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Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 15:55
Sri Lanka Army, is set to release 1201.88 acres of Army-used state and private lands in the North, with no impact for national security during ceremonies in Mullaittivu and in the North on Monday (21), presided by the President Maithripala Sirisena. According to a media release by the Sri Lanka Army, release of these lands includes 972 acres of state land in Kilinochchi and 120 acres of.....Read More...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 09:45
Boosting much needed farmer income and even blocking domestic market manipulations by the country’s large rice miller oligopoly, Sri Lankan Cooperative System is taking on a new challenge. The Cooperative sector- hitherto been on the rice distribution end- is now stepping in to the country’s fragmented rice supply chain. “Our Cooperative system joining the rice milling system can help farmers to.....Read More...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 08:39
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
With the presidential poll just 11 months away, the two main parties – or the satellite parties that revolve around them – do not appear to have made a firm decision on the respective candidates that they are willing to put forward. Judging by the elusive answers they often give, when journalists raise the issue, it’s clear that the task is much more Herculean than we thought it is. As for the.....Read More...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 23:32
Twenty-five President’s Counsels appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, have taken oaths before Chief Justice Nalin Perera and other Supreme Court justices, yesterday. Appeals Court justices, High Court judges, Magistrates’ Court judges and many other attorneys have, reportedly, joined to witness the swearing-in ceremony held at the Supreme Court Complex. The following attorneys are sworn.....Read More...
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:13
By S.H.Moulana
Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Fund for Development has been operating in Sri Lanka for more than 30 years, and recently it funded for a 10-story, 242-bed hospital for epileptics in Colombo at a cost of $26.7 million. It has also pledged $ 300 million in aid – not loan – to Sri Lanka for water supply projects and agricultural, education and health sector development. Saudi tourists keep increasing every.....Read More...
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:02
The second stage of South Asia’s most sophisticated, national scale electronic company registration will commence when Sri Lanka’s Company Registrar activates it on Monday 21. “I commend the Registrar of Companies for completing the second stage of hi-tech registration system on time just as we promised in April 2018. My effort is to support PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vision of moving higher in.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 08:35
From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
The 10th World Tamil Conference (WTC) will be held in Chicago for four days from July 4-7, this year. Sponsored by International Association of Tamil Research (IATR), Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) and Chicago Tamil Sangam (CTS), it is for the first time a world Tamil conference is being held on the American soil. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has been.....Read More...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:17
By A Patabendige
Ranil W (RW) in October was asked to walk the plank by his own diabolical choice of President who RW thought was putty in his hands (when they were not in his pockets). His own Minister of Finance called the President a ‘pariah dog’ which even in a nearly 80 year disturbed ‘democracy’ was lavatorial. The same man even as conflict raged (1983-2009) said SL’s Army Commander was not fit to command.....Read More...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:44
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest man, is divorcing his wife of 25 years, citing the need for what the couple collectively called, ‘exploration of love’. When the whole world was wondering what exactly they meant, speculation was rife on the social media with quite a few theories. This is not the first time when a famous couple let us, the mere mortals, speculate about.....Read More...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 04:19
By Habib Siddiqui
No place seems immune these days from instability, violence and insecurity. The worst victims are Muslims – attacked both from within and without the community. The extremists on both sides are hijacking the narratives about Islam, thus, bringing in much suffering to the people and creating a world of disorder. I see a close resemblance to the time of Yunus Emre. I, thus, feel very strongly that.....Read More...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 06:41
The Sri Lankan consumer can benefit only when the small scale rice miller is safeguarded. “We praise Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for promptly looking into this issue and clarifying it” said Namal Karunaratne of Lanka Govijana Sansadaya (All island Farmers’ Federation-AIFF) on 9 January. Karunaratne was speaking after a meeting with Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 06:44
Colombo, 08 January, (Asiantribune.com):
President Maithripala Sirisena appointed three more governors for Northern, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces on 7th January. Three new governors were appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena today for Sabaragamuwa, Northern and Uva provinces. Senior lecturer Dhamma Dissanayake was sworn in as the Governor for the Sabaragamuwa. Election monitor and executive director of Campaign for Free and.....Read More...
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 09:51
By Habib Siddiqui
Bangladesh had her parliamentary election on December 30, 2018 in which prime minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling alliance won a third straight term winning more than 90 percent of the 300 seats contested. Five candidates of the BNP and two candidates from its ally Gono Forum were elected, while the ruling Awami League and its close allies bagged 267. The Jatiya Party, an ally of the Awami League,.....Read More...
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 09:16
By S.H.Moulana
Politicians in Sri Lanka have become very cheap and now they are made available at the promotional offer of 'buy one take two free'. We can see new faces in the media who have got cheap publicity through their alleged accusations of attempted assassinations or fraud etc. Please take my word these personalities will be in the field during the next elections through some party or other. Therefore.....Read More...
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