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Foreign Ministry to repatriate body of Neela Wickramasinghe (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
  (LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Foreign Ministry said the body of Late Consul General of Sri Lanka in Milan Visharada Neela Wickramasinghe will be repatriated to Sri Lanka soon. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry with profound sorrow announced the death of Consul General of Sri Lanka in Milan Visharada D.D. Neela Wickramasinghe, who passed away in Milan, Italy on Monday 17 January 2022, due to a sudden illness. The Foreign Ministry said the… The post Foreign Ministry to repatriate body of Neela Wickramasinghe appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Gamini Senarath assumes duties as new Secretary to the President (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Senior Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) officer Gamini Senarath Wednesday (January 19) assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President replacing former secretary P B Jayasundara, who has retired earlier this month. The letter of appointment was handed over by the President to Gamini Senarath at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Gamini Senarath, a Special Grade Officer in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, served as Additional Secretary and Chief of Staff… The post Gamini Senarath assumes duties as new Secretary to the President appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Cabinet nod to gazette amended Intellectual Property Act (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal made by Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena to publish the amended Intellectual Property Act no.36 of 2003 in the government gazette and subsequently submit to the parliament. Approval of the Cabinet of Ministers has been given to amend the Intellectual Property Act no.36 of 2003 at the cabinet meeting held on 12th October, 2020 in order to meet the present requirements, a statement on cabinet… The post Cabinet nod to gazette amended Intellectual Property Act appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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The Asia Foundation and Center for Poverty Analysis studies Screening and Support Services for Trafficked Persons (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Asia Foundation (TAF) and the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) publicly shared the findings from the study on “Optimizing Screening and Support Services for Victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP)” recently via Zoom conference. The program took place during the CEPA’s 65th Open Forum on November 30, 2021, held on the theme of ‘Improving Access to Support Services for Victims of Human Trafficking’. The multi-country study commissioned… The post The Asia Foundation and Center for Poverty Analysis studies Screening and Support Services for Trafficked Persons appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Chrissworld PLC Engages CDS for Registrar Services (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Central Depositary Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS), a fully owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), has strengthened its client base for the provision of registrar services with the addition of Chrissworld PLC. The CDS will provide the listed company with a variety of services such as share ledger maintenance, virtual AGM’s and all types of corporate actions. The CDS plays a role in driving innovation and offering cost effective solutions with… The post Chrissworld PLC Engages CDS for Registrar Services appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Siam City Cement Groupand IUCN ContinuePartnership to Support SCCC Group’s Sustainability Ambition 2030 and Biodiversity Conservationin Asia (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –  Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group)and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) extended their partnership for another three years by formalizing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recentlyto support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal of the partnership is to avoid and minimize biodiversity loss to the maximum extent possible. Over the next… The post Siam City Cement Groupand IUCN ContinuePartnership to Support SCCC Group’s Sustainability Ambition 2030 and Biodiversity Conservationin Asia appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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‘Menike Mage Hithe’ is BJP’s theme song in Uttar Pradesh elections (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lankan singer Yohani de Silva’s “Menike Maga Hithe” which had taken the Indian music scene by storm, is now being used by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to boost the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections. Uttar Pradesh, among India’s largest States, will go to the polls on February 10. Polling will end… The post ‘Menike Mage Hithe’ is BJP’s theme song in Uttar Pradesh elections appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passes away (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Veteran singer and musician Visharada Neela Wickramasinghe has passed away in Italy. She was 71 years old at the time of her death. Wickramasinghe died while serving as the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Milan, Italy. She sang her first song for the then Radio Ceylon in 1959 for a program ‘Amateur voice.’ After studying North Indian Classical Music, she graduated in 1974 with a Sangeeth Visharada Degree. Wickramasinghe had… The post Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passes away appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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‘Join us to overcome the challenges the country is facing’ – President delivering govt’s policy statement (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivering the government’s policy statement in the Parliament today called on all government and opposition parties to unite inside and outside parliament to overcome the challenges the country is facing. The President also pointed out that politicians who incite the people against each other on narrow political interests should stop it now. The Head of State arrived at the Parliament this morning for the ceremonial opening of the… The post ‘Join us to overcome the challenges the country is facing’ – President delivering govt’s policy statement appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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Over 39,000 tourists arrive in Sri Lanka within the first two weeks of the year (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga says that 39,172 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka in the first two weeks of this year. During the first 14 days, most of the tourists have come to this country from the Russian Federation. Accordingly 6963 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka from the Russian Federation during the past two weeks. During the Covid pandemic last year, 194,495 tourists have visited the island and the… The post Over 39,000 tourists arrive in Sri Lanka within the first two weeks of the year appeared first on LankaPuvath.
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