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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 09:37
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
This is the response you will hear from a ticklish person once he is tickled! Ticklishness is indeed a mysterious phenomenon and not just for you. To this day no one has adequately answered the question of what causes it. Talking about ticklishness most people mean the kind that makes you laugh. We may call this laughter-associated ticklishness. There is yet another kind, like what happens when.....Read More...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 09:25
The Earth Day jointly organized by the Asian Ladies Association in Cuba in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MINREX ), National Institute of Hydraulic Resources ( INRIH ) and Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples ( ICAP ) was held at the Metropolitan Park in Central Havana on 22nd April 2015 with the participation of a large gathering of distinguished guests and.....Read More...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 08:55
By *ATM Haidar Khan
Does law protect our girls from Eve Teasing? If it does, to what extent? this question is being asked by million in Bangladesh, with the recent event in TSC, University of Dhaka, Bangladeshi girl are among most doomed in the world who regularly suffer the social disease known as eve teasing . This social disaster has lethal impact on socio economic and psycho social status of adolescent girls as.....Read More...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 08:51
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
India has made impressive gains in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) but significant challenges still confront us in the path ahead to eliminate TB. The launch of 'Call To Action For A TB Free India' by Sri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in Delhi on 23rd April 2015, is aimed to catalyse progress towards ending TB in India. "This TB Free India.....Read More...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 08:07
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for award of Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O’ Levels and A Levels. The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lanka O/A level students for past 10 years through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The scholarships are named after the.....Read More...
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 19:17
V. Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF has called for the adoption of a Bill of Rights along with 19th and 20th amendments to the constitution. He has said, that I am frankly of the opinion that neither the 19th amendment nor the 20th amendment will get passed or even reach the point of debating ,as now rescheduled for the 27th and 28th of this month. He said, after a bloodless.....Read More...
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 13:34
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
An outright cure for asthma could be possible in five years if researchers establish that existing drugs for people with brittle bones can be safely used to treat sufferers’ lungs. ..Read More...
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:10
Prison authorities yesterday transferred former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa from Welikada prison hospital to ward 43 of the National hospital. Prison officials said that the former Minister had been moved to the National hospital on the advice of doctors. Sources said that Gampaha District MP had been suffering from high blood pressure and the Judicial Medical Officer decided.....Read More...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 13:32
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning and left the Commission within half an hour. He was summoned to record a statement over various allegations, including the Avant-Garde Securities and Rakna Araksha Lanka, left the Commission within half an hour after his lawyers requested more time as the matter he was questioned was different from.....Read More...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:52
By Raj Gonsalkorale
In an article titled “India Will Pay a Heavy Price for Hegemony in Indian Ocean Region” posted on April 19th, 2015, Dilrook Kannangara has highlighted some key points that underpins the misplaced foreign policy direction of the new regime in Sri Lanka. Kannangara says” When a Chinese submarine docked in Colombo for supplies, India was needlessly worried. In retaliation India regime changed the.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 19:07
By Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
Since the past several months we have seen the NDA government aggressively pushing through changes in land acquisition policy, first in the form of Ordinance in December 2014 and then, as it was passed as a Bill with nine changes in Lok Sabha but faced roadblock in Rajya Sabha, re-promulgating it before its expiry in April 2015. With the government calling the Bill pro-farmer and pro-development.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:47
Former president took time off to meet the trade union representative and among them is seen the veteran trade union leader and former governor of Western Province, Alavi Moulana, who is fondly called by the former president ‘Andukara Sahodaraya’ meaning ‘Comrade Governor’. It is said ‘life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories last forever!’ -.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:36
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who left for the US on 10th January, soon after the presidential elections arrived in the country yesterday aboard a Singaporean Airlines flight . A large crowd including several parliamentarians including Ruwan Ranatunga, M.L.A.M. Hisbullah, Duleep Wijesekera, and Arundika Fernando, a large number of provincial councillors including former.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 08:39
Bank of Ceylon closed its 75th year on a magnificently high note, by recording the highest ever profit before tax (PBT) in the bank’s history as well as in the Sri Lankan banking industry of Rs.20.3 billion, achieving a growth of 29% compared to the previous year. Post tax profit stood at Rs. 13.6 billion -a 12% growth. The Group has reported Rs.21.4 billion PBT recording a 33% growth over last.....Read More...
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