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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019

The High Commission of India, Colombo announced that the Graduate aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) 2019 is to be held between February 02 and 10th in various centres and six foreign countries including Sri Lanka.

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USAID Partners with Private Banks to Provide MSMEs with Access to Finance

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA), Hatton National Bank PLC and Sampath Bank PLC have announced a new partnership for a program of up to $9 million for local financing available to private, micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) throughout Sri Lanka. " class="caption" align="right" />

 USAID Mission Director, Reed Aeschliman, with senior officials from Sampath Bank and Hatton National Bank following the launch of a partnership that provides local financing to MSMEs
 USAID Mission Director pose for a photograph following the launch of a partnership that provides local financing to MSMEs with officials from Sampath Bank and Hatton National Bank,USAID's YouLead and USAID staff
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U.S. Embassy to Launch American Corner in Matara

The U.S. Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 30 with the Matara Chamber of Industry and Commerce to open a new American Corner in Matara. Ms. Nancy VanHorn, the U.S. Embassy’s acting Public Affairs Officer, and Mr. Metta Widanagamachchi, Chairman of the Chamber, signed the Memorandum.

U.S. Embassy  to Launch American Corner in Matara
U.S. Embassy  to Launch American Corner in Matara
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Sivathanujan – A budding Chess Maestro from the Northern Horizon

Sivanathan Sivathanujan of Chunnakam is just 17 years old, a young and budding chess maestro from the Jaffna Kokkuvil Hindu College and is now in the efficient and capable hands of the Retired Army Commander, General Daya Ratnayake, who is to shape this young man, to be the in the near future - beholden a leading Chess Grand Master in the Country.

General Daya Ratnayake presenting a Sivathanujan with  a clock – an online stop watch, at   his residence in Colombo.
Sivathanujan – A budding Chess Maestro from the Northern Horizon
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Basketball is still not popular in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka joined world basketball federation, FIBA in 1959 and our ranking was 88 and we have not taken part in any FIBA World Cup events.

Basketball is still not popular in Sri Lanka
Basketball is still not popular in Sri Lanka
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In Sri Lanka -CID, Customs deploy officials in mufty to arrest contraband

CID arrested an inbound Sri Lanka passenger from New Delhi who came out after Customs clearance at BIA with 20kg ( Approx worth Rs 130 million) of Gold stitched to his cloth this morning.

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SC Quash FIR Against Priya Prakash Varrier: Can Continue To Wink

:The Supreme Court today quashed an FIR against actress Priya Prakash Varrier, director and the producer of Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love', which alleged that the 'wink song' video had hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community.

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier,
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USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy

The USS Anchorage joined the Sri Lankan naval ship Suranimila to conduct an exercise at sea on August 28. The exercise allowed the ships to improve each crews' knowledge and strengthen a wide variety of seamanship skills critical to operating throughout a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
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U.S. Hands over High Endurance Cutter to Sri Lankan Navy

On August 27, the U.S. Coast Guard handed over a high endurance cutter, formerly the USCGC Sherman, to the Sri Lankan Navy in a ceremony presided over by Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, and Rear Admiral Michael Haycock of the U.S. Coast Guard.

U.S. Hands over High Endurance Cutter to Sri Lankan Navy
U.S. Hands over High Endurance Cutter to Sri Lankan Navy
U.S. Hands over High Endurance Cutter to Sri Lankan Navy
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