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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 15:28
A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects. The projects are part of the nearly 600 million Sri Lankan rupees ($3.5 million) in assistance that the U.S. Department of State has provided towards Sri Lanka’s.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 09:29
Addressing the 139th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Debate on 16 October 2018 under the theme ‘Parliamentary leadership promoting peace and development in the age of innovation and technological change’, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri stressed that ICT has revolutionized the work of the Parliament of Sri Lanka bringing the parliamentarians and the parliamentary processes.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 09:02
Sri Lanka Cricket’s Chief Financial Officer Piyal Nandana Dissanayake, has been arrested by the Crime Investigation Department over an attempted financial fraud on television rights, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Piyal Nandana Disanayake, the Head of Finance at SLC was the third most powerful official within SLC and he was arrested at his Batteramulla residence yesterday. A team of CID.....Read More...
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 20:55
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called on the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal's entourage. Also, Saudi King Salman too called on Khashoggi's son, Salah, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. According to the press statements, both King Salman.....Read More...
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 20:10
A delegation of Members of Parliament representing the Sri Lanka - Swiss Parliamentary Friendship Association (SLSPFA) visited Geneva on 18 October 2018, continuing with a week-long programme of visit to Switzerland from 14 to 20 October 2018. The multi-party delegation, led by Hon. Ananda Kumarasiri, Deputy Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament, comprised Hon. Jayampathy Wickreamaratne, the.....Read More...
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 13:29
By Noel Ranjith - Gampaha
Regular readers of ‘The Island’ newspaper over the 20 year period from the 1980s will remember the almost weekly columns written by Dr. Mervyn D. De Silva, who was in those years a Deputy Director of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, followed by being appointed as the Director of the Ministry of Plan Implementation, and later becoming a Member of Parliament through the National List.....Read More...
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 09:24
By K.T.Rajasingham
Ananthi Sasitharan, the woman Minister of the Northern Provincial Council has illegally claimed the name- Tamil Self Rule Prty, which was earlier organized by Late V.Navaratnam M.P. in 1969. In 1969, V.Navaratnam founded the Tamils Suyaadchchi Kazahagam (Tamil Self Rule Party) which campaigned for Tamil self-rule and independence for the Tamils speaking provinces of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Since of.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 16:30
Sri Lanka's Ambassador and nine monks presented the Buddhist house in Frohnau with an offshoot of the historic Bodhi tree. Berlin Quickly the glass of the yellow box is cleaned again and flowers draped in it. Children swing Buddhist flags. Women in white robes wear colorful flower baskets and sing devoutly. Nine monks in traditional orange robes wait beside the SUV. Swift step comes the.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 14:23
By Habib Siddiqui
Who would’ve imagined that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S, would be killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul? But now we know better. Thanks to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince MBS, such has become a reality. According to the CNN, the Turkish officials suspected wit190hin hours of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance that he might have.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:39
By Manjari Peiris
It is a well-known fact that taxation is one of the most effective and cost effective measures to reduce tobacco consumption, especially among the youth and the poor and raise government revenues for development programs. The Sri Lankan President together with the Ministry of Health strongly support and play a major role in adopting new policies which are aligned with the WHO Framework Convention.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:28
By *Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
Nepal and China entered into a Transit and Transportation Protocol (TTP) almost a month back but it has failed to generate much enthusiasm amongst traders, importers and exporters and the business community at large in Kathmandu. They have not intrinsically reacted to it as an alternate cost effective transit route for their third country trade, which is presently through Indian ports of Haldia (.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 19:56
By Patti Lynn, CNS Columnist
Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, the U.S. is part of the global society. And while most of the U.S. was focused on a Supreme Court nomination that shook our democratic institutions, a watershed moment for democracy quietly took place half a world away. For those in the U.S. seeking evidence that a truer democracy can be realized, recent.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:30
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
Has India cocked a snook at the US by clinching a crucial $5.4 billion s-400 Triumf missile defence system with Russia that can potentially place India under severe US sanctions under CAATSA? It appears so at the outset. A narrative is being circulated to demonstrate how ‘independent’ India is in doing trade with Russia despite a looming US threat of sanctions. The US sanctions will kick in only.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:19
By Patti Lynn - CNS Columnist
Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, the U.S. is part of the global society. And while most of the U.S. was focused on a Supreme Court nomination that shook our democratic institutions, a watershed moment for democracy quietly took place half a world away. For those in the U.S. seeking evidence that a truer democracy can be realized, recent.....Read More...
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