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Na sapling at Westminster House
President Mahinda Rajapaksa waters a Na sapling he planted at the British High Commissioner’s residence Westminster House garden as part of the ‘Go Green Campaign’ launched by the British High Commission. British High Commissioner Dr. Peter Hayes is also in the picture. Picture by Sudath Nishantha

The admission of Grade One students to Government schools for the year 2009 is in progress these days islandwide. Here, a group of students admitted to Grade One at Sangamiththa Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo 08 being conducted to the main hall by special guests for the occasion, Borella Zonal Director of Education K. R. W. Rajapakse, Yasodara Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo Principal Himali Rajakaruna, Sangamiththa Balika Vidyalaya Principal Vineetha Jayaweera and teachers. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage


Triumph - The saga of Kilinochchi

Maternal and neonatal health care:

Sri Lanka a model for Third World –UNICEF

Lanka singled out as a success story in latest UNICEF Report

Remarkable drop in maternal, under-five mortality

Sri Lanka has won plaudits from UNICEF as a “model for developing countries” due to its excellent health indices related to mothers and infants.

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Soon freedom to visit Solosmasthanaya

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday assured the Maha Sangha that the Government would create an environment soon in which Buddhists could venerate without fear Solosmasthanaya where Buddha is believed to have visited.

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Forces take control of Dharmapuram

Security Forces took control of one of the LTTE’s biggest townships, Dharmapuram while capturing the Tiger’s fifth air strip which merged with the dense jungle in the East of Iranamadu following intensive fighting yesterday.

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Lanka’s target - 500,000 Java programmers in 10 years

Sri Lanka will produce 500,000 Java programmers within ten years to strengthen the knowledge-based economy in the country.

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