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Contributions of Hindus in building harmony and amity in Sri Lanka commended by President and Prime Minister on their Maha Sivarathiri day messages

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne have expressed their deep appreciations of Hindus in Sri Lanka for their contribution in building amity and national harmony in Sri Lanka and greeted them for the well being and prosperity in their Maha Sivaratri Day, message. Maha Sivarathiri is celebrated in Sri Lanka today and is a Public and Bank Holiday in the country.

Prices tumble at Colombo Bourse

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) dipped on Tuesday - 1 March 2011, amidst selling witnessed on certain illiquid counters which experienced rapid price fluctuations during last few days. Continued profit taking across the board weighed on the indices as well, whilst considerable institutional and high net worth activity was also witnessed.

Massive renovation projects launched in Sri Lanka’s Three Provinces

Sri Lanka Government has launched three massive projects covering three provinces to renovate tanks and roads destroyed and damaged by the recent floods.

Godhra train arson: Death for 11, life term for 20 convicted

Eleven convicts in the Godhra train burning case were today handed down death sentence while 20 others were given life imprisonment by a special court in the 2002 incident that left 59 'karsevaks' dead and triggered riots which claimed over 1200 lives in Gujarat.

PMU College Accreditation Possibilities from AACSB

The College of Business Administration Dean at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Dr. Hesham Magd along with an instructor Mr. Douglas Cisneros attended Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Business Accreditation Seminar in Tampa, Florida, the USA to explore avenues that guide management schools to focus at global accreditation exposures.

Questioning of 26/11 suspects: India awaits reply from Pakistan

India is awaiting a reply from Pakistan on its request to send a team there to question some suspects in the Mumbai terror attack case before it decides on allowing a commission from Islamabad, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka must ensure that the aspirations of its entire people are met- Robert O’ Blake Jr

Sri Lankan government must ensure that the aspirations of its entire people are met, opines former United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Robert O’ Blake Jr.

Indians’ evacuation from Libya smooth: S.M.Krishna

The evacuation of Indians from strife-torn Libya is going smoothly and over 3,500 people would have returned home by tomorrow, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said in Delhi on Tuesday.

JICA and Jaffna District Secretariat Host Workshop: Plans Future Reconstruction and Development in Jaffna

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) together with the District Secretariat of Jaffna recently hosted a workshop titled, “Workshop for Development in Jaffna district” providing over 100 stakeholders from the government, private sector, international community and civil society with an opportunity to contribute to the development of a holistic plan to guide reconstruction and development activities in the district.

UK Border Agency Warns Sri Lankan Students Against Use Of Forged Documents

Sri Lankan students applying for visa to enter United Kingdom has been warned of using forged documents in their visa applications.

Sri Lanka Union Bank gets approval for NAMAL buyout; appoints new board

Amidst the recently concluded Initial Public offering hype, Union Bank of Colombo recently received approval from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka for its acquisition of a controlling stake in unit trust management company, National Asset Management Ltd (NAMAL).

TN elections 2011: DMK allots 10 seats to dalit outfit VCK

The senior partner in DPA, DMK has alloted 10 seats to Viduthalai Chiruththaigal Katchi(VCK), a dalit outfit lead by hard core LTTE supporter Thol. Thirumavalavan MP.

Unconditional support to Karunanidhi to form government: Dr Ramdoss declares

The Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) founder leader Dr S Ramadoss has said that his party Will extend unconditional support to the Chief Minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi to form a government on his own after the forthcoming assembly election to be held in May.

Sri Lanka Minister says relaxations given to terrorists can never be accepted

Sri Lanka Minister Mahinda Samarasingha delivering his address at the Sixteenth Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva Switzerland on Monday, charged that although certain countries have allowed pro terrorists activities to prevail, such relaxations given to terrorists can never be accepted.