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PM for World Islamic Economic Forum

[May 29 2016]

For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (wiEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

 

Norwegian State Secretary here this week

[May 29 2016]

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from May 31 - June 2, 2016. He will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera on May 31,

 

Health Ministry in emergency plan for flood victims

[May 22 2016]

An emergency plan to assist flood victims facing health challenges due to the prevailing weather is now under way in 84 districts, Director General of Health Services, Dr P.G. Maheepala told the media at a special conference at the Health Education Bureau to address issues such as food safety, sanitation and accident prevention during the Vesak season.

 

Jayanthi conquers Mt. Everest

[May 22 2016]

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest. She left Camp 4 around 9 pm the previous day, with climbing partner, Johann Peries. She continued with her Sherpa to the Death Zone, the region above 26,000ft where climbing is extremely difficult.

 

Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

[May 22 2016]

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

National Vesak Festival 2016

[May 15 2016]

The National Vesak Festival 2016, will be held at the Naigala Raja Maha Vihara, Hambantota district from May 19 to 26.Among the important events are ordaining 25 children at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihara, workshop on novices and offering robes, display of Vesak lanterns in police stations, cultural display by the Police, Army, Air Force and the National Youth Services Council, Bodhi poojas, Bhakthi Gee, exposition of relics and holding dansalas.

 

Met Dept issues bad weather warning

[May 15 2016]

The Meteorology Department issued a bad weather warning yesterday that the atmospheric disturbance in the South East of Sri Lanka is likely to intensify and develop into a depression and move closer to Sri Lanka, affecting the weather in the country and the surrounding sea areas.

 

Vesak dansalas in Colombo to be registered

[May 15 2016]

As Colombo readies for the upcoming Vesak, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has called upon food dansal organisers, to first register with it.

 

President at Kumbh Mela, Sanchi

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India from May 13-14 to attend the Simhasth Kumbh Mela, a popular Hindu festival in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

Chandrika to address UN special session in New York

[May 08 2016]

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) will represent Sri Lanka at a special session of the United Nations

 

President tells police: Raid illegal sand mining

[May 08 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed a special police team to be deployed directly under the IGP to raid illegal mining across the country which harms the environment.

 

 

A workshop titled Apey Gamana (Our Mission) is being held at the Diyatalawa Defence College for UPFA parliamentarians and constituent party leaders. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses the inaugural session of the workshop. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne is at right. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Dr. Suren Batagama, Prof. Ranjith Bandara, SLRC Chairman Mohan Samaranayake and Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal also made presentations at the first session. Pic: Sudath Silva

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‘Hypocrisy and double standards will undermine UNHRC’s legitimacy’:

Lankan envoy takes US under Secretary to task

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam strongly objected to US Under Secretary Maria Otero’s comments at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday that Sri Lanka had failed to show progress on HR issues, warning that the hypocrisy and double standards of the US would undermine gravely the legitimacy of the Council.

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Double standards of USA, Western bloc exposed

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said had the USA had a genuine desire to safeguard human rights, they should have moved a resolution against the then UNP Government which was held responsible for the loss of 66,000 lives during the 1987-1989 terror.

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ICA consultant lauds Lanka’s Co-op Movement

Senior Consultant of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Rangan Dutta has commended the Government’s moves to promote the country’s Co-operative Movement at the ninth Asia Pacific Co-operative Ministers’ Conference at the UN Centre, Thailand.

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Kachchathivu feast :

IMBL patrolling intensified

Fishermen from Sri Lanka and India have thronged the Kachchathivu Island to attend the annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church and the authorities from both countries said that they had intensified patrolling on the International Martime Boundary Line (IMBL) to ensure the safety and security of the devotees attending the feast, officials of the two countries said.

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‘West’s bogus concern - Sri Lanka owes explanation to none’

Almost three years after the Government inflicted a crushing defeat on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - Sri Lanka is the only country that has to date been able to defeat and destroy a terrorist organisation - a section of the international community’s ad nauseam criticism of the manner in which President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration has handled the crisis is becoming a major irritant bordering on bullying,

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