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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:06
By Dr Abdul Ruff
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, 68, on May 23 (exactly a year since being sworn in after her stint in jail in Bengaluru in connection with disproportionate asset case), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Twenty eight ministers, including her trusted lieutenant and finance minister O Panneerselvam, also took the oath.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:01
By S.H.Moulana
The OIC trade fair is held every two years to promote products from OIC countries, it was held in the capital of Saudi Arabia this time. Thirty six countries including Saudi Arabia took part in the prestigious fair. Next to the host country there were lot of interested visitors were seen at the Maldivian stall, which attracted the visitors very much. Visitors were highly interested in the.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:26
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan, for the victims of the recent devastating floods, landslides and torrential rains in Sri Lanka, arrived today at Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake. The Pakistani Cargo Plane brought full load of C-130 aircraft carrying priority relief items indicated by the Sri Lankan authorities. The relief items containing generators, shelters.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:17
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
Yesteryear film star Rishi Kapoor may not have lived up to his inherited thespian genes but he sure has the knack for attention-grabbing Tweets. He had showed it a few weeks earlier when the ‘non-saffron’ section had applauded him for lambasting the beef ban move of the BJP; now he has done it by lambasting what he sees as the Nehru-Gandhi monopoly in naming public places and national assets.....Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:30
By *Dr Mathias Keitel
As a student of Sri Lankan politics and a commentator on South Asian affairs, I was appalled to read the open letter written by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Samaraweera, to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a mature democracy, in the very least, he would have been forced to resign. In some other places he would have been prosecuted for statements compromising the national interest......Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:22
By Dr. Nalin Abeysekera
I received a call on 18th Wednesday early in the morning from Oshadee, a good friend of mine, a CEO of an Event Management Company. He told me that the water level of Kelani River has increased and many people had been badly affected due to this. On that day his company stopped their daily work and started working 24/7 (up to now) to help the flood victims. This is a kind gesture of a company who.....Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:13
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Upon the ruling AIADMK’s spectacular victory in the just concluded assembly poll, incumbent Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been invited by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah to form the government after she apprised him of her election as leader of AIADMK Legislature Party. Jayalalithaa will be sworn in Chief Minister along with 28 others, including her trusted lieutenant and Finance Minister in.....Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:05
India has the honour to participate in the Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations at the kind invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka. India would, inter alia, be displaying a Vesak lantern modelled on the stupa at the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya, Bihar, India. The event is being jointly organised by the Presidential Secretariat and the Gangaramaya Temple from 21-25 May 2014 in Colombo. Traditional.....Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:00
Even ‘anti-national’ Indians concede that by virtue of it being the source of most Indian languages, Sanskrit should and does command great respect in the country. The government does not have to go so far in support of Sanskrit as to make it compulsory in schools, colleges—and IITs, as the human resource minister wants. In today’s world the young Indians find it more useful to learn English and.....Read More...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:54
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe inaugurated the exposition of the most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan, in an impressive ceremony at Temple Trees last evening, for public exposition. A large number of senior Monks/religious scholars, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, Senior Government Ministers, high.....Read More...
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 09:58
By Habib Siddiqui
General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, delivered a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. He said, "If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016.".....Read More...
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 07:49
Indian Government has offered emergency aid to Sri Lanka in response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka. A press statement released by the Indian HighCommission in Colombo revealed that the Indian aid was s an expression of our solidarity, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, as announced on May 19, 2016 that India would provide aid on emergency basis to.....Read More...
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 07:28
BY Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
It is a strange paradox. While the distance between India and Pakistan is increasing day by day, the country is being recast as a mirror image of its radicalised and paranoiac western neighbour. The present dispensation is speeding up this transformational project while refusing to see that it can lead the country, like Pakistan, with few admirers in the world in a not too distant future. That.....Read More...
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 09:06
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
Keeping with a very long tradition of greeting on occasions of international celebrations, the United States president Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry extended warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the world in their celebration of Vesak. The American president said that everyone reflect on Buddha's universal teachings of peace, service, and recognition of.....Read More...
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