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Towards A One-Party Democracy

The chorus eulogising the ‘impressive’ show by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the just concluded state assembly polls will in all probability continue well into 2017 when the saffron flag, so it is hoped by the party, will be hoisted in many more other states, especially UP. The adulators obviously support the BJP goal of making India a one-party state, without which, they think, the country, still under the grip of ‘anti-national’ elements, cannot progress.

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Golden Jubilee Of Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka tourism celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the (then) Ceylon Tourist Board in 1966, with a commemorative event at the BMICH on Friday, May 27 and will issue a celebratory volume and a special stamp to mark the event. It has every reason for joyous celebration, for in these fifty years the national travel and tourism industry has made giant strides from being a small industry with hope, to become today the country's fourth biggest industry in terms of earnings for the national exchequer and will soon become the third biggest, with the prospect of becoming the biggest, sooner than many expect.

	Sri Lanka- PATA Tourism Stalwarts -  The late Dharmasiri Senanayake, then Minister of Tourism and a former Chairman of the Ceylon Tourist Board in conversation with then President & CEO of PATA, Lakshman. Ratnapala, himself an alumnus of the CTB, At left is George Ondaatjie, a former Chairman of the Sri Lanka PATA Chapter and at right is the late Clement Ranasooriya, a multi-term Chairman of the PATA Chapter and winner of the PATA Award of Excellence.
Picture shows, Jayantha Panabokke a recent Chairman of the Sri Lanka PATA Chapter and owner of Mahaweli Reach Hotel Kandy with Mrs. Kamalika Panabokke at the launch of the book, <i>Flickering Fortunes, </i> authored by this wrriter, at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
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President leaves for Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (May 25) to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan.

President leaves for Japan
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Pavithra presents Yoga of dance at Princeton Univ.

Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Pavithra Srinivasan of Chennai mesmerized the audience at the Whig Hall of Princeton University during a lecture and dance presentation on the Yoga of Dance last week.

Pavithra Srinivasan
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