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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 08:28
By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
So said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Tuberculosis Programme, in an interview given to Citizen News Service (CNS) at the ongoing 5th Asia Pacific Region Conference on Lung Health of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). TB is indeed the top infectious disease killer! Even though the TB response during the.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 08:20
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are important partners not only in promoting bilateral trade and economic interactions but also enhancing regional economic integration through SAARC and SAFTA. High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain said this while addressing the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Trade and Investment Forum organized.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:51
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
What we normally see in normal life are disputes and competitions among brothers to inherit parental properties, but we saw in the coastal town of Dhahran, in Saudi Arabia, entirely something different, this was about a fierce competition for donating kidney to their youngest brother. Coincidentally all the four brothers were found fit to donate kidney to the youngest sibling Abdullah, who.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 07:41
By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on Sport fixing)
India and Sri Lanka have begun their third test in Sri Lanka and SL after winning the toss decided to opt for bowling. In the first half they played well bowling with proper targets but later they did the usual mischief of offering big runs to some players to help India get a “decent” score on board. Lankan bowlers bowled well until certain point when India was 180 for 7 but they seem to have.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 23:08
The Tamil United Liberation Front very strongly objected to the claim of the Ilangai Tamil Arasu Kadchi that the office of the Leader of the Opposition, should be given to the ITAK. V Anandasangaree, Secretary General – Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) pointed out that the ITAK has lost its credibility not only from the 2004 April General Election but much earlier when they took over the TNA.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 22:52
On Friday, August 28, the U.S. Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build 8 schools for the different communities throughout the Eastern Province, with Governor Austin Fernando and the support of the Eastern Provincial Council. These schools will be an investment of $3.3 million (nearly 450 million Sri Lankan Rupees) to build education facilities that can also be used as shelters.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:18
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Criminal politics of Hindutva forces is slowly raising its ugly head in India, starting now with Karnataka state where the BJP party still enjoys large support base. Already “Ghar wapsi” operations, by which Muslims and Christians are converted to Hinduism in open thereby hitting hard the Indian Constitution, have created hurdles in Indian secular fibre which is now under strain. But criminal.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:30
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
Recently a TB partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) consultation meet was held in Delhi for ‘Spearheading Civil Society Action Towards a TB Free India’, with a view to align campaign objectives and goals with partners by sharing solutions and discussing way forward on existing gaps or challenges in implementing the Call to Action (C2A) for a TB-Free India. The C2A (a component of USAID.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:21
By Lakshman Ratnapala
The 2,000 years old Dalada Perahera - marking the end of the annual Esala Perahera, paraded the streets of Kandy, Sri Lanka's last royal citadel for 10 nights, concluding with the August full moon, yesterday, Saturday, August 29th 2015. Held every year in honor of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, the parade features scores of gaily caparisoned elephants, hundreds of dancers, drummers,.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 23:07
A section of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in the United Kingdom are making arrangements for a 22-day bicycle marathon from London to Geneva, to highlight current plight of the Tamil people of the island of Sri Lanka, and to seek justice and solidarity for the Eelam Tamil people. The bicycle marathon from London is scheduled to commence tomorrow at 12.30 midday, from 10 Downing Street, in.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 08:03
The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) said it was awaiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval to change its name back to the ‘Jathika Hela Urumaya’ (JHU). The party had also requested that diamond symbol of the UGGNF be replaced with the JHU’s Conch symbol. New Ministries In the meantime, UGGNF General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said the JHU was changed into UGGNF.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:52
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Colombo…
As the leaked details of hyperactive men and women are emerging in dribs and drabs, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, the online dating site with a ‘difference’, has stepped down from the company, having come under pressure from the stakeholders on many fronts. Ashley Madison, with the motto, ‘Life is Short, Have an Affair’ has been a successful dating site since 2001, until its fortune hit.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:48
The military check point located on the A-9 Road between Omanthai in Vavuniya, the last vestige of military domination over the Tamils by the Sri Lanka Government, has been closed with effect from yesterday (29), officials said. “The checkpoint is now open for free passage,” a senior government official said. The check point which was established at Omanthai along the A9 road during the war.....Read More...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 22:44
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people. He added he would totally ban the production of polythene from January 1, 2018. The President made these remarks at a ceremony held today (Aug. 29) at the President’s House in Kandy to present certificates to the.....Read More...
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