit
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Pakistan’s Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka Today

Army Chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lankan Army from 15 to 17 January 2018.

 General Qamar Javed Bajwa
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The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon

As the mobile users are slowly getting bored with the latest models of smartphones with no game-changer in the offing, the void appears to be attracting a new form of an old gadget – smartspeakers.

The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon
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Women over 25 to be granted visas to visit Saudi Arabia without male supervision

Women aged 25 and over will now be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia without a chaperone, the country’s tourism commission has announced. It’s the latest reform in the easing of restrictions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz :  Head of Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority
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The Jerusalem Question: Part 4

Next, we come to the question of religious myth, as Menachem Begin once said, "The country [Israel] was promised to us, and we have a right to it." [Davar, Dec. 12, 1978] Golda Meir similarly said, “This country exists as a result of a promise made by God Himself.” [45] Moshe Dayan said, "If you have the book of Bible, the people of the Bible, then you also have the land of the Bible – of the Judges, of the Patriarchs in Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho and thereabouts." [Jerusalem Post, Aug. 10, 1967]

The Jerusalem Question: Part 4
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Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says they have granted naturalization to Julian Assange. The reaction of the MFA comes one day after Quito reportedly granted an ID card to Assange.

Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
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President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo

The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, along with Pakistan Minister for Commerce, Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, inaugurated yesterday, the 3rd Edition of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition at BMICH, Colombo.

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo
President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo
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Pakistan Food Festival opens in Colombo

With the aim to build around an idea of creating common platform for people who love food, the colorful Pakistan Food Festival opened in Galadari Hotel on 10th January 2018 for the third consecutive year after huge success in 2016 & 2017.

Pakistan Food Festival opens in Colombo
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Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions

The concept of District Reconciliation Committee (DRC) is a brainchild of the President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation and was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers to resolve ethnic and religious tensions.

 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
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Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Sri Lanka

The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31 January to 4 February 2018.

Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Sri Lanka
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Ban on liquor sale to women removed

Ministry Finance and Mass media has revoked the prohibition on selling liquor to women and employing women in places where liquor is manufactured or sold.

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Bond Commission report tends to creates more confusions: To be sent to Parliament on January 17

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced that President Maithripala Sirisena had informed him that the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Bond issue would be presented to Parliament on January 17.

Rani - Maithri at loggerhead
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