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Kugathas – The New Provincial Councilor

S. Kugathas of TELO has been sworn in as the new Northern Provincial Councilor.

Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
Kugathas –  The New Provincial Councilor
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How a talented singer was misled by an extremist cleric!

Fadel Shaker is an outstanding singer in the Arab world. This prominent Lebanese singer, during his musical career from 2003, was signed to many leading recording companies.

Fadel Shaker from Lebanese torch singer to firebrand Salafist?
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69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India on Friday, January 26, 2018 at India House in Colombo.

69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka
69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka
69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka
69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka
69th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka
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Prince Turki at Davos: ‘Corruption is a disease that has to be rooted out’

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s former ambassador in Washington and London, mounted a strong defense of the anti-corruption campaign in the Kingdom at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s former ambassador in Washington and London was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court of India to hear Perarivalan's plea

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on a plea by convict AG Perarivalan against his conviction by the top court in 1999, ANI reported.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court of India to hear Perarivalan's plea
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Need for urgent regional action on Rohingya crisis – ASEAN fact-finding mission

At the conclusion of a four-day fact-finding mission, Southeast Asian lawmakers urged their governments to heed calls for action to address the Rohingya crisis, emphasizing that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to take on a larger role in efforts to resolve the situation.

Need for urgent regional action on Rohingya crisis – ASEAN fact-finding mission
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Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament

Sri Lanka has called on member states of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to seek to bring back the necessary attention at the highest political levels to the CD, in order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the Conference, as well as to create forward movement and momentum.

Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament
Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament
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Cruising the Islands of Jaffna

An azure sea stretches into the distance and meets the blue sky at the horizon. It is a bright morning with a few white clouds above. The modern four-cabin cruiser sails along so smoothly that the welcome drink on the table on deck remains almost still.

Mrs. Gowrie Ponniah, Vice President of Sail Lanka Charter is seen onboard the 4-cabin cruiser
Adam’s Foot imprinted on the coral in Delft is several times the size of a human foot.
The dwarf horses in Delft are the descendants of those brought to the country during the Dutch occupation of Sri Lanka.
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Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan

Jayanthi Srivatsan began her concert with an invocation – Shobhillu Saptaswara - in Ragam Jaganmohini Tyagaraja kriti and choreographed by Adyar K.Lakshman. The program was organised by Brahma Gana Sabha at Pethachi Auditorium in Alwarpet on January 22.

Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan
Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan
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US Dictates to Pakistan: Complicating the Already Complexed Afghan War

The US war in Afghanistan has entered into its 17th consecutive year of dismay. It is learnt that this winter, Afghan security forces have intensified their operations against the rogue elements despite heavy snow and bitter cold instead of a usual slowdown in fighting during Afghanistan's harsh winter tide.

US Dictates to Pakistan: Complicating the Already Complexed Afghan War
US Dictates to Pakistan: Complicating the Already Complexed Afghan War
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A.E. Manoharan - Sri Lankan pop singer passed away

Tamil pop singer and actor A.E. Manoharan passed away yesterday at Chennai. He has acted in several Indian and Sri Lankan films. He is known worldwide for singing Sinhala mixed pop songs ‘Chinna Maamiye’ and ‘Surangani Surangani’.

A.E.Manoharan
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World Health Day 2018 to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva during the 142nd Session of the Executive Board of the WHO, that the World Health Day 2018 will be celebrated in Sri Lanka. This year’s theme will be the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

World Health Day 2018  to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO
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