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Govt. denies Chinese claims on Port City resumption

  The Government yesterday denied reports that President Maithripala Sirisena had given China an assurance that the controversial Port City project would be allowed to resume. Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said that while the matter had been discussed between the President and Chinese officials during his ongoing visit to the country, there was no [...]

China affirms fullest cooperation to new Sri Lankan Govt.’s initiatives

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While commending the process undertaken by the new Sri Lankan Government, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reiterated his and his Government’s fullest cooperation towards it. The Chinese Premier said his Government’s decisions did not depend on individuals but on correct policies which are important to national economies. Prime Minister Keqiang made these comments during a [...]

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Vyawasaya 2015

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Vyawasaya 2015, an exhibition of handicrafts, clothes, accessories and other homegrown products, which was organised by the Small Enterprises Development Bureau, kicked off yesterday at the BMICH. The exhibition, which includes a number of essential items... 

Exploring themes of love and pleasure

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Q: What brings you to Sri Lanka? Are you promoting your novel here? A: Not on this trip. I work for Penguin books. So we supply a lot of book to all the book sellers here. We’ve been selling books in Sri Lanka for a very long time actually and I have been Head of Sales for almost two decades now. It’s multi-pronged – if you take something like... 


In pursuit of happiness

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“I cannot lose enough to have gained as much as I have” By Ermila Jayasuriya I am 35 and I have worked almost 20 years of my life. Eleven of them... 

Kandy and the month of April

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From a painting by Capt. O’Brien 1864 April seems to be a significant month for Kandy. It was in April 1815 that the British took over the Kandyan kingdom,... 

Solar system in stamps

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An interesting set of 10 stamps released by the Philatelic Bureau on 5 December 2014 features the solar system. It is attractively printed and the value... 

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