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‘India committed to SL’s peace, prosperity and security’

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India and Sri Lanka recently conducted constructive and cordial discussions on rescheduling bilateral debt repayments by Sri Lanka. It is of note that during a recent discussion High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay had with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former re-iterated ‘India’s commitment to deepening its partnership with Sri Lanka for peace, prosperity and security of the two peoples, an Indian High Commission press release said.

The release:

‘On 22 July 2020, India and Sri Lanka held a technical discussion on rescheduling of bilateral debt repayment by Sri Lanka. The Indian delegation comprising of senior officials from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and the EXIM Bank interacted with representatives from the Department of External Resources of Sri Lanka through a video conference. The constructive discussion between both sides took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere.

‘It may be recalled that both sides had discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its likely health and economic impacts in the region during Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s telephone conversations with the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 23 May 2020 and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa on 27 May 2020. During these conversations, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi had assured that India would continue to provide all possible support to Sri Lanka for mitigating the effects of the pandemic.

‘During the courtesy call on the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the High Commissioner of India, H.E. Gopal Baglay on 29 May 2020, it was agreed to accelerate India’s participation in Sri Lanka’s post COVID economic recovery. High Commissioner Gopal Baglay also reiterated India’s commitment to deepening its partnership with Sri Lanka for peace, prosperity and security of the two peoples during his conversation with the President of Sri Lanka.

‘Building on the mutual priorities identified during the telephone conversations between the leaders of India and Sri Lanka in May 2020 and High Commissioner’s courtesy call on the President of Sri Lanka, the High Commission of India engaged with the Government of Sri Lanka to facilitate the initiation of discussions between the two sides on this matter. The next round of technical discussions between the two sides on rescheduling of debt repayment is expected to be held soon.

‘The High Commission of India will continue to work towards coordinating and facilitating such engagement as a part of India’s overall commitment to work with Sri Lanka to counter and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.’

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Sandas Aura offers ‘cosmic energy’ treatment for ailments

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Sandas Aura and Natural Healing centres in Battaramulla, Kurunegala and Gampaha offer the opportunity to experience the healing properties of this energy.

This programme is run by astrologer, Reiki master and spiritual treatment advisor K. A. U. Sarathchandra.

“Since the trinity of the mind, the spirit and the body are treated through universal cosmic energy treatment, not only physical diseases but also psychological and spiritual ailments too can be cured through this. This is a unique feature not found in other treatments,” he says.

“There are many universal cosmic energy based treatments in the world such as Reiki, Pranic, Cosmic, Anglican and Jore. Majority of the illnesses we get including non-communicable diseases, and the resultant suffering, can be cured through universal cosmic energy. You can get your your aura checked through the latest 3D aura machine and obtain universal cosmic energy treatments at the centre”, he says.

“Through Reiki treatment, not only can the curing of disease and suffering be alleviated but physical regeneration, reinvigoration and reimmunization can be developed. Through the immunity that results, the contracting of communicable diseases and viral diseases can be prevented”, Sarathchandra says.

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Dwaraka vegetarian spot opens in Mount Lavinia

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Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavors opened their second restaurant at No.10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area that comfortably accommodates 100 diners with all modern facilities. In a move to be truly Indian in what is prepared, Dwaraka employs a set of chefs brought from India specialized in South Indian and North Indian cuisines. It offers more than a fine dining experience for a family with convenience and comforts .The location is ideal for spending more time with family or friends. Dwaraka – Mount Lavinia is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The main branch of Dwaraka situated at No 37, Jaya Road, Colombo 04, is open from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Naan, parata, masala, rotty, chettinad cuisine, paneer, dosai, string hoppers ,rice, noodles ,fried rice, kottu, vadai, soup, biriyani, short-eats, salads, raita, starters, fruit juice, lassi, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc. are available at Dwaraka.

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Union Assurance makes way for kids to dream big

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The Union Assurance Sisumaga+ stall was abuzz at the Colombo International Book Fair with kids dreaming big about what they wanted to be when they grow up.  An interactive photo booth had aspiring kids posing as doctors, graduates, pilots, engineers and even YouTubers. The event was a hive of activity with raffle draws, scratch and win competitions and advisors educating parents on the possibilities for securing and protecting their children’s higher education aspirations. 

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