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Launch of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016

Pursuant to an announcement made by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, during his visit to Sri Lanka in March 2015, the High Commission of India will be shortly launching a Festival of India in Sri Lanka.

Launch of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016
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Sri Lanka receives USD 450 M deposits from Swiss Bank account holders

Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake said that since the government invited the Swiss Bank account holders to deposit their money here, Sri Lankan banks have received 450 million US dollars.

Sri Lanka receives USD 450 M deposits from Swiss Bank account holders
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Red Faces On Indian TV Channels

Call it ‘hearsay’-based, but this piece is being written largely on the basis of what one has read or heard from trustworthy sources about events in our TV studios when Bihar assembly poll results started trickling in.

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“We will respect and obey the decision of the electorate,” Ye Htut

Thein Sein, Army backed President of Myanmar and the powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing have endorsed Suu Kyi's victory, congratulating her on winning a majority of seats in the first free election in 25 years.

“We will respect and obey the decision of the electorate,” Ye Htut
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Give priority to practical issues of resettlement process - President Maithri

President Maithripala Sirisena said that solutions to the matters regarding the resettlement in the North and East must be provided while giving priority to practical issues pertaining to the resettlement process.

Give priority to practical issues of resettlement process - President Maithri
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Would there be an Indo-Lankan war over Tamil fishing or Katchatheevu issue?

One is tempted to say no to such tricky and dangerous questions. But why should this question arise at all?

Katchatheevu sea zone
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Remembering Madulwewa Sobitha Therar

My first meeting with Sobitha Therar took place in 1997. It was immediately after publishing my book, “The Missing Pages of Sri Lankan History Vol I- The traditional Homeland of Tamils, “I decided to set aside few copies of the book for free issue to the so called Sinhala Extremists. I telephoned them there is free copy for them and how would they like collect the book.

Remembering Madulwewa Sobitha Therar
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