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Mngala Samaraweera discusses potential investment opportunities with Ms. Fatema Sumar

Minister of Finance & Media Mangala Samaraweera met with Deputy Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Ms. Fatema Sumar and her delegation at the Minister's office in Parliament yesterday.

Mngala Samaraweera discusses potential investment opportunities with Ms. Fatema Sumar
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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Announces LKR 1.1 Billion to support the development of a compact

A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America, visited Colombo to advance progress on the development of the MCC compact—a five-year grant program—with the Government of Sri Lanka that aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunity for Sri Lankans.

 Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signs $7.4 million grant to Sri Lanka with Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga (and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Hilto
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Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka renewed for the 115th Congress

The Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka under the leadership of its co-chairs Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) recently renewed its registration as a Congressional Member Organization of the 115th U.S. Congress.

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“Had no intention of killing the judge” – Main suspect Jeyanthan to police

Sivarajah Jeyanthan 39yrs, the main suspect in the Nallur shooting case, told the police that he had no intention of killing the judge, but he had to settle a score with a three wheeler driver.

Sivarajah Jeyanthan
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Pilliyan remanded till November 16

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan, also former TMVP National Coordinator and at present Eastern Provincial Councillor, was arrested in connection with the assassination of Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham, and remanded. His remand was extended on 36 occasions in the past.

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Krishanti Vignarajah -Former Michelle Obama policy director mulling Maryland gubernatorial bid

Krishanti Vignarajah who served as a policy director for First Lady Michelle Obama in the last administration, is gearing up to run for Maryland governor.

Krishanti Vignarajah
Krishanti with her mother
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Main suspect involved in Nallur shooting surrenders

The main suspects involved in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on 22nd, last Saturday, surrendered to the Jaffna police, today morning around 8.20 AM .

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Police Sergeant Hemachandra succumbed to gunshot injuries

Police Sergeant Sarath Hemachandra, attached to the security unit of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said.

51-year-old Sgt. Hemachandra
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A total solar eclipse on 21 August

A total solar eclipse is expected to occur after nearly 85 years, on 21 August for people watching from parts of United States of America.

A total solar eclipse  on 21 August
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Major General Amal Karunasekara - New Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army

Major General K. A. D Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army.

Major General K. A. D Amal Karunasekara
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