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Letter From America: Be on guard if you are visiting Belgium

Last Monday, March 9, I was on a flight from Philadelphia to Brussels. The reason for my business trip: I was to host a business workshop in Antwerp on Wednesday and present a talk there, too. My British Airways flight left on time in the evening of Monday to arrive the next morning in London’s Heathrow airport. Heathrow still does not have enough jetways or jet bridges, so all the passengers had to be transported by buses to Terminal 5 from our plane.

Letter From America: Be on guard if you are visiting Belgium
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Indian PM Modi returns to Delhi from his Sri Lanka visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Saturday night after wrapping up his two-day Sri Lanka visit as part of his five-day three-nation tour. In Seychelles, apart from bilateral talks, four agreements were signed. In Mauritius, he met with that country's leadership, was present at the signing of bilateral agreements, addressed the country's National Assembly and attended a public reception. PM Modi's final destination was Sri Lanka.

Indian PM Modi returns to Delhi from his Sri Lanka visit
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Special Cabinet Meeting: No consensus on the Parliament Dissolution

The cabinet, which had a special meeting yesterday (on Sunday 15th March), has approved the draft bill on the 19th Amendment to the constitution and will submit it to Parliament for approval, but there is no unanimity on the date regarding the dissolution of the present Parliament on April 23. It is yet to be decided.

Asian Tribune learns that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is consistence with his idea to dissolve the parliament on 23 April,  as agreed by the President to the people of this country in his 100-day program.
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Lalin’s Column :Field Marshal - SL has a date with Geneva in September

There is a lot written and spoken about Field Marshals (FMs) just now. The latest is about the privileges that FMs should apparently have. It appears Hitler’s Germany is the source for these anachronistic examples. The privileges it gave FMs were ‘compelling and influential role in military matters, tax exemption, become a member of nobility, equal to Government officials, constant protection or escort, right to report directly to Royalty’. The rank was abolished in Germany after WW2 (1945).

Lalin’s Column :Field Marshal -  SL has a date with Geneva in September
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CM Vigneswaran Hits Out at PM’s Comment on Indian Fishermen

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jaffna, C.V. Vigneswaran , Chief Minister of Jaffna – the Tamil-majority region in Sri Lanka, hits out at Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his controversial comments on shooting trespassing Indian fishermen.

CM Vigneswaran  Hits Out at  PM’s Comment on  Indian Fishermen
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