- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 02:02
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Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, "strong political will is needed to finalize the process of considering, revising, and ultimately endorsing the draft Right to Development criteria and operational sub-criteria, towards the elaboration of a coherent set of standards on this intrinsic right". Addressing the 14th session of the U.N Open-ended Intergovernmental working group on the Right to Development at the UN in Geneva on 13 May 2013, Ambassador Aryasinha said "with the world struggling through multiple crises, a renewed international commitment toward sustainable development at RIO+20, and the post-2015 development agenda upon us, the effective implementation of the Right to Development is required now, more than ever before".
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 07:50
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The Saudi Arabian government has offered a grace period for the overstaying Sri Lankan migrant workers. The grace period is valid from today and the overstaying Sri Lankans can leave the Kingdom under an amnesty, .said the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh.
"Never did we know what fear was. Never were we bothered about life, but for our land." - SL President
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 07:41
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I recall here the two lines of a poem I read this morning in a newspaper to be published tomorrow to mark this Humanitarian Victory Day. It said "Never did we know what fear was. Never were we bothered about life, but for our land."
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 07:13
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The fallen war heroes who made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of the motherland were remembered at a solemn ceremony at the War Memorial ‘Ranaviru Smarakaya’ at Battaramulla on Saturday (18) afternoon
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 06:24
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Moves are under way to install CCTV cameras in strategic locations in main cities across the country to ensure security and to prevent road accidents, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 06:20
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The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is now distributing 200,000 garbage collecting bags among residents in the city to implement the collection of 'separated garbage only' program from June 1, Municipal Commissioner Badrani Jayawardena told.
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 00:34
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The World Crocodile Conference is scheduled to begin on May 20 in Negombo, Sri Lanka under the theme ‘Living with Crocodilians’. The four-day event will be held at the Goldi Sands Hotel where over 200 foreign delegates are expected to participate.