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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 22:33
With the parole period of A.G. Perarivalan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, coming to an end on October 24, his mother, T. Arputhammal has appealed to the Chief Minister to extend the parole (ordinary leave) for another 30 days. On October 17, Arputhammal has written to the Chief Minister seeking extension of the parole for another 30 days, citing the health condition.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:38
By K.T.Rajasingham
Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Perumuna have decided to fight it out in the Jaffna district, to whatever morsels left in the plates. In the wake of the visit of a frontline leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Perumuna (SLPP) Basil Basil Rajapaksa, to promote his new found party in the midst of the Tamils in the Jaffna district, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under the leadership of.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:02
Dissatisfied with the response by President Maithripala Sirisena to the issue of political prisoners, students of all faculties of Jaffna University have decided to a boycott classes for five days. The Jaffna University Students Federation called a discussion yesterday morning regarding the President’s solutions on political prisoners. Following the discussion the students decided to boycott.....Read More...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:19
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said. At least 39 people died in the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque in the city’s.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 22:17
: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader claims to have access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur. “There is evidence on record that Shah Jahan forced the Raja-Maharajas of Jaipur to sell the land on which Taj Mahal is standing, and he gave them a compensation of forty villages, which is nothing compared to the.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:00
The governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched the YouLead! initiative on October 19, a 1.8 billion rupee program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support youth employability, vocational skills development, and entrepreneurship. U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and Minister Chandima Weerakkody joined for the inauguration ceremony at the Ceylon.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:18
Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Ms. Tehmina Janjua, who visited Sri Lanka for Foreign Secretary level Bilateral Political Consultations, called on the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The meeting tookplace at Temple Trees on 18th October. The Prime Minister, while welcoming the visit of the Foreign Secretary, emphasized that Pakistan and Sri Lanka needed to expand bilateral trade and.....Read More...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:10
While conducting a handbill distribution campaign themed, "Let us align with the final struggle to abolish SAITM" organized by the Anti-SAITM Union at the Fort Railway Station, yesterday, & Dr. Haritha Aluthge, Secretary to the GMOA, stated that the country has come to the final stage of defeating SAITM...Read More...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:39
Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety. Eight years later he is ready to welcome Sri Lanka back for Pakistan's first cricket match against a top international team since that terrible day. The bus ambush, in which eight people were killed and.....Read More...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:37
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent investigative journalist in Malta, has been killed, after a powerful bomb exploded in her car, police said, in an incident that stunned the small island country. The 53-year-old had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta's capital of Valletta, when the bomb went off on Monday, sending the vehicle's wreckage spiraling over a wall. The.....Read More...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:03
Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts to torture, Amnesty International said today. Canstruct, an Australian family-run company, has signed.....Read More...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:08
By Manjari Peiris
The Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) obliges Parties to act to protect public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law. The guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 state clearly that governments should limit interactions with the tobacco industry and avoid partnership. These.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:37
Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017 will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. A news release from the US Embassy in Colombo states that the technical issue was a failure to properly account for country of eligibility if the entrant was selecting a country of eligibility other than his/.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:29
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) reiterated their support for Sri Lanka's economic program during a meeting with Minister of Finance and Media Mr, Mangala Samaraweera. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the WB/IMF Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on 14 October 2017. CEO and Executive Managing Director of JBIC, Mr. Tadashi Maeda, will lead a delegation to Colombo later this.....Read More...
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