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UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Una McCauley passes away

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Una McCauley passes away

Colombo, February 24 (newsin.asia): The United Nations in Sri Lanka announced on Friday, the sudden passing away of its Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley. Ms. McCauley, 54, was on medical leave as she was undergoing treatment. As the first female UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Ms. McCauley was a bold, inspiring, and...

Tea Portraits: The human landscape of Sri Lankan tea

Tea Portraits: The human landscape of Sri Lankan tea

By Frances Bulathsinghala/South Asian Monitor In July 2018, Sri Lanka will mark the 151 th. year of the tea industry in the country. It was a century and a half ago that the British pioneer, James Taylor, introduced tea after coffee had failed due to a leaf disease. Tea was first planted in 1867 in the Loolkandura plantation in Kandy...

Lankan Prez to attend Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance in Delhi

Lankan Prez to attend Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance in Delhi

Colombo, February 23 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be attending the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and the Solar Summit to be held in New Delhi on March 11, an Indian High Commission statement said on Friday. An invitation to grace the conference, jointly signed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of...

Maldivian government appeals for international cooperation to hold Presidential poll this year

Maldivian government appeals for international cooperation to hold Presidential poll this year

Male, February 23 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian government on Thursday appealed to the international community to create conditions for holding a free and fair Presidential election in September this year and send observers to see how it is conducted. “Warmly” welcoming the Elections Commission’s decision to begin preparations for the poll, a statement issued by the office of incumbent President Abdulla...

Joint projects bring Malaysia and Singapore closer but some issues might crop up

Joint projects bring Malaysia and Singapore closer but some issues might crop up

By David Han Singapore, February 23 (www.eastasiaforum.org): The eighth Singapore–Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat held in Singapore from 14 to 15 January 2018 witnessed a milestone in bilateral ties. Leaders of both countries signed an agreement to build a rapid transit system linking Johor Bahru and Singapore, and officially launched the Marina One and Duo joint developments. But new challenges threaten to...

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