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U.S. 2018 Diversity Visa Results are Available

2018 Diversity Visa Program entrants can now check the status of their applications at the following website:

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Pakistan Naval Ship PNS ZULFIQUAR and PMSS DASHT in Sri Lanka

Pakistan Naval Ships PMSS Dasht and PNS Zulfiquar have arrived at Colombo Naval Dockyard on 3rd May 2017 and 04th May 2017 respectively on a 5-day goodwill visit.

Pakistan Naval Ship PNS ZULFIQUAR and PMSS DASHT in Sri Lanka
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Reconciliation Focused Economic Empowerment Project - North and East allocated Rs 1500 Million

With the aim of strengthening the economic and business linkages between North and South, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the guidance of the President Maithripala Sirisena has initiated an innovative programme on “Reconciliation Focused Economic Empowerment Project.”

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Geetha Kumarasinghe appeals against verdict stripping of her seat in parliament

Appeal Court of Sri Lankan yesterday stripped an actress-turned-politician of her seat in parliament after it was revealed she had Swiss nationality in addition to being a local citizen.

Geetha Kumarasinghe
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N-Peace Awards 2016: Recognizing Women in Peacebuilding

The United Nations Development Programme felicitated Ms. Sumika Perera recently at the United Nations Compound for her achievement as one of the 9 winners of the N-Peace Awards for 2016, from over 100 nominations across 7 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

N-Peace Awards 2016: Recognizing Women in Peacebuilding
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Courts ordered 30 Myanmar nationals detained at Mirihana Immigration Detention Camp

The Mallakam Magistrate’s Court, ordered to hand over the thirty Myanmar and two Indian nationals, who were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Navy, to the Mirihana Immigration Detention Camp.

Lawyer Rushdhie Habeed talking to media personnel  outside the Mallakam Magistrate courts
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Navy arrests five Indian fishermen on 1st May for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy in a news item states that the Naval personnel arrested 5 Indian poachers engaged in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan waters, north of Mannar on 1st May. But Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in a letter to Indian Prime Minister has brought to his notice that “on April 30,” Sri Lanka Navy has arrested five fishermen, hailing from Thangachimadam in Rameswaram.

SL Navy's Fast Attack Craft
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With 235-Crore Satellite, PM Narendra Modi Extends 'Sab Ka Saath' Idea To SAARC

On May 5, the skies above the island of Sriharikota on the coast of the Bay of Bengal will light up with the launch of India's giant Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket on its 11th mission as it lifts off with what is being billed as "a message of peace like never before".

India will launch the satellite on May 5 from Sriharikota on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. (File photo)
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Hasan was disappointed Trump was not there!

Thirty one year old Hasan Minhaj of ‘The Daily Show’ hit the headlines everywhere by his speech he made at the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner which was skipped by the US president Donald Trump.

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj stands at the head table during the White House Correspondents
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Sri Lankan coast guard arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lanka Coast Guards has yesterday seized a vessel carrying 32 illegal migrants off Kankesanthurai.

Sri Lankan coast guard  arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai
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