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Defence, Air and Naval Attaché of Ukraine to Sri Lanka calls on CDS

Colonel Oleh Hulak, non-resident Defence, Air and Naval Attaché of Ukraine to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on 27th August 2018 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH.

Defence, Air and Naval Attaché of Ukraine to Sri Lanka calls on CDS
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Vatican knew about disgraced archbishop’s sex abuse – Ex-Diplomat Holy See

The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was made a cardinal regardless.

Pope Francis with  Catholic cardinal of US Theodre McCarrick, (file photo)
Deposed Catholic cardinal of US Theodre McCarrick, (File photo)
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Providing bus route permits: A herculean task for National Transport Commission

Latest information reveals that the National Transport Commission has been inundated with requests - not to restart the” Tender System,” in issuing bus route permits in the future.

Providing bus route permits:  A herculean task for National Transport Commission
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Nepal bans woman to exile during menstruation Period

Radha Paudel was 9 years old when she ran away from home wanting to kill herself. Paudel said she was traumatized that her mother and three sisters were banished to a dingy hut whenever they had their periods. Now, more than three decades later, Paudel, an activist for “dignified menstruation,” is cautiously hopeful that a new law will make her work easier.

Nepalese Hindu women bathe in the Bagmati River on Rishi Panchami, a day when rituals are performed to wash away sins committed during menstruation, a period considered impure, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 10, 2013. Nepal's Parliament has passed a bill that went into effect in August 2018 and aims to make women safer by stopping the custom of exiling women who are menstruating. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Community health workers, right, perform a skit that portrays the experience of women during chhaupadi in an educational session about the practice in Achham, Nepal, in 2012. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Nepal in central Asia, highlighted in red. Map courtesy of Google Maps
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WW II unexploded 500 kg bomb discovered, defused in Germany

A World War II bomb, thought to have been dropped by American forces, was discovered during construction work in the city of Ludwigshafen, near here, earlier in the week.

 Bomb discovered in the western city of Ludwigshafen
WW II unexploded 500 kg bomb discovered, defused in Germany
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US Senator John McCain - Dies At 81

US Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81.

US Senator John McCain - Dies At 81
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10th Annual General Meeting-Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce

The 10th Annual General Meeting of the Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry was held yesterday, on 13 August, at the Taj Samudra in Colombo. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest. Ms Indira Malwatte, Chairperson of Export Development Board and many industry leaders attended the event.

10th Annual General Meeting-Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce
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Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice on 22nd August

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Hajj festival on August 22 following the sighting of the new moon, Yesterday the Colombo Grand Mosque announced.

Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice on 22nd August
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Prime Minister Modi addressed beneficiaries of houses under Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas

In a special ceremony held at Dunsinane Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District, the first lot of houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas were handed over for possession by beneficiaries.

Prime Minister Modi addressed beneficiaries of  houses under Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas
Prime Minister Modi addressed beneficiaries of  houses under Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas
Prime Minister Modi addressed beneficiaries of  houses under Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas
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SL President urges new envoys to serve interests of the country with dedication

President Maithripala Sirisena asked the newly appointed ambassadors and high commissioners to serve the interests of the country with utmost dedication and commitment while serving abroad representing Sri Lanka.

 SL President urges new envoys to serve interests of the country with dedication
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