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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:51
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, - 52 % voted to Leave and 42 % voted to Remain - , an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. The vote will initiate at least two years of messy divorce proceedings with the EU, raise.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:17
The Prescription (Special Provision) Bill which was shelved for a long period have now been revived by the Government to provide relief to the people, who were forced to abandon their properties due to the situation that prevailed in the country from May 1983 to May 2009 and to enable them to claim their titles for their properties due to prescriptive actions of the illegal and encroached.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:58
By Oken Jeet Sandham
The five tribal Hohos – Phom Peoples’ Council, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organization, Ao Senden and Konyak Hoho – have come down heavily on the indifferent attitude and the step-motherly treatment to the people of Nagaland. They said by not resuming the construction of two laning road projects in the State, the general public started resorting to agitations, bandhs, etc. crippling the normal.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:41
Delivering the keynote address at a Briefing Session organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Division of WTO held on 21st June 2016 to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the Cinnamon Development Project Assistance, R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the World Trade Organization highlighted on how technical and funding assistance from.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:25
By Malladi Rama Rao
A respected daily newspaper in Pakistan has criticized the Nawaz Sharif government of handling the issue of Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) waiver for India, pointing to “civil-military divide”, increasing dysfunction in the Foreign Office, and ‘belated’ effort to seek the group’s membership. This was being done, Dawn newspaper wrote, even as the Pakistani state itself was “warning of an arms race.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:18
Sri Lanka’s surging retail supermarket industry’s newest rising star is from an unlikely source-the cooperatives movement of the country. "Out of all the top six supermarket brands, our coop-city cooperative shop is the third ranking supermarket for household purchases among Sri Lankan households" said Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 23 June. Minister Bathiudeen was.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:09
By Prakash Swamy
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. “Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet's resources and as individuals with a duty to respect and live in peace with our.....Read More...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:36
The first ever National Cooperatives Week will take off today 23 June at BMICH, Colombo-with many Provincial Coop Ministers eagerly joining to map the future of this crucial sector. “Our coop sector is much more important than any of us understand” stressed Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addressing his top officials on 22 June at the Ministry. Minister Bathiudeen was.....Read More...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:26
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain presented Certificates of merit to the students of Pakistan Culture Education & Urdu Language Center, today in Colombo for rendering meritorious service on account of developing, composing and presenting the first ever Pakistan Sri Lanka friendship Anthem. The premier Anthem praising Pakistan Sri Lanka enduring.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:54
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and a U.S. Embassy team recently visited the Hambantota region to meet local officials and business executives. During the June 20-21 visit, Ambassador Keshap spoke with leaders from the Hambantota Chamber of Commerce, which was initially established with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also received tours of the Port.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:43
Local authorities also suspended attempts to tow the ship back to international waters, after two days of bad weather. On Tuesday, high waves drenched the engine and caused the boat to list 45 degrees. “Looking at the condition of the boat now, no way can it be pulled back to sea,” said Achmad Samadan, head of immigration at the provincial government’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He said.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:08
By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera
Few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator with the help of the government. Some “loyal “customers suddenly switched onto the new package because of the price factor. By responding to this, we have witnessed an effective marketing campaign to regain and retain customers. It is common in.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:05
By Atyl Cowshis - Syndicate Features
The media hype over Narendra Modi’s five-nation tour, with Washington as his prime destination, will have us believe that he completely bowled over US lawmakers when he addressed a joint session of the two houses of the Congress. Modi Bhakts and most pundits, particularly those identified closely with the ruling dispensation, are unanimous in declaring that the Indian prime minister of two years.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 19:40
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday charged that a private hospital had fleeced the family of former Governor Alavi Moulana. “According to information received, a private hospital had charged an exorbitant sum to admit him and when he passed away after two days had given his relatives a bill exceeding Rs. 900,000,” he added. Citing another recent incident, Dr. Senaratne said a private.....Read More...
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