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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:17
Within a day after Sri Lanka and EU successfully joining in Colombo for the redux of the sought after GSP Plus to boost its apparel exports, comes yet another coveted technical breakthrough extended through a surging EU economy –and this support stream connects not only to Lanka’s finished apparels but even its manufacturing core itself-opening along with it a new market destination even beyond.....Read More...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 08:43
By Malladi Rama Rao - Asian Tribune
Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, literally sprang a surprise this week by displaying an aggression, which is not associated with her. Both on the floor of Parliament and outside, she put the Modi government on notice that her party’s poor bench strength would not come in her way of leading the fight against BJP in general and Narendra Modi in particular. The way she marshaled her forces on.....Read More...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:37
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
It may not be wrong to assume that Gen (retd) V.K. Singh, minister of state for external affairs in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, felt ‘disgusted’ as an afterthought following his appearance at the Pakistan Nation Day function in Delhi on March 23. It had provided some spice to the sensation-hungry crop of the electronic media. You don’t expect a former Indian army chief to attend the.....Read More...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 00:34
By Malladi Rama Rao
Manmohan Singh’s tryst with black gold in Talabira may turn out to be the badly needed Belchi moment for his Congress party, which is in a state of despair, with the Crown Prince appearing to give credence to the growing perception that “he is an empty suit”. Sonia Gandhi’s dramatic gesture in support of the beleaguered economist turned politician - her march to Singh’s residence at the head of a.....Read More...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:52
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
In the aftermaths of the destruction of the Airbus 320 of Germanwings, some of the circumstances that led to the catastrophic suicide act by Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old pilot, have been completely eclipsed by the disproportionate focus on a single, relatively-new structural addition to the interior of an aeroplane - reinforced cockpit door. The reinforced door became an essential integral.....Read More...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 08:22
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have been calling a ‘national eliminationist project’ – one does not have to be Einstein to understand the.....Read More...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:40
With a call to quadruple bilateral trade to $1 Bn, Sri Lanka and Vietnam inked the minutes of the successful first official joint trade meet on the eve of 26 March in Colombo. Interestingly, private sector players of the communist party state Vietnam are enlisted to take the lead in Sri Lanka’s opening to ASEAN’s rising economy. “At present we are far below the trade potential in comparison to.....Read More...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:26
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Sunni-Shi’a divide seems to be deep rooted and explosive by nature. Not only anti-Islamic world exploits the deadly divide in Islamic world to their own advantages, but also, it helps the enemies of Islam to accelerate the globally circulated awful trend: Islamophobia. World now looks at Islam as a religion without proper guidance and essential truthfulness, selfish, unruly. USA and its western.....Read More...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:19
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan at Colombo, Dr. Sarfraz Sipra expresses deep shock, heartfelt condolences and sympathies on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan on the very sad and tragic demise of Mr. Priyantha Sirisena, the youngest brother of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka. Talking on telephone to the family members of the deceased this morning, Dr. Sipra.....Read More...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:28
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
We would like to recall that we predicted in these columns that there will be a probable clash between the neighbors in the World Cup final. We will be seeing on Sunday that New Zealand and Australia fighting it out for the one day supremacy. This is almost the repetition of the last World Cup, when it was held in the subcontinent where India and its neighbor, Sri Lanka met in the final in.....Read More...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:41
Presidents of Sri Lanka and China Maithripala Sirisena and Xi Jinping reiterated the view that Sri Lanka and China are all weather friends, whose relations span centuries and have stood the test of time. These sentiments were expressed during the bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and Chinese Presidents on March 26. During the meeting President Sirisena indicated that his Government has.....Read More...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:26
Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Y.K. Sinha, visited Batticaloa and Ampara from March 23-25, 2015...Read More...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 08:47
Some news reports by certain media on 27 March alleging that expired rice unfit for human consumption were found at a Lanka Sathosa storage, are incorrect and require immediate correction, according to Kiran Atapattu (Chairman, Lanka Sathosa). The clarification stresses that the media reports have focused on stocks that are earmarked to be discarded rather than the fresh quantities kept for.....Read More...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 08:38
By Ganesh of Toronto
Sri Lankans both Sinhalese and Tamils in Canada has expressed surprise by plans by President Maithripala Sirisena to legalize the LTTE. The LTTE operates overseas through cover organizations taking the face of diaspora organizations. Sri Lankans and Canadians of Sri Lankan heritage are questioning the recent statement by minister of external affairs Mangala Samaraweera seeking to de proscribe.....Read More...
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