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India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka

:India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Retiring Navy Commander– No extension, Only Promotion

Retiring Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

Politics of Ethnicity?
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President Srisena meets Qatari Premier

The bilateral meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister of Qatar Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani held today (Oct. 26).

President  Srisena meets Qatari Premier
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CDS among 70 Chiefs of Defence at the International Conference in Countering violent extremism

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne is current on an official visit to the United States as a key invitee to the 2nd International Chiefs of Defence Conference at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne  - Chief of Defence Staff
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An unwise move

President Sirisena opened a 242-bed epilepsy hospital, which was fully funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in Colombo.

Saudi Arabia funded epilepsy hospital
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Cremation of Thailand’s King In Lavish $90Million Five-Day Ceremony

Tens of thousands of mourners dressed in black swell the streets of Bangkok in preparation for the cremation of Thailand’s king in lavish $90million five-day ceremony.

Cremation of Thailand’s King In Lavish $90Million Five-Day Ceremony
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US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind

Hollywood actor Heather Lind says former US President George H W Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film.

US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind
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Back to basics to #endTB: Do it right the first time, every time!

Are we losing grip on the evidence-based basic principles that were in the core of fighting tuberculosis? Challenges like drug resistance which are posing a threat to global health security warrant a review.

Back to basics to #endTB: Do it right the first time, every time!
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Rear Admiral Ranasinghe named new Navy Commander

Rear Admiral S.S. Ranasighe has been appointed as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe has been appointed the country’s 22nd Commander of the Navy. The letter of appointment was handed over to Vice Admiral Ranasinghe by the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando  yesterday  morning.
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President Srisena Already In Qatarr

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha today (25th Oct.) on a two day state visit on the invitation of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

President Srisena Already In Qatarr
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Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara to join Cricket Team to Lahore

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago.

 Dayasiri Jayasekara - Minister of Sports, Sri Lanka
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Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera

Even if the proposed new constitution gets two thirds majority of the Parliament, we will bring out all members of the Maha Sangha to the streets and defeat it when it goes for a referendum, the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera stated addressing a media briefing yesterday held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress auditorium.

Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though  approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera
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Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development

One of the most priorities of the Government of Sri Lanka is to make competent people who will be participating in the national development of the country.

Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development
Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development
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West Virginia Dr. V.K. Raju to be honored in AP

When Srinu Maddula, an 18-month old baby from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh with defective eyesight was brought to a Rotary Club eye camp in Vijayawada in 1980s, the ophthalmologists diagnosed a rare disease that had affected the kid’s cornea. The doctors suggested corneal transplant as the only solution to prevent complete blindness.

Dr. V.K.Raju
Dr. V.K. Raju Testing a Patient
West Virginia Dr. V.K. Raju to be honored in AP
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