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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 18:58
Court of Appeal today (26) postponed the Writ Petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for May 6 to be supported. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed his Writ Petition against the order of the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar which is hearing the D.A.Rajapaksa Museum Case. Petitioner cited sitting judges of the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar Sampath Abhayakoon (President),.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 18:40
In connection with the celebrations of 79th National Day, the High Commission of Pakistan, Colombo hosted a reception at Galadari Hotel, on March 25, 2019. Minister for City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education, Rauff Hakeem was the chief guest on the occasion. In his welcome remarks, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat elaborated that the foundation of.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:09
24 families who went to South India as refugees during the conflict era are to be return to Sri Lanka on 26 March and 28 March 2019 under the voluntary repatriation scheme facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 54 members belong to 24 families are to be return to Sri Lanka via Sri Lankan Airlines UL-122 on 26 March 2019 and UL-138, UL-132 and Emirates Airlines.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 07:55
The Sri Lanka Army - Indian Army Joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI - VI will be held at Diyatalawa from 26 March - 08 April 2019. The exercise is an annual event held in India and Sri Lanka alternatively. MITRASHAKTI - V was conducted at Pune, India where 120 personnel of Sri Lanka Army had participated in the exercise. This year an Indian contingent of 120 Army personnel, including 11.....Read More...
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:13
By Kanbawza Win
After seven long years of peace negotiations with the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw), the latest round of peace talk failed to produce anything, so it is time for the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities of Burma (Shan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon and Rakhine) including all the pro-democracy 8888 generation and patriotic Myanmar to identify themselves on the side of Justice, Truth, Equality (.....Read More...
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 07:37
By Habib Siddiqui
Truth and justice have always been an anathema to the despots around the world who resort to torture and oppression to silence their adversaries. They are not oblivious of the truth but are averse to it being afraid of its impact that may weaken their control over the people. They like to conceal the truth. In our time, thus, tens of thousands of those who dared to speak to power and demand.....Read More...
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 02:36
In a special event held on March 24, 2019, at Helboda Estate in Nuwara Eliya, 98 houses built under the Indian Housing Project were handed over to the beneficiaries jointly by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka Hon. Mangala Samaraweera in the presence of Palani Digambaram, Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and.....Read More...
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 08:32
A total of 100 members of the Maha Sangha were hosted at a massive alms-giving ceremony at the Kalyani Raja Maha Vihara in Kelaniya on last Wednesday here. The event, part of the ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week, to mark the occasion of initiating the process to declare the Theravada Tripitaka as a World Heritage, was sponsored by the Presidential Secretariat, and organized by the Western Province.....Read More...
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 08:17
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the 79th National Day of Pakistan with traditional fervour and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, vibrant, progressive, democratic and welfare state. High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unfurled the Pakistani flag to the tune of Pakistan’s national.....Read More...
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:57
By Habib Siddiqui
The people who are either in power or with wealth and influence like to be followed or obeyed and usually don’t like detractors challenging their wrong views or opinions. Speaking truth to power is not easy and requires moral courage and deep conviction. Thus, it is not difficult to see the rarity of such a trait in today’s human beings who seem to be motivated more by material gains than what’s.....Read More...
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 06:28
By S.H.Moulana
The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, never hesitate to express his sincere and frank view on any global issue. We saw how saddened he was to learn about the Christchurch massacre from his moving speech to a stunned Canadian House of Commons, which received a standing ovation from the members. He said ‘’Our hearts ache for mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, partners and friends,.....Read More...
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 06:19
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around 1.5%, should catapult to over 10% by 2025 globally, in order to end TB by 2030. But some countries do give hope; like Thailand, which has already.....Read More...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:20
By Zaheerul Hassan
Pakistan has returned Wing Commander Abbinandan Varthaman an Indian pilot on 1st March 2019 at Wagah border crossing of Punjab at Lahore. He was shot down during the first publicly acknowledged dog fight between two neighboring nuclear states in 48 years on 27 February 2019. Reportedly, New Delhi has also removed Air Marshal Harikumar from Western Air Command, on 28 February 2019. Moreover,.....Read More...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:09
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
USA and Sri Lanka need to recalibrate their respective foreign policies. On both ends of global power scales, I suspect the world superpower and the small southern Indian Ocean island both require a realist re-framing of their foreign policy. This is also suggested by Stephen M.Walt in his 2018 publication titled ‘The Hell of Good Intentions’. At home, Sri Lanka requires a foreign policy to.....Read More...
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