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Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 13:05
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
A few months ago, Mohammad Bin Salman, popularly known an MBS, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, issued a stark warning to its tiny neighbour, Qatar, which has been subjected to isolation on many fronts by a Saudi-led coalition. Saudis got the wind of a potential purchase of a weapon system by Qatar, something that military analysts have been dreading for years – Russia’s formidable S-400 anti-.....Read More...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 08:55
Archaeologists from the Shanghai Museum embarked on a 40-day excavation mission to Sri Lanka on Monday. The group will be working in ancient ruins in Jaffna alongside representatives from the Central Cultural Fund and a local university in Sri Lanka. Chen Jie, head of the archaeological team from the Shanghai Museum, and his colleagues had previously made two visits to Sri Lanka – last July and.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:23
The 10th Annual General Meeting of the Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry was held yesterday, on 13 August, at the Taj Samudra in Colombo. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest. Ms Indira Malwatte, Chairperson of Export Development Board and many industry leaders attended the event. Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 05:25
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
The news, hardly shaking in a country awash in sensationalism, was that Ian Paisley (Jnr) British MP from Northern Ireland and his family that had been hosted by the SL government twice in 2013. At this time, 4 years after the 30 year old terrorist conflict had ended; SL sorely needed support from UK due to the UN allegations of war crimes against the SL armed forces. Apparently Paisley has now.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 06:32
The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka hosted its Annual Memorial Lecture Series 2018 on 8th August. This lecture was delivered by Major General Udaya Perera (Rtd) INSSSL as the National Security Think Tank conducted this lecture to honor the late Maj Gen Vijaya Wimalaratne and his contribution as a brilliant strategist and leader to Sri Lanka’s armed forces, defence and security......Read More...
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 08:05
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Hajj festival on August 22 following the sighting of the new moon, Yesterday the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. On 22nd August is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice. Eid Al Adha, falls on the 10th day of Zil-Haj, is celebrated by Muslims around 70 days after Eid Al Fitr.....Read More...
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:33
In a special ceremony held at Dunsinane Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District, the first lot of houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas were handed over for possession by beneficiaries. The ceremony was held yesterday (12th August) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the beneficiaries of the housing project via message. The new houses along with.....Read More...
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 07:23
By M.K. Damodaran – Kerala
The late M K Karunanidhi was strongly influenced by his numbers. This influenced remained with him till his death at 6.10 PM. He was born on June 3, 1924. His birth number is 3. Numbers 3,6 and 9 are mutually friendly and mutually lucky. Let us examine how numbers 3,6 and 9 had influenced his life. He became a popular script writer in 1950 (1+9+5+0=15,1+5=6). He rose to political relevance on.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 21:28
President Maithripala Sirisena asked the newly appointed ambassadors and high commissioners to serve the interests of the country with utmost dedication and commitment while serving abroad representing Sri Lanka. Addressing 10 ambassadors and high commissioners at the Presidential secretariat today (Aug 9), he said the first and foremost duty of the envoys is to promote Sri Lanka abroad and.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:11
Mr. Dushan Soza District Governor of The Rotary Club and Mr. Senake Amerasinghe, its past District Governor called on the Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera yesterday at the Finance Ministry. The Minister greatly appreciated the yeomen service rendered by the Rotary Club for Sri Lanka, especially in the Health Sector. The Minister extended an invitation to the Rotary.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:44
By M.K. Damodaran - Kerala
The India- Pak relation will be much warmer under Narendra Modi and Amir Khan on to the strong influence of their numbers. Narendra Modi was born on Sep17,1950 while Imran Khan was born on Oct 5, 1952. Birth number of Modi is 8 (1+7=8). He is the 8th non – congress P.M Demonetisation decision was taken on the 8th. The BJP-supported JD (U) candidate obtained 125 votes (1+2+5=8) and won the post.....Read More...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:32
Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir” is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from August 13 to 16, 2018. Pakistan Naval ships frequently pay port calls to Sri Lanka, as both countries enjoy warm diplomatic and strong military ties. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies’ resolve to contribute towards achieving a more secure and conducive maritime.....Read More...
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 18:23
At a special ceremony held today, 10 August, foundation stone was laid to start the construction of new buildings at Saraswathy Central College in Pusselawa, Kandy district. The foundation stone was laid by Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka jointly with State Minister for Education Mr. V. Radhakrishnan and Minister for Agriculture and Tamil Education of Central.....Read More...
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 18:04
On 22ndAugust is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice. Eid Al Adha, falls on the 10th day of Zil-Haj, is celebrated by Muslims around 70 days after Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice is one of two Eid festivals observed by the Muslim faithful to.....Read More...
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