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53rd Directors General Conference of Asia and Pacific Region, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The 53rd Conference of the Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Asia and Pacific Region is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1st to 5th August 2016. According a press release by H.M.C.Nimalsiri, who is the Directors General of Civil Aviation / CEO Civil Aviation Authority of Sri...
18.07.2016 - 02:53
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Coup in Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdo?an proves that invincibility can be illusionary and porous
Judging by the way the ‘coup’ that took place on Friday night in Turkey started, then thinly spread out in Ankara, the capital, and ran out of steam in a matter of hours, the whole fiasco bears all the hallmarks of sheer amateurism on both military and propaganda fronts. The reaction to the news by...
17.07.2016 - 06:06 Hemantha Abeywardean writes from London…
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Five people arrested following the Bastille Day attack
Five people have been arrested following the Bastille Day attack, which killed 84 people in Nice injured more than 200 people on the Promenade des Anglais, are in police custody according to the Paris prosecutor's office. Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man’s e...
17.07.2016 - 05:42
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Turkish Military Coup Crumbles - Erdogan Arrives in Istanbul
An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him. An official at the Ankara prosecutor's office said that 42 people were killed in Ankara during the coup, the Turkish ne...
16.07.2016 - 14:13
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Indo-Lanka relations: Tamil Nadu wants Katchatheevu back under Indian control!
Indo-Lankan relations continue to be strained over the Tamil Issue as Colombo punishes those Indians from Tamil Nadu fishing at Katchatheevu - an islet lying between India and Sri Lanka on Indian Ocean and hence both claim ownership. One doubts if Indian government plays mischief with Tamils just li...
16.07.2016 - 08:42 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana
A large number of people took part in the 30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana at his residence on Thursday the 14th of July. Participants recited the Holy Quran and prayed for the departed soul. The truly emotional scene proved how much Alavi Moulana was loved by everyone. The movi...
15.07.2016 - 12:16
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Theresa May Britain's new premier!
On the 13th Wednesday, Conservative leader Theresa May becomes the second woman politician in British history tasked with leading Britain into talks to leave the EU after her only rival in the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron pulled out unexpectedly. Margaret Thatcher had led her coun...
15.07.2016 - 09:22 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lanka Skypes for latest FMCG prices abroad
Losing no time whatsoever after its essential price control announcement, Sri Lanka swiftly moved to call its trade officials abroad on 14 July. Opening a new chapter in Lankan international trade, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen launched a Skype based teleconference session wi...
15.07.2016 - 09:07
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Isak’s untimely demise would not hamper Naga political solution: Zeliang
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said the ongoing dialogue between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) would not be affected by the unfortunate demise of Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman of the outfit. He, however, expressed his deep shock of his untimely demise at a time when his service and guida...
15.07.2016 - 08:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Probing of war crimes is taking a drastic turn - Anandasangaree
V. Anandasangaree. Secretary General – TULF has resubmitted his proposal regarding Probing of war crimes. In an open letter to President Maithripala Srisena he has written, “Lot of proposals are reaching you as to what steps should be taken to probe the war crimes. But unfortunately many of th...
15.07.2016 - 08:43
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MRPs for 16 essential items announced
Control prices of 16 essential items were announced by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today 14 July morning. Gazetting tonight The Gazette is expected tomorrow 15 July-prices are effective immediately. The Items are: 1. Chicken meat with Skin Rs 410 per Kilo - without S...
14.07.2016 - 14:17
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Sydney H. Schanberg, - A Tribute
Sydney H. Schanberg, a correspondent for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge in 1975 and inspired the film “The Killing Fields” with the story of his Cambodian colleague’s survival during the genocide of millions, died on Saturday in Poughkeeps...
14.07.2016 - 08:53 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Top cop who ran 119 leads Lanka Sathosa cleanup
In a new move to make Lanka Sathosa a viable entity again, a former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) has been brought in to commence the clean-up of largest state owned FMCG network in the country-also on the cards are Mini Sathosa’s specifically to sell essential and controlled price items who...
14.07.2016 - 04:46
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China-India ties: Need for direct ‘honest’ talks
The Chinese have panache for signalling and that is very much evident as far as India is concerned, in the aftermath of Delhi’s NSG membership. A series of articles have appeared in the Chinese print media arguing endlessly that Beijing was not the only country that opposed India’s membership. This...
13.07.2016 - 07:25 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski to Arrive Today
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s cont...
12.07.2016 - 08:28
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski to Arrive Today
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s cont...
12.07.2016 - 08:27
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35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu, arriving today
35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu, arriving today35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka today under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are two voluntary repatriation movements on Tuesday July 12, 2016 consisting 17 persons (8 fa...
12.07.2016 - 08:17
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Cambodian Prominent Political Analyst Kem Ley Slain
Kem Ley, perhaps Cambodia’s most prominent political analyst and a frequent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen, was shot dead on Sunday morning at the convenience store of a gas station where he drank coffee and met with friends most mornings. Sitting alone inside the Caltex gas station at the inters...
11.07.2016 - 09:24
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Asian Development Bank supported Fisheries Development Project in the Northern Province
On the request of Government of Sri Lanka, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a project preparatory technical assistance to formulate a project to revive the fisheries sector in the four conflict affected districts namely Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi under the Northern Provi...
11.07.2016 - 09:09
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California, Driven By Tourism, Becomes World's Sixth Biggest Economy
Demonstrating the enormous wealth of the U.S.A., one of its 50 constituent States, California - dubbed the Golden State- has emerged as the world's sixth biggest economy. Already well ahead of countries such as France, Brazil, Russia and Australia, California is poised to leap ahead of the U.K. into...
11.07.2016 - 06:54 By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO of PATA
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