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700-year-old banyan tree put on saline drip

The world's second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.

700-year-old banyan tree put on saline drip
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Pakistan’s National Defense University Delegation in Sri Lanka

A twenty -one - member delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Major General Fiaz Hussain Shah is currently visiting Sri Lanka on a foreign study tour from April 15 to 19, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj Gen  (R) Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat with visiting NDU delegation
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Sri Lanka Army released a biggest chunk of 683 acres to civilian in Mailiddi

The Sri Lanka Army released 683 acres of land in the Thelippallai Divisional Secretariat area, to 964 legal owners during a ceremony, held on Friday 13th at Mailiddi, by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and the Jaffna District Secretary Mr Nagalingam Vedanayaham.

The  Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake  handing over released land documents to  the  Jaffna  District Secretary Mr Nagalingam Vedanayaham.
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Ambassador Azeez Presents Credentials in Geneva

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez presented Credentials yesterday (12th April) to Mr. Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ambassador Azeez Presents Credentials in Geneva
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Sri Lanka to take measures against money laundering and terrorism financing - Sate Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne

Speaking of the recent measures taken against money laundering and terrorism financing, the State Minister of Finance Mr Eran Wickramaratne categorically denied claims that the government mulls amending companies act to send the details of persons having 25 % of the shares in Public limited Companies to CID to inquire on money laundering acts. It is also alleged that wider powers are to be given to CID to question Directors, shareholders of private companies.

State Minister Mr. Eran Wickramaratne
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India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District

In a special ceremony held today at Nonagama Cultural Centre in Ambalantota in Hambantota District, Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India, jointly launched a project to provide livelihood support to nearly 70,000 people from the farming and fishing communities in Hambantota District.

India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District
India supports livelihood development of 70,000 in Hambantota District
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Global Tamil entrepreneurs meet in Silicon Valley in May

The Global Tamil Entrepreneurs Network (GTEN) conference will be held in Santa Clara on May 3, a day before TiEcon (now TiEInflect) this year. The American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association (ATEA) is hosting the second edition of the conference. TiEInflect will be held on May 4 and 5.

Global Tamil entrepreneurs meet in Silicon Valley in May
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NIR Ministry Launches Infrastructure Projects in North and East at Rs.679Mn

Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation has initiated several projects under Economic and Social infrastructure, such as development of Anchorages, Roads, Water Supply, Irrigation, Education Improvements, health and livelihood projects which are immediately required for successful Resettlement and Reconciliation in the North and East provinces.

President Maithripala Srisena with Secretary  Sivangnasothy
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Pakistani Women cricket team visited Pakistan High Commission

Pakistani Women Cricket team led by Captain Bisma Maroof, visited the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 27th March.

Group Photo -  Visiting Pakistani women cricket team with Acting High Commissioner Mr Janbaz Khan
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Maj. Gen. Dampath Fernando, new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed as the 52nd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, announced the Military Secretariat on Tuesday (27). He succeeded Major General Amal Karunasekara who retired from the service a few days ago.

Maj. Gen. Dampath Fernando, new Army Chief of Staff
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