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Vijayakala Maheswaran MP Released On Surety Bail

V Jaffna District Parliamentarian from UNP and former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran arrested by the Police Organized Crimes Division (OCPD), has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

Vijayakala Maheswaran MP Released On Surety Bail
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British High Commissioner’s residence solar-powered

The British High Commissioner’s residence in Colombo, Westminster House is now powered through solar energy. We are proud champions of renewable energy in Sri Lanka.

British High Commissioner's Residence being  Solar Powered
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Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Visits Sri Lanka

Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian and other U.S. government officials visited Sri Lanka from October 3 to 5.

  Mangla Samaraweera with David Bohigian
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Er. Dipendra Kandel Expresses concern on the Runway of Tribhuvan International Airport

The 62 years old Runway of Tribhuvan International Airport is a major point of a concern on the work of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), pointed out Public Sector Innovator Er. Dipendra Kandel.

ICAO Vs Er. Dipendra Kandel
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Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship

Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known. One in every three people alive today is under the age of thirty, and around ninety per cent of these young people are living mainly in Asia and Africa. In Sri Lanka, nearly a quarter of the population is young people. Which is why young people being a critical segment of the country’s population and a key focus of UNDP’s work.

Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship
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Appropriation Bill : Govt expenditure for 2019 is Rs 4,376 Billion

As per the Appropriation Bill, which was presented to the Cabinet recently by Finance and Media Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, next year’s annual state expenditure will be Rs 4,376 and the budget deficit will be Rs.644 billion which is 4.1% of the GDP.

Finance and Media Minister, Mangala Samaraweera
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Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez Chairs the Social Forum 2018 of the UN Human Rights Council

The 2018 Social Forum of the United Nations Human Rights Council kicked off today – 1st October, at the United Nations in Geneva, with Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative Ambassador Azeez as the Chairperson-Rapporteur, alongside High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Michelle Bachelet and Council President Vogislav Suc.

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez Chairs the Social Forum 2018 of the UN Human Rights Council
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Air traffic controller hailed a hero for quake actions

An Indonesian air traffic controller has been hailed a hero after losing his own life while ensuring a passenger plane escaped a deadly earthquake.

Traffic Controller -Anthonius Gunawan Agung, 21,
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New initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific launched at UN General Assembly

A new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday (28 September), by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from Global Affairs Canada.

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Sri Lanka Launches First Social Impact Funds

Two Memoranda of Understanding were signed today in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Sri Lanka Launches First Social Impact Funds
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