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Pak Envoy expresses deep shock and grief over the demise of President’s youngest brother

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan at Colombo, Dr. Sarfraz Sipra expresses deep shock, heartfelt condolences and sympathies on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan on the very sad and tragic demise of Mr. Priyantha Sirisena, the youngest brother of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Sarfraz Sipra
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Responding to Yemen crisis

Sunni-Shi’a divide seems to be deep rooted and explosive by nature. Not only anti-Islamic world exploits the deadly divide in Islamic world to their own advantages, but also, it helps the enemies of Islam to accelerate the globally circulated awful trend: Islamophobia. World now looks at Islam as a religion without proper guidance and essential truthfulness, selfish, unruly.

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Sri Lanka and rising ASEAN economy ink first trade minutes in Colombo

With a call to quadruple bilateral trade to $1 Bn, Sri Lanka and Vietnam inked the minutes of the successful first official joint trade meet on the eve of 26 March in Colombo.

Hoang Quoc Vuong (visiting Vietnamese Vice Minister of Industry and Trade-right) and SS Miyanawala (Secretary-Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-left) sign the agreed minutes of the first meeting of Sub-Committee on Trade under the Viet Nam – Lanka  Joint Commission held in Colombo on 26 March at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
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Letter From America: ‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar - I told you so

In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have been calling a ‘national eliminationist project’ – one does not have to be Einstein to understand the impact of such false rumors. And that is what happened to Mandalay in central Myanmar (formerly Burma) in July of last year when we witnessed anti-Muslim violence there. It was all part of a highly orchestrated criminal program with deep support at every level of the local and central government.

 Letter From America: ‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar - I told you so
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Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule

In the aftermaths of the destruction of the Airbus 320 of Germanwings, some of the circumstances that led to the catastrophic suicide act by Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old pilot, have been completely eclipsed by the disproportionate focus on a single, relatively-new structural addition to the interior of an aeroplane - reinforced cockpit door.

Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule
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