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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:20
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
A firm looking PM Narendra Modi with aggressive rhetoric has demolished the innocent looking image of India represented by Dr. Manmohan Singh for 10 long years. Preface There is general view that BJP rule is slightly better than Congress misrule. Of course, Manmohan will never the premier again in his life even if Congress manages to come to power again which looks impossible. Corrupt and.....Read More...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 08:55
After completing its 75th anniversary year with a commendable achievement of Rs.20.3 billion PBT, BoC has reported Rs. 4.4 billion PBT for the 1Q 2015 by achieving a 15% growth over 1Q of the previous year. Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs.3.0billion resulting 15% growth. The Group reported Rs.4.3 billion PBT resulting in a 10% growth over the corresponding period of the previous year and the.....Read More...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 08:49
he Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University appointed Dr. Patrick Mendis as a senior fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. “I am indeed honored to associate with the Ash Center as I continue my teaching and research activities on Sino-American relations,” said Mendis, an alumnus of the Kennedy School. Author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 06:40
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
At the outset it must put on record that Tamils who were initially brought to Lankan island by the British empire to work in tea plantations, railways, and business establishments, big and small and the contributions of Tamils to the overall development of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) has been as significant as the majority Singhalese. It is only when the post colonial Lankan rulers denied Tamils.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 06:29
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera , General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) was arrested by the Cinnamon Gardens police yesterday morning on an arrest warrant issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court (01) on May 08, and was subsequently enlarged on cash bail of Rs. 5,000 and one million rupees surety bail. The Thera was released on bail upon being produced before the Colombo Chief.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 05:57
By Raj Gonsalkorale
While much bravado is made out about the achievements of the Sirisena/Wickemasinghe regime, the most significant, if not the only significant achievement maybe taken as the restoration of the independent commissions under the 19th Amendment to the constitution, and the establishment of a Constitutional Council. This is a significant achievement without qualification. Although some may have a.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 08:00
A 30-year old man from the Jaffna area was arrested for using deception in his UK visit visa application. He was found to have previously applied under a different identity. The visa applicant was referred by UK Visas &Immigration to the Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo. He had previously been refused a UK visa when using the same name, but with a different date of birth and.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:53
On invitation from the Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of Republic of South Africa Hon. Ms. Nomaindiya C Mfeketo MP, a GTF delegation led by Father S J Emmanuel met at the South African High Commission, South Africa House at Trafalgar Square in London on 25 May 2015. This meeting lasted for two full hours where various matters on Sri Lanka,.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:42
The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries. This statement, Aziz said, only confirms Islamabad’s apprehensions about India’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan. “It must be the first.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:22
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Laurel and Hardy, the greatest comedy pair of all time, are to return to the big screen across the UK in June on account of the 125th birth anniversary of the ‘wiser’ – the exact inverse of screen portrayal - of the two, Stan Laurel, who was born in Britain. The two films chosen for a series of events, both in the UK and Ireland, are the Sons of Desert – a 1933-feature film - and Country.....Read More...
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:53
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government has fulfilled the mandate given by the people in large measure to the satisfaction of the people and the policy of good governance would be continued in the coming years. “When I meet people they say that they are pleased with the performances of the government, they feel they had not wasted their votes and that I have performed my duty by the.....Read More...
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:46
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded a visit to the Central Asian region on 22 May Friday, pushing to expand energy, security and tourism ties with the former Soviet states, essentially to sign deals to overcome Pakistan's chronic power shortages. In a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Temir Sariyev, in the capital Bishkek, Sharif discussed an electricity project that would see.....Read More...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 07:47
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
An Egyptian court - read ‘kangaroo’ court - has recently pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 other people over a mass prison break in 2011. Such harsh sentences in Sisi's Egypt are not unsurprising. Sisi wants to be the latest Pharaoh of Egypt, and is serious about weeding out any potential resistance to his illegal power grab that has ousted a.....Read More...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 07:44
Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
Story of Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting Big Business, diluting employment guarantee, fanning communal fires, exploiting Ganga, curbing dissent and shielding governance from public scrutiny. If we separate Modi government’s actions from mere words and assess its.....Read More...
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