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President's Allies Deny Reports Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London

The President's Media Unit yesterday denied claims that President Maithripala Sirisena's delegation to London consisted of 120 members.

President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
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Massive dust storm blankets Riyadh

Massive dust storm lashed Riyadh city and its suburbs in the late afternoon on Monday,rendering traffic snarls due to low visibility on the roads.

Heavy dust storm seen blanketing Riyadh
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Pakistan’s Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 182 meritorious Sri Lankan students of A’ levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat addressing the gathering
High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Hashmat presenting scholarship certificate to a student
Prof  Mohan De Silva presenting scholarship to a successful student
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Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance Mr EranWickramaratne speaking at the G-24 Ministers and Governors meeting held ahead of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington on April 19 said that there was a risk from growing debt vulnerabilities in many countries, particularly in low income countries.

Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne
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How safe is e-cigarettes?

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan Gupta, Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab, India, says that there is ample scientific evidence available about the harms of nicotine and that is the reason it is unapproved under the Drugs Act except as nicotine gums and patches which are approved for cessation.

How safe is e-cigarettes?
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UNDP supports Sri Lanka to Build Back Better

UThe United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management, launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster.

UNDP supports Sri Lanka to Build Back Better
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Indonesia: Unmarried couples caned for public affection, 'an act of utmost cruelty' - Amnesty International

Responding to the caning of several people – including unmarried couples, punished for showing affection in public, and two women sex workers – in Aceh on Friday.

A woman caned in Banda Aceh in 2017.
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683 Acres of Land released in Tellipalai, Jaffna.

Under the guidance of the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, as Minister of Defence, 683 acres of land for resettlement has been released by the Ministry of Defence and Sri Lanka Army with District Secretary, Jaffna to the owners of the land who are living with friends and relatives and in welfare camps.

683 Acres of Land released in Tellipalai, Jaffna.
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Veteran reporter, Rasooldeen leaves Arab News

Veteran Arab News reporter signs off after 31 years as a journalist in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Rasooldeen began his career at a young age in his native Sri Lanka, before moving to the Kingdom in 1987.

Mohammed Rasooldeen
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Switzerland Ambassador calls-on Chief of Defence Staff

At BMICH, on 20th April, Switzerland Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Heniz Walker Nederkoorn called on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS).

Switzerland Ambassador calls-on Chief of Defence Staff
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