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Provincial Council Minister Dr. Sathiyalingham resigns

Dr. P. Sathiyalingham, Northern Provincial Council’s Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Probation and Childcare Services has tendered his resignation.

Provincial Council Minister Dr. Sathiyalingham resigns
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Deputy Leader of Ava Criminal Gang Arrsted

The Deputy Leader of criminal gang ‘Ava Group’ has been arrested along with 5 other gang members’ today in Colombo as well as in Jaffna.

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UN Security Council impose new sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

 Nikki Haley - US Ambassador to the UN
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Maj. Gen Dampath Fernando the new Deputy Chief of Staff

Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army with effect from 4 August 2017. He succeeds Major General Renaka V. Udawatte who retired recently.

Major General Dampath Fernando
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Miniser Ravi Karunanayake Denies President Asked Him To Resign

Foreign Affairs Minister and former finance minister Ravi Karunanayake denies that he has been asked to resign.

Maithripala Srisena & Ravi Karunanayake
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Pakistan gifts two Water Purification Plants for North Central Province

To support the initiative of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to provide clean drinking water to the people of North Central Province to prevent chronic kidney disease, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, gifted two water purification plants each with the capacity of 10,000 liters per day, Pakistan High Commission said.

Acting High Commissioner and other dignitaries inspecting the plant
Acting High Commissioner Dr  Sarfraz Sipra inaugurating the Water Purification Plant in Anuradhapura district
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Robert Hardy aged 91- star of Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small, dies

British acting stalwart Sir Robert Hardy has died, aged 91, his family has confirmed.

Robert Hardy aged 91- star of Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small, dies
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US Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Hilton Opens Refurbished Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College

Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Hilton inaugurated a newly refurbished building at the Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College on July 31, 2017 that will support reconciliation and stabilization and provide girls in Jaffna with opportunity to study in a modern facility.

DCM Robert Hilton and Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran cut the ribbon for the new building funded by the United States Pacific Command.
Jaffna Hindu Ladies' College Principal Ms. M. Vimalanathan presents a plaque to DCM Robert Hilton.
U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Hilton with Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.
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20th Annual Bakeer Markar Commemoration Lecture by Former Turkish Prime Minister

The annual Bakeer Markar Commemoration lecture is to be delivered by Prof. Ahmet Davutoglu, Former Prime Minister of Turkey, on the theme of “Multiculturalism as a Basis for Peace”.

Prof. Ahmet Davutoglu
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Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 - 2022

The Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations signed the 2018 – 2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri Lanka’s long term development priorities.

Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 - 2022
Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 - 2022
Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 - 2022
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