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The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon

As the mobile users are slowly getting bored with the latest models of smartphones with no game-changer in the offing, the void appears to be attracting a new form of an old gadget – smartspeakers.

The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon
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Women over 25 to be granted visas to visit Saudi Arabia without male supervision

Women aged 25 and over will now be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia without a chaperone, the country’s tourism commission has announced. It’s the latest reform in the easing of restrictions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz :  Head of Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority
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Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says they have granted naturalization to Julian Assange. The reaction of the MFA comes one day after Quito reportedly granted an ID card to Assange.

Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
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President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo

The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, along with Pakistan Minister for Commerce, Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, inaugurated yesterday, the 3rd Edition of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition at BMICH, Colombo.

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo
President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurates the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – 2018 in Colombo
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Pakistan Food Festival opens in Colombo

With the aim to build around an idea of creating common platform for people who love food, the colorful Pakistan Food Festival opened in Galadari Hotel on 10th January 2018 for the third consecutive year after huge success in 2016 & 2017.

Pakistan Food Festival opens in Colombo
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Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions

The concept of District Reconciliation Committee (DRC) is a brainchild of the President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation and was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers to resolve ethnic and religious tensions.

 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
 Reconciliation Committees Meets to Address Religious and Ethnic Tensions
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Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Sri Lanka

The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31 January to 4 February 2018.

Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Sri Lanka
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Ban on liquor sale to women removed

Ministry Finance and Mass media has revoked the prohibition on selling liquor to women and employing women in places where liquor is manufactured or sold.

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Bond Commission report tends to creates more confusions: To be sent to Parliament on January 17

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced that President Maithripala Sirisena had informed him that the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Bond issue would be presented to Parliament on January 17.

Rani - Maithri at loggerhead
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Schools Actively Involved in Reconciliation and Peace Building

Cabinet of Ministers based on a Cabinet Memorandum submitted by the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation has declared 8th -14th January every year as National Integration and Reconciliation week.

Schools Actively Involved in Reconciliation and Peace Building
Schools Actively Involved in Reconciliation and Peace Building
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