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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:11
The Colombo High Court granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel abroad. The Colombo High Court considered a petition filed on 20th September by Yoshitha Rajapaksa through his attorneys requesting permission to travel to Melbourne for a period of one month, to receive treatment for a leg injury. The Court considering a petition filed by.....Read More...
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:51
Sri Lanka Army to release more lands – nearly 454 acres the Tellipalai DS Division. According to a press statement , Under the President Mithiripala Sirisena's directives, the Ministry of Defense has identified 454.2 acres of land to be released before end of the year as an initial phase in the Tellipalai D.S.Division. Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation,.....Read More...
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 22:20
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
As it happened in the state assembly poll held a few months back, the ruling AIADMK has already announced, well ahead of other parties including the main opposition DMK, the list of candidates for local polls in Tamil Nadu to be held on 17 and 19 October. And the ruling party seems to be readily waiting for the announcement of poll dates by the election commission to release the list. The.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 22:14
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The South Asian nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads since their independence from Great Britain in 1947. Upon obtaining freedom and sovereignty, both India and Pakistan did not waste time in invading and dividing Jammu Kashmir which lay a sandwich between them. Both conducted 3 deadly wars over the status of alien Kashmir valley. And both want Kashmir lands to decorate.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 05:11
The US has granted $ 100,000 in support of the work undertaken by the University of Sri Jayewardenapura to document historic buildings within the Galle Fort, create a strategy for long-term preservation of its architectural characteristics and to formulate a master plan to guide development within the historic area. “We recognize that we cannot ignore the natural and human changes that continue.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:13
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country yesterday afternoon after concluding his visit to the US. President Sirisena left for the US on September 18 to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the second time that President Sirisena addressed the UN General Assembly. Vast crowds gathered at the airport to welcome.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 22:48
Although the retail and wholesale merchants whose daily turnover exceed Rs.138, 000 will be brought under the threshold for the payment of VAT, in accordance with the proposed VAT amendment Bill, the VAT will really be charged only on the revenue accumulated on the sale of vatable goods. The Finance Ministry clarifies on amended VAT bill in the recent press release. The full text of the latest.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:52
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Indian government has been, for quite some time, since the protests began in Kashmir, trying put end to the crisis and give a message to world that everything is normal in Kashmir. Having burnt its fingers India would now feel better that the JK government, now controlled jointly by BJP and PDP, has lifted the curfew in Kashmir, letting Kashmiris breathe freely. The curfew, which was imposed in.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:43
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
When Samsung had the opportunity to put on the crown of the undisputed king of the smartphone industry, it just blew it by the way it handled the exploding battery issue, when it was first reported: since Apple could not come up with a game changer while introducing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung, its arch rival, had a wonderful opportunity to offer the promising alternative at the right.....Read More...
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:20
By Habib Siddiqui
Too many things are going wrong inside the USA in this election year. People are harassed and discriminated based on their ethnicity, religion and color. Many minorities are losing jobs simply because of looking different. On Friday night, a Hispanic gunman killed four women and a man in a shooting at a Macy's store at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. He remains at.....Read More...
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 07:32
By Atul Cowshish & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
India seems to be almost permanently in an election mode. Parliamentary polls dominate the media space, generally once in five years, but state assembly polls are never far from each other. The Modi government says it does not want assembly polls taking place almost every year; President Pranab Mukherjee also has echoed the same view when he spoke against frequent election but simultaneous polls.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:54
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has been a curious political phenomenon from the start. It captured people’s imagination on an unprecedented scale after Arvind Kejriwal (AK) announced its formation by breaking ranks with his mentor, the anti-corruption Ayatollah Anna Hazare. After a setback of transient nature, it went on to win the Delhi assembly poll with a staggering number of seats. And reached the.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:38
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
This is the message of the World Heart Federation for this year’s World Heart Day, which is observed on September 29 every year to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which include heart disease and stroke. The CVDs, along with cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, form the 4 major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and together account for 82% of the 38 million deaths caused.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:59
In the open Letter, third in the series written by V.Anandasangaree Secretary General -TULF Secretary General –TULF addressed to Hon.R.Sampanthan M.P & Leader of the Opposition has pointed out, “Mr.Sampanthan need I tell you that you were never a member of the Federal Party originally founded by the late Hon.S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C. You were selected as President of the Federal Party.....Read More...
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