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Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:23
A special programme was held recently to mark the National Integration and Reconciliation Week, initiated by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation at Hartley College, Point Pedro. State Minister A.H.M.Fowze , Harsha De Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Parliamentarian Angajan Ramanathan, Mr.V.Sivaganansothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and.....Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:04
By Habib Siddiqui
Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the USA on Friday. It was a rainy day and the country remains divided because of a very nasty election campaign. So, the attendees for this momentous event were rather small compared to previous ones in the last couple of decades. As expected, Franklin Graham, the hateful Christian bigot, was invited to pray for Trump and his administration......Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:47
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Mr Yahya Jammeh, came to power in 1994 in a bloodless coup, ruled the relatively-stable, small African state with an iron fist for over 22 years. During the two decades on his watch, his grip on power at various levels got tighter and tighter in direct proportion to his expanding portly physique. His insatiable appetite to grab more and more power, ultimately earned him the enviable title that.....Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:00
President Maithripala Sirisena says school children are the most realistic messengers in the process of fulfilling the social responsibility and duties to attain the sustainable development. He made these remarks participating in the inauguration ceremony of the establishing of Sustainable Development School Societies, held at Kengalla Maha Vidyalaya in Digana, today (19). The President said that.....Read More...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 18:00
For first time after independence a ‘National Integration and Reconciliation Week’, has been declared to bring unity, harmony, brotherhood, reconciliation and sustainable and permanent peace among, ethnic, religious, cultural and regional communities and societies and is considered as a land mark initiative to strengthen Sri Lanka as a united, reconciled, harmonized and prosperous country......Read More...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:39
By S.H.Moulana
It is only in America one who loses the election by not less than 2.5 million popular votes can be declared the winner, thanks to the ‘Electoral College’. Anyway, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of America. Trump’s acceptance speech soon after this was not in keeping with the tradition and looked like one of his campaign speeches he made during the election. The American.....Read More...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:14
Hours before President-elect Donald J. Trump took the oath of office, President Barack Obama and the First Lady revealed new plans for life after the White House. "After eight years in the White House, Michelle and I now rejoin all of you as private citizens," Obama said in a video posted Friday morning to YouTube. The Obamas also appealed for help as they transition to work on the new Obama.....Read More...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 07:47
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan wishes to see South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) a vibrant regional organization. In a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of World Economic Forum here, the Pakistan Prime Minister said Pakistan and Sri Lanka could collaborate for the achievement of objectives.....Read More...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 07:38
The Supreme Court yesterday, noticed Lanka E News Editor Sandaruwan Sandheera to appear before Court on March 3, over contempt of court. Deputy Mayor of Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Municipal Council Madura Vithanage filed fourteen Contempt of Court actions in the Supreme Court against Senadheera. Vithanage complained that there had been a series of articles published on 'Lankaenews' and on its.....Read More...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 06:59
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big business and the super-rich are.....Read More...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 23:06
The United States government is returning over 400 acres of property in Iranawila back to the Government of Sri Lanka in its entirety, including any and all improvements. The land where the station is located was leased from, and is being now returned to, the Government of Sri Lanka. During the time of its operation, the US Embassy in Colombo reveals that the U.S. government has developed.....Read More...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:33
By K.T.Rajasingham
Farmers in the North are experiencing severe drought, as it had adversely affected the Maha paddy cultivation for the year 2016 – 17. More than 3000 to 4000 farmer families are very badly caught up in the drought and so far drought reliefs have not reached the Northern farmers. Unlike in the other provinces, majority of the farmers in the province are war-affected and only after 2012 they.....Read More...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 06:28
Ananda College, Colombo recently marked the National Integration and Reconciliation week which was declared by President Maithripala Srisena. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena declared 8th-14th January every year as National Integration and Reconciliation Week with the concurrence of the Cabinet of Ministers. This is the first time in the Country, after independence, such a National.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 23:23
The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line ministries to take necessary actions to implement all development proposals made in the Budget 2017 for each ministry. These proposals in the budget which have already been passed by parliament will be implemented through relevant ministries and their affiliated institutions. Certain budget proposals in the past were not implemented.....Read More...
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