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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 08:31
Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party Ministers - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, State Minister of Housing and Samurdhi, Dilan Perera, State Minister of Public Administration and Democratic Governance C.B. Ratnayake and State Minister of Environment Pavithra Wanniarachchi resigned from the government yesterday. This was revealed at the media briefing held at the opposition.....Read More...
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 07:18
The Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. marked the sixth anniversary of the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka and the War Heroes Remembrance Day on May 19th, 2015, by observing a minute of silence followed by a ceremony. In his remarks at this event, the Ambassador recalled the national commemoration of the War Heroes Remembrance Day, which was held in.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:04
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on 19th May, addressed the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva and highlighted the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, particularly with respect to Maternal & Child Health and the control of communicable diseases. Highlighting the health scenario.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:25
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
Nineteenth of May is being remembered under various captions; political parties have created an unnecessary and unwanted controversy by some of them calling it ‘Victory day’ another section calling it ‘Honoring the dead’ while few appropriately calling it ‘Remembrance day’. It is a well-known fact that in this conflict prior to its final end all communities have lost lives, irrespective of any.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:57
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or 'visible'. If we look closely at the data, it will become evident that women and girls are among those key populations whose rights get violated when it comes to bodily integrity and sexual and.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:03
A group of Tamils led by Jaya Sundaram, Secretary of American Tamil Sangam and Koshy Oomen, President of Overseas Friends of AIADMK celebrated AIADMK's supremo J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the protracted wealth case held in Karnataka by offering special prayers to Maha Vallabha Ganapathy temple in Flushing, New York and distributing sweets to New Yorkers recently. Ms Sundaram said it was a day.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:53
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has embarked on a programme to build sustainable religious harmony in Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Gampaha districts. SAPRI, a regional organization focusing on the formulation of policies on subjects of importance to South Asia to facilitate the evolving of inclusive societies, is.....Read More...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:45
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today joined twenty-six other international humanitarian aid and advocacy organizations as a signatory to a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) and to take “a personal lead” in negotiating for humanitarian access to all areas of.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 08:31
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Without robust accountability and monitoring mechanisms, how will people ensure that their governments deliver on the promises they make towards post-2015 sustainable development agenda? Past experience tells us that governments may make promises at the global level but seldom translate them into ground realities back home! Even worse is when at times the commitments made by governments in one.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 08:13
Colombo, 20 May, (Asiantribune.com):
As the opposition members demanded yesterday the Deputy Speaker to take up in Parliament to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra, seeking the dismissal, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody was compelled to adjourn sittings at 3.12 pm yesterday till today 1 pm. In the beginning, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody presided when Parliament when it met.....Read More...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 03:18
The annual Victory Day celebration organised by the Dinudehshya Surakeeme Jathika Vyaparaya (National Movement to Safeguard Motherland was held at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre Colombo on Monday (May 18). The ceremony under the theme, Viruvan Dina Dun Mavubima Rekagamu (Protect the Motherland Liberated by Heroes) was held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa......Read More...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 08:20
By M. Zulkifli Nazim
The Editor of Asian Tribune forwarded the article “Muslim Extremism on the Rise” by Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, requesting my response. I would take this opportunity to comment on the fact that the said article has been drawn without order or any sense of responsibility that is expected of a learned doctor. It is a complete mix up of truths, half-truths, concoctions and some confounded opinions.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 08:07
A proposal, which includes recommendations for drafting a new National Policy on arts and culture, was presented to today. A committee comprised of eminent personalities of art and culture has drafted the proposal. The proposal contains necessary steps that should be taken for the advancement of art and culture detailed under nine major-themes. “A great responsibility lies in the fields of art.....Read More...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 07:52
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Key consultative processes have been going on globally to gather the broadest voices with the intent to effectively shape the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. In the Asia Pacific region there is a considerable effort put in to engage different communities and sectors in these consultations. Representatives of 17 constituencies are in Thailand to take this dialogue further ahead and.....Read More...
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