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Should we celebrate success or gear up to end AIDS?
The fight against AIDS has definitely made considerable progress but formidable challenges confront the path to ending AIDS by 2030, as committed by the countries globally at 70th UN General Assembly in September 2015. The brutal irony is that despite knowing 'what works in helping us progress towar...
02.12.2015 - 08:06 By Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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End Double Speak
When in Pakistan Mumtaz Qadri, killer of the then Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was showered with rose petals and felicitated by people who lifted him up on shoulders in the court premises some five years ago , the world was left aghast. Taseer was eliminated because he had sought clemency for...
02.12.2015 - 07:52 By Ashok Handoo - Syndicate Features
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Multi - Party Delegation from Sri Lanka attends 19th General Assembly and 70th Anniversary of WFDY in Cuba
The Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Dissanayake visited Cuba from 07th to 13th November 2015 and represented the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ( SLFP ) as its Secretary General at the 19th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth ( WFDY ) and its 70th Anniversary Celebrations held...
01.12.2015 - 08:33
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Today is World AIDS Day
The World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV co-infections since HIV patients with viral hepatitis are three times more likely to have liver disease, liver failure and liver-related deaths. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of non-AIDS-related...
01.12.2015 - 08:20 By Manjari Peiris
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Paris COP21: Saving the world from global warming!
The planet's climate has constantly been changing over geological time. The global average temperature today is about 15C, though geological evidence suggests it has been much higher and lower in the past. However, the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events. Probl...
01.12.2015 - 08:09 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri lanka and France renew commitment to deepen engagement on sports development
Sri Lankan's Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara on an official visit to France meeting with his counterpart Thierry Braillard, Minster of Sports for France had very fruitful discussions on developing a mutually beneficial partnership in the field of sports. it will encompass exchange of...
01.12.2015 - 07:58
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President Sirisena Proposes Global Consultation in Advancing Health of Migrants
President Maithripala Sirisena has invited the30 International Organization for Migration (IOM) to host a global consultation in Sri Lanka, on the lessons learnt in advancing the health of migrants. The President extended this invitation in a special message to a panel discussion on 'migration, h...
30.11.2015 - 09:18
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Paris
President Maithripala Sirisena who left for France to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, arrived inCharles de Gaulle Airport in France yesterday (Nov. 29). The President was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in France and the relevant officials at the airport. The le...
30.11.2015 - 09:07
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India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo
India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo where he could discuss upgrading the island nation’s ageing warplanes, tanks and air defence guns as part of New Delhi’s efforts to curb China’s growing influence over Sri Lanka. The Hindustan Times quoted a Defen...
29.11.2015 - 12:35
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No Place For SP In Up Grand Alliance
The Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is something of a political enigma. He claims to be a ‘socialist’ who is known to splurge ostentatiously on his birthdays, his numerous rich guests landing in his ‘village’ in their individual flying machines or huge limousines, and he likes the country...
29.11.2015 - 08:35 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Lalin’s Column : France- 3rd World War looming
Hundreds of innocent people were killed by the bestial IS and its affiliates in France, Nigeria, Lebanon, Kenya, sub Saharan Mali, the Cameroons, Iraq, Syria Pakistan and Afghanistan this November. SL naturally shares the grief of the people of these countries every time such attacks take place as...
29.11.2015 - 08:24 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Commemoration of “Constitution Day” on November26, 2015
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted a new Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949. To commemorate the constitution making process in India and the role of members of the Constituent Assembly, particularly the Chairman of the drafting committee, the late Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, India has decided to...
29.11.2015 - 08:12
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Commonwealth chooses first female secretary-general
At their biennial summit in Malta, Commonwealth heads of government chose Dominica-born lawyer Baroness Patricia Scotland, a former attorney general to the British government, to take over from Indian diplomat Kamalesh Sharma on April 1, 2016. I am incredibly proud to be the first woman to hold the...
28.11.2015 - 09:25
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The Hug That Set Kejriwal On Fire
Watching the fallout from the Lalu Prasad Yadav-Arvind Kejriwal bear hug it would appear that politicians in India thrive on making ‘mountain out of a molehill’. Can one really believe that when two rivals, be they politicians or whatever, hug each other at a function it must mean a patch-up and all...
28.11.2015 - 07:54 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Pakistan Naval Ship to arrive in Sri Lanka on 30th November, on a Goodwill visit
In a manifestation of the strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and defense ties between the two friendly countries, Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Shamsheer will be arriving at Colombo Port for a 4-day goodwill visit from 30 November to 3 December 2015. Pakistan Navy (PN) ships pay port calls...
28.11.2015 - 07:42
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Pope in Kenya says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for global peace!
Pope Francis said dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence and hate in God's name was unjustified, speaking in Kenya which has been the victim of a spate of militant massacres. Addressing the Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on November 26 Pope Fra...
27.11.2015 - 16:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘Third generation of reforms’-Rishad in Parliament
Sri Lanka’s proposed economic reforms are of such a magnitude that it is possibly the third generation of reforms in the country’s economic history-and Lankan youth are increasingly attracted to services and it is now time to enlist them to manufacturing as well, said a top Cabinet Minister addressi...
27.11.2015 - 15:51
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ISIS puts down a Russian passenger plane and Turkey a fighter jet!
The Russian passenger plane put down with hundreds of innocent passengers is finally concluded as the cause of a bomb planted by the terrorist group ISIS. And now Turkey has shot down one of Russian fighter jets accusing it flew over its territory, which is being vehemently denied by Russia. One th...
27.11.2015 - 08:48 By S.H.Moulana
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27th November a date to remember for thousands
V.Anandasangaree, has posed a question and asked whether, Is it wise on the part of the Government to prevent the people from holding small religious events to commemorate the Great Heros’ day also known as Mahaveer Naal in Tamil which was held first on the 27th of November 1989, a quarter centur...
27.11.2015 - 08:40
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The Great November Revolution
President Maithripala Sirisena says persons who accomplished the revolution can defeat the counter-revolution. “We should make an attempt on what we should do at present and for what we do for the future by not forgetting the memories of November Revolution”, he added. The President made these rema...
26.11.2015 - 09:14
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