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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 07:46
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In a polarized world that we live in (which is, sadly, getting ever more polarized now by every minute and hour), we have often assumed that what is good for “our” people had to be bad for the “other” people. A glaring example is the personality of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who ruled India for 50 years. Of all the Muslim rulers who ruled vast territories of India from 712 to 1857 C.E., probably.....Read More...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 07:39
By Zaheerul Hassan
Strategically vital, rich in natural resources, land of courageous and traditional inhabitants, “Balochistan” is an indispensable component of Pakistan. Baloch masses and leaders out rightly supported 1940 resolution, played pivotal and active role in creation of Pakistan. The resolution demanded that Muslim majority needs a separate homeland in Indian subcontinent. Therefore, like other Muslims.....Read More...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 07:33
The High Commission of Sri Lanka participated in the inaugural Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014) which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 27 to 31 March. The Fair was a unique tea and coffee promotional event in Malaysia, co- organised by the Tea Trade Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Muslim Restaurant Owners' Association and Perstauan Pengusaha Serbuk Kopi & Teh.....Read More...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 07:29
By Citizen News Service (CNS)
On the heels of the World Bank's 2014 spring meetings, an international coalition of water rights groups from India and the United States issued a stern call for the institution to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, including high level events on water, no action has been taken to address the coalition’s concerns. The.....Read More...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:50
Shoal of fish, may be a couple of million – our reporter lost count of it, were seen dead floating and lying in the shores of Thondamanaru and around the Barrage area located in the Valvetiturai Kankesanthurai Road. Mysteriously all those dead fishes found in Thondamanaru Lagoon area were almost one kind which in Tamil called “Thirali,” a typical edible small fish found solely in Palk Strait.....Read More...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:45
Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs said that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable. Responding to the Canada's announcement that it will suspend the $10 million annual voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth for the next two years over the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, the.....Read More...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:24
The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya , Director Media, Training & Coordination Ministry of Defence &.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:05
: A job bank and personnel search was conducted yesterday at Nelliady, Karaveddy by the Civil Defence Services and nearly 3500 applicants gathered to apply for available 1300 vacancies. Brigadier Keerthi Rajapaksa of the Jaffna Security Force presided over the personnel search event conducted at the Nelliady Madhya Mahavidyalayam auditorium. He explained the purpose of conducting the.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:34
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI investigation into the declassification of Keventer Dairy Ltd. land near Rashtrapati Bhavan for building apartments, allegedly benefiting the real estate company DLF. He has appended documents which show that in at least one company (Greenwave Agro Private Ltd.) owned by Congress president.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday. In his message, President Rajapaksa, while conveying the heartfelt and profound condolences of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to his South Korean counterpart, has expressed confidence that.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:55
By Major General (Retd) Lalin Fernando
Everyone in the Ceylon Army knew the tough and rugged, formidable, straight and fierce Maj Gen Richard Udugama MBE long before he became its Commander in 1964. Malcontents and shirkers feared him. He had during WW2 served with the later famous XIV British army in Burma on secondment from the Ceylon Defence Force.He had seen action in the Arakan in the desperate if not disastrous 1942-43 battles......Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 19:21
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia. The DSA is one of the top five defence shows in the world. Attending the Putrajaya Forum 2014, which is being held as a part of the DSA from 14th to 18th at the Putra World Trade Centre Secretary Defence addressed the august gathering.....Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 19:12
Today, Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar Kayts Magistrate further remanded until 30th April, Kandasamy Kamalendran, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council. Kandasamy Kamalendran was considered as one of the three suspects in the murder of the former Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan. Earlier, Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan (44 years).....Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:46
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of Maldives and Mrs. Nasreena Gayoom were welcomed on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, on Wednesday, 16th April 2014. Former President Gayoom will be the Guest of Honour at the Commonwealth Day event which will be hosted on 26th April 2014 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity.....Read More...
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