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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 20:36
Japan’s Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Mr. Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 19). President Rajapaksa conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation to Japan for its continued support at international forums, pointing out that Japan has always assisted Sri Lanka at times of need. He also briefed the Minister of.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 06:15
By Oken Jeet Sandham
After frantic pleadings to the Center by two helpless chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland for its immediate intervention to the unfortunate border clashes that broke out on August 12, the Center’s lackluster response dashed hopes of people of the two states. The Center says it cannot intervene for resolving the issue, saying that the “Assam-Nagaland” border issue is pending in the Supreme Court.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 07:30
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
This is with reference to the Sri Lanka’s victory in the second and final Test played against Pakistan in Colombo at SSC Ground. As widely expected it was a fitting farewell for an outstanding player, Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka has produced. Despite Rangana Herath's magnificent piece of bowling Mahela's departure from the game was the topic hit the media. He is certainly one of the most.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 06:22
By Zaheerul Hassan
Imran Khan “Azadi Long March and Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri “Inqlab Long March” reached in Capital of Pakistan on 15 August 2014. Both the leaders are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, reelection after carrying out electoral reforms through technology oriented voting system and restructuring the whole political system with the view to enforce true and real democracy. In.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 06:05
To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee) at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014. The President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the First Lady, graced the occasion as the Chief Guests, and.....Read More...
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 20:15
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
The first estimates of the global burden of TB in children given by the WHO in 2012, suggested that there might be 530,000 children suffering from it. Subsequently there has been an uptake in the research in this field. A recent mathematical modelling study on the burden of childhood TB in 22 high-burden countries, (published in the Lancet) has revealed that there may be 650,000 annual cases of.....Read More...
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 19:54
By Nalin Abeysekera
Sri Lankan cricket fans will miss the excellence of Mahela Jayawardene in test matches. Still I can remember the way Mahela came for batting in his test debut at R.Premadasa stadium in 1997, the historical test which Sri Lankans have scored the world record of highest runs per inning in test Vs India( I think Mahela has scored 60 odd runs in that match and once he came to the wicket Sri.....Read More...
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 19:40
For the first time, Syrian investors' view on trading and investing in Sri Lanka has been revealed in a first-hand account on 13 August in Colombo. And the cash rich Syrians want to set up active projects first, rather than sending a stream of hot funds. “As countries, Gulf economies are richer than Syria but when it comes to individual countries’ private capital volumes, everyone knows that.....Read More...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:23
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
This past week, Hollywood actor Robin Williams, one of the funniest guys in the planet, took his own life by committing suicide. He was suffering from depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. It is so difficult to believe that Robin who amused so many through his acting and spontaneous jokes was himself in such a dire condition that he probably needed more amusement to.....Read More...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:39
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
In fluctuating order of volatility, the crises in Iraq and Ukraine swap their relative positions around, while generating more heat and sound than any pleasant form of light, as the clueless world has been forced to witnesses the combined morbid spectacle from a comfortable distance in total bewilderment. As for the mess in Iraq, the Americans think that they have broken the siege around the.....Read More...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 05:53
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said he wanted to make the Kohima Raj Bhavan a “people’s Bhavan” and further disclosed that common men were yet to see their Bhavan. Informing this to the members of the Kohima Press Club (KPC) who called on him at his official residence here Saturday, the Governor said he would like to invite people from all walks of life including rickshaw pullers, cobblers, Bus.....Read More...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 22:19
The Seychelles Minister of Health Mrs. Mitcy Larue called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 14) afternoon. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Health Care Agency Dr. Suresh Menon and several other high-level health officials from Seychelles, Minister Larue requested President Rajapaksa for Sri Lanka’s assistance to further develop several.....Read More...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 08:06
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
All Robin William fans are saddened after hearing his death by hanging. First he has attempted to slash one of his wrists, according to a preliminary coroner’s report released. The 63 year old Oscar winning actor has hanged himself with a belt in his bedroom at his home in Tiburon, in northern California. Believing he was still asleep, his wife, Susan has left the house. When William’s personal.....Read More...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:59
Members of the Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) led by its President Lion Talimangyang Jamir have visited lepers in the Leprosy Colony here at Naga Bazar Friday. During the visitation program at the Leprosy Colony, the Club also presented rice, meats, potatoes, dals, sweets, etc. to the inmates. LCK used to visit the inmates staying at the Living Accommodation as part of the occasions like Indian.....Read More...
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