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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 16:52
A comprehensive briefing was provided for Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday, 24th April 2014 by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, with the assistance of Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana, representing the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. The principal purpose of the briefing was to give the.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:35
Sri Lanka has come up with a mini-diplomatic shake up and it is expected to take effect soon. Already Chitrangee Wagiswera, the last Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada has returned to the country and has taken up appointment as one of the Additional Secretaries in the Ministry of External Affairs. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, the present Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to USA from 2008 is expected as the.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:29
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, visited Malaysia from 15th to 17th April 2014 at the invitation of Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia, as a guest speaker at the Putrajaya Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Defence Secretary spoke on the theme, “Influence of Non-State Actors: Impact on Global Security”. He.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:18
Sinnathurai Thavarasa was sworn in as a member of the Northern Provincial Council yesterday before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees. He was nominated as a Councilor of Northern Provincial Council to the vacancy occurred due to the removal of Kandasamy Kamalendran from EPDP and subsequently from the Council . The Chairman of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha, Daniel Rexian was shot.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:22
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar always emphasizes on the “quality education” in the State and once cautioned, while speaking at the 20th Foundation Day of Nagaland University at Kohima last year, that "If we delay in taking corrective measures and do not immediately rework our curriculum and courses, we will be doing injustice to our children." He called on academicians, politicians and civil.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:45
During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on April 21 evening at Temple Trees, Special Envoy and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Mr. Yu Myung-hwan said, “Sri Lanka has achieved a lot” since the war ended. “The integration of former LTTE soldiers and the very swift return of internally displaced persons” are two examples Mr. Myung-hwan cited as the post-war.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:32
By Dr.T.Jayasinghe
Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government held a commemorative alms giving on 17th April at the Gamini Matha Elders' Home of the Young Mens' Buddhist Association situated at Sir James Peries Mawata, Colombo 2. This event is held annually to remember and invoke blessings on the departed Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Private Secretaries of the 1970-1977.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:26
To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program. Sixty girls from Girl Guides chapters in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo were selected to be “Earth Day Ambassadors”. The participants researched and scored their respective city’s environmental ‘green’ ranking, and will now collectively.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:09
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Presentation
Sri Lanka, which ended a brutal insurgency after twenty six years in May 2009 seems to be looking toward South Africa, recommended by the West using as a 'Global Example' of reconciliation , to establish a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission'. 'Reconciliation' and 'Transparency' are two key phrases the West is using to dictate terms to Sri Lanka how to run the country, in what manner and what.....Read More...
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...
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