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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 13 July 2017

SAARC ministers’ meeting begins

The Inaugural Session of the eighth meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order (Interior/ Home Affairs) was held this morning (13th July) at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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Grand welcome to President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Dhaka International Airport, today(13)on a three-day State Visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a grand welcome at the Dhaka International Airport.

This is the first State Visit to Bangladesh by the President after he assumed office. The government of Bangladesh had prepared all the arrangements to accord him a grand welcome. The President was warmly received by the President of Bangladesh Mohamed Abdul Hamid. The President was accorded a guard of honour with 21-gun salute.

The International Airport in Dhaka was decorated with the Sri Lanka - Bangladesh national flags, demonstrating the warm friendship between the two countries.

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Billions of People Lack Safe Water, Sanitation

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A new report finds more than two billion people lack access to safe drinking water and more than twice that number or 4.5 billion people lack safe sanitation. The report by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund is the first global assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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