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Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:51
By S.H.Moulana
Chief prelate of Asgiriya chapter Most Ven. Dr Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera has stressed the need for the various community of this country to live as brothers and sisters. He has said that we are all Sri Lankans born in this country and we have lived together for several centuries without any issues. The Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter Rajakeeya Punditha Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri.....Read More...
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:54
The Government’s vision 2025 – A Country Enriched policy document has identified the importance of enhancing the access to finance for the micro, small and medium enterprises. Accordingly, the Government launched the “Enterprise Sri Lanka” Loan Schemes on an Island-wide basis in 2018, to create an entrepreneurial society, particularly amongst our youth, by providing access to capital at.....Read More...
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 17:59
After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019, the second phase of the program will take-off in Colombo on Saturday 15 June. The project, pioneered in early 2019 by UNIDO, introduces international bamboo craft expertise for local craftsmen for the first time. Launched by the United Nations industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), it is also guided.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 06:34
United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the ‘International Day of Yoga’. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution. Yoga, like Ayurveda, forms a part of shared heritage of India and Sri Lanka. Since 2015 International Day of Yoga has been.....Read More...
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 17:50
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Unlike his predecessors, President Trump seems to believe in the power of flexing the economic muzzle, when it comes to forcing the nations that do not toe the line set out by the US on a range of issues. Mexico is the latest country that backed down rather than threatening in kind, knowing very well that the consequences may be grave in the long run. With the US at the centre, the trade.....Read More...
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 07:52
By Massimo Mazza
The development of new mobile network communication technologies is always in progress. In a highly interconnected world, the demand for increasingly efficient and performant communication protocols is unstoppable. The 5G network looks to be ground-breaking. So, while there are still areas without 4G coverage, many telecommunication players are vying to be the first to offer customers the 5th.....Read More...
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:40
High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, inaugurated 21st Diploma Course in Diplomacy & World Affairs at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) in Colombo today. Ambassador Pamela Deen, Director General BIDTI Mrs. Damayanthi Rajapakse, DG East Asia, South Asia and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka; faculty.....Read More...
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 09:12
By K.T.Rajasingham
Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya ruled yesterday that when the resignation letters of the Muslim Ministers were handed over, the No Confidence Motion against Minister Rishad Bathiyudeen would be removed from the Order Book. Earlier Eight Muslim Ministers, and deputy ministers in Sri Lanka quit their portfolios on Monday in solidarity with the industry minister accused by the opposition of.....Read More...
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 04:15
Former Mayor of Colombo, Mr. A. J. M. Muzammil, who took over duties as Western Province Governor at the governor's office in Colombo on Thursday, thanked President Maithripala Sirisena for appointing him as governor for the western province and said that he was really proud and happy such a honor was bestowed on him by the president. Speaking to a packed audience at the main auditorium of the.....Read More...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:52
The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June 2 through 5 to discuss security cooperation and assess the progress of U.S.-funded demining programs. Assistant Secretary Cooper traveled to the Eastern Province to observe demining operations and meet with project beneficiaries. The projects are part of the nearly 970.....Read More...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 05:00
Sri Lankan Parliamentary sources revealed that the resignations of Muslim MPs were still not processed by Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat even by 4 June. On 3 June Muslim Ministers and leaders in the Parliament stepped down from their Ministerial roles in the government protesting ‘threats to their community.’ On 4 June, the resigned Muslim ‘Ministers’ came under criticism for sitting in.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 17:44
By K.T.Rajasingham
Ambassadors and the High Commissioners of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries in Sri Lanka, has jointly released a statement calling the Sri Lankan Government to prevent communal violence and take swift judicial action against perpetrators. “Communal violence targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka, has regional and global security implications. The developing situation over the past.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:19
By Manjari Peiris of Sri Lanka
The Citizen News Service (CNS) hosted a webinar on ‘End Tobacco is an imperative for health justice’ with a panel of experts to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019. The panel of experts included, Dr. Kerstin Schotte of the WHO, Professor Rama Kant, President Lucknow College of Surgeons, Professor Surya Kant, Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical University, and.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 08:45
By Tassie Seneviratne
To the vast majority in Paradise Island, it is the worst of times. To the governing coterie, it is the best of times. There is an Executive President with a skull so numb that nothing of intelligence penetrates it. So, he simply nods. There is a Prime Minister with a fair face and a coterie of thieves who have baptized him as ‘Mr. Clean’. They have truly cleaned up the public coffers to the tune.....Read More...
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