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Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswarain the wee hours near here. After offering prayers late in the evening Tuesday and again participating in the pre-dawn 'Suprabhatam' stanza recitation ritual conducted by a group of prie...
11.12.2014 - 06:50
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Jan-Oct exports surge to $9B
Sri Lanka’s January – October YoY exports have surged by almost 9% while an export product that recently faced volatile EU markets showed a promising turnaround, as revealed on 09 December. “For the month of October 2014 alone our provisional exports were at $ 900 Mn- and this is only merchandise ex...
11.12.2014 - 06:23
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Football and Carols: The Christmas Truce Centenary Resonates in Sri Lanka
The British High Commission and the German Embassy, together with Sri Lanka Unites, organised Football Remembers, a commemoration of the centenary of the WWI Christmas Truce on Tuesday, 9 December, 2014, with a mini football league at the CR&FC grounds in Colombo, involving players from the Brit...
11.12.2014 - 06:15
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Mahinda in Tirupati
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Tirupati yesterday evening to offer prayers at the famous Tirumala temple. He arrived at the Ranigunta airport, 20 km from Tirupati, by a special flight and proceeded by a helicopter to the University Stadium and then onward to the hill shrine of T...
10.12.2014 - 09:24
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Turncoats made busy!
The general secretaries of the two main parties in Sri Lanka have swapped sides. The one who was officiating as the general secretary of the party in power, the SLFP, has left his position to contest his own boss, the current president. At the same time the general secretary of the main opposition...
10.12.2014 - 09:01 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka participates at TT Warsaw 2014 Tourism Fair
The 22nd edition of “TT Warsaw” was held in Poland from 27 to 29 November 2014 at the MT Polska Trade Fair and Congress Centre, Warsaw. TT Warsaw is the biggest Tourism Fair that takes place annually, which this year attracted 515 exhibitors/co-exhibitors from 50 countries with nearly 18,000 visitor...
10.12.2014 - 07:22
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President Mahinda Called to Break Shackles of Bureaucracy to Benefit the People
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said SAARC’s strength is in its diversity and harmonious coexistence. Our region is characterized by diverse cultures, ethnic groups, religions and languages nurturing over centuries the finest works of philosophy, arts & culture, music, dance, attire and cuisine. Com...
09.12.2014 - 05:57
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Silent Nagaland and Modi factor
For quite some time, the citizens particularly the youth seemed to be pregnant with angers ready to explode any time against the menace of corruption and Governor PB Acharya, since his assuming office in Nagaland, has been vocal to get rid of corruption from the soil of the state. The other day the...
08.12.2014 - 13:29 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Nomination Day: 19 candidates, three minorities & two Independents in the fray –
Today is Nomination Day: 19 candidates, three minorities & two Independents in the fray – The following candidates have lodged their deposits for the Presidential election to be held on January 8 - . Baththaramulla Seelarathana Thera, Jana Setha Peramuna; M.B.Thaminimulla, Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma...
08.12.2014 - 08:01
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100,000 water bottles to Maldives
The Sri Lankan government has flown the first shipment of 100,000 water bottles to the Maldives Friday to alleviate the water crisis in the city of Male' after a fire broke out in the water treatment plant shut down the water supply to the city. The first shipment of the water bottles which included...
08.12.2014 - 07:19
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Nagaland Governor Chary Visited Hornbill Kohima Carnival
Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya has today visited Hornbill Kohima Night Carnival here and strolled around and visited various stalls. He also enjoyed purchasing various items and also tasted veg eatable items from various eateries. Expressing his happiness on visiting the stalls at the Hornbill Kohi...
08.12.2014 - 07:07 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Falling Oil Prices: winners and losers
Petrol prices at the pump are falling and the drop is palpable at British forecourts, especially when you fill up the tank full or even half full. So, understandably, we, the motorists are fairly delighted at the development for obvious reasons; yet an inexplicable anxiety over the same is looming o...
07.12.2014 - 13:26 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Minority Report
Minority problem is a recurrent issue in almost all parts of the world, including the more inclusive USA. On Thursday (Dec. 4) evening a 15-year-old Muslim boy of Somali descent - Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein - was struck by a SUV intentionally as he was leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City after le...
07.12.2014 - 12:48 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka provides immediate assistance to relieve potable water crisis in Maldives
The Government of Sri Lanka commenced delivery of drinking water to the capital Malé by the evening of 5th December. Malé is facing a severe shortage of drinking water, following a fire on the previous day at its sole water purification plant which disrupted the water supply to the city, and prompte...
07.12.2014 - 06:54
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Air China to fly three flights a week: Chengdu - Colombo
Air Chin to start direct service between Chengdu and Colombo in February, the airline said in a statement. An Airbus A330 will fly the Chengdu-Colombo route each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A one-way journey between Chengdu and Colombo will take about five-and-a-half hours, Air China sa...
07.12.2014 - 06:37
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Azwer appointed as a Senior Adviser to the President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa Appointed Alhaj A.H.M. Azwer as Senior Advisor to the President on parliamentary affairs, mass media and communication, December 4, 2014. He was earlier the Monitoring MP of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information - Asian Tribune -
06.12.2014 - 09:58
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‘Lanka IT sector to hit $1B mark next year’-EDB
Sri Lanka’s surging IT and BPO exports would hit the critical dollar one billion mark as early as next year, surpassing previous expectations! And London Stock Exchange and HSBC have praised the Lankan IT sector ‘with joy’, as revealed on 05 December in Jaffna. And the pioneering Northern IT Expor...
06.12.2014 - 08:32
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British High Commission and German Embassy Commemorate the Christmas Truce
2014 marks 100 years since the Christmas Truce of World War I, when roughly 100,000 British and German troops were involved in an unofficial ceasefire along the Western Front during the Christmas period. The two sides sang carols and exchanged small presents in No Man’s Land; troops from both sides...
06.12.2014 - 08:19
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All afloat at Pettah
Of the many city beautification projects in Colombo, the Floating Market along Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is a novel concept. Those familiar with the precinct that once existed there can appreciate the pleasing transformation complete with promenades, boardwalks and floating decks that complement the...
06.12.2014 - 07:49
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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh sign Agreement to import rice to Sri Lanka
The Contract to purchase 25,000 metric tonnes of coarse rice from Bangladesh on a Government to Government basis was signed by the Governments of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 03 December 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr.Nalin Fernando, Chairman of Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Sri Lanka and Mr. Sarwar Khan, Direct...
06.12.2014 - 07:31
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