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  • Sailor found dead in Kollupitiya

    25/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The body of a sailor was found hanging in his room at a lodge in Kollupitiya last night.

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  • Nine injured as bus topples in Horowpathana

    25/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    At least nine passengers, including seven women, were hospitalised when a bus they travelling in skidded off the road and toppled in Horowpathana on the Vavuniya-Horowpathana Road last night.

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  • Pope names Special Envoy for conferences in SL

    25/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Pope Francis has named Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India, as his Special Envoy to the XI Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, taking place from 28 November – 4 December in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • රැඳවියන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය තත්ත්වය යහපත්

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    උපවාසයේ නිරත අනුරාධපුර බන්ධනාගාරයේ රැඳවියන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය තත්ත්වය යහපත් බව බන්ධනාගාර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව පවසයි.

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  • GSP+ ළඟදීම

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    යුරෝපා සංගමයේ ජී.එස්.පී.ප්ලස් බදු සහනය ඉදිරි මාස කිහිපය තුළ යළි ලංකාවට හිමි වන බව නිවාස හා ඉදිකිරීම් අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා පවසයි.

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  • රට තුළ බෙදුම්වාදයට ඉඩක් නෑ

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    රට තුළ බෙදුම්වාදය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට කිසිඳු ලෙසකින්වත් ඉඩ නොතබන බව ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය පවසයි.

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  • සෙබළාට ජීවිතය එපා වෙයි

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    කොල්ලුපිටිය ප්‍රදේශයේ හෝටලයක් තුළ තිබී නාවික හමුදා සෙබළෙකුගේ මළ සිරුරක් සොයාගෙන තිබේ.

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  • සමෘද්ධි බැංකුවටත් ගිනි අවියක්

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    සමෘද්ධි බැංකු කළමනාකරුවන්ට ගිනි අවියක් ලබාදීමට රජය තීරණය කර තිබේ.

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  • ඊ-චැනලින් ක්‍රමය තැපැල් කාර්යාල හරහා

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    තැපැල් කාර්යාල හරහා ඊ චැනලින් ක්‍රමය හඳුන්වාදීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වන බව තැපැල්පති රෝහණ අබේරත්න මහතා පවසයි.

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  • නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක අවශ්‍යතාවයක් නෑ

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පවතින ව්‍යවස්ථාව සංශෝධනය කිරීම මිස නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් හඳුන්වාදීමේ අවශ්‍යතාවක් නොමැති බව හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි.

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  • ත්‍රිරෝද රථ රියදුරන්ට නියාමන වැඩපිළිවෙළක්

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    මගී ප්‍රවාහන ත්‍රිරෝද රථ රියදුරන් සඳහා නව නියාමන වැඩපිළිවෙළක් හඳුන්වාදීමට ප්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය තීරණය කර තිබේ.

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  • ධීවර සංස්ථාව ලාභ ලබන ආයතනයක් බවට පත්කර ගත හැකියි

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ලබන වසරේ සිට ධීවර සංස්ථාව ලාභ ලබන ආයතනයක් බවට පත් කර ගත හැකි බව ධීවර හා ජලජ සම්පත් සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද අමරවීර මහතා පවසයි.

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  • ඊයම් ප්‍රමාණය මුද්‍රණය කළ යුතු ආකාරය සංශෝධනය කරයි

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ගොඩනැගිලි කර්මාන්තය සඳහා යොදාගන්නා සියලුම තීන්ත, වාර්නිස් සහ ද්‍රාවක බෝතල්, ඇසුරුම් හෝ බහලුම්වල අඩංගු ඊයම් ප්‍රමාණය මුද්‍රණය කළ යුතු ආකාරය සංශෝධනය කිරීමට පාරිභෝගික අධිකාරිය පියවර ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • 2017 අයවැයේදීත් ජනතාවට සහන දෙනවා

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    රට තුළ ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයක් ඇති කිරීමේ අරමුණින් ඉදිරි අයවැය සකස් කරන බව මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය පවසයි.

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    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ගිනි අවි ජාවාරම්වලට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනෙකු මිරිහාන විශේෂ අපරාධ මෙහෙයුම් ඒකකය විසින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • බසය පෙරළී 18ක් රෝහලේ

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    හොරොව්පතාන - කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව ප්‍රධාන මාර්ගයේ නිකවැව ප්‍රදේශය ආසන්නයේදී බස් රථයක් අනතුරට ලක්වීමෙන් පුද්ගලයින් 18 දෙනෙකු තුවාල ලබා තිබේ.

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  • වව්නියාව මණ්පයේ අක්කර 10ක් විනාශයි

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයට අයත් වව්නියාව මණ්පයේ අධ්‍යයන අංශ හා ශිෂ්‍ය නේවාසිකාගාරය අතර භූමියේ හටගත් ගින්නෙන් අක්කර 10ක භූමි ප්‍රදේශයක් විනාශ වී තිබේ.

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  • Young girl among 8 wounded in Baltimore shooting

    25/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack. (AP)Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people, including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street, police said.


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  • Suspect in deadly mall shooting in custody

    25/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Suspect in fatal shooting of five at Washington state mall captured. (Reuters)A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a shopping center about 60 miles north of Seattle, killing five people.


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  • ඩෙංගු වැඩි ප්‍රතිශතය බස්නාහිර පළාතෙන්

    25/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    දිවයින පුරා පසුගිය මාස 09 තුළ ඩෙංගු බවට සැක කෙරෙන රෝගීන් 41173 දෙනෙකු වාර්තා වී ඇති බව වසංගත රෝග විද්‍යා ඒකකය පවසයි.

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  • Charlotte police to release shooting video

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney. (AP)The department will provide bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.


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  • Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    A protester holds up a sign during a march through the streets to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North CarolinaThe department provides bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.


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  • Deadly shooting at Washington state mall

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Police in US state of Washington are hunting a suspect described as a A gunman remains at large after four women and a man were fatally shot at a shopping mall north of Seattle.


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  • New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop at the Frontline Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla. (AP)The Times calls Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."


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  • අනතුරින් 9ට තුවාලයි

    24/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    බදුල්ල - බණ්ඩාරවෙල ප්‍රධාන මාර්ගයේ බදුල්ල පොලිස් ස්ථානය අසලදී සිදු වූ රිය අනතුරකින් කාන්තාවන් 06 දෙනෙකු ඇතුළු පුද්ගලයින් 09 දෙනෙකු තුවාල ලබා තිබේ.

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  • කොළඹට සිව්වන තැන ලැබෙයි

    24/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    කොළඹ නගරය විදෙස් සංචාරකයින් වෙනුවෙන් වේගයෙන්ම වර්ධනය වන සිව් වන නගරය බවට පත්ව ඇති බව 2016 මාස්ටර් කාඩ් ගෝලීය ගමනාන්ත නගර දර්ශකය පෙන්වා දෙයි.

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  • How N.Y. bombing shows FBI challenges

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Ahmad Khan Rahami (WABC-NY)Although flagged by officials, it's unclear whether Ahmad Khan Rahami should have stayed on the FBI's radar.


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  • JHU Leader Omalpe Sobitha Thera steps down

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera today announced that he would step down as the Leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU). The announcement was made during the 13th convention of the Party which was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo. 

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  • For black community, Charlotte is fake Oz

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Marchers protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP)To protesters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., home is a world away from glimmering skyscrapers.


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  • මාධ්‍ය වගකීම පිළිබඳ රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල්වරයා කළ ප්‍රකාශයට ජනතා අප්‍රසාදය (Video)

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජෙනරාල් අචාර්ය රංග කලන්සූරිය මහතා පසුගියදා කළ ප්‍රකාශයක් පිළිබඳව මහාසංඝරත්නය සහ ජනතාව අප්‍රසාදය පල කළේය.

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  • Trump employs unconventional debate prep

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump (AP)Experts think Donald Trump is putting himself at a disadvantage by skipping full-length mock debates.


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  • Depts. of RMV, Customs weakest among State institutions: PAC

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Departments of Customs and Motor Traffic have found to be the weakest among the 842 State institutions, according to the investigations carried out by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, its Chairman and Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said yesterday.

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  • Apocalyptic scene as Aleppo is bombarded

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    The husk of an ambulance sits in rubble in Aleppo, Syria. (AP)The rebel-held Syrian city is reduced to rubble under bombardment from government and Russian forces.


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  • Family mourns Ohio teen shot by police

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Demonstrator Ciara Humphrey, right, holds a sign during a rally for Tyre King, the 13-year-old Ohio boy who was fatally shot by police, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, outside City Hall in Columbus. (AP)The friends and family of Tyre King gathered at the First Church of God in Columbus on Saturday.


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  • ඕමල්පේ සෝභිත හිමි හෙළ උරුමයේ නායකත්වයෙන් ඉවත් වෙයි

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය පක්ෂයේ නායකත්වයෙන් ඉවත්වන බව පූජ්‍ය ඕමල්පේ සෝභිත හිමියන් අද ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ජාතික හෙළ උරුමයේ 13 වන සමුළුව අද කොළඹදී පැවැත්වුණේ ‘සැවොම දිනන මහ රටක්’ යන්න තේමා කර ගනිමින් ය. මේ අවස්ථාවට තව ත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ ගණනාවක නියෝජිතයින් එක්ව සිටියහ. ජාතික හෙළ උරුමය පක්ෂයේ මහ ලේකම්වරයා ලෙස අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතා තව […]

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  • අධිවේගයේ අනතුරකින් විදේශිකයින්ට තුවාලයි

    24/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ 96 වන සැතපුම් කණුව අසලදී සිදු වූ රිය අනතුරකින් විදේශීකයින් දෙදෙනෙකු තුවාල ලබා තිබේ.

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  • UN Peacebuilding Fund hampered by decreasing contributions: Mangala

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said it was disheartening that the UN Peacebuilding Fund which provided the capacity for prevention and sustaining peace was hampered by decreasing contributions and urged Member States to increase their contributions to the Fund.

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  • Seaman shoots himself at Trincomalee navy camp

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A seaman attached to the Trincomalee navy camp died yesterday after he shot himself inside the camp, Police said.

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  • සමෘද්ධි බැංකු කළමනාකරුවන්ට රජයෙන් ගිනි අවියක්

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    සමෘද්ධි බැංකු කළමනාකරුවන්ට ගිනි අවියක් ලබාදීමට රජය තීරණය කර තිබේ. අද මහනුවර පැවති උත්සවයකට එක්වෙමින් සමාජ සවිබල ගැන්වීමේ හා සුබ සාධන අමාත්‍ය එස්.බී. දිසානායක මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. බැංකුවල ආරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් කළමනාකරුවන්ට මෙලෙස ගිනි අවියක් ලබාදීමට තීරණය කළ බව අමාත්‍යවරයා සඳහන් කළේය.

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  • සෝභිත හිමියන් ඉවත්වෙයි-කරූටත් පත්වීමක්

    24/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ජාතික හෙළ උරුමයේ නායකත්වයෙන් ඉවත් වන බව පූජ්‍ය ඕමල්පේ සෝභිත හිමියන් පවසයි.

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  • දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගයේ රිය අනතුරකින් විදේශකයින් දෙදෙනෙකු තුවාලයි

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ සිදු වූ රිය අනතුරකින් විදේශකයින් දෙදෙනෙකු තුවාල ලබා තිබේ. දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ පින්නදූව ත් ඉමදූව ත් අතර මෙම අනතුර සිදුව තිබේ. කටුනායක සිට තංගල්ල දක්වා මෙම විදේශිකයින් දෙදෙනා රැගෙන ගොස් ඇති අතර වෑන් රථයේ රියැදුරුට නින්ද යාම හේතුවෙන් අනතුර සිදු ඇති බව අප වාර්තාකරු සඳහන් කළේය. සිද්ධියෙන් තුවාල ලැබූ විදේශිකයින් දෙදෙනා මේ […]

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  • Dilhara Lokuhettige retires from Test and ODIs

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Sri Lankan all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has decided to bring down the curtains on his One Day Internationals (ODI) and Test career, citing that he looks to resume his cricketing career in Australia. The decision was made public at a press conference held at the Moors Sports Club premises yesterday.

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  • 4 killed in shooting at Washington mall

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Police in Washington State were searching for at least one gunman Friday evening after at least four people were shot and killed at a mall north of Seattle.

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  • පොලිස් ලොක්කාගේ කොණ්ඩය කැපීමට ප්‍රමාද වුණාට කරණවෑමියාට ප්‍රහාරයක්

    24/09/2016 | adaderana.lk

    හැටන් පොලිසියේ නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් තමන්ට අමානුෂික ලෙස පහර දුන් බව පවසමින් කරණවෑමියෙකු රෝහල් ගත වී තිබේ.

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  • Insights from Trump's original apprentice

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Louise Sunshine, a real estate developer who worked for Donald Trump for 15 years. (Getty Images)Louise Sunshine's time with Trump, which ended in a messy departure, showed a distinct pattern.


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  • Best debate moments of Clinton and Trump

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Top-10 debate moments from Clinton and Trump. (John Locher/AP)She handled a crisp jab from then-candidate Barack Obama; he took on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz simultaneously.


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  • Ambassador called on Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

    24/09/2016 | news.lk

    Ambassador called on Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

    Sri Lanka’s Ambassador, Dharshana M. Perera called on Dr. H. Ade Komarudin, MH, the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) of the Republic of Indonesia on Wednesday, 21st September 2016, NUSANTARA II of the Parliament Building of Indonesia in Jakarta.


    During the discussion, ways and means of expanding the strengthening relations between the Legislatures of Indonesia and Sri Lanka were discussed. Among the initiatives considered are the exchange of visits of the Speakers, establishment and intensification of interactions between   Indonesia- Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Groups and with the Commission-I which is responsible for foreign policy, defense, security and media of the Indonesian Parliament.


    The Speaker was accompanied by Vice Speaker Fahri Hamzah, and other senior Parliamentary Officials.

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  • සියලු ම HIV ආසාදිතයින්ට නොමිලේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීමට පියවර

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    මෙරට සියලු HIV ආසාදිතයින්ට නොමිලේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීමට පියවර ගෙන ඇති බව සෞඛ්‍ය  අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය පාලීත මහීපාල මහතා පවසයි. ගෝලීය අරමුදල මගින් ලබාදුන් මූල්‍ය ප්‍රතිපාදන මත මෙතෙක් එම ප්‍රතිකාර ලබාදුන්නේ තෝරාගත් HIV ආසාදිතයින්ට පමණි. නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සෞඛ්‍ය සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය පවසන්නේ, යෞවනයන් පිළිබඳව සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් ද මීට සමගාමීව සකස් කර ඇති බව ය. ඒ යටතේ යෞවනයින් දැනුවත් […]

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  • Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund

    24/09/2016 | news.lk

    Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund

    Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera chairs the Invest in Sustaining Peace - Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund at the UN Head Quarters in New York on 21 September 2016. Seated with him is UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson (R )

    Sri Lanka co-hosted a Pledging Conference to Refinance the Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).held on 21st September 2016 at the UN Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the 71st sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.Sri Lanka together with Kenya, Mexico, The Netherlands, Somalia, Sweden, Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom co- hosted the event. The conference was able to generate pledges from thirty countries amounting to a sum of US Dollars 152 million to support UN peacebuilding efforts across the globe. Foreign Minister Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, chaired one segement of the conference and delivered closing remarks on behalf of the co hosts. In his national statement delivered at the conference Hon. Mangala Samaraweera said that since the creation of the Fund in 2006, it had come to the assistance of many countries emerging from conflict. Sri Lanka, he noted, has been working closely with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) since the Presidential Elections of January 2015, when the Government prioritized reconciliation and development as twin agendas to be pursued in guiding the nation towards durable peace. He pointed out that last year, Sri Lanka was declared by the UN Secretary-General as a country eligible to receive support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. In his closing remarks on behalf of the co hosts, Minister Samaraweera said that due to the cooperation of member states, the Fund will be able to continue to support critical projects in countries emerging from years of violent conflict, like Colombia, and in other countries where peace is fragile and needs to be sustained, such as in Mali, Somalia and Sri Lanka. “We are also emboldened by the fact that so many of you pledged, making the Peacebuilding Fund one of the most broadly supported funds in the UN system, “ the Minister further said.

     

    The full text of the Statement made by Minister Samaraweera follows below:

     

    I am pleased to join hands with Kenya, Mexico, The Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Somalia, Sweden and the United Kingdom to co-host this important Pledging Conference to refinance the Secretary-General's Peacebuilding Fund.

     

    Since the creation of this Fund in 2006, it has come to the assistance of so many in countries emerging from conflict, and has facilitated post-conflict stabilization. It has been a catalyst and a means of mobilizing funding to invest in the prevention of the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, and for addressing its root causes.

     

    My own country, Sri Lanka, has been working closely with the Peacebuilding Support Office since the Presidential Elections in January 2015 when the Government, under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, prioritized reconciliation and development as twin agendas to be pursued in guiding our nation towards durable peace and prosperity for all, through the strengthening of good governance, democracy, human rights, justice, rule of law, and dignity for all.

     

    Last year, Sri Lanka was declared by the Secretary-General as a country eligible to receive support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.

     

    As a nation emerging from almost three-decades of conflict, that now seeks to rebuild, reconcile and ensure non-recurrence of conflict, we realise the value of this Fund for so many nations like mine that are in need of assistance.

     

    All of us - all members of the United Nations, joined hands to adopt the 2030 Agenda last September. The 2030 Agenda which aims to end poverty; protect our Planet; and promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies - is interlinked with the Agenda for Sustaining Peace. Violent conflict stands in the way of our best intentions towards humanity. Therefore, prevention is key. It is time that the world community focused seriously on prevention of conflict and investing in prevention and non-recurrence for the good of all.

     

    Currently supporting more than 200 projects in 27 countries, the UN Peacebuilding Fund is a means to deliver fast, flexible and risk-tolerant funding to UN entities engaged in preventive and peacebuilding interventions.

     

    The political transition in Sri Lanka in January last year brought about crucial peacebuilding opportunities for us. Our aim is to promote national reconciliation, giving priority to generating trust and confidence-building measures among our people.

     

    Working with civil society and government agencies, we have identified priorities for Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka in the areas of Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Good Governance, and Resettlement and Durable Solutions. Already, the Fund has helped us resettle 7,000 people in land released recently.

     

    The Fund helps us carry out wide ranging consultations with all stakeholders in our country regarding reconciliation mechanisms to be established in our country. This, as you would understand, is a vital component of the reconciliation process, that also helps to build trust and confidence.

     

    The Fund provides us quick access to invaluable technical expertise that we lack, and helps us carry out projects aimed at reconciliation through the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation.

     

    Interventions at the right time through funding and technical expertise is critical for prevention of conflict. Peacebuilding does not have to always follow conflict. It must increasingly focus on prevention before violence devastates and tears are societies apart.

     

    To support such projects across the globe, the UN Peacebuilding Fund must be adequately financed.

     

    As the two resolutions on the 2015 Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council in April this year very rightly identified, adequate, predictable and sustained financing for the UN peacebuilding efforts is of paramount importance.

     

    In this context, it is disheartening that the UN Peacebuilding Fund which provides the capacity for prevention and sustaining peace is hampered by decreasing contributions.

     

    Therefore, while briefly sharing our own national experience, I add my voice to that of the co-hosts of this Conference, and the Peacebuilding Support Office, to urge Member States to increase their contributions to this important Fund.

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  • International goodwill towards SL: President

    24/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday the world leaders whom he met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly sessions in New York had a good impression about Sri Lanka and expressed goodwill towards the positive changes introduced by his Government to uphold democracy, good governance and reconciliation.

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  • Endorsement of our achievements by world leaders is a great incentive and a blessing for Sri Lanka – President

    24/09/2016 | news.lk

    Endorsement of our achievements by world leaders is a great incentive and a blessing for Sri Lanka – President

    President Maithripala Sirisena said that the world leaders have commended Sri Lanka on the achievements of the last 18 months and that is a great incentive, encouragement and a blessing for Sri Lanka. He said this while briefing media on his discussions with several Heads of State and other leaders at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York.


    He said that during the last UNGA too, he met these leaders, but they were more curious about the new government’s policies then. “Now they express open appreciation about our achievements,” he said. “I assured them that we, as a government, are determined to take the country towards progress and make Sri Lanka a truly democratic and prosperous nation,” he said.


    The current respectful position of Sri Lanka is something the entire nation, irrespective of party politics could be proud of, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, and added that the credit for this achievement goes to President Sirisena. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that he had attended the UN sessions since 2002, and today he could see a remarkably favorable position towards Sri Lanka among the international community.


    Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said that the world leaders have a tremendous respect for Sri Lanka because our President tells the world, whatever he tells the people at home, whereas previous leaders used to say something at home and a different thing when they are out of the country.

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  • Price of drugs reduced after 43 years – Health Minister

    24/09/2016 | news.lk

    Price of drugs reduced after 43 years – Health Minister

    The process of reducing the price of 47 drug items commenced yesterday after 43 years and more reductions are expected in the future.

    According to the Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, those 47 items are included the drugs used for diabetes, heart disease, and other related diseases. Chairman of the National Drug Regulation Authority implemented the process considering the way, which it was implemented in India. “After one and a half months the price of expensive drugs will be reduced and thereby others also”, he added.

     

    Minister stated this yesterday (Sept.23rd) at the Senaka Bibile memorial ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo.

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  • First Lankan rubber industry team to leave for India for an int’l training

    24/09/2016 | news.lk

    First Lankan rubber industry team to leave for India for an int’l training

    First ever batch of Lankan rubber industry consisting of 25 members including scientists, PhDs and Research and Development (R&D) officers will leave for India on Sunday (Sept. 25th) to pursue a hi-tech rubber industry training course at Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala.

    Addressing the team leaving for Kerala on Thursday (22nd Sept.) at the ministry premises, the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen said that his Ministry was an implementing partner in Government’s Rubber Master Plan and these training opportunities were provided as a part of it.

     

    According to him, though Sri Lanka use locally made raw rubber heavily for industries, there was also a growing problem of lack of skilled technical knowledge in the rubber manufacturing sector. “Realising the need to address this issue my ministry, with Sri Lanka Plastic and Rubber Research Institute contacted Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala, India which is well-known in South Asia for plastic and rubber technologies and received a positive response to our request.”

     

    Ministry of Industry and Commerce is contributing almost Rs 1.5 million as part of the Cochin training costs.

     

    Locally harvested rubber is heavily used in domestic manufacturing in Sri Lanka– totalling to around USD 195 million of raw rubber annually.

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  • 4 dead in Washington state mall shooting

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Police: Lone gunman kills 4 females at Washington state mallA gunman remains at large after four women were fatally shot at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle.


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  • 4 dead in Washington state mall shooting

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Law enforcement investigate a deadly shooting in the Macy's store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. A gunman opened fire in the crowded mall north of Seattle, killing several people and critically wounding another before fleeing Friday night, authorities said. Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said police were searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)A gunman remains at large after four women were fatally shot at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle.


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  • පිහියකින් පහර දෙමින් සුළු මවක් දැරියකට වධ දුන් සිද්ධිය

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    යාපනය නිර්වේලී ප්‍රදේශයේ කුඩා දැරියකට ආමානුෂික ලෙස වධ හිංසා කළ කාන්තාවක් යාපනය මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කර තිබේ. මෙම කාන්තාව ඊයේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනුනේ සමාජ ජාල වෙබ් අඩවි හරහා සංසරණය වූ විඩියෝ පටයක් නිරීක්ෂණය කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව ජාතික ළමාරක්ෂක අධිකාරිය පොලිසියට කළ පැමිණිල්ලකට අනුව ය. ප්‍රදේශිය ජනමාධ්‍යවේදියෙකු අන්තර්ජාලයට එක්කර තිබූ මෙම විඩියෝ පටයේ දැක්වෙන්නේ […]

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  • Video shows deadly Charlotte shooting

    24/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    New video shows deadly Charlotte encounter (Time)The wife of Keith Lamont Scott can be heard repeatedly telling officers her husband is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot.


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  • Rahami's father says son had 'become bad'

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    FILE - This September 2016 file photo provided by Union County Prosecutor's Office shows Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is in custody as a suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey. Rahami worked as an unarmed night guard for two months in 2011 at an AP administrative technology office in Cranbury, N.J. At the time, he was employed by Summit Security, a private contractor. Rahami remained hospitalized Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, after a shootout the day before with police in New Jersey. (Union County Prosecutor's Office via AP, File)The father of Ahmad Khan Rahami says his son's personality changed after a trip a few years ago.


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  • අනුරපුර බන්ධනාගර රැඳවියන් තවදුරටත් උපවාසයේ

    24/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    උපවාසයේ නිරත අනුරාධපුර බන්ධනාගාර රැඳවියන්ගේ ඉල්ලීම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණය දැනුවත් කළ බව බන්ධනාගාර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව පවසයි. එලෙස උපවාසයේ යෙදී සිටින්නේ ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත යටතේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන බන්ධනාගාරගත කර සිටින රැඳවියන් 20 දෙනෙකි. නීතිමය කටයුතු කඩිනම් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් පසුගිය 21 වන දා සිට ඔවුහු උපවාසයක නිරතව සිටිති. බන්ධනාගාර මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක,  තුෂාර උපුල්දෙණිය මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේ බන්ධනාගාර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට […]

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  • Clinton aide received immunity from FBI

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    FILE -In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cheryl Mills speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A court deposition released by a conservative legal group shows that Mills, a veteran aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton discussed Clinton's private email server with a technical aide who helped set up and run the system. Mills said in five hours of testimony that the conversations took place after Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Cheryl Mills was granted a deal in exchange for her cooperation in the private-email-server case, a GOP congressman says.


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  • ‘This is a test for us in our community’

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., hold their largest gathering since resident Ahmad Rahami was arrested in connection to the bombings. (AP)Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., hold their largest gathering since resident Ahmad Rahami was arrested in connection to the bombings.


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  • I have handed over a list of corrupt officials to BC: Ranjan

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake on Wednesday (21) said he had given a list that contains the names of several ministers and opposition MPs who were engaged in corrupt activities to the Bribery Commission.

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  • Ted Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Ted Cruz (AP)The Texas senator has announced his support for the Republican nominee, dropping his long-time opposition.


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  • Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers fight

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    President Obama (Carolyn Kaster/AP)The president's rejection of the popular but controversial legislation sets up what is likely to be a successful vote to override his veto.


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  • Mother’s attire no longer an issue: Minister

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today said that as long as the mother’s attire is appropriate, she can enter into the school when dropping off or picking up her children.

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  • Chelsea Manning sentenced to solitary

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Chelsea Manning (Reuters)The U.S. soldier, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, is punished for attempting suicide.


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  • Prices of 47 essential drugs reduced

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Prices of 47 essential drugs, including those prescribed for diabetes and heart ailments were reduced with the immediate effect under the first phase of the National Medicinal Drugs Policy, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne announced a short while ago.

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  • Congressman: Protesters 'hate white people'

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C. (Reuters)A GOP lawmaker from North Carolina says protesters in Charlotte are angry "because white people are successful and they're not."


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  • Trump adviser has Kremlin ties?

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and KremlinU.S. intelligence officials are trying to determine if a Trump adviser is talking with senior Russian officials.


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  • Charlotte officer in the national spotlight

    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shootingBrentley Vinson, 26, is on administrative leave after he shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.


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  • දෙමව්පියන් පාසල් වලට යද්දී පනවා ඇති ඇඳුම් සීමාවන්ට අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිගෙන් සහනයක්

    23/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ‍සිසුන්ගේ දෙමාපියන් පාසල කරා පැමිණීමේදී ඇඳුම් ඇඳිය යුතු ආකාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාසල් පරිපාලනය පනවන විවිද නීති සැළකිල්ලට ගෙන නව චක්‍ර ලේඛයක් නිකුත් කර ඇති බව අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතා පවසයි.

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  • Video shows mother severely beating 6-year-old

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A video showing a 38-year-old mother severely beating her 6-year-old daughter at Kopai in Jaffna had been uploaded to a social media website by one of their neighbors.

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  • Taranjit Singh Sandhu new Indian HC to SL

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Indian Government has appointed Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Financial Express reported on Thursday.
     

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  • මාධ්‍යයේ වගකීම පිළිබඳ රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල්වරයා කළ ප්‍රකාශය ගැන කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් අදහස් දක්වයි

    23/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ජනමාධ්‍යයේ කාර්යභාරය වන්නේ භාණ්ඩ හා ආධාර බෙදාදීම නොව ජනතාවට තොරතුරු වාර්තා කිරීම බවට රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් රංග කලන්සූරිය මහතා දැක්වු අදහස් කිහිපයක් අද -දි අයිලන්ඩ් – පුවත්පත වාර්තා කළේය. මේ අතර නිව්ස්ෆස්ට් ගම්මැද්ද වැඩසටහන පිළිබඳව ප්‍රධාන දේශපාලන පක්ෂ දෙකේ නියෝජිතයින් දෙදෙනෙකු අද පැවැති රැස්වීම්වලදී මෙසේ ප්‍රසාදය පළ කළේය. රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල්වරයා භාණ්ඩ බෙදාදීම […]

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  • ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිළිබඳව ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාව අතර සුබවාදී ප්‍රතිරූපයක් – ජනපති කියයි (Video)

    23/09/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානය ඇතුළු ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිළිබඳ සුබවාදී ප්‍රතිරූපයක් ගොඩනගාගෙන ඇතැයි ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසයි. නිව්යොර්ක් නුවරදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා එම අදහස් පළ කළේය.

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  • Basil at PRECIFAC

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) to make a statement on the misuse Air Force flights.

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  • Customs TU action called off

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The trade union action launched by unions at the Sri Lanka Customs Department against the proposed Custom Ordinance was called off a short while ago.

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  • 18 Lankans in India bailed over human trafficking

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Eighteen Sri Lankans, arrested in June in Kanyakumari District on the charge of embarking on an "illegal" voyage to Australia, were granted interim bail by the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Thursday.

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  • Lankan in Kuwait arrested over ‘Inappropriate touch’

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A Sri Lankan expatriate in Kuwait was arrested for touching a Kuwaiti woman inappropriately even though he claimed that he was just giving her a handshake as a way of greeting her, Arab Times reported on Thursday.

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    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Clinton ad features Trump trashing women as girls look at themselves in the mirrorThe new ad shows girls looking in the mirror as the Republican candidate comments on women's appearances.


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  • PRECIFAC concludes probe into H’tota port opening ceremony

    23/09/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today concluded its inquiry into the misappropriation of government funds at the opening ceremony of the Hambantota port.

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    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    The Democratic vice presidential nominee says he's worried about Trump's 'bromance' with Putin.

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    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    President Obama during his visit to Laos. (AP)President Obama is wrapping up his eight years in the White House with a lot of "firsts."


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  • More experts expected back in the country – PM

    23/09/2016 | news.lk

    More experts expected back in the country – PM

    Number of experts, who left the country have returned during the recent time and more are expected in the future with their and knowledge and professional colleagues to the country, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.


    He stated this yesterday (22nd Sept.) addressing the inauguration of the ‘Techno City’ projects in Homagama under the Western Province Megapolis Development plan.


    “Today, we have come to an era of innovation. Those innovations are totally based on human resources”, Prime Wickremesighe said and added that “we should use this era effectively”.


    Giving some examples from several countries such as US, he said that Sri Lanka also needs to detain the academics inside the country and thereby build up innovation centers. “The rapid development of the society depends on Science and technology.”


    According to the Premier, the new Techno City to be built in Homagama will be a significant step in the history of the country.

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    23/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Charlottte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney (Yahoo News)Charlotte's police chief says the video won't be immediately released to the public.


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  • Minister Samarawickrama underscores Sri Lanka’s interest to deepen economic cooperation with Korea

    23/09/2016 | news.lk

    Minister Samarawickrama underscores Sri Lanka’s interest to deepen economic cooperation with Korea

    Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama underscored Sri Lanka’s interest to further strengthen economic relations with Korea, at a meeting with the Korean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Yoo Il-ho on Tuesday 20 September in Seoul.  The Minister strongly welcomed more Korean investment in Sri Lanka’s growing economy, taking advantage of the island nation’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean with access to markets and value chains in the Indian sub-continent, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The Minister also apprised the Korean Deputy Prime Minister of the economic policy of the Sri Lankan Government, fiscal and other reforms being undertaken, FTAs under negotiation, and the setting up of industrial zones to attract foreign direct investment.  Deputy Prime Minister Yoo welcomed these measures and expressed the Korean Government’s strong interest to enhance economic cooperation with Sri Lanka.  Acknowledging that the Korea-Sri Lanka economic partnership has greater potential than currently reflected, Deputy Prime Minister Yoo supported measures that would create more opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs to engage in Sri Lanka.  He also welcomed upcoming high-level visits and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017.

    In discussions with the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Ho-in on Wednesday 21 September, Minister Samarawickrama strongly welcomed the Korean Ministry’s engagement in the Megapolis and Western Development programme in Sri Lanka within the framework of the MOU signed with the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development in May this year.  The two Ministers discussed progress and ongoing collaboration on the megapolis programme via the Korea Land and Housing Corporation, which has opened up a valuable opportunity for Korean companies to invest in Sri Lanka’s development drive.

     

    Minister Samarawickrama also met with the Korean Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Woo Taehee and discussed ways and means to further enhance bilateral trade which currently remains at a modest level.  He welcomed the early conclusion of the proposed Agreement on Economic Cooperation between the two Governments which would provide a framework for discussion on economic issues such as a Joint Working Group.  Minister Samarawickrama also conveyed the interest of the Sri Lankan Government to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with Korea in the future.  

     

    He also referred to the need to forge closer cooperation between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries, including the exchange of more business visits.  Vice Minister Woo referred to the significant potential that exists to expand the trade volume between the two countries, and extended his support towards action being taken to further enhance trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

     

    At a meeting with the Chairman and President of the Korea EXIM Bank Dr. Lee Duk-Hoon, Minister Samarawickrama expressed the Sri Lankan Government’s deep appreciation for Korean development cooperation, with particular emphasis on loan assistance extended through the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) which supports key infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka.  The two parties agreed that development cooperation forms an important dimension of the countries’ bilateral relations, and discussed means of elevating this partnership including consideration of increase in the EDCF funding arrangement in the context of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017.  


     
    During the visit, Minister Samarawickrama also met with the Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Kyunghwan, Senior Secretary to the Korean President on Economic Affairs Kang Seok hoon, Chairman of the Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ) Park Sung Taek, and Vice Chairman of the Korea Importers’ Association Kim Hyunmyung.  The Minister and delegation also participated in a Business Meeting organised by KBIZ and attended by a cross-section of Korean businesses in manufacturing and industries, and several Korean Industry Cooperatives and Associations.  

     

    The State Minister of Science, Technology and Research Lakshman Senewiratne; Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Manisha Gunasekera; Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade Chandanie Wijayawardhana; Managing Director, Agency for Development of Sri Lanka Mangala Yapa; Director General, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Duminda Ariyasinghe and Minister Counsellor / Commercial of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul Jagath Abeywarna, were associated with the visit.

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  • Ban Ki-moon commend President's commitment to good governance and reconciliation

    23/09/2016 | news.lk

    Ban Ki-moon commend President's commitment to good governance and reconciliation

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated President Maithripala Sirisena’s total commitment to good governance and reconciliation.


    He made these remarks when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena in New York,  on September 22.


    The Secretary-General conveyed his gratitude to the Government of Sri Lanka and the President for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him by the Government of Sri Lanka and the people when he visited Sri Lanka recently.


    President Sirisena commended the great service rendered by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Sri Lanka, U.N as well as for the entire world and also particularly highly valued the service rendered through the Paris Convention by him.


    Similarly, the President extended his gratitude to the United Nations, including all the affiliated organizations of it, for the assistance given by them to Sri Lanka.

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  • Tulsa cop who fatally shot unarmed man charged

    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    Tulsa police officer charged in man's death. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)Prosecutors file manslaughter charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.


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  • Navy Commander meets US Chief of Naval Operations and US Pacific Fleet Commander

    23/09/2016 | news.lk

    Navy Commander meets US Chief of Naval Operations and US Pacific Fleet Commander

    Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is presently at Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States attending the 22nd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) from 21st to 23rd September met Admiral John M. Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) of the US Navy and Admiral Scott H. Swift, the Commander US Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT).

    Commander of the Navy held discussions with CNO and COMPACFLT mainly pertaining to further improving ties between the two navies on a number of aspects including; present and future training, sharing expertise and experiences, maritime security challenges, and number of other aspects which are mutually beneficial.

     

    The theme of this is year’s ISS-22 is ‘Stronger Maritime Partners’ which aims to deepen relationships with network of international navies and Coast Guards. The ISS is considered as the world's capstone Seapower conference, bringing together chiefs of Navies around the world to exchange ideas and broaden international partnerships. Representatives from participating countries provided much valuable briefings, participating in panel discussions, and contributed to seminar sessions addressing regional and global maritime issues.

     

    More than 80 Chiefs of Navies and 15 Chiefs of Coast Guards will gather to discuss the continued protection of open and free sea lanes during this year’s ISS-22. Director General Operations Rear Admiral Dharmendra Wettewa, and the Personal Secretary and Aide to the Commander of the Navy Captain Buddhika Liyanagame, accompanied the Commander of the Navy to the symposium.

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    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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  • President hands over instrument of ratification to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    22/09/2016 | news.lk

    President hands over instrument of ratification to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the instruments pertaining to entry into force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday (Sep. 21) at the United Nations General Assembly, being held in New York.


    Following that, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Paris Agreement has galvanized engagement of the United Nations’ engagement in fighting climate change at the highest level.


    US Secretary of State John Kerry described this ratification as a landmark event that lays a solid foundation for the climate-resilient transformations of the global economy.


    The Paris Agreement was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level signature ceremony convened by the Secretary General in New York. At that ceremony, 174 States and the European Union signed the agreement and 15 states also deposited their instruments of ratification.

     

    Currently, there are 185 signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Of these, 61States have also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 47.78% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions.

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    22/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    21/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    21/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    21/09/2016 | yahoo.com

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    21/09/2016 | yahoo.com

    The Rev. Joey Crutcher reacts to the fatal shooting of his son, Terence, by a police officer in Tulsa, Okla.

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