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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 17:42
High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Sri Lankan President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena on 20th August 2019 to apprise him about the current situation in the Jammu & Kashmir. During the meeting, the High Commissioner briefed the President about India’s illegal and unilateral actions seeking to alter the disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 07:29
The outgoing Sri Lankan Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from August 17. He was appointed as the Army Commander on July 4, 2017, and was the 22nd Commander of the Army. He was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on October 16, 1981, General Senanayake has held a number of appointments,.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:55
Army Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the new army commander by President Maithripala Sirisena, despite international condemnation. Major General Shavendra Silva was appointed as the new Army Commander and received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Secretary to HE the President Mr Udaya R.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:26
By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler
Ironically, the invitations to the Kabul wedding read "… we celebrate … with a world of hope and desire …" And, in the blink of any eye, their hopes and desires were laid to ruin. There are no words to express the insanity of such a cowardly act. Saturday's blast was the second major attack in the capital this month and, in the words of the groom who survived: "I know that this won't be the last.....Read More...
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 06:53
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and High Commissioner of India inaugurate Sri Lanka’s first Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mathugama. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe and High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, yesterday inaugurated Sri Lanka’s first vehicle assembly plant built by Mahindra Ideal Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd in Mathugama. Mahindra Ideal Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. is a joint.....Read More...
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 06:45
: Ravi Shastri will continue as the head coach of India cricket team for another two years as the Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by Kapil Dev picked the former India captain for the role after conducting interviews in Mumbai on Friday. Ravi Shastri's tenure has been extended till the T20 World Cup in 2021, Kapil Dev said after the CAC interviewed 5 candidates at the Board of Control for.....Read More...
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 06:30
Hemantha Yapa Abeywardena writes from London…
The indications are not good; red lights are flashing on the horizon and they just get more and more intense in proportion to the threat of trade wars and the corresponding rhetoric, involving major global players. Having been through an extended, jubilant period, the US stock markets started showing the signs of strain during the past few weeks, perhaps being affected by the news of yet another.....Read More...
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 07:14
The India – Sri Lanka Foundation (ISLF) invites research and other educational project proposals in the areas of Education, Art & Culture, Archaeological Studies, Agricultural Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology, Health, Development Studies and Gender Studies. Th ISLF was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of India and Sri Lanka in 1998.....Read More...
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 05:15
By S.H.Moulana
London’s gun epidemic has reached unprecedented levels and there have been 86 deaths in the capital since the start of 2019. Last year was London’s bloodiest in a decade – when the number of homicides reached 132 – and it shows no signs of abating. To start the account for the new year Charlette Huggins was stabbed to death in London just after 4 am on January 1, 2019. Very recently a 52- year.....Read More...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 06:17
The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka held a colorful flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the 73rd Independence Day, at the High Commission’s premises, on 14th August 2019. Joined by the Pakistani community and dignitaries from different walks of life, the High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat hoisted the national flag to celebrate the day. Messages from the President and the.....Read More...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 05:37
By Nasim Yousaf
Allama Mashriqi (Sage of the East) and Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji) were two prominent leaders of the Indian sub-continent (now comprised of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). Both were His Majesty’s intransigent opponents and fought against the British Raj in their own ways. However, credit for India’s freedom is being given to Bose (and a few others), whereas Mashriqi’s paramount role in the.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 06:19
High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, met with Opposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa on 10th August 2019, and briefed him about the latest situation in Jammu & Kashmir. The High Commissioner apprised the Opposition Leader that unilateral actions taken by India, to scrap the special status of Jammu & Kashmir by revoking the Article 370, were gross violation.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 05:33
After more than a century of merchandising and deal-making, traders in Sri Lanka’s retail and wholesale ‘Pettah Market’ hub are vying for a bigger domain as they prepare to ink many Chamber to Chamber MoUs-and also venture into global trade. “Once we link with the Chamber by affiliation, next we will go to international affiliations” revealed the President of Colombo Business Association (CBA) Dr.....Read More...
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 06:14
By Mangala Samaraweera M.P.
Earlier yesterday, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced the presidential candidate for his family’s new political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). For weeks he refused to confirm the circulating rumors about who the candidate would be. I have known Mahinda Rajapaksa for many years. We worked together side-by-side in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under President.....Read More...
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