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Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 09:01
By Oken Jeet Sandham
I met the Members of the five-Member Committee headed by Justice Jeevan Reddy (a former judge of the Supreme Court) to review the provisions of the AFSPA in March 2005 at Kohima. The other four Members are Lt. Gen (Retd.) V.R. Raghavan, P.P. Shrivastava, a former special secretary in the Union Home Ministry, Dr. S.B. Nakade, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Marathwada University, and senior.....Read More...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:54
Foreign Minister of Canada Stephane Dion said that Canada would provide every possible assistance to the steps taken by the government of President Maithripala Sirisena to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, reconciliation and economic development. President Sirisena briefed him of the steps taken in the past 18 months such as adoption of the 19th Amendment, establishment of the.....Read More...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:08
The High Commissioner of Pakistan said that the government of Pakistan is committed to human capital development and promotion of entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner said this while speaking on the inauguration ceremony of a fully equipped IT Lab at the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka last evening. The government of Pakistan through its High.....Read More...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 09:19
Myanmar’s new government has announced a major shake up to licensing of its multi-billion dollar jade and gems business. This historic move follows work by Global Witness, Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and other Kachin State and Myanmar civil society actors and parliamentarians to expose widespread abuses at the heart of a vast,.....Read More...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 09:03
By Manjari Peiris
The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis. WHO urges countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have the disease - just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated. "The world has ignored.....Read More...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:57
America has indicated its willingness to work with the ordinary people, government, military, and bureaucracy of Sri Lanka. The American people are with Sri Lanka and they would come forward to work with Sri Lanka and would show their support, disclosed U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap. He was speaking at a reception held aboard the USS New Orleans and said, “We are working to strengthen our.....Read More...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:32
During his visit to Sri Lanka in March 2015, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had received a request for assistance for setting of an emergency ambulance service in Sri Lanka. After the visit, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, wrote to Prime Minister of India for support for setting up of an emergency ambulance service and its operations for the first year. Prime.....Read More...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 22:38
Japan’s Citrus Kingdom wants to establish direct trade links with Sri Lanka-starting with its globally renowned oranges and transfer of its fishery technology to Sri Lanka. “Our Prefecture is now looking for wider partnership with Sri Lanka in industry, trade, agriculture and business” said Chief Counsellor to the Ehime Prefectural Governor General Tatsuhiko Kato on 27 July. • Ehime Prefecture.....Read More...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 07:02
By Manjari Peiris
Sri Lanka is in the first place of oral cancer prevalence in South, says the Dean of Dental Faculty of the University of Peradeniya, Professor W.M. Thilakaratne. The most recent data reveals that there are 2422 oral cancer patients in Sri Lanka and of them, 78 percent are men. Professor Thilakaratne stated that it is pathetic that knowingly or unknowingly they have become victims. A media program.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:44
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Once, a journalist asked Harold Macmillon, the former British Prime Minister, what a prime minister most feared and he instantly replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” Of course, Mr Macmillon didn’t elaborate the short phrase much, leaving it to the historians for interpretation – or misinterpretation. He, however, identified something that is universally true for any head of state, elected or.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:19
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Very soon a memorial, statue and library in the name of Bharatratna Dr. Abdul Kalam shall be the centre of life of his native Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Indian government led by Narendra Modi has decided to honor a great son of the nation and former President of Indian Dr. Abdul Kalam who lived for and died while doing a national duty of training the youth at a higher educational institute, and.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 09:27
By Dr Mathias Keitel, Tubingen, Germany.
My recent visit to Sri Lanka, the country that I love most, fills me with dark foreboding as its vital interests are being systematically compromised by its buccaneering Foreign Minister. Dr Dayan Jayatilleka pointedly observed in a recent article, that Foreign Minister Samaraweera "poses an existential threat to the State’s sovereignty and security, and gravely jeopardizes political stability.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 08:03
By S.H.Moulana
The trip to Malaysia with the family was decided soon after hearing the date of graduation of our second grandson, Adel, at Nottingham University in Malaysia. After a brief discussion it was decided to book the trip by Sri Lankan Air Line where we were in transit in Colombo for approximately one hour. The flight from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur by UL 314 on Thursday the 21st provided us a kind of.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 07:38
By A Patabendige
The Island editorial of 15 July 16 titled “What’s Cooking“, compared US State Department’s Nisha Biswal and Mt Lavinia hotel’s chef Publis’ preparing a broth on TV to a diplomatic ‘nail soup’. The Island’s ‘nail soup’ story runs close to US General George Patton (Junior)’s favourite one of ‘rock soup’. Patton was the most admired commander among Western Allied Generals in WW2. His intervention in.....Read More...
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