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Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:53
By A Patabendige
This is the season for lying. With a few days left for the Presidential election panic and distortion, lies and damned lies have overtaken supporters of one side as they fight tooth and nail to survive an impending change of leadership. One minister on TV (11 Nov 19) produces a snarky looking man with a palpably false beard who says he transported 7000 tons of gold after the war from Jaffna. He.....Read More...
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 05:31
By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service (CNS)
"TB prevention is no longer a choice but an essential intervention to end TB... TB is one of the few infections that we ignore and do not treat till it manifests as late stage disease that has already [been] transmitted to several others. The strategy needs to expand to include preventing full blown TB disease" tweeted Dr Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership. "If you.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 06:54
The All Ceylon MakkalCongress (ACMC) blew an election fraud whistle on 8 November saying that fraudulent vote buying with cash is being planned. ACMC also cautioned voters to not to ‘sell their votes for a few extra rupees.’ “We have been informed that in the coming days organised vote buying will take place in Mannar area to defeat Sajith Premadasa and us. Do not be deceived by a few extra.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 06:25
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
‘Our nation was protected by the sacrifices made by our military, without them, democracy would have been long gone due to terrorism, remember this is the same reason we could conduct this election rally at midnight hours and speak to more than one thousand participants who are gathered here’ Ossie Abeyagoonasekera 23 October 1994 final speech before the LTTE suicide attack. October 24, 1994 was.....Read More...
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:41
By Sanjaya M Arachchige
Everyone who contemplates voting for anybody other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa knows that their candidate has no chance of winning. Among these voters, there is always a trifling percentage of crackbrains, who do this purely out of selfishness. They are unable to change, and the world is no fun without them. But there is a sizable group of rational people who waste their vote.....Read More...
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:53
The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) began the cooperation formally in 1968 has successfully completed the 50 Years of partnership in 2019 and celebrated its success with the Government of Sri Lanka. The main implementing partner is Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs and the event was organized.....Read More...
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 13:34
By Habib Siddiqui
How long are the arms of Hindutvadi fascists? Recently, messages urging British Hindus to vote against the British Labour Party in the general election are being circulated on WhatsApp, raising concerns about the chat app's role in spreading divisive political content. Sky News has seen more than 20 separate messages shared on WhatsApp using the app's "forward" function. One begins by saying: ".....Read More...
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 04:14
By R C Saldi - Syndicate Features
So, Kartarpur corridor is set to become the highway from India to the historic Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Narowal district of Pakistan marking the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev which is observed on 12 November. Darbar Sahib is the world's largest Gurdwara; this most revered Sikh shrine is just four and a half kilometres from the border. The first Sikh Guru.....Read More...
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 07:55
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
A mountain labors making fearful noises and finally cracks to allow a mouse to run out. That was the PSC consisting of the Speaker’s Own. It was a challenge to the President by his own government that was fully responsible for over 270 deaths. They were almost all Catholics, praying on Easter Sunday. It had completely destroyed the peace that had prevailed after 30 years of merciless conflict. It.....Read More...
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 05:05
By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service (CNS)
As part of the #EndTB Dialogues series launched in lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health last month, we got an opportunity for exclusive interview with Dr M Sunil Kumar, State Tuberculosis Officer, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kerala, and Dr Shibu Balakrishnan, World Health Organization (WHO) consultant with the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in Kerala.....Read More...
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 04:24
By Nava Thakuria
As we celebrate National Press Day on 16 November in Hindustan every year, let’s pay our heartiest tributes to everyone who contributed to the growth of print media and also its watchdog and mentor, the Press Council of India (PCI). Since its inception and functioning, the Press Council continues to symbolize a free and responsible press in the largest democracy of the world. It would not be an.....Read More...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 00:02
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
In the face of intense public pressure, the government appears to have backpedaled on its decision to hurriedly sign the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation compact with the US before the Nov.16th presidential election. Conflicting news reports indicate there is still much ambiguity as to the government’s intentions, and no clarity as to whether the deal will be brought to parliament.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 05:13
A symposium on Cooperation between Africa and Middle East on Labor Migration Governance was organised in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, International Labor Organization and the African Union Commission at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa on 29th October 2019. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 04:40
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) hailed the decision by Sri Lanka’s leading Tamil coalition to back New Democratic Front (NDF) candidate Sajit Premadasa in the forthcoming Presidential election. “I praise Tamil National Alliance’ decision to support NDF candidate Sajit Premadasa in the Presidential election. Their unconditional support is good news and it makes us very happy” said the Leader.....Read More...
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