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Actor Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s chevalier award

Actor Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s chevalier award

Actor Kamal Haasan has been chosen for the coveted French honour of Chevalier Award. “Kamal Haasan has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre  des Arts Arts et Lettres (Knight in the…

Sri Lanka gets new World Bank procurement system ensuring integrity, transparency

Sri Lanka gets new World Bank procurement system ensuring integrity, transparency

The World Bank has given Sri Lanka a new procurement system to make the best use of public money in bank-funded projects that promotes transparency and accountability. The 6 core…

Indian coast guard ship “Samarth’ arrives in Colombo

Indian coast guard ship “Samarth’ arrives in Colombo

Indian Coast Guard Ship “Samarth’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on Thursday. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with…

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Jaffna investment forum may become an Issue between governor and Chief Minister Wigneswaran

The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, Reginold Cooray, is organizing an international investment forum in Jaffna on August 22, and is planning to set up a One-Stop…

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to be the original home of high-speed rail travel. In 1964, Japan Railways…

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

Neurologist treks to Everest to study monks in meditation

B.C. researchers have returned from Everest with some enlightening findings about the human brain. Scientists trekked to the remote village of Namche, Nepal in May to record the brain activity…

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General affirms role of ‘soft-power’ for Sri Lanka peace and development

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, at a public lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo, affirmed the key role of ‘soft power’ to achieve…

Iran’s Auto Market Promising: Japanese Trade Adviser

Iran’s Auto Market Promising: Japanese Trade Adviser

The adviser in charge of the Middle East at the Japan External Trade Organization in Tokyo said automotive demand in Iran is promising due to its population. “Iran is a…

Unveiling of national economic policy, incentives to foreign investors soon: PM

Unveiling of national economic policy, incentives to foreign investors soon: PM

Sri Lanka’s national economic policy and the attended opportunities and incentives offered to local and foreign investors will be unveiled very soon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister…

ETCA may be a reality: Y.K. Sinha

ETCA may be a reality: Y.K. Sinha

Even as certain sections of Sri Lanka continue to view skeptically the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, the pact, which would be an improvement over the existing Free Trade…

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