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India leads from the front in the fight against COVID-19 war (Sat, 16 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the all-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16 January 2021 via video conferencing. Considered to be the world’s largest vaccination program, it covers 30 million health care and frontline programme workers across India in the first phase. The endeavor is to cover 300 million in the second phase. Elderly population and those with serious illness would be the focus groups in this phase. A total of 3006…
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US capital locks down as security threats mount (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The centre of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Police Chief Robert Contee said the US capital was facing “a major security threat” after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building a week ago in a violent bid to block Biden’s…
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The Tissa De Silva Trust donates laboratory equipment to the National Hospital Colombo (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –In the midst of challenging times and depleting resources, The Tissa De Silva Trust recently made a generous donation of sophisticated laboratory equipment valued at LKR 13 million required to function a state of the art PCR laboratory to the National Hospital of Colombo. The Tissa De Silva Trust was initiated in 1993 and works towards sponsoring the education of under privileged children, providing infrastructure to schools, aiding improvements to rural accessibility, and…
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99x among first entities in Sri Lanka to receive ISO 27701:2019 Privacy Information Management System certification (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Protection of privacy is increasingly a vital necessity in a world that’s becoming more connected. Understanding this, technology company 99x was among the first companies in Sri Lanka to conform to and receive the ISO 27701:2019 PrivacyInformation Management Systemcertification from DNV GL. The protection of personally identifiable information (PII) is of utmost importance, and doubly so to 99x, as a provider of digital solutions to a primarily Scandinavian clientele. The introduction of the…
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WSO2 Promotes Three Executives to Support Next Stage of Global Growth (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments now rely on WSO2’s open source, cloud-native solutions to drive their digital transformation—executing over 6 trillion transactions annually. Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organizations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver the digital services and applications powering their businesses. “We succeed when our customers succeed. No one understands that better…
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International LNG Conference and Exhibition rescheduled to 2023 (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, St Petersburg, has been rescheduled to 3 – 7 July 2023 and will be rebranded as LNG2023. In making the announcement the Chair of the LNG2023 Steering Committee, International Gas Union President Joe M. Kang, said that the event owners (IGU, International Institute of Refrigeration and GTI) and the Russian National Organising Committee unanimously agreed that re-scheduling will provide the certainty and confidence…
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President opens South Asia’s largest tire factory in Horana BOI Zone (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Thursday ceremonially opened the Ferentino Tire Manufacturing Plant, the largest tire factory in South Asia at Horana. President Rajapaksa was received at the venue by Nandana Lokuwithana, Chairman, Ferentino Tire Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. After unveiling the plaque, the President inspected the entire manufacturing process at the plant. Ferentino Tire Manufacturing Plant powered with world-class European technology is established in a 155 acre land belonging to the Horana Wagawatta Board…
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Coronavirus update: 670 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 50,899 (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 670 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday. Among the positive cases identified Thursday, 663 are associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster and 7 from the prison cluster. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 11:30 pm Thursday, a total of 50,899 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,901 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 741 individuals are currently under…
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Government made sure there was no Ukraine wave – Tourism Minister (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the government following the health guidelines has ensured that there is no Ukrainian corona wave, despite the opposition’s false fears that there will be a Ukrainian wave with the arrival of Ukrainian tourists to the island. He emphasized that about 1,200 Ukrainian tourists have so far visited the island under the pilot project, but only two of them have been identified as COVID-19 infected. The Minister was…
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Sri Lanka to ink another deal with the China (Fri, 15 Jan 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka is to sign another agreement with China, this time to market tea online. Cabinet has granted approval to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fujian Star China International Trade Company Ltd to market Pure Ceylon Tea across online and offline platforms within China. The agreement will be signed between the Sri Lanka Tea Board and Fujian Star China International Trade Company Ltd, which is a subsidiary company of Bennie…
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