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Death of a crusading preacher

Billy Graham, widely touted here in the USA as ‘America’s pastor’, died on February 21 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99 years old.

Death of a crusading preacher
Death of a crusading preacher
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Veteran Indian actress Sridevi passed away in Dubai

Veteran Indian actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 54.

Veteran Indian actress  Sridevi passed away in Dubai
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Self-Driving Cars: is the hype finally punctured by ground realities?

Throughout 2017, the phenomenon of self-driving cars was on every tech enthusiast’s lips; they include tech giants, car manufactures, start-ups, suppliers and of course, journalists. When politicians warmed up to the concept at last, the idea got the ultimate, psychological equivalent of aerodynamic boost that in turn fired up the popular imagination, way beyond that of the faithful.

Self-Driving Cars: is the hype finally punctured by ground realities?
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Thiruvalluvar statue to be installed in NY

A life size statue of Tamil poet and savant Thiruvalluvar who gave the famous couplets 'Thirukkural' will be installed in Tamil Christian Church in Middle Village, Queens, New York in May this year.

Prakash M Swamy, Aboobucker, Dr Santosam, Dr Rajadas and Vijayaraghavan.
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Sri Lankan Army Ended Unpleasant Diplomatic Furore Recalling Defence Attache

: An unpleasant diplomatic drama in London brought to an end when the Sri Lankan Military Attache in the Sri Lankan Embassy was recalled back to the country.

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando making certain gestures aimed at members from the Tamil community who were engaging in a protest outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sunday (4)
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UN mourns passing of the resident coordinator in Sri Lanka

Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley has passed away while undergoing medical treatment.

Ms. Una McCauley
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Sri Lankan worker indemnity after 22 years

A domestic aide who left Saudi Arabia 22 years ago will soon receive his end-of-service awards in Colombo. His Saudi sponsor, who died six years ago, requested his next of kin to pay the benefits to the man if he could be found after his return to Sri Lanka.

Mohammed Zizan Hameed Lebbe, right, with Rihan Razick, who found him in Sri Lanka.
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EAP Group sale of Swarnavihini TV to Foreign Business Concerns Rattles Colombo Business Sector

Sri Lanka's EAP Group of Companies, which is in financial trouble, is being negotiated to be sold -to a foreign buyer.

EAP Group sale  of Swarnavihini TV  to Foreign Business Concerns Rattles Colombo  Business Sector
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Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy - Prime Minister

Hand grenade explosion has caused the bus tragedy in which Nineteen passengers including twelve military personnel were injured in the explosion inside the ill-fated bus at Kahagolla in Diyatalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.

Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy -   Prime Minister
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President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel

President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation initiated a special budget proposal in 2017 to establish a special dedicated reconciliation TV Channel.

President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel
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19 injured as passenger bus catches fire

At least 19 people were injured and rushed to hospital after a passenger bus caught fire in Diyatalawa, in the Central Highlands on Wednesday, police said.

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Listening to the unheard voices of India

It is a common practice to interview celebrities and share their success stories. But the real grass roots heroines and heroes rarely get heard. So, for a change, let us listen to what our 13 year old Raveena has to say on girls’ education. It is high time our policy makers paid heed to the experiential knowledge of people like Raveena to ensure that all children receive an education, and help achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals, one of which (SDG 4) envisages to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

Listening to the unheard voices of India
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A devoted principal retires

Nazeer Shihabdeen is retiring from his position as the principal of Sri Lanka International School in Riyadh, after rendering a valuable service to the Sri Lankan community in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Nazeer Shihabdeen
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