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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 17:05
The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., United States, representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening at Temple Trees. Commenting on the Government's initiatives toward rapid infrastructure development, Dr. Mohan said that it was a very wise decision to put in place.....Read More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:30
Sri Lanka’s exports sector has clinched a triple win for 2014 1H (January-June) –a first time event. “Latest reports are good news for our $20B goal. We should commend our committed exporters for this achievement” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 28 July in Colombo. Minister Bathiudeen was responding to Bandula Egodage (Chairman/CEO-EDB) who.....Read More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:21
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
I came across an interesting news item in one of the Western media and it read: ‘Last week when Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, addressed a ‘Christian (Evangelical) for Israel’ Summit, in Washington, he said that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) should be given the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for fighting with unimaginable restraint.’ Isn’t it ridiculous of the diplomat to insult those who are.....Read More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:12
By Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP
Last week, 6,500 world-class athletes from 71 nations gathered in Glasgow for the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Over a week and a half, hundreds of millions of spectators will watch these athletes display their skill, strength and endurance in seventeen different disciplines. As I watched the opening ceremony, I was proud of the attention the Games are drawing to Glasgow, the third.....Read More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:04
By Zaheerul Hassan
On 30 July 2014, a complete family consist of seven members were killed in Israeli bombardment on a house located in Southern city of Gaza “KhanYunis”. The death toll touched to 1362 that include 312 children, 178 women and left more than 7050 injured in 23 days of Israeli brutality against Gazans. Just in the last 24 hours 133 children have become victims of Israeli missile attacks. Despite.....Read More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:59
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Women of reproductive age have a need for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and family planning methods. More importantly, women need prevention tools/methods that are under their control and do not leave them at the mercy of their partner, in as far as their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is concerned. Dr Elizabeth Bukusi, Deputy Director (Research and.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:53
By Raj Gonsalkorale
No governance system is perfect and different models suit particular circumstances and particular times. While President J R Jayewardene is roundly criticized for introducing the Executive Presidency, the positive aspects of the governance model embodied in the 1978 constitution is often overlooked. No doubt the model he introduced provided extensive and unbridled power to one person. It did.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 08:30
Disaster struck Malaysia Airlines reeling under pressure is considering a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of a radical overhaul and also seek new investors to rebuild its business after two major tragedies within six months.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 08:06
The Holy See Press Office issued a comunique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Accepting the invitation from the civil authorities and the Episcopate, His Holiness Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Sri Lanka from 12 to 15 January and in the Philippines from 15 to 19 January 2015. The program for the trip will be.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:49
As Sri Lanka-Japan bilateral trade jumped $890 Mn and edged to $ 900 Mn mark, a keen Japan signalled towards a Lanka-Japan FTA for the first time-albeit with a qualifier. “In terms of country risk and future potential, I believe Sri Lanka is quite promising. We consider that FTA and EPAs as very useful means to promote trade. Mere conclusion of FTAs alone is not sufficient for better trade.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:37
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
The feud between the mothers and daughters-in-law is compared to a never ending indoor Test match and it is hard to predict the ultimate result. I read the news report about the release of a new book, 'The Mother-in-Law', with great interest. However, I believe the feud between mothers and daughters-in-law is not restricted to the subcontinent, although it is in plenty and severe there. Yes, it.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 17:13
A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with "Sai Baba’s palanquin". On their arrival in Shirdi on July 27, Deputy Executive officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Appasaheb Shinde warmly welcomed and congratulated them for their 31-day feat. This is not for the first time for this group to make the 1650 km long walkathon from Chennai to Shirdi. “We have.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:02
The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating their religious practices, and should be strengthened to help in the progress of society and in the country’s development said Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksha. President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated in a message to mark the Ramazan festival, “I am pleased to send this message of greetings to the devotees of Islam.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:15
The Supreme Court today reserved its order for July 30 on the fundamental rights petition filed by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramesh Northern Province Chief Secretary challenging the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The petition which alleged interference with her employment and his bid to remove her from office came up before the Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justices Rohini Marasinghe.....Read More...
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