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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:24
Kalhari Enterprises won its fourth award for the year when it received a Silver Award for its export performance in 2013 in the medium category industry sector. The award was presented recently by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) at its 22nd Annual Export Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Colombo. Earlier this year, Kalhari’s Chairman / Managing Director Kaushal Rajapaksa received the Asia.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:01
From Malladi Rama Rao
Post-her sentence in graft case and two-month bail from Bangalore central jail, the same old question has come up front: Is Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, a friend or enemy of BJP? This followed what is seen as disowning of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s letter to Jaya Amma. Maneka, known as a crusader for the voiceless animals, is not on the best of terms with the BJP leadership.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:31
Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil (Monster Naga Asuran) , Light of Knowledge over the Darkness of Ignorance. President Mahinda Rajapaksa thus said in his Deepavali Message to the Hindus of Sri Lanka. Hindus of Sri Lanka celeberate Deepavali today. Deepavali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life. Sri Lanka.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:57
Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has rejected news reports appearing in certain sections of the media recently, imputing impropriety on the part of the Secretary to the Ministry, Kshenuka Senewiratne in the award of a contract for the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva. Sri Lanka’s Minister denied that there was no.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:14
Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou from 11 to 14 October 2014. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and had strong representation from business leaders of the SME sector, showcasing premium products from thrust.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:32
Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. Even earlier he has pleaded with the former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh with plea to confer Bharat Ratna to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “This elimination of the LTTE must be recognized in.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:01
V.Anandasangaree, in a public letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa has insisted that “We want Peace and Unity in Harmony.” Anandasangare, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front said that the offer by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to abolish the Executive Presidency, if the TNA and the Tamil Diaspora are ready to stop working for separation and the establishment.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:47
Chairman and members of the Commission of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICMP) held discussions with Sir. Desmond De Silva, Q.C., Mr. Avdash Kaushal, and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Chairman and members of the Advisory Council appointed by the President to advice the PCICMP of inquiry on the specific issues set out by the President in the.....Read More...
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:19
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) described as a “spectacular achievement,” during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees recently. Dr. Richard Feachem, who is the Director of GHG of the University of California San Francisco and the Chair of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) convened under GHG,.....Read More...
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:04
October 20, 2014: Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia, and H.E. Mohamed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development, launched the first meeting of the Joint Council of the Maldives-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today. The two countries originally signed the TIFA in October 2009, establishing the forum as the premier venue to promote bilateral.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:44
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Professor Ali Al-Amin Mazrui died last week on 13 October 2014, at Binghamton, New York, in the United States after being ill for several months. He was 81. I first learned about this great scholar when I was preparing a talk on Africa in the early 1980s in California. My search on the topic took me to the university library where I found some two dozen books on Africa written by this renowned.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:56
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google and the world’s 138th richest man, disclosed something on Monday that took both the technocrats and ordinary web users by complete surprise, regardless of their respective loyalties. During a visit to a software and hardware company in Berlin, Germany, Mr Schmidt publicly declared that neither Yahoo nor Microsoft’s Bing was Google’s rival search.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:51
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Zhaleo Rio has strongly condemned the unabated racial attacks on the northeast students and youth in India’s major cities and strongly warned that if the “trend continues, India will be fragmented.” Talking to this writer here on Saturday, the Parliamentary Secretary expressed deep dismay on the nature of racial attacks that had taken place in the.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:43
By Raj Gonsalkorale
The LTTE was a despicable oraganisation headed by a despicable apology of a man. The misnomer that they were freedom fighters sullies the good name of freedom fighters the world has known. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill innocent men, women and children, the LTTE did. Freedom fighter did not kill anyone who opposed them. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill their own people and their own.....Read More...
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