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Defense Secretary Rajapaksa launches fundraisers in Nevada- California, For armed forces housing project

Daya Gamage - Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who strategically led his country’s national struggle against the ruthless LTTE terrorist outfit to successfully conclude in internally annihilating it May this year, will be in the living rooms of his countrymen in Nevada and California on Saturday, June 27.

Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral ties with Slovenia

The importance of bilateral interests as opposed to multilateral compulsions in shaping relations between two countries was underscored by Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama during his discussion on Thursday with Miklavz Borstnik, Charge d’ Affaires of Slovenia, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka coinciding with the National Day of Slovenia. The Minister observed that strong bonds of friendship within the international community would be sustainable when derived from bilateral ties. In this context he pointed out that Sri Lanka looked forward to further strengthening links between the two countries.

CCC business promotion missin to France, Latvia and Lithuania

For the first time Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in association with Sri Lankan Embasies in France, Quintus Perera -Latvia and Lithuania would be organizing business promotion missions from 9 to 18 September in France, Latvia and Lithuania..

Court exempts Nawaz Sharif in helicopter case

The Division Bench of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench acquitted the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the helicopter reference on Friday. The Division bench composed of Justice Tariq Shamim and Justice Saeed Ijaz - the Judges of the LHC Rawalpindi Bench set aside the sentence awarded by the National Accountability Bureau in 2000.

AIADMK walkout in Tamil Nadu Assembly on Lanka

S Murari - The opposition All India Anna DMK and its ally Marumalarchi DMK on Friday staged a walkout in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after Speaker R Avudayappan denied them permission to raise the issue of alleged human rights violations by Sri Lanka in its war with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral ties with Slovenia

The importance of bilateral interests as opposed to multilateral compulsions in shaping relations between two countries was underscored by Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama during his discussion on Thursday with Miklavz Borstnik, Charge d’ Affaires of Slovenia, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka coinciding with the National Day of Slovenia. The Minister observed that strong bonds of friendship within the international community would be sustainable when derived from bilateral ties. In this context he pointed out that Sri Lanka looked forward to further strengthening links between the two countries.

CCC business promotion missin to France, Latvia and Lithuania

For the first time Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in association with Sri Lankan Embasies in France, Quintus Perera -Latvia and Lithuania would be organizing business promotion missions from 9 to 18 September in France, Latvia and Lithuania..

Court exempts Nawaz Sharif in helicopter case

The Division Bench of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench acquitted the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the helicopter reference on Friday. The Division bench composed of Justice Tariq Shamim and Justice Saeed Ijaz - the Judges of the LHC Rawalpindi Bench set aside the sentence awarded by the National Accountability Bureau in 2000.

Swine Flu may turn Pandemic in Bangladesh

William Gomes -Prof.Mahmudur Rahman, director of ICDER confirmed to Asian Tribune of a total 8 cases of Swine flu in Bangladesh. On June 24th, six people were tested positive for influenza Swine flu, while first case of the swine flu infection in Bangladesh was detected on June 18.

TNA harking back to colonial era

Janaka Perera - Newly appointed Tamil National Alliance MP Thomas William has urged the government to restore the status Tamils enjoyed under the British, according to a June 25 Daily Mirror report. His name too sounds more British than Sri Lankan.

BJP: A Passing Show Struggling For Survival

J.N.Raina - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has passively become the victim of demographic transformation sweeping across India. The complexion of the Indian electorate has vastly changed over the years, partly because of a massive influx of ‘foreign nationals’, especially from Bangladesh, and partly because of an unchecked and uneven growth of a section of the society, not adhering to the norms of the family welfare measures.

Defense Secretary Rajapaksa launches fundraisers in Nevada- California, For armed forces housing project

Daya Gamage - Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who strategically led his country’s national struggle against the ruthless LTTE terrorist outfit to successfully conclude in internally annihilating it May this year, will be in the living rooms of his countrymen in Nevada and California on Saturday, June 27.

Infosys co-chairman Nandan Nilekani to head India Govt’s data base venture

M Rama Rao - One of India’s best known IT faces, Nandan Nilekani (54) is joining the India government to head a data base venture. Co-chairman of Bangalore based Infosys Technologies; he will have the rank and status of a cabinet minister. The venture, UID Authority of India, (UIDAI), seeks to provide a Unique Identification Number to the targeted population of the flagship schemes like rural job guarantee scheme, universal education, and national rural health mission to ensure that the benefits reach them

Michael Jackson Died

Agency Report : Reports say the legendary pop singer collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills. A doctor present at the time of the incident performed CPR on the singer but could not revive him. He was not breathing and had no pulse when paramedics arrived after a 911 call around 12:26 p.m. PT. They administered CPR and took Jackson via ambulance to UCLA Medical Center but were unable to revive him.

India agrees to send more de-mining teams to Northern SL

M Rama Rao - On a ‘request’ from Sri Lanka government, India has agreed to increase its de-mining teams by eight. “The Indian government earlier agreed to send four teams but now on the request made to them, they are trying to increase the number by 8”, said Basil Rajapaksa, Senior Advisor to President of Sri Lanka, who was here in Delhi along with his brother, defence secretary Gothbaya Rajapaksa and Lalith Weertunga, Secretary to the President for talks with India’s National Security Advisor, M K Naryanan, Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Vijay Singh. Basil described these talks which mostly focused on resettlement issue as useful.

TNA harking back to colonial era

Janaka Perera - Newly appointed Tamil National Alliance MP Thomas William has urged the government to restore the status Tamils enjoyed under the British, according to a June 25 Daily Mirror report. His name too sounds more British than Sri Lankan.

BJP: A Passing Show Struggling For Survival

J.N.Raina - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has passively become the victim of demographic transformation sweeping across India. The complexion of the Indian electorate has vastly changed over the years, partly because of a massive influx of ‘foreign nationals’, especially from Bangladesh, and partly because of an unchecked and uneven growth of a section of the society, not adhering to the norms of the family welfare measures.

Industrial Technology Institute plays a significant role in Sri Lanka’s future economic development

Manjari Peiris - “The scientists in the ITI should take the challenge of using the relevant type of research and technology and forge ahead to be the leader in the world. This journey cannot be taken in isolation; we must merge and work in harmony with the society to ensure maximum results”.


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