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Track II With Hafeez Saeed
When it is not certain if the so-called Track II diplomacy can be credited to have played a crucial role in improving ties between the traditional ‘foes’ India and Pakistan, it is hard to understand the furore generated by a belated disclosure about a meeting between the Mumbai massacre mastermind a...
26.07.2014 - 09:21 By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka Government's statement on the crash of the Air Algeria flight AH 5017
Sri Lanka has expressed its deep shock and sorrow about the tragedy involving Air Algeria Flight AH 5017 that resulted in the loss of 116 innocent lives. According to the statement released by the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs: “ It is with shock and deep sorrow that Sri Lanka learnt of...
26.07.2014 - 09:16
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UK Visa Applicants Arrested For Fraud
A married Sri Lankan couple who applied together for UK visas were arrested yesterday for using deception in their applications and unofficially tampering with their passports. UK High Commission in Colombo informs that , UK Visas and Immigration run the arrest programme in partnership with the Sri...
26.07.2014 - 09:09
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Call to step up the pace of TB-HIV collaborative activities
“We must focus upon individual human beings rather than on individual diseases of TB and HIV. A person centric approach is bound to work together than a disease centric approach,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at a high level WHO consultatio...
26.07.2014 - 09:03 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Coconut and Paddy Husks to Filter Arsenic-Bangladesh Experiment
The following is a success story in Bangladesh in water purification, which may have a promising application in Sri Lanka. The filter is made from readily available local materials, the apparatus is affordable, and the cost free installation, demand a serious study of the adaptability and suitabilit...
26.07.2014 - 08:54 By Daya Hettiarachchi
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Israeli savagery in Gaza exposed!
Israel has finally discovered no more it can hide the truth of human cost, devastation and savagery it is solely responsible in world’s only open prison, Gaza. The Zionist controlled print and electronic media did everything possible to hide the real truth from the public but failed miserably, thank...
25.07.2014 - 09:19 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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'Every TB-HIV case is a public health failure...'
So said Helen Ayles. She was quoted by Dr Diane Havlir who was speaking in the plenary of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Diane Havlir who is a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, was hopeful that "Every HIV/TB case prevented...
25.07.2014 - 09:06 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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President Rajapaksa Sends Wishes to Sri Lankan Team for the 20th Commonwealth Games
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message to the athletes representing Sri Lanka at the 20th Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. “All of you were selected through rigorous competition and hard-work to be included in the national team,” President Rajapaksa said. “You should...
24.07.2014 - 21:32
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President Rajapaksa Conveys Greetings for the 20th Commonwealth Games
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, - Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, has conveyed his warm greetings to the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Prince Tunku Imran for the 20th Commonwealth Games that got under in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. “These Games are a unique feature in the Commo...
24.07.2014 - 21:15
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Sushma goes to Nepal tomorrow; India- Pak FS meet next month
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj goes to Nepal tomorrow on a three-day visit to pursue Modi plank of reaching out to neighbours while foreign secretary Sujatha Singh will travel to Islamabad next month for a meeting with her Pak counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry. The India-Pak foreig...
24.07.2014 - 08:29 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Moragoda International Law Trust Donates Law Book to KDU
A presentation to the General Sir John Kotelawela Defense University of 26 cartons of valuable books, on numerous aspects of International Law was made by Mr. Milinda Moragoda, on behalf of his father Dr. Moragodage Christopher Walter Pinto recently. These books constituted a part of his extensive p...
24.07.2014 - 08:23
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India To Upgrade 70 Child Development Centers in Estate Sector
The Government of India will be upgrading 70 Child Development Centers (crèches) in the Estate Sector. Following the conclusion of the tendering process, the 'Contract Agreement' was signed with M/s. R.A.Constructions and M/s. Sarvo-Tech (Pvt) Ltd on July 22, 2014 in the presence of Mr. Y.K.Sinha,...
24.07.2014 - 08:15
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Break the silos: drug use, HIV, HCV, TB, laws and funding
Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world that has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health policies on the ground. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh who leads...
24.07.2014 - 08:07 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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‘It is a hell of a pinpoint operation!’
The United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry was caught on mic., while remaking on Israel’s air strike on Gaza, as saying ‘It is a hell of a pinpoint operation. We’ve got to get over there.’ This clearly shows how the world leaders really feel about the genocide which is going on in the besie...
23.07.2014 - 14:07 By S.H.Moulana - Riyad
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Tanzanian Foreign Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Tanzania Mr. Bernard K. Membe called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Tree on July 21st evening. < At the outset, Mr. Membe congratulated Sri Lanka on the success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 20...
23.07.2014 - 14:17
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Are we hyping infection control inside clinics?
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease and spreads through the air. When people with pulmonary TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air and a person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected. On the other hand, HIV/AIDS is a viral disease that...
23.07.2014 - 08:22 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Lanka company listing now within two days
Sri Lanka now lists companies much faster -in two days, to be exact. Meanwhile, no less than 232 Chartered accounting firms are actively serving Lanka’s business sector. “We have now modernized the day to day activities of Department of the Registrar of Companies under my Ministry. For example, if a...
23.07.2014 - 08:16
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Chivukula honors mridangam exponent
Upendra Chivukula, deputy speaker of New Jersey State Assembly last week honored eminent South Indian classical instrumentalist and mridangam exponent Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan with the New Jersey Assembly proclamation for his service and promoting Carnatic music abroad. The Citation said Vaidyanatha...
23.07.2014 - 08:07
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Sonia Congress in trouble in three states
Sonia Congress is in trouble in three states – election bound Maharashtra and Haryana and in the insurgency-hit north-eastern state of Assam. Two ministers have resigned. Another is threatening to follow suit in what is seen as ‘rebellion’ against party’s crown prince Rahul Gandhi, as he has been p...
22.07.2014 - 08:49 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Northern and Eastern Tamil grievances in Sri Lanka:
If what has been reported in the media about what Mr R. Sampanthan has said at the Eelam People’s Revolution Liberation Front (EPRLF) convention in Jaffna, and what is reported in one media report and another account in another report about what Mr Suresh Premachandran, leader of the EPRLF has sa...
22.07.2014 - 08:04 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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