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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:55
From Diplomatic Correspondent
The ex-Jamaat ameer serving 90yr jail term was on life support since 9:00pm Thursday Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where Azam was undergoing treatment, on Thursday said.....Read More...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:38
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed his concerns over increasing terrorist activities in several countries, including Canada. The President, in a twitter post, yesterday, expressed his concerns and disappointment over this matter, stating every party should work together to being this to a halt. “Very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now in Canada......Read More...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:29
Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in yesterday as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka this afternoon before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He became an attorney in 1979 and joined the legal department as an attorney-at-law in 1980, and up to date he has completed 34 years of service. He is the son of former Supreme Court judge S.R. Wijayathilake and a past pupil of.....Read More...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:08
By Prakash M Swamy
George Abraham, Chairman of the Indian National Overseas Congress, USA met with Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi and briefed him on the perspectives from the Diaspora on the recent election reversals. Mr. Gandhi credited NRIs for their contributions over the years with ideas, skill set and resources that has transformed India to a large extent and.....Read More...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:56
By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
The outcome of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana is out. As projected by political experts; the actual results rightly are; the Indian National Congress (INC) bites dust in both the states and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) makes sweeping victory in Haryana (47 out of 90) and ‘historic’ win in Maharastra (123 out of 288). The party is forming governments in both the states with RSS.....Read More...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:47
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035-- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate compared with 2015--less than 10 TB cases per 100, 000 population, and the elimination of catastrophic costs for TB-affected households. It is a 20 years approach but also.....Read More...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:06
By K.T.Rajasingham
What happened to the balance gold jewels? Has Mahinda disposed them? This question was posed publicly by M.A. Sumanthiran, the ‘Green Horn’ to Sri Lanka Politics, who has been planted as ‘Party List MP,’ in the midst of Tamils, by R.Sampanthan, Leader of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi and Tamil National Alliance - a union of Tamil Armed Groups - rightly declared to this effect recently.....Read More...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:45
By Philip Fernando
The electoral dynamics of Sri Lanka changed with the European Union de-proscribing the LTTE on a technicality, reigniting the debate of yesteryear, a hornet’s nest hard for the Opposition to put away but an unexpected windfall for the government. People turn out to vote for two reasons: They care, or they are organized to go to the polls. The news of European Union giving a pass to the LTTE.....Read More...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:18
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Hectic preparation is underway to celebrate the “50 Years Anniversary” of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) at its Complex at 10 AM on November 29 next month. Speaker of Lok Sabha Smti Sumitra Mahajan will be the Chief Guest, while Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang will give “Greetings” to the people of Nagaland with regard to the historic commemoration of the “50 Years Anniversary of the.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:24
Kalhari Enterprises won its fourth award for the year when it received a Silver Award for its export performance in 2013 in the medium category industry sector. The award was presented recently by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) at its 22nd Annual Export Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Colombo. Earlier this year, Kalhari’s Chairman / Managing Director Kaushal Rajapaksa received the Asia.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:01
From Malladi Rama Rao
Post-her sentence in graft case and two-month bail from Bangalore central jail, the same old question has come up front: Is Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, a friend or enemy of BJP? This followed what is seen as disowning of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s letter to Jaya Amma. Maneka, known as a crusader for the voiceless animals, is not on the best of terms with the BJP leadership.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:31
Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil (Monster Naga Asuran) , Light of Knowledge over the Darkness of Ignorance. President Mahinda Rajapaksa thus said in his Deepavali Message to the Hindus of Sri Lanka. Hindus of Sri Lanka celeberate Deepavali today. Deepavali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life. Sri Lanka.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:57
Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has rejected news reports appearing in certain sections of the media recently, imputing impropriety on the part of the Secretary to the Ministry, Kshenuka Senewiratne in the award of a contract for the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva. Sri Lanka’s Minister denied that there was no.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:14
Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou from 11 to 14 October 2014. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and had strong representation from business leaders of the SME sector, showcasing premium products from thrust.....Read More...
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