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Demands to raise Rohingya issue before international community (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | BANGLADESH) – The former diplomat and ambassador to the USA, Humayun Kabir, stated that his country seeks to end the Rohingya file and work for their return to Myanmar to empower them in society and establish their political and social rights, adding that the issue needs an effort by all parties to reach a lasting solution. In turn, Professor of International Relations Department at Dhaka University, Amena Mohsin, stated that the Myanmar government’s…
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Tianjin plays host to ‘A Date with China’ media tour (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | TIANJIN) – The third leg of the “A Date with China” international media tour kicked off in Tianjin on Friday (22). Titled “On Road to Prosperity”, the third leg, covering Tianjin, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Hainan, will take China-based foreign media correspondents, foreign internet influencers and domestic journalists to experience China’s achievements in reform and opening-up. The third leg of the tour was jointly launched by Niu Yibing, Deputy Minister of the Cyberspace Administration…
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High school students confirm the effectiveness of online education in Mongolia (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | MONGOLIA) – Secondary school students in Ulaanbaatar confirmed the effectiveness of studying online because of its many advantages in saving effort and time. It allows them to follow up the lessons at any time and place, in addition to discussion and interaction with classmates. It also enables them to do their household chores, takes care of their younger siblings, follows their lessons, and turn off the camera and microphone when necessary. Source: A24…
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Return of the Sri Lankan delegation after the visit to India (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The delegation from Sri Lanka led by Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development which travelled on the inaugural international flight to Kushinagar returned from India after a successful two-day, multi-city visit on 21 October 2021. It may be recalled that the delegation consisted of 4 State Ministers and other officials in addition to close to…
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Jaffna Kings | First LPL Franchise to Announce Key Leadership Positions (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Jaffna Kings became the first Lanka Premier League (LPL) franchise to announce its leading positions for the LPL 2021. Accordingly, Ganeshan Vaheesan (Director of Cricket), Thilina Kandambi (Head Coach), Thisara Perera (Captain) and Saranga Wijeyarathne (Director of Corporate Marketing, Communication and Media) will hold key roles in the franchise. The franchise announced Ganeshan Vaheesan, fondly known as Harry, as the ‘Director of Cricket’. An old boy of D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo,…
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Pakistan High Commission celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Colombo (Fri, 22 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Pakistan High Commission, Colombo along with the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi today (22) by organising a special event at the High Commission. The occasion was celebrated with traditional fervor and reverence. Members of the Pakistani diaspora and friends of Pakistan participated in the event. The event started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Acting High Commissioner, Mr. Tanvir Ahmed, who spoke about the significance of the…
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Nakhon Ratchasima drowned by massive floods (Fri, 22 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | THAILAND) – Although Nakhon Ratchasima province, in north-eastern Thailand, is located on a huge plateau at 200-250 meters over sea level, and many factories and industrial estates have moved to it as it used to be called a no-free province. However, it was severely affected by the floods sweeping large areas in Thailand, where water flowed into all dams and reservoirs around them, as a result of the strong monsoon winds that suddenly…
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Ambassador nominee pledges to advance U.S. values and shared interests to make Sri Lanka a vital partner in the Indo-Pacific (Fri, 22 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Sri Lanka offers many challenges and opportunities for the United States to grow its relationship with the Indian Ocean island nation and the US needs to build constructive relationships with Sri Lanka, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Ambassador to Sri Lanka said. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, senior Foreign Service officer Julie Jiyoon Chung said US must also be strong partners in encouraging justice, accountability, and reconciliation…
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Vaccination of students aged 16 -19 island wide from today (Fri, 22 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The vaccination of school children between the ages of 16 and 19 against COVID-19 will commence island wide from today (22) Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said. Speaking to the media yesterday, the Dr. Asela Gunawardena said Provincial Directors of Health Services and the District Directors of Health Services have been issued directives in this regard. Accordingly, Provincial and District Directors of Health Services will determine the implementation of…
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US Ambassador pays farewell call on Sri Lanka Foreign Minister (Fri, 22 Oct 2021)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Outgoing Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry. Minister Peiris discussed with Ambassador Teplitz the future of the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the United States, with particular reference to trade, investment and cooperation in the international fora. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz officially began her tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri…
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