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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 06:32
The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka hosted its Annual Memorial Lecture Series 2018 on 8th August. This lecture was delivered by Major General Udaya Perera (Rtd) INSSSL as the National Security Think Tank conducted this lecture to honor the late Maj Gen Vijaya Wimalaratne and his contribution as a brilliant strategist and leader to Sri Lanka’s armed forces, defence and security......Read More...
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 08:05
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Hajj festival on August 22 following the sighting of the new moon, Yesterday the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. On 22nd August is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice. Eid Al Adha, falls on the 10th day of Zil-Haj, is celebrated by Muslims around 70 days after Eid Al Fitr.....Read More...
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:33
In a special ceremony held at Dunsinane Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District, the first lot of houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas were handed over for possession by beneficiaries. The ceremony was held yesterday (12th August) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the beneficiaries of the housing project via message. The new houses along with.....Read More...
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 07:23
By M.K. Damodaran – Kerala
The late M K Karunanidhi was strongly influenced by his numbers. This influenced remained with him till his death at 6.10 PM. He was born on June 3, 1924. His birth number is 3. Numbers 3,6 and 9 are mutually friendly and mutually lucky. Let us examine how numbers 3,6 and 9 had influenced his life. He became a popular script writer in 1950 (1+9+5+0=15,1+5=6). He rose to political relevance on.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 21:28
President Maithripala Sirisena asked the newly appointed ambassadors and high commissioners to serve the interests of the country with utmost dedication and commitment while serving abroad representing Sri Lanka. Addressing 10 ambassadors and high commissioners at the Presidential secretariat today (Aug 9), he said the first and foremost duty of the envoys is to promote Sri Lanka abroad and.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:11
Mr. Dushan Soza District Governor of The Rotary Club and Mr. Senake Amerasinghe, its past District Governor called on the Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera yesterday at the Finance Ministry. The Minister greatly appreciated the yeomen service rendered by the Rotary Club for Sri Lanka, especially in the Health Sector. The Minister extended an invitation to the Rotary.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:44
By M.K. Damodaran - Kerala
The India- Pak relation will be much warmer under Narendra Modi and Amir Khan on to the strong influence of their numbers. Narendra Modi was born on Sep17,1950 while Imran Khan was born on Oct 5, 1952. Birth number of Modi is 8 (1+7=8). He is the 8th non – congress P.M Demonetisation decision was taken on the 8th. The BJP-supported JD (U) candidate obtained 125 votes (1+2+5=8) and won the post.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:32
Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir” is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from August 13 to 16, 2018. Pakistan Naval ships frequently pay port calls to Sri Lanka, as both countries enjoy warm diplomatic and strong military ties. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies’ resolve to contribute towards achieving a more secure and conducive maritime.....Read More...
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 18:23
At a special ceremony held today, 10 August, foundation stone was laid to start the construction of new buildings at Saraswathy Central College in Pusselawa, Kandy district. The foundation stone was laid by Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka jointly with State Minister for Education Mr. V. Radhakrishnan and Minister for Agriculture and Tamil Education of Central.....Read More...
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 18:04
On 22ndAugust is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice. Eid Al Adha, falls on the 10th day of Zil-Haj, is celebrated by Muslims around 70 days after Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is one of two Eid festivals observed by the Muslim faithful to.....Read More...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 19:43
By A Patabendige
The claim of the Yahapalana government was that it had come to power through a rainbow revolution. Now at the end of the rainbow it wants to hang on to power by hanging people albeit 19 selected criminals in prison but without trial! There is plenty of free speech being boasted about for all. However there is about to be no life at all for some. This is in 2018, in the first quarter of the 21 st.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 08:49
By Habib Siddiqui
In the last few weeks Bangladesh has seen a series of student protests in much of the country in which the high school going students became vocal about reckless driving of bus drivers that continues to kill so many every day. The rallies were peaceful and drew support from everyone including members of the ruling Awami League. As is common in nasty politics of Bangladesh, however, there were.....Read More...
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 18:13
By S.H.Moulana
During my short vacation in Colombo I made a visit to Bank of Ceylon, NRFC Department, in its new location. I was not surprised in any way the way they attended to me. I recall nearly a decade ago I wrote about two outstanding employees belonged to this bank, who provided me the best of customer services, which prompted me to write to the media then. During my current visit I got yet another.....Read More...
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:12
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Iranian economic situation is already dire and unless a miracle takes place, it may go out of the frying pan into the fire next week, when President Trump will impose a wave of sanctions. Although, he offered the olive branch to his Iranian counterpart last week for unconditional talks, the Iranian response was not very encouraging. Perhaps, the Iranians may have realized that a combination of a.....Read More...
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