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Little do we realise that names are the foundation of all knowledge. Naming people and things makes it easier for us to make sense of our world. In the Muslim creation story, for example, we are told how God taught Adam the names of all things, thus giving him knowledge of matters even the angels could not fathom. The names we give ourselves not only help us identify one another, but are also replete with meaning. However, our names have not always been the same; they have been changing over the ages and have intriguing stories to tell.

Heavy pressure from the need of tackling constitutional crisis and public sector trade unions is mounting against the caretaker government against the holding of elections within a short period of time without further delay by declaring a quick victory over the COVID-19 virus.

Milk powder importers said yesterday they stopped importing milk powder from last week following its increase in the world market.

The Dinesh Vijan helmed film 'Raabta' which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in leading roles

President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said the ‘Drug Free Country’ programme, inaugurated by the government to build a healthy nation by saving the future generation from the drug menace, has shown successful results.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was welcomed by Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake and Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma. The Prime Minister is
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who arrived in Japan yesterday for an official visit will have a series of meetings from today with key economic agencies working with Sri Lanka.

Further strengthening of economic ties between the two countries will become a key focus of the visit.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is scheduled to meet the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentarian’s League, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and meet the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko.

At JETRO, the Prime Minister will deliver a speech on ‘Sri Lanka Understanding the Global Situation and Importance of Japan’.

Colombo city will be developed to the best urban centre in the Indian Ocean within the next decade, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) will be held in Colombo and Kandy from February 20 to 23under the Theme “Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges.”

President Maithripala Sirisena says a broad social dialogue has emerged within the country during the last two years after he assumed duties as the President, regarding corruption, fraud and waste.

Monday, 23 January 2017 09:27

Enforcement date of RTI February 3

The extraordinary Gazette announcing the date of enforcement of the Right to Information Act as February 3 has been published. The gazette had been published last Friday.

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