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Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 17:36
By T.K.Premadasa
Latha Walpola, the greatest Living Legend of playback singing behind Sinhala Silver Screen, the golden voice ever created with Deshamanya Title, the second highest National Award, completes 70 years this year 2017 in her career in singing. This is a remarkable milestone in her life arguably as the longest Living Legend. The best appropriate time to write this article would be on her 83rd birthday.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 14:50
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
Judging by what is happening in Harare, Zimbabwe, not only has Grace Mugabe, the wife of embattled, soon-to-be-ex President Mugabe, done her bit to make mockery of the maxim, especially in the last few years, but also elevated herself to the top rank on the national loathing index – without so much effort. While Mr Mugabe is struggling to find solace, having been sandwiched between a rock and a.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 13:38
By S.H.Moulana
We are certain that majority of our people are peace loving and will not hesitate to condemn any kind of clashes between communities. Despite our literacy rate we always boast about one cannot just imagine an ugly incident of this kind could happen in a place like Gintota. It is relevant to quote hear what a person from Gintota had to say how the two communities coexisted during his days there.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 13:09
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus – have been forced to leave their native land to settle in Bangladesh as a refugee. They have left behind everything that was important to them – home, business, madrasa, masjid, cattle, and even family members – as their properties were looted before being burned down with living.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:44
The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) conducted a panel discussion on '”The Role of Armed Forces in Post Conflict Sri Lanka," to a delegation from The Centre of Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), Doha on the 17th of November 2017. The delegation, led by Sultan Zuhdib Majid Barakat, comprised of MSc students from 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The.....Read More...
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:58
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday. The judiciary in Cambodia is closely controlled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and has been increasingly used to stifle the fundamental freedoms of the Cambodian people and to silence political opponents. Yesterday’.....Read More...
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:47
Offspinner Mujeeb Zadran ripped through Nepal Under-19 with figures of 6 for 28 to haul Afghanistan Under-19 into their maiden final of the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur. Nepal were skittled for 103 after being put in to bat, with nine of their batsmen dismissed for single-digit scores, before Afghanistan finished their chase within 21 overs with the help of Rahman Gul's 71 off 65 balls. Nepal, who.....Read More...
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:21
Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, Jørn Sørensen signed an Agreement to extend Government of Norway’s support to the resettlement of the communities in the newly released Myliddy harbour area in Jaffna District. UNDP will work with the Government authorities to gradually Restore.....Read More...
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 13:34
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16th Nov.) opened Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in expansion of the facilities for the tourists coming to Colombo. This is the 101st hotel chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide. The hotel consists the fine and modern accommodation in the country, with 500 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and 41 serviced.....Read More...
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:22
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah* said that his country no longer depends on Pakistan for transit trade. In response to a question at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an American think-tank, Abdullah Abdullah said Afghanistan used to rely on only one transit road, which was through Karachi, however the situation has changed and that is not the case.....Read More...
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:07
Judge K T Thomas has written a letter to the former Prime Minister's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi requesting her to show compassion to the convicts. 26 years after the assassination of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi; judge K T Thomas, who headed the three-member Supreme Court bench in the matter, has written a letter to the former Prime Minister’s wife and Congress President Sonia.....Read More...
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:59
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Tamil Nadu governor’s action of talking directly to the officials has been criticized by political leaders in the state who argue Governor cannot do that as there is an elected government, MLAs, MPs, ministers, who would do that job and Governor should not have assumed the role assigned for the state government. Tamil Nadu’s newly appointed Governor Banwarilal Purohit seems to have departed from.....Read More...
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 00:44
The Tamil Nadu government today opposed in the Madras High Court the plea of Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking six months parole, saying she was not eligible for the relief. In its submission before the Madras High Court, the state government has objected to Nalini’s parole on the grounds that it will have “international ramifications” and she may escape from.....Read More...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:51
A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 10 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters north of Point Pedro Lighthouse last night (15th November). According to Sri Lanka Navy report, The apprehended fishermen, trawler and fishing gear were brought to the naval base SLNS Uttara in Kankesanthurai.....Read More...
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