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Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 15:11
On the eve of the 71st Republic Day of India, Government of India has decided to confer ‘Padma Shri’ Awards on Deshabandu Dr. Vajira Chitrasena and Late Prof. Indra Dassanayake, two women from Sri Lanka for their pioneering contributions in their individual fields of work and for strengthening India-Sri Lanka ties. Padma Shri Awards are one of the highest civilian awards in India, and are.....Read More...
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 17:30
A Hindu girl student in West Bengal was brutally attacked by her ex-boyfriend Asgar Mallick for ending the relationship, reports Bengali news daily Sangbad Pratidin. As per report emerging on 22nd January, Soumi, a third year student in Graduation level, who is also a leader of the student wing of ruling TMC in Sarat Centenary College in Dhaniakhali, is now being treated in Kolkata Medical.....Read More...
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:55
Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI (M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of SL Navy commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva from January 25-29, 2020. During his stay in Sri Lanka, Naval Chief will meet Commanders of the Navy, Army, Air force and Defence Secretary. He will also call on Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.....Read More...
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:11
The notice makes it mandatory for member countries to share the whereabouts of a person. The Interpol has issued a blue corner notice to locate self-styled godman Nithyananda on a request from the Gujarat Police, PTI reported on Wednesday. Nithyananda is accused of abducting children and using them to raise money for his ashram in Hirapur, almost 50 km from Ahmedabad. A blue corner notice makes.....Read More...
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 08:05
On Friday 24th January, Trine Jøranli Eskedal, the Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka will open Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant in Kilinochchi. The floating solar plant is a result of the research collaboration since 2017 between the University of Jaffna and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo. “Norway strongly.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 05:32
By Upananda Brahmachari
The Allahabad High Court has said that the ban as imposed by a SDM for mounting loudspeakers and amplifiers in mosque in a village in Uttar Pradesh, will not be lifted. The court ordered that the SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate)’s direction will not be interfered anyway with the exercise of its jurisdiction of court of law. … The court said that the cancellation of the SDM’s order could damage.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 05:12
By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Analysis
wo significant developments occurred last week – to be exact on January 14 – if Sri Lanka bothers to take serious note because of the two events’ implications to this South Asian nation which Washington considers strategically located in the Indo-Pacific region and US official documents have already named Sri Lanka as a “Willing Partner”. One: the official visit to Sri Lanka of President Trump’s.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 07:24
Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Major General (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak presented his credentials to President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President Office on January 20, 2020. During the audience with Sri Lankan President, High Commissioner conveyed best wishes of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan to the President and people of Sri Lanka. He.....Read More...
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 17:17
The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo in partnership with the University of Jaffna and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is hosting an expert panel discussion titled “A new Decade: Investing in Clean Energy in Sri Lanka - Drivers and Barriers” on Tuesday, 21st of January 2020 at Galle Face Hotel. Both Norway and Sri Lanka are committed to decrease carbon emissions and to increase the.....Read More...
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 07:20
By Q M Jalal Khan
Recently there have been two strong but equally sensible views regarding the use of the terms ‘democratic’ and 'nationalist' in naming a Bangladesh-related non-profit intellectual forum. Both views made valid and vital arguments. On the one hand, the term ‘democratic’ was argued to have become an overused, charmless and hackneyed, sometimes even a misleading cliche. Everybody, including the.....Read More...
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 11:28
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
There was a revolutionary fervor, spirit and expectancy in SL when the new President took office in late 2019.It’s gathering momentum furiously. Five years of gross incompetency, mismanagement, fraud, treachery, debauchery and apathy had spread its remorseless wings amongst the 2015 rulers. They had believed that their countrymen who they despised would never wake up to what was happening around.....Read More...
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:57
Hemantha Yapa Abeywardena writes from London...
The voice recordings that do the rounds on the internet, which allegedly to have been made by Ranjan Ramanayke, the actor-turned parliamentarian, play into the hands of the cynical public of Sri Lanka, while enforcing the skewed perception that they hold about the institutions in question. Although the authenticity of the recordings has been called into question by the parties directly involved.....Read More...
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:38
By: Deva Sarran Samaroo
A key pillar of Indian democracy - the freedom of the press – The following account give a sample of media distortion in India. Reporter:- Sir, what do you eat during Navratri? Modjii : I only eat one single fruit in this Navratri. Reporter :- PM Sir; which fruit will you Eat ? Modi:- Papaya NDTV :- Breaking news ... Modi does not like Mangoes; Banana; etc. He only eats *Papaya.* Surjewala :-.....Read More...
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:03
The Hindu students have been agitating for the deferment of the City Corporation poll day as Saraswati Puja is the second biggest festivals of Hindus in Bangladesh. On Tuesday and Wednesday also, the students had protested in the Dhaka University area on this issue. Goddess Saraswati is considered as deity of Learning and widely worshiped by the students in homes and educational institutions as.....Read More...
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