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Sri Lanka: Sirisena’s reconciliation would fail without punishing the guilty!
Reconciliation is closely and directly linked to repentance by those who have committed sins or crimes- knowingly or otherwise. A fake reconciliation move on the part of any regime that has committed and perpetrated crimes against minorities for whatever reasons cannot ensure peace and stability in...
25.04.2016 - 07:52 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Google Bashing: a synonym for a global boomerang?
Hardly a week goes by without some form of news, branding Google, the search giant, as a law breaker, especially in non-English speaking Europe. The catalog of accusations that range from killing privacy to monopolizing search, seem to be giving Google bashers a free passage to moral high ground wit...
24.04.2016 - 08:26 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter From America - Southwest: the official airline for racists and bigots!
As a frequent flyer, I have traveled with the Southwest Airlines a few times. In my operational excellence classes, I have often used it as an example of standardization. But I have stopped flying the airline for quite some time. Its “You Are Now Free To Move About The Country” has become a wildly o...
24.04.2016 - 06:40 By Habib Siddiqui
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Panama raids Mossack Fonseca property, seizes shredded papers
Panamanian investigators on Friday raided a property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of a massive leak of offshore financial data, removing bags full of shredded documents as evidence, a local prosecutor said. "We have secured a large amount of evidence found in the location,"...
24.04.2016 - 06:32
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Loss of a Cultural Icon and a Superlative Sportsman
I was not merely saddened but left shell shocked by the loss of two friends, both decent men of high accomplishment, one a creative genius and the other a superlative sportsman, DB Nihalsingha and Jayampati Opatissa Yatawara. DB Nihalsingha, was a young boy in his early teens when I, in my late tee...
24.04.2016 - 06:22 By Lakshman Ratnapala
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Pakistan Attaches Great Importance To Ties With Sri Lanka: Pakistan President
President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, which are cordial and friendly. Talking to Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament and his delegation comprising Lankan Minister of Budha Sasena, Justice and Labour Relations Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Sen...
23.04.2016 - 07:19
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Sri Lankan High Commissioner appointed as Representative to ICAO
Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Canada, Ahmed A. Jawad, presented his letter of appointment as Representative of Sri Lanka to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, at a meeting with Secretary General Fang Liu. During the ensuing discussion the High Commissioner briefed th...
23.04.2016 - 07:03
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Ananda Vs Hindu College: Cricket with reality
This is all about brotherhood, harmony and celebrations as one nation. We, Sri Lankans are talented in many fields with exceptional records. Cricket is one game where Sri Lankans have shown their core competencies and capabilities. We have won many World Cups and we have many master players such as...
23.04.2016 - 06:56 By Dr. Nalin Abeysekera
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Kerala assembly poll 2016: Congress and Left neck to neck, BJP may not open account!
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Its many upscale seaside resorts. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea,...
22.04.2016 - 09:39 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Fonterra in Riyadh
A group of dairy farmers will travel to Sri Lanka later in the year to work with local farmers there on a new demonstration farm being set up by Fonterra. A team from Fonterra headed by Samer Al-Azan held an extensive demonstration cum workshop in a reputed establishment under the guidance of it...
22.04.2016 - 07:50 By S.H.Moulana
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Pesident Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mr. Pujitha Jayasundara as the new Inspector General of Police
Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara was appointed yesterday, as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President presented the letter of appointment to Mr. Jayasundara today (April (20) at the Presidential Secretariat. The Constitutional Council (CC) approved th...
21.04.2016 - 06:49
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Sri Lanka and Pakistan Enjoy Exceptionally Good Relations: Governor Punjab
The Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana said Sri Lanka and Pakistan enjoy exceptionally good relations which are firmly standing on the pillars of mutual trust and respect. Governor Punjab said this during a meeting with the high level Sri Lankan delegation comprising Speaker Sri Lankan Par...
21.04.2016 - 06:33
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Bank of Ceylon ATMs Dispensed Record Breaking Rs. 30 Billion, During New-Year Season
The Bank of Ceylon, Leader in the Sri Lankan Banking Industry has set a bench mark of dispensing a record breaking Rs.30.72 Billion from its ATMs during the New-Year season. The Bank has made every possible arrangement to provide the utmost convenient and easy access to cash for its customers du...
21.04.2016 - 06:22
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Parties getting ready for the battle for Chennai fort!
Tamil Nadu poll campaign has acquired the required momentum with every party beginning the canvassing more seriously than hitherto, though the ruling AIADMK is seen much ahead of DMK and other parties in campaign strategies. The arrival of PWF in the poll this time has, however, made a difference to...
21.04.2016 - 06:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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20 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka next week
20 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 26th April 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 130) at from Chennai. D.M.Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation...
21.04.2016 - 06:02
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Cronyism Ki Jai; Hail the Nexus
The hullaballoo over Vijay Mallya, the billionaire ‘King of Good Times’, resembles the script for a stand-up comedy show on TV. It is like the police allowing a criminal to escape on a motorbike well before starting the drama of chasing him on foot and then indulging in self-praise for their efforts...
20.04.2016 - 06:47 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Speaker Lankan Parliament leads Senior Monks, Scholars to Revive Pakistan’s Gandhara Trail
A high level delegation of 40 high ranking Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks as well as eminent Buddhist scholars led by Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya left for Pakistan last evening for a week-long visit from April 18 to 25, 2016. The delegation comprises senior monks of all Buddhist...
20.04.2016 - 06:34
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Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr Vardhan inaugurated Paragonimiasis Research Laboratory at NHAK
Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science, Dr Harsh Vardhan has visited the DBT Healthcare Laboratory & Research Center at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) on Tuesday. The Union Minister, while visiting the DBT Healthcare Laboratory & Research Center at the NHA...
20.04.2016 - 06:24 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Unending Rage
It may be fit to be described as poetic justice when two ‘tolerant’ stalwarts of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are at each other’s throat for certain words spoken by them. Soon after one of the prime defenders of Narendra Modi’s version of ‘tolerance’, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, had said that...
19.04.2016 - 09:46 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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The Constitutional Council picked P. S. B. Pujith Jayasundara as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP)
The Constitutional Council yesterday picked Western Province Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police P. S. B. Pujith Jayasundara as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP). The post of IGP fell vacant with the retirement of N.K. Illangakoon on April 11. The three names proposed by the Presiden...
19.04.2016 - 09:57
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