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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 06:45
Tamil pop singer and actor A.E. Manoharan passed away yesterday at Chennai. He has acted in several Indian and Sri Lankan films. He is known worldwide for singing Sinhala mixed pop songs ‘Chinna Maamiye’ and ‘Surangani Surangani’. Although A.E.Manoharan is famous today as a pop singer few will know that he began his entertainment career by acting in dramas and locally produced films in the ‘50s.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 06:26
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva during the 142nd Session of the Executive Board of the WHO, that the World Health Day 2018 will be celebrated in Sri Lanka. This year’s theme will be the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The DG congratulating Sri Lanka which celebrates the 70th Anniversary of its Independence.....Read More...
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 20:24
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. Prime Minister Lee arrived with a delegation of 35 members. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake. Sigapore PM will be received at the Presidential Secretariat on the.....Read More...
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 15:57
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
When the British High Commissioner James Dauris was questioned on Lord Naseby’s carefully researched statement that there were probably only 7,000 deaths in the final battle at Nandikadal (2009) and not 40,000 as avowed by well rewarded Western opinion, he craftily dodged the issue by saying ‘while a single death is a tragedy, a large number of deaths is a statistic’. Many believed Dauris was.....Read More...
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 08:07
Government of Thailand has come forward to assist the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes. This was revealed to Sri Lanka’s President by Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan when she met yesterday – 21st January with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence. The Thai Ambassador further said that.....Read More...
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 22:20
By KT.Rajasingham
It is unclear - what has gone wrong with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in their local government election campaign? Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) which leads the three party alliances, has suddenly become inactive and dormant, without any major political activities planned in all the eight districts of the North and East, where their candidates are contesting. The two coalition.....Read More...
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:28
By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
Of late Kathmandu is abuzz rife with reports that the Eminent Persons Group, EPG, has agreed to review the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between India and Nepal. It has representatives from both countries. Set up in January 2016, the EPG term ends this July; its mandate is a review of the whole gamut of bilateral relations, including the 1950 Treaty. The group held its sixth meeting in.....Read More...
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:36
The U.S. government will award more than 183 million rupees ($1.2 million) to counter trafficking in persons in Sri Lanka over the next three years. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs will award the new project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)” to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and.....Read More...
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:28
By S.H.Moulana
French president, Emmanuel Macron is in place just in time -potentially- to take over the reins of European leadership. Angela Merkel’s poor showing in the German election, which has left her weakened and preoccupied with forming a new coalition. Macron was the youngest ever president having been elected at the age of 39 years with a landslide. Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre.....Read More...
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:13
The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media having considered the representations made by motor vehicle importers and manufacturers for a lead time to make required adjustments to comply with the proposed emission standards and safety measures, has decided to postpone the implementation of the budget proposal on introduction of emission standards and safety measures from July 01, 2018. Accordingly,.....Read More...
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:53
The MBA students of University of Virginia visited Sri Lanka and discussed with the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 11th January 2018 to study the reconciliation projects and programmes initiated by the government of Sri Lanka. About 20 MBA students headed by Professor Marc Modica participated in the knowledge sharing programme at the Ministry of National Integration and.....Read More...
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:36
By Manjari Peiris
An intellectual gathering to discuss setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (January 18). Those who attended the meeting included Finance Secretary Dr R H S Samaratunge, Central Bank Governor Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe,.....Read More...
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 09:28
Eleven females yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in Supreme Court seeking a declare that Ministry of Finance or the State are not entitled in Law to revoke the Excise Notification dated January 10, 2018 in a manner which directly or indirectly prevents a female from lawfully being employed at a place of production and sale of liquor. Along with popular Sinhala cine world actress.....Read More...
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:43
Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) faults the 'Value Judgement' of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for appointing Arjuna Mahendran, a Singaporean as the Governor of the Central Bank. He also blames the PM for his erroneous value judgment which 'cost the nation over Rs 11 billion'. Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, who claims himself as the Executive Director.....Read More...
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